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Month: March 2020

Year 5 & 6 Planner (Term 2 Weeks 1 & 2)

Year 5 & 6 Planner (Term 2 Weeks 1 & 2)

Hi Year 5/6 families.

Welcome to the new world of learning from home!

Here is the learning that the Year 5/6’s are planning to explore over the coming week. The best way for your child to touch base with their class teacher is via Google Classroom which they will be able to access in their Google account.  The teachers will be online at regular times during this week to support the student’s learning so please continue to regularly visit the school blog for ongoing updates.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Year 5 or 6 teachers at the following addresses …..

mnevin@htws.catholic.edu.au (5 Blue)

mbellofiore@htws.catholic.edu.aulcascianelli@htws.catholic.edu.au (5 Yellow)

bjohnson@htws.catholic.edu.aujlocantio@htws.catholic.edu.au (6 Blue)

lmcewan@htws.catholic.edu.au (6 Yellow)

Please feel free to leave a comment that follows our online protocol of keeping all comments positive and keeping student’s personal identities off the Internet as much as possible.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

HT preparing for online learning at home

HT preparing for online learning at home

With a sudden ending to the term, all of HT has been preparing for a new world of learning that may be taking place at the beginning of next term. We explored how programs such as Google Classroom, Screencastify and Google Meet could be used to help support the teachers with their online lessons. In addition, we will continue to encourage students to use online programs such as Mathletics, Essential Assessment, Literacy Planet and Reading Eggs because these programs are based around the Victorian Curriculum and the students are already familiar with using them.

Next term we will continue to use our school blog as an ongoing means of communicating what the students are learning. Keep a regular look out for new posts and don’t be afraid to share your thoughts via the comments section as it only take a couple of minutes.

Here is the teachers hard at work this week (ensuring that we are keeping social distancing) ……

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HAVE SOME FUN LEARNING ITALIAN GREETINGS AND VOCAB!

HAVE SOME FUN LEARNING ITALIAN GREETINGS AND VOCAB!

Ciao a tutti!
Here is a link to a youtube video to practice some Italian vocab – practice by yourself or with a family member and see how you go!

 

If you want to have some fun and do some dancing here are some of the dance moves we have learnt in class. Maybe have a dance competition with a family member and see who can do all the moves!

Let me know in the comment section how you went!

Buon divertimento! Have fun!
Ciao Signora Formichelli

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HOLIDAY FUN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AT HOME

HOLIDAY FUN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AT HOME

Physical Activity at home…

Keeping active throughout these times is extremely important, with so many after school activities cancelled kids still need to get out and off the couch. Here is a list of activities that can be done at home.

Shoot some hoops 

Kick a ball

Throw and catch a tennis ball

Throw and catch with family

2 square

Skipping

Lazy Monster App (Free)

PT in my pocket (small cost)

Tap a tennis ball on a racquet

Hit a ball against a brick wall

Go for a walk / run

Ride a bike

Set up an obstacle course inside or out depending on space 

Tap a balloon, how long can you keep it up 

Family plank challenge 

Simon Says…

Hop scotch

Get out in the garden and weed

Yoga for kids Daily fitness App (Free)

Hide and seek

Limbo

Turn on some music and dance

It Apps (free)- Stretch It, Work It, Jump It, Balance It

Stay tuned for more activities.

Take care and stay active!!

 

from Mrs Harrison

Active Everyday

Active Everyday

IT’S FREE & FUN FOR EVERYONE.

All it takes is 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April. Enjoy great benefits and win awesome prizes. Try some of these activities over the holidays and beyond.

Awesome free workout videos for the whole family!

Join Active April our school Holy Trinity School WS and Team ID is holy-trinity-school-ws.

Click on the link below to access the poster and family calendar.

PAA_School_Team_ID_Poster

PAA_A4_Family_Calendar

 

Google Hangouts (Meet)

Google Hangouts (Meet)

Yesterday, my class (4 Blue) were lucky enough to try out Google Hangouts (Meet). Google Hangouts is a bit like Skype or FaceTime which is connected to our school Google accounts and is a way to chat to others via video.  The reason we tried this is this is a way that teachers are going to connect with the students in their class if the school needs to close and we learn from home.

Yesterday Mrs Jamieson invited different students from 4 Blue to join as well as Mr. Mullavey to test out how well this program works. My class was really excited to try it and and thought it was cool how we were still able to connect with others even if we were not all in the same room together.

Here is a photo of us during our Hangout session yesterday……

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Twilight Sports

Twilight Sports

On Wednesday the 11th of March the students of Holy Trinity & St. Mary’s participated in our annual Twilight Sports.  There was lots of great events with one of the highlights being the buddy relay where the Prep students got to get dressed up as if they were going to school.

Overall, everyone did such a good job and the house points were so close.

The winner of the Spirit shield was Dominic (Red) and the overall winner of the night was Bunnorong House (Gold).

A big thank you to Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Patmore and everyone who assisted in putting this huge event together. Also thank you to the wonderful mothers who took so many photos of the evening.

Here are some snaps of the evening …..

What are the students learning about in Year 3?

What are the students learning about in Year 3?

In Year 3 the students at the moment the students are learning how to round numbers to tens and hundreds in Maths. Rounding is a very good skill because it can help you when you are paying for items at the shops (e.g if you were to buy one item for 95c and another item for $1.80 you might wish to round up the value of each item to the next dollar so that you made sure you had to pay for these items).

Also, in R.E. the year 3’s are learning about Parables in the Bible and how to find the meaning in the story. Stories is also what the year 3’s are learning about in writing as they are learning about how to write interesting narratives that grab the attention of the reading. In addition, the students are learning about healthy food and exercise in their Inquiry unit.

Overall, it sounds like the year 3 students are working really hard at the moment.

Here are the year 3’s in action …….