FRIYAY Feb 28 – Week 5 Term 1

Hiiii Bloggers!

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…Happy Friyay Feb 28!

ASSEMBLY REFLECTION 5/6NB and 5/6ND

  • Deng – I liked the assembly about the Bushfire because I learnt that now I can make a plan for myself
  • Phillip – I liked the technology in the assembly
  • Riya – I liked how they were making those pictures go live and its always good to have an action plan in a bushfire
  • Ayrton – I like the Minecraft created MUDLA and Mr McCarthy in there
  • Stefan – I liked how they did the burning story
  • Devon – I liked the dance at the end because it had a lot of actions and I like the song
  • Jai – I liked the phones ringing at assembly
  • Lia – I liked how they presented the story. I liked how they were so brave when they were scared but also confident
  • Kayla – I liked the dance
  • Isaiah – I like the animations
  • Alex M – I liked how they danced
  • James M – I liked how they used their teamwork in the intro

FREE FITNESS FRIDAY

Make sure you’re active and have your heart rate pumping!

PRAYER

How does/did Jesus show Humility? 

  • Alex M – Even though he was still sick, Jesus loves and cares for him
  • Ayrton – When the leper had the disease, Jesus cared about him so he could get better
  • Alan – Even though his followers told him not to go to him, he still went there and took care of him
  • Rachel – Jesus wasn’t like his disciples, he still wanted to help
  • Deng – Jesus showed humility because he didn’t care if he would get it he just wanted to help
  • Lia – It shows that when you are alone, people still care
  • Jai – Jesus cared about him and didn’t just walk past him
  • Riya – Even though his followers told him not to go there, Jesus saw past that and still helped

LITERACY ROTATIONS

  • BTN Visual Literacy
  • Worded Comprehension about Sharks 
  • Word Knowledge surrounding grammar
  • Boy Overboard responses 
  • Guided Reading with the teacher

 

MATH

We re-visited our number line learning from yesterday with a few questions to get our minds ticking!

GRATITUDE WRITING

  • Devon – I am grateful for our God and what he’s done to us and the world
  • Jeffery – I am grateful for Arrow helping me in my games
  • Ayrton – I am grateful for my life because I feel like I can do anything
  • Tristan – I am grateful to play chasey with my friends
  • Alan – I am grateful for my dogs because they cheer me up
  • Alex – The best part of my week is doing Kahoot’s and PAT Tests
  • Hong-Phuc – The best part of my week is when Lent started because I can give up my chocolate addiction for 40 days
  • Terese – I am grateful to be happy every day
  • Lolla – I am grateful for my family supporting me
  • Eva – The best part of my week was art because I liked using oil pastels

INDEPENDENT LEARNING TIME

We used the afternoon to make sure all our work from the week was completed! The perfect time to conference with our teachers and track our learning! 

Have a lovely, happy, safe weekend! See you for Week 6!

Think Outside the Box Thursday – Term 1 Week 5

Welcome bloggers to another fun filled day of learning…

Think Outside the Box Thursday

This morning the children entered the classroom and engaged in their weekly Think Outside the Box provocations. During this time, there was an abundance of creativity, collaboration, curiosity and love of learning exhibited as each child explored the creativity in forms of drawings and riddles. 

Fitness

Literacy Rotations

We continued on with our literacy rotations this morning. It is been incredible to witness students using their agency and completing some of these activities at home or even when they get a spare minute at school!

Our week 5 rotations are as follow;

  • Visual Literacy – BTN online surrounding Corona Virus
  • Word Knowledge
  • Boy Overboard
  • Guided Reading with the teacher
  • Reading Comprehension

Numeracy

In numeracy today, the children continued exploring their place value with a game known as Place Value Domination! Children were in partners and had to battle with one another to roll a virtual dice on Active Inspire, and place the number where they saw fit to create the larger number! Children were immersed in being able to challenge one another, and problem solve through the process.

After this children were treated to a Kahoot quiz surrounding number lines including positive and negative numbers.

Humanities and Social Sciences – Migration

This afternoon we started exploring ‘Migration’ which ties into our class novel, Boy Overboard! The children have a small introduction to the word, then used think, pair, share time to create answers for the provocations above.

After our discussions, the children were given a provocation to take home in exploring their migration story. Please feel free to share your story with you child.

Goodbye all, have a wonderful evening!

Ash Wednesday – Week 5 Term 1

Hi all and welcome to Wednesday February 25!

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LITERACY ROTATIONS

We continued on with our literacy rotations this morning. It is been incredible to witness students using their agency and completing some of these activities at home or even when they get a spare minute at school!

Our week 5 rotations are as follow;

  • Visual Literacy – BTN online surrounding Corona Virus
  • Word Knowledge
  • Boy Overboard
  • Guided Reading with the teacher
  • Reading Comprehension

Fayzan:

ASSEMBLY IDEAS / BRAINSTORM

Our class assembly is on Friday of Week 7. This morning, collaboratively, we brainstormed what it will look like, showcase and include! Start tuned 🙂

Ash Wednesday SCHOOL MASS

After recess we met as a whole school to celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass together. Father Santosh was our celebrant who was warmly welcomed to celebrate his first whole school mass at our school.

Why do we get the Ashes on our foreheads today?

  • Tristan – It is Ash Wednesday so we put ashes on our heads so we respect anything that burnt in the fires
  • Paxton – Isn’t after Ash Wednesday Palm Sunday? These ashes might be from Palm Sunday
  • Georgiana – To represent Ash Wednesday
  • Deng – To represent the start of Lent

What is Lent?

  • Ayrton – The Lent colour is purple
  • Charlie – When Jesus gives up everything for 40 days
  • Lolla – Theres different types of candles
  • Kayla – The purple represents waiting time. We are waiting for Lent to finish and Jesus to rise
  • Billy – Easter is at the end of the 40 days
  • Grace – We give up something for 40 days
  • Jai – We are giving something up that we like doing
  • Deng – It is the start of the liturgical year

“Repent and believe in the Gospel”

ART with Mrs Harrison! 

PROVOCATION: Converse shoe pop art!

Have a lovely Ash Wednesday evening! We will see you tomorrow 🙂

Tremendous ‘Shrove’ Tuesday! Wk 5 Term 1

Welcome bloggers,

Day plan

Kahoot Learning

After yesterdays initial learning about the Earth, and the different layers that make the earth whole. The children showcased their learning in multiple ways, with a few groups deciding to create Kahoot quizzes to showcase their learning and understanding. Being the flexible learning community we are, this morning was spent engaging in the learning the groups had created, and as a class we all tried to navigate our way through their quizzes! There was an enormous amount of collaboration and teamwork that went into making these creations successful.

Shrove Tuesday Provocation

Today being Shrove Tuesday, as a learning community we delved into the true meaning behind the day, and why this is an important celebration within the Catholic Religious calendar. Children entered in discussions, having a yarn about their knowledge and understanding of Shrove Tuesday, before reflecting on ways we as a learning community can give to people less fortunate than us this Lent season.

Dining Hall Shared Lunch

In celebration of Shrove Tuesday, our learning community had our first Dining Hall experience for 2020! Marked by the special celebration of Shrove Tuesday, children truly embraced what is meant by eating all the rich food within a house hold prior to Lent beginning! The abundance of energy and excitement the children had during our time sharing a meal together was electric. The children were truly thankful and appreciative of the amazing food they were provided and a big thank you goes to Susan and Sue in the Canteen for providing us all with such delicious meals 🙂

Literacy Rotations

Our rotations will be made up of 5 different activities.  First, a Visual Literacy activity which is completed on the laptop using technology. Some weeks this may be a BTN connected to things happening in the world, other times different online based comprehensions. There will be a Word Knowledge activity which will aim to support children’s grammar and writing skills. Another rotation will be based around our Class Novel Boy Overboard. Our fourth rotation will come in the form of a Reading Comprehension completed in our literacy journals. Lastly there is a Guided Reading group in which students will read with the teacher. This allows the teachers to hear all students read at least once a week and also a time to work on reading aloud strategies including; volume, expression, frequency etc. On Friday’s in Independent Learning Time we will be making sure all rotations have been completed. This means some students may choose to work on these activities at home if not completed in class time.

Our week 5 rotations are as follow;

  • Visual Literacy – BTN online surrounding Corona Virus
  • Word Knowledge
  • Boy Overboard
  • Guided Reading with the teacher
  • Reading Comprehension

MAGIC Monday Feb 24 – Week 5 Term 1

Hi bloggers!

9 Kid President Quotes You Need in Your Life

Welcome to WEEK 5!

Time truly does fly when you’re having fun and engaged in learning!

This year the children will have two dining hall experiences per term. Tomorrow, students will be fed a wholesome lunch whilst having the experience of eating a hot meal together as a class community. We aim to set this up as a long table lunch, the day before Lent begins, where each child will have their own place setting. The Dining Hall experience will give children the opportunity to build independent skills when serving them self as well as learning table manners. Please note that there is no charge to families for this service.

Date: Tuesday 25 February 2020 (Week 5)

Lunch Menu

  • Pasta & garlic bread
  • Salad
  • Pancakes (to celebrate Shrove Tuesday)

What students need to bring tomorrow:

  • Plate and Fork labelled with student’s name (non-disposable)
  • Fruit
  • Recess
  • NO LUNCH


SPANISH

CHARACTER STRENGTH – HUMILITY

As we prepare enter the season of Lent our Character Strength in focus is Humility. 

We discussed examples of Humanitrians in the world including Mother Teresa and Ellen DeGeneres.

  • Jai – Ellen showed humility because she was helping others and used her money to help
  • Kayla S – The boy showed humility because he was saving his money

1. Who is someone you think shows a huge amount of Humility?

2. When have you done something to help others and not yourself?

PRAYER – Ash Wednesday Mass Practice Songs

EARTH LAYERS

Continuing on with our learning surrounding Bushfires we are going to investigate the notion that – Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface.

Provocation: What are the Earth’s layers and what do they do?

Wow!! As teachers it was incredible to walk around and see the different ways children were expressing their learning. We had all sorts happening – play dough, animations, posters, books, Kahoot’s, Earth papers, Gacha Life and Scratch creations, hand-made websites and more…

 

LIBRARY

Together we read the story…

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What can we learn from the story?

  • Deng – Do not waste food and recycle
  • Stefan – The work in groups and families and do not step on them just think they’re recycling the world
  • Eva – Ants communicate by smells
  • Tristan – They eat anything
  • Lolla – Next time you should think about stepping on an ant they’re actually helping the environment
  • Alex M – I would like to see the wisdom of the fly

We borrowed our new books for the week and began reading! 

MINDFULNESS

INTRODUCING…LITERACY ROTATIONS!

Each week we will work on daily rotations activities based on the various aspects of English including; Literacy, Language and Literature. On Monday we will be introduced to the activities and engage with each throughout the week. We endeavour to use this time to support children in various skills and learning they are challenged with but also link directly to the year 5/6 curriculum. Our rotations will be made up of 5 different activities.  First, a Visual Literacy activity which is completed on the laptop using technology. Some weeks this may be a BTN connected to things happening in the world, other times different online based comprehensions. There will be a Word Knowledge activity which will aim to support children’s grammar and writing skills. Another rotation will be based around our Class Novel Boy Overboard. Our fourth rotation will come in the form of a Reading Comprehension completed in our literacy journals. Lastly there is a Guided Reading group in which students will read with the teacher. This allows the teachers to hear all students read at least once a week and also a time to work on reading aloud strategies including; volume, expression, frequency etc. On Friday’s in Independent Learning Time we will be making sure all rotations have been completed. This means some students may choose to work on these activities at home if not completed in class time.

Our week 5 rotations are as follow;

  • Visual Literacy – BTN online surrounding Corona VirusWord Knowledge
  • Boy Overboard
  • Guided Reading with the teacher
  • Reading Comprehension

Don’t forget – Dining Hall tomorrow! See you tomorrow 🙂 

Fabulous Friday! Wk 4 Term 1

Hi everyone,

Welcome to another Friday! As week four draws to a close, we reflected on the week that has been!

Assembly

This morning we witnessed a hilarious assembly lead by 3JW and 4GM! They took us on a magical adventure trying to navigate and find ‘The Lost Kingdom’. The shared and showcased their learning beautifully, as they added humor, creativity and kept us as audience members intrigued into what was going to happen next!

Free Fitness

Contractions Bingo

After recess, the children came together for a yarn, to discuss their understanding of contractions. The children played a game of ‘Contractions Bingo’ with Miss Battifuoco, before engaging in multiple provocations helping guide them through creating a greater understanding of these contractions.

Place Value Wipe out

Comntinuing on with our place value learning, the children testing themselves across all units, in decreasing a number of their choice to zero! Children collaborated together, and shared their learning whilst using their problem solving skills.

Have an amazing weekend everyone! Stay safe!

TRUST Thursday – February 20 Week 4 Term 1

WELCOME TO TRUSTING THURSDAY!

Week 4 – Term 1 
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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

FITNESS

PRAYER

In preparation for next weeks Ash Wednesday Mass we practiced some songs that will be featured in the mass.

PAT MATHS TEST

BOY OVERBOARD

Today we read through chapters 8, 9 and 10 of our class novel.

Provocations:

1. What is Yusuf’s grandfathers definition of ‘Overboard’?

2. What is Jamal’s idea to get his family and friends out of danger? Do you think it will work? Why? Why not?

3. ‘Then our house explodes’ What were you thinking whilst reading this? How would you react/feel if you watched your own home explode?

4. In this moment, what was Jamal willing to give up to Yusuf? Would you be able to give up your most precious item if you were faced with the same dilemma as Jamal?

5. Draw a birds eye view of what you think Yusuf’s grandfathers cellar looks like…

MINDFULNESS – INDEPENDENT READING

Have a lovely night! We will see you tomorrow 🙂

Wondering Wednesday 19th February Wk 4 Term 1

Welcome to our day together!!

Play Based Investigations

This morning the children engaged in our weekly play based investigations!
Across the four classrooms, children extended their knowledge in the area of STEM, Creativity, Technology and Art! More importantly the abundance of positive energy within our learning space was incredible to witness! As children used teamwork, collaboration, perseverance, sense making and really expressed their love of learning.

Prayer

With this week celebrating International Mother Tongue Language Day! Our prayer was reflective of the differences we all have, but how we are a learning community where everyone belongs.

Children Reflections:

Jai – It would be a bit boring if we were all the same

Charlie – It is okay to be different

Riya – Everyone belongs

Lia – You are unique in your own ways

Ruby – Respecting others

Jai – Kindness

James M – Living in harmony

Jai – Do not fight

Play Based Investigations Reflections

After recess the children spent time reflecting on their learning from this mornings play based investigations. Children responded to the questions, promoting deeper thinking about the investigations explored, new learning, and where they want to further extend their knowledge and understanding in an area of interest.

Art

This afternoon, Mrs Harrison introduced us to the Art form of Pop Art. The children were immersed in creating their pieces of art and used their imagination to explore this through areas of strength. The artwork is fun, bright, colourful and really pops! Children had the opportunity to either draw their creations in the learning journal, or through their laptops.

Hope everyone has a safe night! 🙂

TREMENDOUS Tuesday – Week 4 Term 1

Hi bloggers!

Welcome to TREMENDOUS TUESDAY! 

LITERACY – BOY OVERBOARD

We began our day by reading Chapters 6 & 7 of Boy Overboard. After re-capping chapter 5 and learned that the family would be forced to leave there home!

  • Stefan -I would feel sad
  • Deng – You would be worried and they were

Reflection Provocations

1. What are your thoughts on the life of a female living in Afghanistan?

2. Do you think Bibi is treated fairly by the boys? Why? Why not?

3. How did Jamal and Bibi feel when their father told them that had to leave their house?

4. How would you feel if your parent, caregiver said you had to leave your family home?

5. Draw a picture on what you think Bibi looks like from what you know about her.

FITNESS

We head outside for some fitness and to get our heart rates pumping! 

PRAYER

Building on yesterday’s learning surrounding the 10 Commandments we watched a short clip and tried to spot if we could see any of the commandments within it.

  • Ayrton – I saw him helping other people
  • Stefan – Feeding the homeless dog
  • Ruby – He is showing love and kindness
  • Paxton – Don’t just care about yourself
  • Alex M – He showed kindness to give people education
  • Rachel – He honoured the people he didn’t know
  • Riya – He gave all his hard earned money to people who needed an education. He wasn’t being greedy!
  • Jai – He was being kind to others and giving help to those who need help. He was caring for the homeless
  • Aymen – He was giving all his food
  • Deng – He didn’t care about himself he cared about others

MATHS – Can you.. BEAT THE TEACHER?!

Students used their laptops to draw up a playing grid in their maths books including tens of thousands, thousands, hundreds, units, tens. Miss Battifuoco used the random dice generator to find a number. Students recorded the number called out in one of the columns. They decided where the best place it should go. Miss Battifuoco also did the same but without letting the students see. Miss Battifuoco continued drawing numbers until all of the columns are filled out. The students and Miss B called out their final number. 5 points were awarded if the students had a higher number. If it was the same, it was 3 points but if it was less, students scored 0 points.

We then practiced ourselves with a partner – game on!!

PE – 4-WAY VOLLEYBALL

MINDFULNESSS – VOOKS

Today we engaged with an ever-growing streaming library of animated children’s storybooks called VOOKS. Our aim is to encourage the love of reading by retaining all of the important elements of story time: an intentional pace, life lessons, and a visual connection between words and text. Today we listened to the story ‘Exclamation Mark.’ This wonderful story of self-discover showed us that you don’t have to change who you are just to fit in. Some people (and punctuation marks) are made to stand out from the crowd!

BUSHFIRE INQUIRY

We continued on our exploration of designing a house that would be able to battle a Bushfire! 

  • Tristan – I am adding in sand because I know fire can’t travel across sand
  • Yafet – We are going to add a lake around us
  • Isiah – I am adding a sprinkler system to my house
  • Devon, Jamie, Arrow – We are adding water all around the house
  • Jeffery – Mine has a swimming pool fire resistance so fire actually cannot get to the house
  • James M – I have some water around
  • Kayla – I am adding a lake around it but also some things to help the fire fighters underground
  • Terese – Ours has a waterfall out the front
  • Aymen – I created a water elevator
  • Yafet – We are going to make it out of iron so its harder to burn

Stay tuned because later on this week we will be sharing our creations!

Thanking you all for a lovely day! See you tomorrow legends!

SAUSAGE SIZZLE!

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

To use up the stock purchased for the Fish Farm fundraiser, we will be holding a Sausage Sizzle at Recess on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week unless otherwise sold out.

Sausage on bread will be $1.50 each for purchase by students with payment by cash only.  They will be available from the area near the table tennis table.