Note: Tomorrow is a shared lunch for Harmony Day. We ask students to bring in cultural food or something savory. If you wish to bring a cultural desert we welcome this but want to avoid too many sweets to ensure a nutritional lunch. Shared lunch will begin at 12:15pm if you would like to bring food in later in the day.
Such a busy day today!! We started the morning with some time to practice our maths skills on prodigy. With the Naplan Practice test using laptops for the first time, we ensured we had enough time for the students to log on in time. We had some connectivity issues but with so many children across the state accessing the web, this will allow the education department to modify their servers. The students did really well, demonstrating their skills and comfort using ICT to solve problems.
After recess we had our class mass. We celebrated the feast of Saint Patrick with a lot of students having reading parts. All readers read fluently and confidently.
After lunch students had independent learning time. This time allowed students to choose between 3 different tasks.
1. Writers Notebook which is due tomorrow
2. Science Inquiry Project which is due tomorrow
3. Art – Harmony Day Task
Students divided their time and applied themselves in the area they wished to work on. The art task was new this week and related to Harmony Day which will be celebrated as a whole school on Friday.
We look forward to shared lunch tomorrow and welcome Mrs Stam into our class tomorrow as Mr. Pearce is out of class.
Note: This has also been sent as an SMS to parents
Harmony Day Morning Tea/ Learning Profile
Date: Tomorrow Wednesday 21st March at 9AM
Where: Outside the Holy Family Café
Everyone is invited including school aged children.
With parent/teacher interviews fast approaching, this morning the students completed a goal reflection task that we can share during these interviews. The task allowed students to plan some goals for the rest of the term; focusing on literacy, numeracy and personal goals. Students then explained why they want to achieve them and how they were going to go about achieving them. This follows the ‘SMART’ goal format.
Students enjoyed reflecting on their strengths, and also planning how they were going to achieve their goals.
In the middle of the day, both classes split for NIT lessons. Half the group had Spanish and Music, while the other half were working on their writers notebook. Their writers notebook will be collected on Friday and it was explained to students that the story does not need to be finished, but it needs to reflect the time we have spent working on it (10 lessons – depending on absence).
At the end of the day we had some more time to finish the goal reflections. If students had already finished the task, they were able to work on their numeracy skills using Prodigy.
We have a very busy schedule leading to the end of Term 1. Here are some important dates.
Thursday 22nd March – 11:30am 5HN and 5DP Mass (parents welcome)
Friday 23rd March – Harmony Day – Shared lunch – 12:15pm
Monday 26th – 29th March – Parent/Teacher Interviews
PLEASE NOTE: Students can wear a coloured T-Shirt to match the Sports Day team that they are in.
We started the day by attending the Year 6/7 assembly. It was a great assembly that demonstrated some excellent facts about Holy Family. Luckily there were some surprise appearances in the assembly as well. The students drew caricatures of teachers and a student that was in my class in previous years drew a fantastic picture of me.
Also the Holy Family Swimming Team was presented to the school after winning the Para Districts Swimming Carnival. We had two members of that team in our group, Lily and Kristina.
When we returned to the class students continued working on their Solar System project. There is some fantastic research taking place and some excellent models being built. Most students are using Minecraft to build their model, others are drawing them. We look forward to sharing some fantastic projects when they are finished.
After recess, students continued with the Hass work from yesterday. Some students were still exploring the terms; Migrant, Refugee and Asylum Seeker, others started to look at the some of the historical events that caused mass migration. After looking at some sources that showed some of the reasons people moved to Australia, students focused on some data based on the Gold Rush. This will then be our future focus and how this migration has shifted culture in Australia.
After lunch students worked on a few tasks to finish off some of the work from this week. First we complete a maths mini (multiplication focus) and played some prodigy. Students then had 45 minutes to finish work they may not have completed. For example their Art tasks, BTN – comprehension questions and their Numeracy – observational data.
Have a great weekend!!!