Thanks to a generous donation from Nelson Alexander, and the hard work of Alex Hoskins for securing the donation, our HPV has arrived! The RACV Energy Breakthrough team (the 10 student leaders) have now begun training and are keen to get their licences and begin riding. More to come!
As a part of our studies of Australia’s indigenous culture there have been a variety of experiences for the students this semester. In term one, as a part of planning and writing the play and our history studies, students explored the effects colonisation had on Australia’s first peoples. This term we have a performance of song and dance from Dion Drummond, read and responded to dreamtime stories and investigated art work and symbols. Below are some photos of students having a go at some dot paintings and the symbols we explored.
We are past the halfway point for Term One, and our students in Grade 5/6 haven’t wasted any time getting going on their history projects! Already the students are building up their knowledge of lots of different periods in Australia’s colonial history, working in groups to explore topics like ‘who were the convicts and why did they come here?’, ‘who were the different groups of people involved in gold mining and the Eureka Stockade?’ or ‘how did Indigenous people feel when Europeans arrived?’
Here are some blog posts from the Grade 5/6s filling you in on what they’ve been learning so far. Enjoy!
**CLICK ON THE STUDENTS’ NAMES TO OPEN AND READ THEIR WORK**
Shapes! We have been focusing on 2D and 3D shapes in maths this month, with a particular focus on understanding how 2D shapes come together to form 3D prisms. We’ve also been building up the vocabulary needed, such as ‘apex’, ‘vertices’, ‘faces’, ‘edges’ and ‘prisms’. Activities range from online challenges, such as using Scratch to program 2D drawings, including using directions and angles, to hands-on challenges, such as creating the nets for 3D prisms from cardboard and investigating the different options for these nets in terms of layout.
Here are a selection of images from the unit of work so far!