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 Dear Parents, In line with the Health, Maths and Digital Technology curriculum, we have been learning how to read the nutritional information panel on the back of common snack foods and comparing their sugar content in grams and teaspoons per 100g serve. We tabulated our results and created a 3D graph with sugar cubes, and were shocked to discover that Tic Tacs have a whopping 92g of sugar per 100g portion! In pairs the children now have the task of investigating the sugar content in at least six items they have at home in the pantry, such as Nutella, Tim Tams, etc. (Please assist your child with this task of recording the amount of sugar per 100g portion of various items. Their investigation can include up to twelve items, so perhaps you could take them along when you next go to the supermarket).  The children will then display their results on a digitally created graph, inserted into a poster created on Canva, with a message demonstrating their understanding of the effects of added

Year 5 Incursion with Josh Whiteland

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Dear Parents, For over 50,000 years, the Wadandi and Bibbulman people of Australia's south-west, have walked this ancient land. Their culture is rich and varied, and their knowledge and understanding of the environment and its local flora and fauna is incredible and fascinating. We had an enriching morning with our local Wadandi custodian Josh "Koomal" Whiteland, who told us about the Aboriginal six seasons and how this influences what is foraged/hunted and eaten. The session also included a traditional fire lighting demonstration, and artefact and tool display.     It was a privilege for us to have this time with Josh Whiteland, as no amount of textbook learning can compare to the sharing of authentic, lived experiences, in our ongoing journey of Reconciliation. Warmly, Anne Coltrinari

Week 1 Term 4

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Dear Parents, What a wonderful start we've had to Term 4. Your children are enthusiastic and ready to learn and the days seem to be flying by! HOME LEARNING Home learning is back on this week. Please continue to monitor your child as they complete their home learning grids and only sign it at the end of the week if you are satisfied that they have successfully completed all tasks.  IN THE CLASSROOM NUMERACY We will be working with Data - (collecting, recording, displaying and analysing), and then applying our understanding in a real world context, through investigating the amount of sugar in various snacks. The children will be presenting their findings in an Information Poster. ENGLISH For Reading this term, we will be continuing with our Novel Study groups, where your child rotates through the roles of Director, Summariser, Illustrator, Connector and Word Finder, and participates in a weekly Book Club Meeting. In Writing, we are doing a unit of work on Poetry, learning about diff
  Dear Parents,  Next term I will be commencing a Placement for my Masters studies in Year 5J, which will continue for the most part of Term 4. I will be taking over the majority of the teaching load from Nick, under his expert eye as a mentor. As a classroom teacher, it is my job to create an environment as conducive to learning as possible. That may include considering different learning approaches, seating arrangements, presentation of content, how I handle discipline …… and as much as I consider and account for all those aspects of the classroom environment, nothing shapes my plans more than your children, the students. It would be remiss of me not to tell you how fantastic they are, without exception! I have got to know each of them pretty well in my role as an Education Assistant in the classroom this year, and it has been a privilege for me to call them “my” children, making this upcoming Placement all the more special. A huge thank you is due to Nick for this amazing learning o

Operation Christmas Child

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 Hey parents! Please see the information below in regards to the letter that was sent home with your child today. Please note that the shoe box that is used for packing each group's gifts is slightly smaller than a standard shoe box. Please keep this in mind when you are purchasing your item.  Enjoy the week! Mr Jones

Pottery - Round 2

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 Hi there parents! After having a little play around with the clay during the week, I have decided that, as artists, we don't always hit the mark first go. With this in mind, I have purchased some more clay for us to have another go. YAY! Your child needs to bring the following items to school on MONDAY 6th September : 1. Rolling pin 2. Leaves, shells etc to create patterns on the clay NO MOULDS WILL BE REQUIRED THIS TIME... Enjoy the weekend! Mr Jones

Mary MacKillop Information Sessions

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Hi Parents, Just letting you know about the information sessions that will be in the hall on Thursday this week.