Prep: This week we read the story ‘The Very Cranky Bear’ then we had to write about a time we felt cranky just like the bear in the story. We discovered most of us get very cranky in the morning when mum and dad wake us up for school. In Maths we have been learning all about capacity using words such as full, empty, nearly full, half full and nearly empty. We used water and sand to fill different containers and then we compared which ones held the most. It was lots of fun and very interesting.
Year One: Firstly, we would like to say a huge thank you to all the Year 6 students and any teachers who helped organise our Mission Day celebrations. We had a wonderful time! In Year 1 we have continued reading Dreamtime stories and have started creating our own Creation dot paintings. In English we have enjoyed reading fiction books and identifying their features.
Year Two have been enjoying Maths. We are learning division by sharing groups of objects equally. We have also been revising fractions. An example of eighths would be cutting a birthday cake up into eight equal pieces. Don’t forget to share the slices between eight friends – yum! In Science, we have been looking at toys and the forces that we need to move them. Did you know that when you are on the playground equipment, you could be using many different ‘push’ and ‘pull’ forces?
Year Three: In HASS, we have been learning about the climate zones of the world and discussing what it would be like to live in the Polar Zone. We have realised just how lucky we are to live in the Temperate Zone where we experience some of the world’s best weather conditions. In English, we have read several versions of the Cinderella story from all over the world. It is interesting to see how authors have adapted this classic story to suit their audience.
Year Four: Last week, Year 4 had a visit from Mrs Mar, one of our wonderful parish workers. Mrs Mar spoke to us about the meaning of community. She explained that the Church Community is made up of many people, all playing a role in the family of God, a family who care, rejoice, pray and welcome together.
Year Five: This week in Science, we have been writing up our experiments, which investigated shadows. We have finished reading the last of our picture books and so now, we are writing our own in the style of a chosen author. We finished our storyboards for our media arts projects, so we are now filming using the iPads. Using the green screen is a lot of fun.
Year Six: In Science, we continue to grow mould on bread. It is fascinating to see how disgusting mould can get. Interestingly mould can come in many different colours. We even grew a pinkish red mould. We could combine art and science and create mouldy art.
Library: Did you know that there are only 21.5 more school days left this year? Time to get out the Christmas books! Don’t forget to bring in your order form for Jessica Townsend’s author visit this Friday if you would like to purchase books from her Nevermooor series.
Learning Enrichment: Code Club and Maker Club have two more weeks to go before we finish for the end of the Year. Year Three Maths Extension has been looking at a Measurement Olympics – some students have already received gold medals for their estimating ability!