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.

Wednesday 21st June (week 8, term 2)

Numeracy

Following Spanish and PE lessons we continued our work on multiplying fractions, specifically, multiplying mixed fractions. Students were introduced to a basic step-by-step methodology needed to answer mathematical problems. In this instance, students were required to firstly convert the mixed number to an improper fraction before multiplying. After this students are then required to simplify their answer to receive ‘maximum’ marks.

Guided Reading

Keeping Safe Curriculum – Trust

Following on from our work adhering to the keeping safe curriculum today we looked at trust and discussed what  it meant. Students responses initially revolved around trust meaning “someone that will keep your secrets”, we however unpacked this and found that trust means more than that, rather it means to rely on someone or something. Students then created a lotus diagram of their trust network. Here are some examples:

Writer’s Notebook (hardcover making)

Students were given time to make their cover after lunch, those that had already completed this continued working writing / editing their book.

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.

Monday 19th June (week 8, term 2)

Library/ Spanish

Isabella read the book “One Story” to the class today. This is continuing on from our focus to get students to read/speak out loud to small audiences more often.

Writer’s Notebook

Following both classes Spanish and Library lesson we gave students time to go on with their Writer’s Notebook. We used this time to remind them that it is due Tuesday week 10 and reminded them that we have camp week 9 Mon- Wed so they need to be organised in finishing their books.

Guided Reading

We introduced some changes to guided reading this week. We have made the due date for Writer’s Notebook very clear (Tuesday week 10), as teachers we are giving each student every chance of success so we have decided to give students an extra Writer’s Notebook session throughout guided reading this week, and the teachers will work with that group to conference and help draft each their books.

Activities week 8:

  • Writer’s Notebook (conference with teacher)
  • Reading Stamina
  • Writer’s Notebook
  • Community Service (reading with R/1 students)
  • Media Response (BTN story on ‘Koalas Declining’)

Keeping Safe Curriculum – Emergencies

We introduced the next topic from the Keeping Safe Curriculum which identified what is classified as an emergency. We did this by giving students scenarios and they had to decide whether they agreed or disagreed that it was an emergency. Students moved to a specific side of the room to represent what they thought.

Keeping Safe Curriculum – Relationships

After lunch we continued our work from the Keeping Safe Curriculum which focused on relationships. TO start we asked students what they thought a relationship was. Some of there answers:

Sophie: Friendship between two people

Yaksh: A really close knowing – you know someone closely

Mia: Friendship

Kim-Anh: Family

Sophie: Pet

Tarshana: A relationship makes you feel happy

Sophie: With a living or live thing – something you share with a living person.

Other responses included:

Significant other

A girlfriend

Two people bond

 

Friday 16th June (week 7, term 2)

Camp dorm allocations announced

The 6/7 cohort met briefly after the assembly to announce the dorm room allocations and activity groups for the 6/7 camp at Mylor. We reminded students that we tried to respect their preferences  for their dorm groups where possible, and have completely randomised the activity groups to try and get students working with other students that they would not normally work with.

 

Adelaide Crows Womens Team Football Clinic

Our 6/7 girls took part in a football clinic hosted by the inaugural AFLW premiership players Chelsea Randell (co-captain) and Anne Hatchard. Our students absolutely loved the opportunity to hear from and speak too two prominent figures in our sporting community. In some of our girls’ own words they were ‘fan struck’ being in the presence of these athletes.

Writer’s Notebook

Whilst the girls were at their clinic the boys of 6/7 RG & JW continued working on their writer’s notebook, most spent the time making their hard covers.

Investigations

Guided Reading

 

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

Wednesday 14th June (week 7, term 2)

Ancient History

Following their PE and Spanish lessons students were given time to put the finishing touches on their Ancient History Oral Presentation which will be presented tomorrow (Thursday) morning. Students have been encouraged to make cue cards simply writing dot points to cue their knowledge of their previous inquiry project. Students have been told to summarise some of the key areas of their findings and to present these to the class engagingly.

Guided Reading

As we were unable to do Guided Reading on Monday and Tuesday we did a double session today to make up for it. This week the activities are as follows:

  • Guided Reading with the teacher
  • Media Response (BTN News Story on Coding in Schools)
  • Community Service (1 on 1 reading with a R/1 student)
  • Blogging (Hindu Temple or Athletics Carnival reflection)
  • Writers Notebook

Some examples of students’ reflections:

Negotiated Learning

After lunch students were given time to complete either their Creation Story or Media Art (ATSI Resilience). Those few that had already finished both were able to continue working on their writer’s notebook.