We are so excited to be celebrating 100 days of school this week. Students will have a fun day of activities and use all of their amazing knowledge to explore the number 100!
This week in literacy we have been learning about the nursery rhyme ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’. Students have blown us away with their learning of kings and queens so far this term. We have been focusing on the sounds /ng/ and /sh/.
Students have been learning about the days of week during numeracy. Some of you may have heard the catchy song. It would be great if we could all keep practicing this at home and even explore yesterday and tomorrow with your children.
It was so fabulous to see all Foundation students give their best during swimming in week 2. We were blown away by the independence and respect that was shown by each and every student.
In week two we said our goodbyes to Ms Moloney as she is off to have a baby very soon. She will be very missed!
Hello, my name is Mrs Clarke. I'm very excited to be teaching FDM on a Friday. As you may know I teach Performing Arts at Teesdale, so I love music and dance and going to see theatrical performances. I have two boys, Eli and Oscar, who are in primary school. I live near the beach and love to walk on the sand and swim, when it's a bit warmer!
Congratulations to our Award Recipients from Week 2
A reminder for parents this Friday is Students Led Conferences. Please check in with your child’s teacher if you haven’t been able to book in.
Year 1 and 2
In Content Knowledge, the 1/2s have continued to learn about Mesopotamia. In the past few weeks we have discovered that Mesopotamians invented a lot of things that we use today. Some of the inventions that came from Mesopotamia are writing, math, medicine, libraries, road networks, domesticated animals, wheels, astronomy, the legal system and time. They were also the first civilisation to begin farming by using ploughs to prepare soil for seeds and creating canals for the river water to flow through to water their crops.
In Text Construction, students were able to use the content knowledge they had learned to create a procedure text on ‘How to be a Ruler in Mesopotamia’.
Next week we will begin our learning journey on Ancient Egypt!
In Numeracy, students have continued to learn about fractions. Students had the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of halves, quarters and eigths.
Year 3 and 4
Students in Grade 3/4 have begun a new unit in Personal Learning. This term in Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships, we have been looking at the range of our emotions, managing anger and strategies to cope with our emotions in a positive way. Last week, we investigated anger, it's causes and strategies. Check out some informative pages below.
In Literacy we are continuing to learn about Ancient Rome! Now that we have been learning about Ancient Rome for a few weeks, we have begun to use this knowledge to make paragraphs. Students created their own SPOs (Single Paragraph Outlines) to plan the important vocabulary words in their sentences. After the SPOs were completed, students constructed high quality paragraphs. Topics included Romulus and Remus, The Roman Republic System, The Punic Wars and Julius Caesar. Check out some examples here!
Year 5 and 6
In Content Knowledge, the students have continued reading the text Ming and Flo – Fight for the Future. Students have been supporting their understanding of the text by investigating and reading non-fiction texts about education, work and women’s rights in the 1800s in Australia.
In Text Construction, students have continued to workshop their information reports. They have been revising the structure of their reports, adding appositives, conjunctions and specific vocabulary. The students are very excited to present their efforts at Student Led Conferences later in the week.
In Math, students have been learning about percentages, particularly how to calculate percentages of a whole number and linking this to our previous focus of fractions and decimals. Students were asked to choose some items from a Woolworths catalogue then work out certain percentages and subtract this from the total amount. They will be ready to shop up a storm! We look forward to celebrating your child’s work at our Student Led Conferences.
Year 6 to 7 Placement Acceptance Form
A reminder to families with students transitioning from year 6 to 7 in 2023, to please return the Year 7 Placement Acceptance Slip by Wednesday 10th August either to your child's classroom teacher or the school office.