Wednesday Week 9 Term 4

Welcome to a beautiful sunny Wednesday day.

Shared Reading 

Literacy 

We looked at some Christmas words and the students chose some to create their own or shared acrostic Poem.

Play Investigations

Mindfulness

Numeracy

The students coloured in 1 – 100 squares. They had to concentrate and identify the different numbers and read the colours that matched with the number. Once completed correctly, students revealed different Christmas items such as a snow man, reindeer, stocking, a bauble etc.

 

Monday Week 9 Term 4

Shared Reading 

Literacy

After reading our Christmas inspired story, we looked at letter writing. The students then had the chance to write their own letters to Santa.

Art 

The students had fun creating an Elfie selfie.

Bricks 4 Kids Incursion

The students were very lucky to have Ben from Bricks for kids come and take us for a session working on Lego techniques. The students were engaged with simple coding and building with Lego.

Have a look at the what the students were able to code with the Lego technics.

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Carols

In the afternoon, the JP classes met together to present our carols so they could each see other’s performances. It was great fun reliving and sing our carols.

Wednesday Week 8 Term 4

In the morning, Mrs Papillo had Transition with students who will beginning next year. A very exciting time for them.

For R1NS and R1MP our day was as follows.

Shared Reading

“Wombat loves Christmas. He loves the cards and the candles, the presents and the pudding and most of all he loves the Nativity play. But finding a part for Wombat is not easy.” 

(https://memfox.com/books/wombat-divine/)

Art

The students explored different Christmas symbols and what they represent. The students then chose one symbols which they liked to create some artwork with black paper and oil pastels.

 

Play Investigations

Mindfulness

Carols Practise 

A reminder that Carols is This Friday. We have been busy practising each day and are excited to perform on stage.

 

Monday Week 8 Term 4

Shared Reading 

We firstly explored what Advent is and means. The students examined what the significance of the candles were and what they represent.

We then proceeded to read the Christmas story.

Mass singing practise

We met as a whole school in the hall to practise the songs ready for our end of year mass.

You are all welcomed to come and join us for the end of year mass at 9;30am in the hall. 

Art

Carols 

Monday Week 7 Term 4

 

Shared Reading 

Literacy

The students created a story map to reinforce the structure of the shared reading text, Rapunzel. They focussed on the characters and supporting characters. They also focussed on the events at the beginning, middle and end of the story, problems to be solved and solution to the problem. Some students used words from a word bank and words that we brainstormed to write simple sentences, to describe Rapunzel. This is still a work in progress where the students will continue.

Numeracy

To build on the students number understandings, they engaged in a number of different number based activities which included:

counting to 100 with a partial filled chart

100 number chart puzzle

subtilising match

domino addition

 

Design and Technology

We continued testing out the bridges we made to determine which design could hold the most weight. So far, the most weight a bridge could hold in our class was 2 kg. After we continued to test out the bridges we made, we watched the following to explore what shapes of strength and what makes bridges so strong.

We also discussed the concept of a chain reaction after watching some Rude Goldberg inspired creations.

Library  

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.

 

 

 

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:

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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.