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Live Love Learn

Dear Families,

Thank you for another week of supporting your children in their learning. No doubt there have been a few challenging moments that you have had to negotiate and work through.

 

A reminder that below are guidelines provided by DET:

For students in Prep to Year 2

 • Literacy activities (45-60 minutes) 

• Numeracy activities (30-45 minutes)

• Additional learning areas (30-45 minutes) 

For students in Years 3 to 6  

• Literacy  (45-60 minutes)

• Numeracy (30-45 minutes) 

• Additional curriculum areas (90 minutes)

 

It is fine if all the work is not completed each day as we understand that parental supervision and assistance may be limited at times. The yellow highlighted tasks are the priority tasks that must be submitted for assessment.

 

If possible, encourage children to have regular breaks throughout the day. This could be in between lessons or an hour outside each day to play a ball game at the local park, ride a bike/scooter or go for a walk. 

 

Fresh air and sunlight can help improve our well-being across multiple areas, from making us feel happier, more relaxed and healthier.

School Closure Day

Last Friday, the staff participated in mandatory training of Disability Standards for Education as part of our legal obligations. These obligations focus on providing fair access to education for students with disability. 

 

Wellbeing

We all feel negative emotions like sad, angry, jealous, lonely, frustrated or bored. 

However, we have many coping strategies or

things we do that help us to manage. We do things to calm ourselves down or to cheer ourselves up. 

We can:

  • label our emotions
  • use breathing exercises
  • exercise
  • create an artwork
  • read a book
  • do some yoga
  • play music
  • use positive self-talk.

Create a Calm Down Kit to help you cope with negative feelings. Your calm down kit might be a box, bag or a special area. You can choose what you include in your kit but here are some ideas:

  • a stress ball
  • a funny picture
  • pencils and paper for creating artworks
  • feelings journal
  • emotions chart
  • yoga poses
  • squishy toy
  • calming music
  • Smiling Mind App
  • cuddle toy
  • bubbles
  • playdoh
  • books
  • positive quotes

Year 2  Calm Down Kits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lola's Calm Down Kit Video by Lola C in 2C

(a must-see)

 

 

Learning and Teaching in the Middle Years

Year Three

The Year 3 students have been learning about the 'Parable of the Sower'. They investigated the elements that make up a parable: Repetition (hearing something a few times), Contrast (when similar things are done with opposite actions), and  Folkloric threesome (three incidence, three characters or three events.)

Here are some examples:

 

Harriet and Harry (3L) and Grace and Ben (3M) illustrated the life cycle of a plant. 

 

 

Year Four

In Writing, the Year 4 students have been learning about different poems and have composed their own poems. Read some below:

 

They also did a virtual tour of Melbourne Zoo and used descriptive words to write an imaginative recount. Pablo and Cooper showcase their work below.

 
 

 

In Maths, the students have been learning how to add fractions and identify which fractions are larger or smaller or equivalent, using a fraction wall.

 

 

A fraction wall is a visual representation to help students learn, compare and identify fractions, set out in the form of a wall. This is a great way to help students begin to understand the basics of fractions.

Isla M used the fraction wall to work out which fraction was larger:

 

Bridget S and Jock W show how to convert mixed numbers to improper fractions:

 

Art

In Art lessons, the Year 3/4 students have been working on creating a 'Peacock' using white paper, a pencil and coloured pencils, crayons or markers or watercolour paint. 

They had to concentrate on the beautiful colours and patterns on the tail and body, and add in a background, to suit the setting, and colour that as well.

Check out some of the amazing Peacocks below:

 

 

Physical Education

The students in Year 3/4 created their own Fitness Fortune Teller and played with someone in their family. Here is a copy of the instructions to create your own Fitness Fortune  Teller.

 

Some of Esmee (3L) and Lenka's (4M) examples of actions include:

  • jump on the spot
  • chin ups
  • push ups
  • do 7 cartwheels or push ups
 

Cooper S (4F) challenges himself to planking in his Fitness Fortune Teller activity.

 

Italian

In Italian lessons, the Prep-2 children have been learning about 'I colori', the colours and the 'I giorni della settimana', the days of the week. Ian K (Prep M) is using the Languages Online app to help him.

 

Paul R (2C) reads the colours and days of the week in Italian.

 

Ben (3M), Lachie (1S) and Sophie (Prep M) have been practising their Italian with mum, Tracey.

 

Year 2 Projects

Elijah and Xavier in Year 2, have each completed excellent research on Deforestation, seen below:

 

Specialist Clubs

Monday

11:45-12:45pm - Sport (Year 5/6)

11:45-12:45pm - Performing Arts (P-2)

 

Tuesday

12:45 - 1:45pm - Sport (Year 3/4)

12:45 - 1:45pm - Performing Arts (Year 5/6)

 

Wednesday

10:30 - 11:00am - Italian (Prep)

11:45 - 12:45pm - Italian (Year 1/2)

12:45 - 1:45pm - Italian (Year 3/4)

2:30 - 3:15pm - Italian (Year 5/6)

 

Friday

12:45 - 1:45pm - Sport (P-2)

1:45 - 2:45pm - Performing Arts (Year 3/4)

Scripture of the Week

Hello everyone,

We will be commencing a 'Scripture of the Week.' You can read these together as a family, discuss and complete the activities, if you choose, as they relate to the upcoming Sunday mass. These will be selected from the student's Faith Diaries as they are child friendly and are therefore easier to read.

Be blessed ♰

The Faith Team

 

 

Simon Millar

Principal of Galilee