Month: May 2016

WEEK 8 HAPPENINGS

MONDAY Workshops (Mathematics, writing and costume design) Neighbourhood games Projects and provocations TUESDAY Projects and Provocations Guided Reading / Shared reading & letter study Specialist classes: Blue Group: Visual Art and Italian Green Group: Phys Ed and Visual Art Red Group: Italian and Phys Ed. Maths Projects WEDNESDAY  Projects and provocations Guided Reading / Shared …

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A Day in May

It was a rocking’ Friday last week! Many children in the neighbourhood came dressed up in rock star themed attire as part of ‘A Day in May’, organised by Gold House Captains to raise money for Challenge, an organisation that provides assistance for children with cancer. During our writing session, we discussed how rockstars did not become …

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Build a bug costume!

Parents’ we need your help! Over the course of this week (and most likely the next) we will be building bug costumes in the lead up to our very exciting bug performance. With that in mind, we are hoping you could help us out. As you will see below, we are looking for a range of materials. If you …

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Learning Focus

Literacy – Week 7 Last week in Literacy the students continued their review of reading comprehension strategies. The two strategies we focused on were questioning and monitoring.  The students also developed their understanding of how ideas can be sharpened through the careful choice of verbs and adverbs. The development of their independent writing was one …

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ACTION REQUIRED

CAMP If any parents are able to attend camp please return the note to school as soon as possible. Consent forms and Invoices for camp were sent home with students on Friday. Medical forms will go home today and an itinerary and packing list will also be available this week. Please return forms as soon …

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Learning Focus Week 8

This week in the inquiry our systems focus is on relationships and connections between systems. A really great way to look at interdependent relationships is by exploring cause and effect. This will be a major focus in the inquiry this week. In numeracy we are exploring patterns in our world. We will start by identifying what …

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Reminders!

Don’t forget today is dress up day!  Gold House are holding A Day in May which supports Challenge, an organisation that provides assistance for children with cancer. The money we raise goes to providing music therapy sessions for children who are diagnosed with cancer. Please bring a gold coin donation and dress up as your favourite …

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Happenings Week 7

This week in the Inquiry we have began looking at cause and effect to reflect the separate parts of systems and the inter-dependence therein. The idea that one something occurring effects another something happening echoes the idea that smaller parts of systems work together for a greater purpose. This week in Numeracy we have been …

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