Friday Week 6 Term 4

 

Assembly

Today Mrs Cooymans and Mr Pearce hosted a sports assembly for the children who have represented the school at sport carnivals throughout the year.  Also, the Book Fair colouring in competition winners were announced today and Subi from R1NS won a $20 voucher to spend at the Book Fair.

Literacy

This morning after we returned to class from Assembly the students were invited to write a sentence (or more).

Come Read with Me

Science

We continued our water investigations today:

Play Investigations

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Thursday Week 6 Term 4

Shared Reading

This morning we read Pinocchio and searched for words that described Pinocchio, Geppetto and the Blue Fairy.

 

 

Literacy Investigations

After using their puppets to retell the story the students were invited to choose a character and write a sentence about them.

Play Investigations

Mindfulness

 Numeracy and Number activities

 

Wednesday Week 6 Term 4

Shared reding 

Handwriting 

For some of the students we used the focus page of ‘I” to practise our handwriting from the book Animalia by Graeme Base.

Other students revised the letter and the sounds and they had the opportunity to also write some ‘I’ words.

Play Investigations (Photos courtesy of Rachel)

Mindfulness

For mindfulness today the students had a chance to do some mindful colouring. The students were given the colouring competition sheet for the Book Fair. They were taking their time and using this time to be mindful and to settle, whilst listening to some calming music.

 

 

 

Tuesday Week 6 Term 4

Shared Reading

In literacy investigations, the students continued to make their puppets of the characters from the story of Pinocchio.

Numeracy

The students used their catapults to launch their flip tiles today.  The students then measured the distance using their hands.

Design and Technology

This afternoon the students talked about strong shapes and we identified these shapes in an array of bridges.  In groups, the children drew a bridge using their knowledge of shape and design.  Next lesson will be to test their abilities by building a bridge than can bear a kilogram in weight.

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.