Today the Grade 5/6’s had a visit from 4 Essendon FC players.
Michael Hartley, David Myers, Jordan Ridley and Kyle Langford took a skills session teaching the grade 5/6’s the skills of handball, marking and kicking. It was a fun and enjoyable experience for the 5/6’s to have elite athletes talk to them about the skills, game and lifestyle of AFL.
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The art work students completed during the cross-age activities in Book Week was absolutely delightful. There is such a buzz in the air when students get to work with other students across the school. Friendships are made and it is wonderful to see the senior students helping the younger students with the activities. I have put together a range of photos for everyone to enjoy. The list below shows the Picture Story Book that was selected and the activity that matched.
|Nannie Loves||Patchwork Quilt|
|Gary||Pigeons in the city mural|
|All I Want for Christmas is Rain||Rainstick|
|Go Home Cheeky Animals||Wrapped Animals|
|The Snow Wombat||Wombat Burrow|
Book Week is coming to Moreland next Monday when we have our Dress-up Day. Students are encouraged to dress up as their favourite story book characters! All students will be involved in cross-age activities to celebrate Book Week. I am collecting wool and ribbons for one of our Art Activities based on a short-listed picture story book.
If you have any scraps or odds and ends, could you please drop in the box at the front office. It would be appreciated if you could drop it in tomorrow or Thursday.
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!