Good afternoon families,
Another busy day was had in 5HN and DP and we are all looking forward to our excursion on Friday.
HASS – History focussed on the students accessing the abundant knowledge they already have surrounding the history of Australia, from pre-colonialisation, to the current day. We presented them with the question below, and worked with the group to delve deeper into what it meant, using a timeline to visualise pre and post 1788.
Students were then free to record their thoughts and knowledge in any way they wanted to, with SimpleMind and FreeMind mind mapping, T-Charts, headings and dot points being popular choices. Once the task began, students realised that they knew so much about the way that the Indigenous people lived off of the land and how they worked together in communities and could also easily state how the environment and the cultural landscape had changed since the arrival of the First Fleet. They will have another opportunity to work on and complete this task tomorrow.
After having our second Maths Mini session, students headed across to the Hall to share in the Saint Mary of the Cross Mass.
In the afternoon we allocated the speaking parts for our Mass next week, which is based on the Assumption of Mary. The following students will be either speaking or processing next Wednesday at 11:20 am for our second Whole School Mass:
Prayers of the Faithful
For Art the students spent some time researching the artists whose works they will view on Friday. They were given some guiding prompts to help them organise their thinking. They will continue with this research tomorrow.
Parents please note the following learning tasks that are due for the students this week: