Just a reminder that tomorrow the Junior Primary classes would like to celebrate the Patron Saint of animals by holding a ‘Pets Morning’. Father Shibu will conduct a blessing of the animals. Thank you to those who have volunteered to bring in their pets. The morning will begin at 9am and conclude at 10am in The Piazza and also encompass a pet parade.
Jed – In PE we did the spring board and hop scotch
Natalie – We got to use the ribbons
Jasmine – We have to jump on the board and land on the grass
6/7 LEARNING SHOWCASE
This morning we went upstairs to visit the Year 6/7 Learning Showcase of their History work throughout the term! We saw so many exciting and engaging diorama , writing and even different foods from different countries!
We came back to class and practiced our sentence writing to describe what we saw! Remembering full stops, capital letters, finger spaces and to use detail!
Sampann and Jake led us in prayer today. They read the story of King David.
Jasmine – Dear God, thank you for my friends because they help me when I am sad and play with me. Amen.
Mai-Anh – Dear God, thank you for my two little brothers. Amen.
Joseph – Dear God, thank you for my mum because she is always helping me with things when I am struggling. Amen.
Ash – Thank you for my friends for playing soccer. Amen.
Nate – Thank you for my best friend because he plays with me. Amen.
Mary – Dear God, thank you for my family so I am not alone. Amen.
Akemjot – Dear God, thank yo for my friends and family. Amen.
Daniel – Dear God, thank yo for my friends because if we didn’t have any we would be lonely. Amen.
A super important part of learning is the reflecting process. We are spending time this week reflecting on the various different learning experiences we have had this term. Today we focussed on Numeracy!
We hope your weekend was filled with many Specks of Gold.
COME READ WITH ME
We began our day with some reading. Some of us chose to read independently or to read with our friends.
CHARACTER STRENGTH – LEADERSHIP
This week our Character Strength focus is Leadership!
What does it mean to be a leader?
Ashvarn: Being first
Sampann: Good sportsmanship.
Jed: Leading others.
Rehat: I think it is when you are captain in a game so leadership means believing in yourself.
Rhoda: Being a leader you have to listen.
Deakyn: Leadership is leading a team which means taking care of a team.
Do you think you have to be the boss or captain of something to be a leader?
Sampann: No, you can by showing good sportsmanship.
Jed: Telling people what to do
Miss B: Encouraging others.
Jasmine: They were helping each other.
Ashvarn: They were lifting up and then another.
Today we engaged in Christian meditation and repeated the mantra ‘Maranatha’ in our own minds which, means ‘the Lord is coming’. After, we reflected on how we felt.
Holly: I feel calm.
Llana: I feel really calm and ready to learn
Jasmine: I feel relaxed.
Rehat: I felt like I left all of my problems and that God was coming to help me in my mind.
Akemjot: I feel happy.
Tcross: I feel very joyful, loved and calm
Ashvarn: I feel good.
We began our planning process by reflecting on our learning this term.
Aidan W: Shared lunch
Kurt: Teach your monster to read
Rhoda: Our assemblies
Justin: How to make chocolate
Holly: Writer’s workshop
Jed: Character strengths
Noah: Moon Lantern Festival
Sonnie: Reading to my teacher
Ebony: Our Masterchef Assembly
Rafael: Learning Powers
Joseph: How to tell the time
Ruby: Using speech marks and exclamation marks
Ashvarn: Our lantern assembly
Cierra: How to make lemonade
Chelsea: Rainbow wraps
Akemjot: Food groups
Aiden: How to make bread
Jasmine: Our special talents
Rehat: The five food groups
Sampann: The food assembly
Kim: The Vietnamese songs
Deakyn: Making animals with fruit
Tcross: Making lanterns
Eva: Making coconut balls
Kim: Making pictures with food
We then planned our investigations for the week, incorporating some of learning from this term into our intended learning.
We then got to work……
Cierra and Nevada had a coconut balls shop
Holly created a cafe. It’s open from 8am to 10pm.
Aidan worked with others on creating a Ninja school
Ruby worked very hard to create a mini city with a building, car park and swimming pool
Ruby’s swimming pool
Ruby’s building and driveway
You may have noticed as you enter our school that a large white path has bee painted, leading from the school gate to our early learning centre. This is going to be a large artwork by artist Kirsty Shadiac (www.artventure.com) with contributions from all children in our school.
This afternoon, we each drew an image which reflects our own history, hope or happiness.
Good morning all and welcome to Wednesday Week 9!!
RESPONSIBLE PET PROGRAM
Today we had a visit rom Deb! She was from the Pets in the Community Program. She spoke to us all about how to keep our pets safe and how to properly look after them! We had a look at different pictures and had to describe what we thought was safe and unsafe. We even got to role play to see the do’s and dont’s about approaching scared dogs!
After recess we reflected on what we had learned;
Deakyn – You stand still and put your arms beside you
Neisha – I learned that when a dog has a red and yellow collar you don’t go near it
Akemjot – I learned that dogs have different moods and they get angry and sad and happy
We then got a chance to explore the website and explore how to safely deal with pets – http://www.livingsafelywithpets.com.au/start/
Thank you to Joseph and Kurtwho read a Bible passage to us for prayer today.
Cierra – Dear God, thank you for my pet Milly because she is kind and fluffy.
Ann – Dear God, thank you for my parents so they can look after me. Amen.
Ash – Thank you for the trees so we can breathe. Amen.
Mary – Thank you for my uncles dog. Amen.
Jasmine – Thank you for pets so when you are alone you can play with them. Amen.
Daniel – Thank you for our friends and family. Amen.
MATHS – TIME
Sampann – The 3 means quarter past
Aiden – 60 minutes is an hour and 60 seconds is a minute
Ashvarn – The big handle and little hand moves around to make a time
Together we tested what we could do in different amounts of time!
How many jumps can you do in 10 seconds?
How many jumps can you do in 1 minute?
Magot – I can eat in 30 seconds, I can play Minecraft in 10 minutes
Nate – I can hold my breath for 30 seconds
Joseph – I can watch movie for 2 hours
Jaiden – I can do rolls in 10 minutes
Kim – I can rea da book in 30 seconds
Libby – I can do my calisthenics in 2 hours and in 30 seconds I could look at the lanterns
Mary – We did what our favourite player is
Dion – We had to do our favourite player of a sport and write about it
SPECKS OF GOLD
Alex – My speck of gold was playing with my friends
Daniel – My speck of gold was playing soccer at lunch
Rhoda chose a beautiful piece of music to listen to as we reflected and spoke to God quietly. We thought about what we are grateful for, sorry for and what we need help with.
Holly: Dear God thank you for my family and my brothers. Amen
Kiziah: Thank you for my family and friends that can help me. Amen
Rhoda: Thank you for my family and friends and teachers in school. Amen.
Ashvarn: I am sorry for messing up with my brother when he is playing. Amen.
Jasmine: Dear God thank you for laptops that we can work with and play. Amen.
Cierra: Dear God I am sorry for why I yell at my sister. Amen.
Ann: Dear God thank you for my friends. Amen.
Rehat: Dear God thank you for teachers to teach us at school. Amen.
Nhu: Dear God thank you for forgiveness. Amen.
How is chocolate made?
Rehat: First you get these cocoa beans from a tree and they go through a tunnel and it cracks their shell open. Then they make the chocolate liquid and to make dark chocolate they need more dough and flour.
Provocation – Create your own procedure!
Deakyn and Alex are working on a Ninja Dojo!
Chelsea set up her own Churro restaurant after writing a procedure for making them earlier in the day!
Bella, Ann and Jasmine worked on the floor plan of their house
Nathaniel created an airpot with the blocks
Keren and Kristina worked hard to create
Nevada, Neisha and Ruby started their own restaurant!
Sukhman, Magot, Noah, Justin, Jed and Sampann practiced their dance moves!
Alex, Dion, Sonnie and Aidan continued to work on their 3D floor plan for their gaming house.
SPECKS OF GOLD
Noah – My speck of gold is working on the chocolate thing
Sukhman – Playing soccer with my friendsÂ
Raf – Making the house paper thing
Holly – My speck of gold is how to make stuff
Llana – My speck of gold is making a procedure about making cookies
Aiden – My speck of gold was playing on my laptopÂ
Kiziah – My speck of gold was writing a procedure about pastaÂ
Mai-Anh – My speck of gold was searching how to make chocolate cakeÂ
Ann – My speck of gold was playing and learning with my friends like Bella
Nate – My speck of gold was doing investigations because I got to make my airport
Daniel – My speck of gold was playing soccer with Joseph at recess
Keren – My speck of gold was practicing my reading part
Ash – My speck of gold was doing the Fortnite dances!Â
Sampann – My speck of gold was doing the procedure on pancakes
Welcome to Week 9! Can you believe it is our second to last week of Term 3?!
This Friday we celebrate the Moon Lantern Festival. Our classes are hosting assembly and we will also have a shared lunch to celebrate the day. We ask that you please bring a plate of cultural food to share.
COME READ WITH ME
We began our day with some independent and group reading. This gives the teachers a chance to read 1 on 1 with students.
Before continuing on with your story making we had a mini lesson about apostrophe’s. We learned how to use them and when it is appropriate.
Together we added apostrophes to a few sentences that were missing them.
I found Sonnie‘s jumper on the floor.
Chelsea‘s bag is in her locker.
The boys‘ basketball are in the basket.
We then used this new learning in our Writer’s Workshop time!
How do you think the world began?
Eva – Because Jesus made the water, trees and life
Raf – It used to be just dark and it didn’t have sun light. It was just nothing
Dion – Because God made land and he made like animals and stuff
Joseph – I think that when the world began it was just like a black world with nothing on it
How old do you think the world is?
Kim – 2018
Rhoda – 1999
Rehat – 18 thousand
Sampann – 20 thousand years old
Jasmine – 2 thousand years old
Joseph – Infinity
Eva – 50 million
Akemjot – 62 million
Nevada – 80 million
What did God create in the video we just viewed?
Magot – The stars and sky
Nate – He rested from all his work.
We then went and explored and recorded our response to the question:
How the world was created?
Jed, Raf, Jaiden and Nate created an iMovie detailing what happened over the 7 days
Kim created a drawing of how the world began
Nhu and Natalie created a creation story book
Cierra and Nevada decided to use ICT to retell the creation story
Joseph shared his writing with the class about what happened each day!
After lunch we headed over to the hall to practice for our Moon Lantern Assembly with our buddies!
Libby shared with us her calisthenics trophy from the weekend. “I got to keep one of the costumes the blue one here.”
Nathaniel told us all about his rugby game from the weekend. “I accidentally dropped the ball on the try line and it was a knock on.”
Aiden N showed us his favourite food. It was a Hershey’s cookie and cream. “It is like white chocolate with chocolate chips in there.”
Welcome to FriYAY! Beautiful forecast of 25 degrees!
What’s happening today?
Today I enjoyed watching the assembly because….
Eva – I liked my sister singing
Joseph – I liked the video of the dancing
Holly – I liked the video of them dancing at the start and at the end
Sampann – I liked the assembly because the first thing was the dancing
Nhu – I liked when they showed they went on an excursion
Daniel – My favourite part was the MarioKart
PRACTICE OUR SONG
Practising our song for assembly – moon lantern festival – next week!
LITERACY – SPRING FAIR POSTERS / WRITER’S WORKSOP
We spent time today finishing off our Spring Fair Posters before working on our Writer’s Workshop.
In our library lesson today we read the book ‘It’s a Story, Rory!’ This story was interesting because it had a narrators voice and also a side line of writing, showing us how to create our own successful books. Things like characters, plot, setting are all so important!
What do you need to create your own story?
Sampann – Beginning middle end
Noah – Full stops capital letters
Joseph – Characters
Llana – Pictures and problems
Kristina – Illustrator
Nataliel – A squirrel, pig and chicken
Neisha – The setting is the forest!
MATHS – TIME!
Sonnie – The smaller hand points to the 1 then it is 1 o’clock
Sampann – On the clock there is a number that is 3, 6, 9. The 3 means 15mins and the 6 means 30mins and the 9 means 45 minutes
Nevada – The small hand is the hour hand and the big hand is the minute hand
Ash – There is a red hand that always goes around and around and the big one turns and turns
Akemjot – If it is on 1 that means 5 minutes. After 2 there is like white dots that mean 1 minute
Our warm-up numeracy activity was a Time focussed Kahoot!
What can you tell us about what you have learned?
Balloon guided meditation.
In this guided relaxation, we find a balloon and it carries us to our favourite place, a place where we feel strong and happy.
How did you feel during this guided meditation?
Holly: Calm and sleepy and happy
Nevada: feel tired
Mary: I feel ready to do more stuff
Llana: calm and happy
We hope you all had a fantastic week – enjoy the weekend!!