Sports Day

Yesterday’s Sports Day was a brilliant day that was enjoyed by all 6/7 students. It was great to see students enjoy their last Primary School Sports Day by participating enthusiastically all day. A massive congratulations to the House Captains and other senior leaders who helped create the chants and teach them to their respective houses.

Sum of Squares Investigation

Over the past week our class has been completing an investigation into Diophantus’ Therom on the sum of square numbers. Students were given the provocation “Diophantus investigated numbers and developed a hypothesis regarding the number of squares needed to write any number – What was this hypothesis and how would you check to see if it is right?”

Below is snapshot of how our learning progressed. This activity was an introduction to this concept, students are currently working towards discovering exactly what Diophantus’ hypothesis is.

Mini Maths

For the past 2 Numeracy lessons students have been completing ‘mini maths’ games that focus on problem solving. During this time students have used trial and error  to find different solutions. Students have been encouraged to analyse strategies and apply different tactics to beat their partner.

Harmony Day Celebrations

To celebrate Harmony Day we will be having a shared lunch on Friday, March 23rd.

We appreciate any contributions for the lunch which can be a favourite family dish or traditional cultural food. Please be mindful that we are a nut free school and if your child has a food intolerance or is vegetarian, that you supply food that they will be able to eat and enjoy with others.

Please put your name on plates/containers/serving spoons that you would like us to return to you.

We also appreciate any cakes/lasagna etc to be pre-cut as we don’t have access to knives.

Shared lunches are always a wonderful celebration of the multiculturalism we have in our school community.

We have advised Jayne that our class will not have any canteen lunch orders on this day.

On the day your child can wear orange clothing or traditional cultural clothes.

We look forward to a harmonious day. Many of our students are involved in dances during the assemblies and are always a highlight of the Harmony Day assembly.

Factor String Investigation

Numeracy

Today in numeracy students continued their work with prime factorisation. Students started this investigation yesterday, and today were able to complete ‘part 2’. Students completed as many variations to reach 480 as possible. Following this, students formed 6 teams which played in a fun competition against each other. Team by team students were able to record on a whiteboard 1 variation they had discovered until every variation was recorded (see the picture below).