The beginning of the year is the perfect time to discuss how to select a “Just Right” book. These books can then be used for independent reading. In order to effectively do this, students need to be able to describe the features of a book that is too hard for them as well as a book that is too easy. Once they have done this they are able to successfully identify the features of a “Just Right” book. 3/4W created this easy to use table that is displayed in class. It can be viewed by clicking here.Read More »
What a fantastic day we had yesterday with our Crazy Hair Day!! The students (and teachers) all looked fantastic and the efforts that we put into some of the creative hairstyles was outstanding.Read More »
Students in year 5/6 have been participating in the Integrated Unit – Enterprise during Terms 3 and 4. The unit has taken them from learning about the lives of children in other countries, and the varying qualities of life some of these children experience, to researching and promoting a charity, and learning about designing, marketing and advertising a product. Students are currently preparing activities and making their own products to sell on our two Enterprise Market Days coming up at the end of Term. All profits will go to the six charities that the 5/6 students have chosen, which support children around the world who do not enjoy all of their basic rights.
Below are photos of some of our students with their ‘bookmark’ design prototypes, which they created when learning about the design process. All students started with a simple, ordinary bookmark, and followed the design process to come up with a new, creative product.
Here is a student’s bookmark that becomes a hover board.
This bookmark turns into a comfortable arm chair at the click of a button!
Here is a bookmark that has a hologram feature.
This bookmark has a delicious treat dispenser, perfect for those boring books that teachers make kids read.
Who needs an iphone, fitbit AND a bookmark when you can have all the features in one handy product? Enjoy finding out your heart rate while you shock yourself by seeing how many words you have read per minute!
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Students in grade 3/4 have been designing questionnaires so as to collect data. They then tested their questionnaires within the class. Following this they discussed what worked well and what they found challenging.Read More »
Each week in grade 1/2 we have a chance to learn some new spelling words. We like to learn our words in creative and different ways, such as:
- spell skipping
- throwing and catching bean bags
- bouncing balls and spelling
- running or jumping spelling
- exercise (eg: star jumps)
- cut and paste our letters from interesting and different fonts
- white boards and magnets.
This week we used paddle pop sticks to spell our words. We enjoyed doing this because we could make the letters different sizes and shapes. Sometimes we worked together with a partner to learn our words. We had to persist even though it was tricky to make some of the letters.
Here are some photos of the spelling that we did today.
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Our 2017 Preps joined us officially for the first time this week!
They all had a wonderful time learning about what school will be like, meeting some new friends and they are already looking forward to the next session!
Thursday November 24th 2pm – 3pm.Read More »
The Preps have been enjoying their daily swimming lessons!
The intensive 2 week program has seen the Preps grow in confidence in the water and they cannot wait until water slide day!Read More »
Thank you to everyone who supported our first ever 5c Frenzy! Your support and enthusiasm was incredible.Read More »
Today in class we learned how to research our favourite animals. We had to find facts about an animal that we chose.Read More »