Welcome to a beautiful Thursday. We have a busy day ahead as we prepare for Christmas Carols.
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.
“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.”
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.
A reminder that Carols is This Friday. We have been busy practising each day and are excited to perform on stage.
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.
End of Year Mass
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.
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.
The students looked for sentence punctuation this morning, including capital letters, full stops and commas.
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
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.
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.
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…
The students matched towers to numbers or rolled dice and recorded addition number sentences.
Carols Singing practise
Music News for 2020
This morning we shared a different version and edition of the story Rapunzel.
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
Today we continued with number activities. Domino adding, 100 chart puzzles and subitising.
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.
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
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.
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.
This morning after we returned to class from Assembly the students were invited to write a sentence (or more).
Come Read with Me
We continued our water investigations today:
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!