Buddy Time

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It was great to see so many father’s at the breakfast this morning. We had a great turn out

To top off another busy week we spent time with our buddies today. They have been making board games in maths and were excited to share them with us. Check out the ‘trailer’ below!



Week 5 Wrap Up

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Phew, what a week! We have been learning procedure texts in writing and began looking at fractions in maths. So to combine the two we made pizzas! We followed directions on Tuesday to make the pizzas and then wrote the procedure for making pizzas on Wednesday. We got to eat our pizzas but before we did that we used them to demonstrate fractions. We looked at halves, quarters and even eighths!

To end the week we had pyjama day. We were raising money the St Vinnie’s Winter Appeal. Their are many donations of warm blankets and clothing in the atrium but there’s always room for more! Many of us came back to school at 5pm on Friday to learn about homelessness, particularly in Melbourne. We bought a donation of a toy and a book from our own collections and decorated bags to place these donations in. We also wrote a card to place in our donation bags. These bags will go to St Vinnie’s who will distribute them to the homeless children in Melbourne. Hopefully we help to put a smile on their faces.

The grade 1’s and 2’s should be congratulated on the empathy they have shown when learning about homelessness. So many donations of books and toys were brought to the school and we had a great turnout of students willing to give up their own time on Friday night to learn about this important cause.

Special thanks to Lisa T and Mrs Celotto for helping us make the pizzas, to Marni C who helped us on Friday night and to all the other supportive mums who provided us with the soup to eat.

Here are some photos of our week…


Shelters Incursion

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Today we had Ryan and Iain from Supreme Incursions come and run an incursion all about building shelters. We worked in groups and each group had $200 they could spend on building materials. Using the school playground to help us, we were all able to make a shelter that protected us from rain and wind (some with more success than others!). We had to overcome obstacles such as terrible weather – we all survived through rain and wind that often made our shelters collapse. Overall Ryan and Iain were super impressed with our efforts and our shelters were very creative and successful.

Check out the video below to see some of the highlights of our incursion.



Buddies!

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Last week the Peace Torch came to visit our school.

The Peace Run is a global relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. Since 1987 the Run has visited over 100 nations and touched the lives of millions of people. Formerly known as The World Harmony Run, The Peace Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations.

Last week we had some special time with our buddies. We were inspired by our school visitors on Wednesday and created our own peace torches. We decorated them with peace symbols and pledges, then conducted our own peace run!

We learnt the important message of peace and would love to share what we know at home.

 


Hands On Science!

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Here are our thoughts about our incursion yesterday…

 

We learned that people and leaves have little holes in them and water comes out of them – LS

I liked it because we did lots of experiments. My favourite one was making a tornado in a bottle – ZV

I enjoyed doing the experiments – MC

I liked the experiments because it was lots of fun. It was exciting to do them because I haven’t done many experiments. – PF

We made a desert island to see the water vapour and learn about the water cycle – LT

We leaned so many things and met a teacher from Hands On Science – CC

I liked the experiments. My favourite one was the water cycle one – AK

I had lots of fun when we were making the experiments. I enjoyed the one when we put pieces of paper into green water – MB

I enjoyed when we put a blue block of ice in the water and the water turned blue – JM

I enjoyed the experiments. My favourite was when we spun a circle and put a marble on it. It showed that if the earth spun too fast, the clouds would run away – CH

I liked the experiment when we made the desert island – MR

I enjoyed making the sugar cubes into different shapes using water – GW

I learned that if you put leaves close to a hot light they lose water – LH

 

 


Just 1 Day Workshop

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Yesterday we had Ken from Just 1 Day come and run workshops for the whole school. Just One Day is a campaign which challenges primary school students and their families to live simply for Just One Day, learn about global poverty, and fundraise to keep poor kids in developing countries in school. Our Action Day is coming up on Tuesday 30 May. On this day the whole school will limit our use of technology and we will only eat rice for lunch.

Here are some photos from yesterday’s workshop:


Melbourne Victory Visit

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Today we had a visit from some Melbourne Victory players. They are going to come every Friday for four weeks and work with only the level 1 and 2 students. We are so lucky!

We did lots of skill activities today including one very confusing opposite activity! We even got to finish with a game.

Thanks to Mrs Barry for organising the clinics for us, we had a great time.