Week 3 has proven to be a very busy week with the Year 3’s undertaking their first ever NAPLAN tests and using their growth mindsets to guide their way through all four tests. Students participated in the following areas of Writing, Reading, Conventions of Language and Numeracy.
A Speck of Gold for me personally was witnessing all the students doing the best they could across all four areas, determined to finish each section, and to see their resilience in challenging times was a credit to their ongoing ownership and growth mindset towards their learning.
During this time it was amazing to see how well the year 2 students adjusted, having to move classrooms whilst the year 3’s undertook their tests. The flexibility and versatility capabilities the year 2 students showed was again a credit to them and their ongoing development of their learning and leadership.
In our learning community this term we have an Indigenous focus and looking into the Kaurna people, the original custodians of the Adelaide plains.
Students have explored and engaged with ‘An Irish Blessing’ which incorporates traditional Aboriginal art work.
“May the long time sun shine upon you. All love surround you, and the pure light within you guide your way on” – Sat Nam
Students discussed the ways in which the quote above, ties into our learning through our growth mindset. As a class, students explored their creativity by developing our own ‘Irish Blessing Sun’, shining light into our learning community.
Today the students were able to explore their creativity, collaboration, IT skills, making, question their scientific experiments and explore imaginative play.
To finish off a very busy week of fun filled learning, the students reflected on the visit from Jane who is a representative from Vinnies. The students discussed reasons as to why we donated cans, and thought it would be kind to add a prayer to their prayer journals about people who are less fortunate than us! Have a look at our creative, thoughtful prayers below 🙂
Have an amazing weekend everyone! 🙂