Welcome back to school. We had SO much fun today in 1/2IM! It was great to see all the smiling faces ready to greet us in the morning. Check out our funny first day photos!
What was your favourite part of your first day?
The 1/2 students have enjoyed the MAT program this term. In the final lesson, the students got to break files! They have been working towards building the determination needed to break the tiles. Well done 1/2’s!
Today the Year 1/2’s visited Ruffey Lake Park for our Inquiry learning unit. We explored the park. We went on a bush walk, observed animals in their natural habitat, found mini beasts and built a park! Thanks to the amazing parent helpers who were wonderful today. We will all have a good rest tonight after a very hot day.
Today we had a new student join us in 1/2IC! Can you spot him? He was working very hard to write his prayer to God about our environment!
In 1/2IC we are enjoying the MAT Program (Martial Arts Therapy). Today we have been learning how to focus on our breathing. Focusing on our breathing can help us to control our emotions.
In our InquiRE unit we read the story ‘Letters to Pope Francis’ which is a collection of letters to the Pope from children all around the world. We the wrote our own letters to Pope Francis asking him questions we were wondering.
In 1/2 we have been learning about Measurement in Maths! We selected our measurement tool of choice and then measured our friend. It was so much fun!!
In 1/2 we have been so busy learning all about numbers! We have been learning how to order two and three digit numbers. Maths is so much fun!
Today the Year 1/2 level visited our school Multipurpose Room to view the impressive FIRE carrier artwork on display. The Canvas art is a collection of artwork from FIRE carrier schools. The exhibition is on at our school until Friday before it moves to another FIRE carrier school. We were in awe of the amazing artwork!
Today we celebrated Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the day before the start of Lent. On Shrove Tuesday, people feast before fasting for the 40 days of Lent. Today we were so lucky to be able to have some delicious pancakes cooked by some wonderful parents!
In 1/2IC we learnt a Pancake Poem and we came up with actions for each line.
How did you celebrate Shrove Tuesday?
Today our school community celebrated the beginning of our year together at mass with Father Gerry.
It was wonderful to see so many families join in this special occasion.
Our brilliant SRC Leaders received their badges and our AMAZING prayer cloths were presented.
Today in 5/6I we have two new teachers; Miss C (Imogen) and Mr M (Isaac). Both Imogen and Isaac chose to save and combine their bee reward charts to select the reward ‘teach the class for the day‘. Some of the activities they have planned are; macbook time, a sport lesson and mindfulness colouring.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in 5/6I!
This morning the Year 5/6 level led our Advent reflection. The second Advent candle was lit and this candle is called the ‘Bethlehem candle’. This candle reminds us that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. This candle is purple which reminds us that it was king who was born in a manger.
The Gospel was about John the Baptist preaching a message in the desert. We reflected on what this means for us today. The following questions were reflected upon;
The Year 6 students are enjoying Kate Wilde’s secondary school transition workshop. The discussion that Kate opened the workshop with was about; things the Year 6 students are looking forward to next year, things that are worrying them and the things they will miss about primary school.
This week in ICT we have been lucky enough to have a go with the spheros! 5/6I enjoyed measuring, programming the sphero and using problem solving skills to get the sphero between the chairs. Thanks Mr C for an engaging and fun lesson!
On Sunday 23rd October the Year 6 students were filled with the Holy Spirit at their confirmation. Each confirmation candidate chose a saint as a person they admire for how they lived their life and would like to be like. After our Confirmation workshop some students were inspired to select a saint that they believe show similar qualities to them. Each student created a poster on their chosen saint.
Today the Year 5/6 Level participated in an AWESOME incursion from Wild Action Zoo linked to our Inquiry topic. Have a read of 5/6I’s reflections!
Yesterday the Year 5/6 students were lucky to have Mr Thomas come in and teach them about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. We also discussed the Pentecost story and the key messages in this significant scripture passage. The seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit are; Understanding, Wisdom, Knowledge, Piety (Reverence), Fear of the Lord (awe and wonder in God), Counsel (Right Judgement) and Fortitude (Courage).
Mr Thomas asked the students to reflect on the following questions;
The Year 5/6 students have been busy preparing for The Long Walk this Thursday. We had a discussion about the significance of The Long Walk and explored Michael Long’s achievements.
Have a look at the amazing skills from the 5/6’s during our Gym lessons this week! Olympic gymnasts in the making.
The Year 5/6’s are enjoying Scienceworks. We have enjoyed a Space Odessy show in the Planetarium and now we are loving the Sportsworks section. Even the big kids are having fun!
It was great to witness so many talented triple jump athletes yesterday! We found out that it was very difficult to include a hop and skip/step before a giant jump into the pit of sand. Well done to all students who gave it a go even if it looked tricky. Isaac certainly had a lot of fun with his jump attempts!
Thanks to the wonderful student, parent and staff helpers I had on the day who assisted with measuring, raking and encouraging students!!
This week biggest sporting event on the planet has kicked off. This is the 31st running of the modern Olympic Games!
Your task for this week is to carry out some research on the Olympic sport of your choice and post your information in the comment section for this post.
5/6I had a lot of fun today in a warm up game of Crab Soccer! What did you enjoy most about your gym session?
Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm and has been played by millions of people since it launched a few of weeks ago. While many people are talking up the benefits others are warning about the dangers!
What is your opinion of Pokemon Go?
Today our class mass was held in the Library. The theme for our mass was ‘Friendship’. It was wonderful to have Father Gerry, 5/6C, 5/6H as well as teachers and special visitors celebrate mass with us.
Below is the First Reading from Mass today…
A Reading from the book of Sirach
Anyone can say they’re a good friend, but sometimes their actions say something different. Some people are only your friend when things are going well, but then they will turn against you when times get tough. A real friend will always be there to help you when you need it. Don’t forget who those special people are and be sure to be just a good friend to them in times of need too!
What do you think is the friendship message from this reading?
A BIG thank you to everyone who has contributed to our Doncare item collection this term. Next week we are asking you to bring in some spreads such as; vegemite, jam etc. However, any items would be welcomed in the last week.
We have one week to go and already have 1,432 items! This is an AMAZING effort. We have 68 more items until we have reached our target of 1500 items…WE CAN DO IT!!! If we reach our target, Mr Thomas is going to be cooking the whole school a barbeque.
Thank you again for supporting our local community.
Together we have made a difference.