Monday Week 6 Term 4

 

Shared Reading 

Literacy 

After our shared reading text, the students brainstormed and discussed the main characters.  The students drew and created their own Pinocchio puppets  and puppets of the other main characters. These puppets will be used later in the week to engage in several literacy tasks.

Numeracy

Today in numeracy we engaged in some STEM work where the students created catapults out of pop sticks. Today they got to practise launching a flip tile.

Design and Technology

We continued to explore the strength of shapes and transfer what we have learnt from the previous lessons. Students were set the task of building a bridge that can hold at least 1kg. They could only use newspaper and masking tape. The students then explored different types of bridges and that a triangular shape was common in most and the reasons why this is so. They began today planning in their groups.

Library 

 

REMINDER: 

  •  The students are also able to wear their sports uniform tomorrow as out Little Athletics Clinics continue.

 

  • Book fair:

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Week 5 Term 4

Welcome to fabulous Friday everyone!  Remember that tonight is our annual school disco in the hall from 6-7pm for  reception, year 1 and 2 classes.  Please come along and enjoy the music by DJ Bartold and DJ Stramare.

Book fair advert

Numeracy

Mrs Crisp’s provocation this morning: find something the same, shorter and longer than a ruler.

 

Science  Investigations

Play Investigations

Mindfulness

A moment of Zen for Vincent!

After some carols singing we participated in Go Noddle fitness.

Thursday Week 5 Term 4

 

Welcome to Thursday everyone.  Below is an invitation to tour our new ELC.  If you have a younger child or know of someone who has, please come along and join us.  The details of times are listed on the flyer below.

Here is our learning for the day:

Shared Reading

We shared the book The Gingerbread Man, retold by Joy Cowley this morning.  The children sang the Gingerbread Man’s part each time he ran away from the Old Man and the Old Woman.

Literacy Investigations

Our writing today focused on the letter t.

Come Read With Me 

Play Investigations

Numeracy

This afternoon the children continued their investigations of linear measurement and developing their ability to estimate before they measure with their unit of choice.

Wednesday Week 5 Term 4

Goodmorning,

Shared reading 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baiQw8rJc7Q

Literacy

We thought as a treat in light of our fairy tale this week that we would decorate some biscuits to resemble the gingerbread man’s face. Once the students made their cookies they wrote a procedure to describe how to make a biscuit cookie face.

Play Investigations 

Mindfulness

Numeracy

The students continued to use informal units to measure a variety of shapes and items in the classroom. They experimented with different materials, however, the students understanding was made clear that if a comparison was to be made the same material was to be used. Some students continued measuring the height of their peers with their footprints.

 

Tuesday Week 5 Term 4

Shared Reading and  Literacy Investigations

This morning we read another version The Gingerbread Man.

The children had try at writing their own ending of the story.

Numeracy

Measurement – the children estimated how tall a friend is by estimating in footprints.  Mrs Norris compared her footprint size to a child’s footprint and then measured Beau’s body length.  The students had a try at guessing and then measuring a variety of friends.

 

Little Athletics

The students has their second session of Little Athletics today.  There was lots of balancing, walking and jogging with a few team games mixed in too.

 

 

 

Monday Week 5 Term 4

Good Morning.

Shared Reading 

After reading the story, students reflected on what their favourite part of the story was.

Rap Battle

The year 5/6’s have been learning different dance routines with UNISA Lab school students. Today was their final presentation where they showcased their hard work. We got the opportunity to go and watch the performances in the hall.

Remembrance Day 

Today is an important day to remember and think about all of the soldiers who have fought and still fight today in the wars. The students learnt and listened to the Last post. They looked at what happens on this day and explored why the poppy flower is a significant symbol on this day. The students also got to make their own poppy to wear.

After recess, the school gathered together for a remembrance day service. We had a beautiful ceremony with a catapult party of cadets.

 

Library

Little Athletics

The students have started Little Athletics Clinic and this will continue for the next 3 weeks. Students are able to wear their sports uniform tomorrow to participate.

 

 

Friday Week 4 Term 4

Assembly was hosted by 4HA and Reception EQ this morning.

Numeracy investigations

Today we started a numeracy investigation about measuring.  Here we are measuring different objects.  the children were problem solving, counting and predicting using spatial awareness.

Play Investigations

Science

This afternoon the children remembered some of the facts they have learned about water: water is runny (Daniel), water finds its own level (Aleda), and is has no shape of its own (Mrs Crisp).

 

Thursday Week 4 Term 4


Shared Reading

Jack and the Beanstalk

The children enjoyed the chant of the giant:

Literacy Investigations

Play Investigations

What’s The Buzz?

Today we talked about compromise and cooperation.

Maths Mini

We played a ‘make 10’ card game this afternoon.  What fun and we practised our number bonds.

Wednesday Week 4 Term 4

Good morning!

Shared Reading 

Literacy

After having now read and hearing 3 different versions of Jack and the Beanstalk, we focussed on the character of the Giant in the story. The students brainstormed and recorded different describing words and compared them to the character of Jack.

Play Investigations 

A great time to learn, explore, spark curiosity, develop social skills and/or independency.

Mindfulness

In light of National Kindness Day today.

Science

The students continued to work through some water activities today: volume, capacity, water play, water sources and the water cycle.

 

 

Tuesday Week 4 Term 4

We wish you a very happy Tuesday everyone and here’s our learning for today:

Shared Reading 

Mrs Norris shared her personal book of the story Jack and the Beanstalk this morning.  We loved the pictures and the story was slightly different compared to the story we heard yesterday.

Savannah: Jack chopped the beanstalk down instead of the Mum.

Jacob: There was a cook in this story.

Connor: There was a mum in both stories.

Aaron: The Jack in today’s story has a red shirt instead of a white one.  The giant had food in today’s story.

Zarii: There was gold in todays’ story.

 

 

Here is a video of the story if you would like to share it with your child tonight:

Literacy Investigations

Handwriting with the the receptions this morning was focused on the letter Aa.  The older children brainstormed words with the letter A or a in it and worked on sentence construction with a focus on capital letters and full stops.

Religion

Today we shared the story about Zaccheaus and Jesus from the Gospel of Luke.

 

Little Athletics clinic

The children used their agility skills with a ball today.  Throwing and catching, clapping and turning in the beautiful sunshine.  We are very lucky here at Holy Family to have the opportunity to use this valuable resource that will continue once a week over a period of 4 weeks.