Friday 7th July (Week 10, Term 2)

Morning….

This morning, students submitted their Sacraments Information Reports and got the morning to work on their camp reflections.

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Afternoon….

This afternoon the students had fitness (dodgeball) on the basketball courts followed by a class brainstorm of the things that the children would like to learn and explore next term. This helps the teachers organise the learning to suit the students so they are highly engaged at school and in class. Some students also got to work in the fish farm with Mr. McCarthy making a big fish tank with a bridge.

 

End of day…

After a whole school clean up, we joined forces with all the 6/7 classes and played a few games of KAHOOT. Some of these KAHOOTS were created by the students themselves. it was a great way to end the term.

Thursday 6th July (Week 10, Term 2)

NAIDOC WEEK celebrations

We started our day learning about NAIDOC week and what it means to Australians, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We were so lucky to have Mr. McCarthy with us this morning in 6/7JW, who shared some learning with the students about Aboriginal people and their connection to the land, sea and animals. He shared stories about his time in Darwin working with Aboriginal communities and their experiences and respect for animals. Children were given the opportunity to explore their curiosity and create a 100-language artwork that illustrated their ideas about NAIDOC Week. To set the scene, we played music from an Aboriginal artist named Gurrumul and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Sorry for the ‘upside down’ video!

Fish Farm

Students spent a lesson in the Fish Farm today exploring how it had developed and learning about the types of fish and how the system works.

Camp Reflections and Information Reports

Students were given time to work on their camp reflections and/or sacramental information reports. Both of these tasks are due tomorrow and students have been encouraged to work on them for homework.

Wednesday 5th July (week 10, term 2)

Recycling

After their PE and Spanish lessons students completed their recycling proposals. These initiatives will be presented to Mr. White, Mr. Slater and Mrs. Martin for them to decide which one will be implemented in the school. Have a look at some of the examples:

Keeping Safe

To finish off the Keeping Safe curriculum today students explored different scenarios and looked at what the early warning signs were, who that person could talk to (their network), what the best course of action would have been. In this activity students worked in groups and brainstormed the different possibilities.

Brain Breaks:

Literacy – Information Reports

Students were given the afternoon to continue working on their information reports on a chosen Catholic Sacrament. These are due at the end of the week (Friday morning). Students will be given some more time in class tomorrow to finish them.

 

Tuesday 4th July (Week 10, Term 2)

MUSIC ASSEMBLY

A BIG congratulations to Mr. Norris and all of the Holy Family Catholic School Music students on their wonderful performance this morning during our Music Assembly.

Science- Recycling Provocation

Students continued working in pairs and creating their own creation for our school’s future recycling system. They will present their work as a proposal to Mr. White, Mr. Slater and Mrs. Martin – the winning idea will be implemented in the school. This is due by the end of the week (more class time will be given).

Numeracy

Today, students were given the opportunity to explore problem solving using fractions, decimals and percentages.

 

Health- Keeping Safe

Our focus continued this morning on unpacking ‘Power in Relationships’. Students looked closely at gender stereotyping and how this could disadvantage us.

 

Monday July 3rd (week 10, term 2)

Ecology

Following our library and Spanish lessons our class began a recycling initiative that Mrs. Martin has been working on. It involves the students working in pairs and creating their own idea that they hope the school will utilise. They will present this as a proposal to Mr. White, Mr. Slater and Mrs. Martin – the winning idea will be implemented in the school. Students are required to list the materials needed. This is due by the end of the week (more class time will be given).

Writer’s Notebook

Today students were given time to finish off their writer’s notebook. This was the last time students will be given time in class to complete this. Some have already handed theirs up, but most will have to finish this for homework tonight.

Keeping safe curriculum – Relationships

We finished the day by working through a workshop on healthy relationships and their characteristics. This included a values walk where students were able to decide what they thought was an example of a positive or negative relationship.

Friday 30th July (week 9, term 2)

Camp – Recap

We are back after an adventure filled 3 days at Mylor. Have a look below at some snaps from our time there. With over a 1000 photos taken I can’t put them all up here, however, the students have access to them all and we have encouraged them to drag photos of themselves onto their laptop. All students should be applauded for the way they conducted themselves and challenged themselves over a range of activities and situations. Today we have been able to reflect on our time through the task of creating newspaper articles on our experiences.

Bridge Building with our year 2 buddies

After completing a Bridge Building activity on camp we thought that it would be a great opportunity to do a similar exercise with our buddy classes. We used this video captured on camp as a tune in:

And some pictures of how our 6/7’s and year 2’s went:

Woolworths Earn and Learn Sticker Program

Holy Family Catholic School have registered to be a part of the 2017 Earn and Learn Woolworths Sticker program. Start date Wednesday 26th July to 19th September 2017

If you shop at Woolworths, please collect as many stickers as you can and stick them on the sticker sheets (found in store or collected from the front office, also attached below ready for printing).

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Once you have filled a sticker sheet with 60 stickers (please only stick them in each  box and not randomly across the sheet as this won’t be accepted-SEE EXAMPLE BELOW), bring the sticker sheet into the front office and drop it into the box.

The Woolworths Earn and Learn program gives our school the chance to earn amazing school resources. Each $10 you spend in Woolworths = a sticker!

Thanks for supporting our school.

 

Thursday 9th June (Week 9, Term 2)

Writer’s Notebook

The students were given the morning to work on their Writer’s Notebook hardcopy assessments as they are due next Tuesday 4th July.

Fitness

With our small group, the students were given free time fitness. This meant that they were responsible for setting up and engaging in a fitness activity of their choice.


Camp Reflection

Students were asked to reflect on their time at camp by creating a media art newspaper.

Afternoon treat

The students were treated to a movie afternoon together with 6/7NB, RG and JW.

Friday 23rd June (Week 8, Term 2)

After todays Assembly hosted by 2MP and 2JH, the 6/7’s engaged in Investigations.

Guided Reading and Writer’s Notebook

The children completed their final round of guided reading sessions for the week. Head over to the student’s blog to read their reflections about the decline in Australian koalas. The children have been given as much writer’s notebook lesson time as possible with many starting to write their good copy. These are due in Week 10 on the Tuesday 4th July.

Literacy: Sharing Camp expectations

The students were given some questions to help them set camp as with their expectations and what they wish to see happen. This allows them to have ownership and take responsibility for making camp a safe place.

 

Thursday 2nd June (Week 8, Term 2)

Welcome Circle

Today we started our morning with a casual high five greeting and then two positive primers. The first positive primer was sharing the weirdest thing you’ve eaten and then we shared some jokes. This lifted the energy in the classroom and sets up our day in a positive way.

Numeracy: Multiplying fractions 

Today the students continued to work through multiplying fractions.

Fitness

Guided Reading

Today’s workshops included:

-Reading Stamina

-Writer’s Notebook guided by the teacher

-Community Service (reading with R/1 students)

-BTN: Response to article ‘Decline in Koalas’.

Literacy and Religion: Sacrament Information Reports

Students have been researching and composing an information report about their chosen sacraments. This assessment doesn’t have a due date yet as we are still working through it during class time.

Writer’s  Notebook

In Week 10, Tuesday 2nd July, each student will be handing up his or her major Literacy assessment piece.

This is a text that they have been composing all term based on a text type of their choice. Most children chose to write a narrative but some will present a non-fiction information report or biography. Students are then to draft, edit and publish their text in a hard cover book.

As negotiated by the students, this term, students will submit a hand written text. Today, many students started to construct their hard cover, followed by illustrating their front cover and back cover (blurb). Others spent this time finishing their story and preparing it for editing. Children are encouraged to edit their story before publishing and handing it up for assessment.

We are encouraging our students to do a little bit for homework each night, ready to be handed up in Week 10.

6/7JW Liturgy celebrating Gratitude

6/7JW hosted a liturgy this afternoon celebrating Gratitude.