Thursday Week 8 Term 4

Welcome to a beautiful Thursday.  We have a busy day ahead as we prepare for Christmas Carols.

 

 

Writer’s Workshop 

Play Investigations

Maths Mini

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.

 

Tuesday Week 8 Term 4

This morning our community celebrated Mass and the end of the 2019 year.  We also remembered our wonderful year 6 students who will be graduating next week.

Shared Reading

End of Year Mass

 

Writer’s Workshop

It has been a pleasure to see the writing development of all students  this year. With the ingredients of encouragement, support, opportunity and a pinch of risk taking, the children have progressed and are all writers.  Yes, there are different of stages of writing just as there are stages of physical growth and brain development, so well done boys and girls.  The teachers are very, very proud of you all.

 

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 

Friday Week 7 Term 4

Shared Reading 

 

Literacy Investigations

The children finished their story maps of Rapunzel this morning.

Come Read With Me

Christmas  Carols

Play Investigations

Wishing all our families a lovely weekend.  Mrs Crisp and Mrs Norris will be back next week!

Thursday Week 7 Term 4

Shared Reading

The students looked for sentence punctuation this morning, including capital letters, full stops and commas.

Literacy Investigations

An array of activities were provided for the children to choose from, including: silly sentences, mixed-up sentences, sentence construction and sentences with high frequency words.

Come Read With Me

Play Investigations 

 

 

Numeracy

This afternoon the children worked in small groups and learned how to play a new number game. The students worked really well and next time some new rules will be added!!

Don’t forget that next Friday evening in Holy Family’s annual Christmas Carols.  Please let us know if your child cannot attend.  We will send out a note next week explaining what needs to be worn in regards to colours and costume.  Thank you.

 

Wednesday Week 7 Term 4

The students spent the morning working on their Rapunzel story maps.  Some students added writing to their pictures and others worked on finishing their drawings.  Mrs Papillo welcomed the new children transitioning to  Holy Family  from kindy this morning.

Play Investigations 

Play Reflection

Mindfulness

To begin with we shared the story Rapunzel, the third time we have read the story but this one was slightly different.

The children did some mindful drawing…

Maths Mini

The students matched towers to numbers or rolled dice and recorded addition number sentences.

Carols Singing practise

Tuesday Week 7 Term 4

 

Music News for 2020


Shared Reading 

This morning we shared a different version and edition of the story Rapunzel.

 

 

Literacy Investigations

With the story of Rapunzel in mind, the students were invited to draw the story and think about the events at the beginning, middle and end.

Come Read With Me 

Numeracy

Today we continued with number activities.  Domino adding, 100 chart puzzles and subitising.

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  

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!