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.

Tuesday 20th June ( Week 8, Term 2)

Welcome Circle

Numeracy

Today the children learnt how to multiply and divide fractions.

What do you already know about multiplying or dividing fractions?

Danika: You multiply or divide.

Ravneet: In dividing you change the multiply.

Raymond: Dividing factions, the second fraction has to be switched around.

  1. Multiply the top numbers
  2. Multiply the bottom numbers
  3. Simplify the fractions if needed.

Fitness

Guided Reading

Health- Keeping Safe

Today, children submitted their 100 languages explanation of positive and negative relationships from yesterdays lesson.

After yesterdays lesson on unpacking positive and negative relationships, the children worked in drama to role play examples of both types of relationships based on their age groups.

Religion/Literacy- Information Reports

Children were given time to continue constructing their Information Reports about their chosen Religious sacrament.

Thursday 15th June (Term 2, Week 7)

Guided Reading- Wednesday catch up lesson

Fitness

Today children engaged in self-driven fitness. Activities include, ball skills, four square, power walking, soccer and netball.

Guided Reading

Head over to our students blogs to see what media response they are working on for this week. This week’s topic is about coding. Our class have done many investigations about coding, especially using the schools ozobots.

Literacy: Ancient Society Oral Presentations

Today, the children presented their oral presentation on their chosen inquiry of an Ancient Society. The students have worked hard across the term to research, plan, organise and present their learning. Today’s oral presentations are an excellent example of how the students use a growth mindset in their learning, especially when speaking in front of a crowd.

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 narratives but some will present a non-fiction. 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). Other 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.

Congratulations to the Holy Family Soccer Knockout Team who are through to the next round!

Sam Marciano

Riley Stam

Patrick Roberts

Cooper Underwood

Dennis Amale

Satish Wellington

Akash Wellington

Francis Deng

Abi Fikru

Zac Maguire

Joseph Ajang

Matios Devajq

Domenic Ventra

Simon Sangu

Raymond Chau

Tuesday 13th June (Week 7, Term 3)

Excursion to the Baps Shri Swaminarayan Hindu Temple

Today, 6/7RG, 6/7JW and 6/7NB visited the Hindu presentation for a learning walk. The presenters were very welcoming and the excursion was infomrative, sparking the students curiosity. Following through, the students chose an aspect of the excursion to further explore and research an aspect of the Hindu festivals, rituals or beliefs.

Religion: Comparison of Genesis Creation story

In class, students listened to the gospel, Genesis, The creation Story. Students then worked in pairs or independently to research a different religions creation story. Students were then asked to create a 100-language comparison illustrating a summary of a religions creation story and a list of similarities and a list of differences from the Genesis story.

The rainbow Serpent by Simon, Blake & Lloyd-2k1ousq

Aboriginal Creation Story Lily-1hxfpc4

Friday 9th June (Week 6, Term 2)

After this mornings R/1  Kaurna Assembly, our 6/7’s peer assessed each others work. This was led by the teachers. Children worked through the improper fractions converted to mixed fractions and mixed fractions converted to improper fractions.

Health: Keeping Safe Curriculum

Today we explored early warning signs when we are feeling unsafe. Students illustrated early warning signs below.

Guided Reading

We finished our last round of Guided Reading today. Children work independently each day and it is a joy to listen to every student read each week.

Negotiated learning time

Once again, we gave the children Independent Learning Time so they could work on their assessments. With the end of term drawing near, it is important that the students are using their class time and using their teacher’s support. Children have the following due dates…

Here are some links to some of the students completed work….

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