Monday, May 25, 2015
As part of their English assessment this semester, students are in the process of writing their own traditional stories. Each student created their own plan and outlined what their 'moral or message' would be.
This is Wardie's final copy that he completed today.
As part of the Science unit with Ms Eldrett this semester, 4F are learning the process of seed germination. Today students labelled fruit and vegetables, as well as analysed the seeds within using magnifying glasses.
Over the past week, 4F students have been observing the growth of their own individual bean seeds.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Get onto this fabulous resource! Students are now becoming aware of the different components of Mathletics, one of which is 'Mathletics Live'. In this section, students compete against other students from around the world in a game of quick facts. They absolutely love the competitive nature of this!
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
We were so pleased the rain held off for our adventure to St Helena Island yesterday!
The program was really well run. From the moment the students stepped on the 'Cat 'O Nine Tails' ferry, they were treated as 'prisoners'. The tour took us around the building ruins, the prison museum, the island cemetery, as well as a demonstration of the types of punishments the prisoners were subjected to. I'm sure all the students slept well last night after all the walking!
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Hope all of our 4F Mums had a wonderful, relaxing day with their family. When Mr Hartshorn asked the students on 4/5 parade this week about things they could get / do for Mum that wouldn't cost anything, one student replied, 'Just some peace and quiet!' So I hope you got some of that too!
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
For each question today (we focused on x3), students were taken through the process of using a split strategy, as well as using a build-up strategy. The class were then encouraged to use the strategy they felt the most comfortable with to complete word problems.
In History today we learnt about the types of people who would have been a part of the First Fleet. We spent some time talking about each 'character', then students were put in groups and needed to silently act out their character. The rest of the class needed to guess who they were.
Talk with your child about who they acted out today.
We also discussed the experiences of the convicts in particular - before the first fleet, during the voyage and then once they had arrived in Australia. This is what the students will need to call on when they write their historical narrative.
4F are also listening to the story Eliza Bird to help 'paint a picture' as to what it would've been like to be a child convict.