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.
This Friday will be the 6/7NB and R/1AM Buddy Assembly. We would love it if you could join us at 9am in the Hall to support our classes as they hit the stage.
This Friday there will be an opportunity to purchase a small gift for their father at the school father’s day staff run by the P&F. There is also a raffle being run. Tickets are available for purchase online and at the front office. See further details below.
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow (Friday) is our celebration for Book Week. Students are invited to dress up as their favourite fictional character.
Tomorrow is also 5/6MN’s Buddy Assembly with R1MS. The assembly will commence at 9am in the Hall. We would love for you to support us as we hit the stage.
Upon reflection this evening my attention was captured by this thought that some of the most memorable and powerful moments at school are made when we allow the children to explore the natural surroundings that we are fortunate to have within and around the school grounds. There is much more to learning than being in a classroom and this afternoon was a prime example of why this is the case. I was unable to be with my class today but am very thankful and grateful for Miss McCarthy who invited students from her reception class and 6/7NB to spend the afternoon in Grevillia Reserve to explore and continue to build relationships. Below are some photos of the wonderful time that was had by all and a reflection from Miss McCarthy of what she observed.
Miss McCarthy: Although my days are often filled with many Specks of Gold. I would like to take the time to reflect on a moment that took place this afternoon between students from 6/7 NB and R/1 AM. While exploring in Log Park and Grevillia Reserve, I was able to observe the children immerse themselves in nature and let their creativity and imaginations run wild as they all worked together to climb the same tree. Lead by the students in 6/7 there was encouragement, teamwork, communication, persistence, bravery and fun!!
On Wednesday a group of students participated in both the boys and girls basketball tournament. The day was a filled with mixed results, however, most pleasingly was the way that each player grew in confidence as the tournament went on. We often talk about having a growth mindset and displaying resilience when confronted by difficult or unfamiliar circumstances and I think occasions such as this really highlight just how students at Holy Family are willing to give things a go and have fun, all the while with a smile on their faces. Well done to all those involved.