Science Experiment – creating CO2

Today the 5/6/7 students ventured to the STEaM room where we were met by the school’s resident scientist Simon. Simon led a session where students were able to export the extraction and production of gases.today our focus was on the gas Carbon Dioxide. Have a look below at the photos of us setting up our experiments. These experiments will require a couple of days to reach their full potential so we are looking forward to checking in to see how they are progressing.

Moon Lantern Festival

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

 

The Moon Lantern Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.

 

At Holy Family we will be celebrating the Moon Lantern Festival on Friday 29 September.  Students are invited to wear traditional or red clothing.

 

The R/1JM and 5/6PA assembly will take place after recess at 11.30am and it will highlight cultural aspects of Moon Lantern Festival. Activities will include a lion dance, singing and sharing of cultural information. The winners of the Lantern Making Competition will also be announced at the assembly.

 

After assembly, students and families are invited back to their classrooms for a shared lunch. Students are encouraged to bring a plate of food that represents their culture.  All families and members of the community are welcome to attend.

Economics and Business

As a follow on task from the Design and Technology create an invention the year 6/7 students are now undertaking a task to create a business model for their product. The students are using their 100 languages to deliver the business plan with some choosing to brand using websites while others are creating brochures. This will be due on the last day of term. Have a look below at some of the progress in it’s early stages.

Fractions

In numeracy, students have been working on consolidating their knowledge of fractions. As we move forward students will be using basic operation skills to assist in their learning of the addition and subtraction of fractions in the form of proper, improper and mixed number problems.

Biography

Today students commenced a new topic in literacy. We will be exploring the genre of biography. Students will use their research skills to uncover the necessary information to write a biography of a famous/historical figure of their choice. Below is an outline of the task that students will be working towards over the next couple of weeks as well as some modelled questions that will assist them in writing the genre of biography.