Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Senior School Term 4 Weeks 1,2 & 3

Senior School Term 4 Weeks 1,2 & 3


Nude Food Week is next week!Next week, students are encouraged to bring nude food (food without packaging) and these students will go into a raffle for a prize. We will be learning about the importance of healthy eating and also minimising our waste throughout the week. A notice has been sent home explaining the necessary information.

Next Friday 3rd of November- Morning TeaAs part of Nude Food Week, each class will be sharing a morning tea. It would be great if the students could bring some cut up fruit and vegetables to share with their grade.

Grade 6 Graduation Photo & Whole School PhotoHeld on Friday the 3rd of October

Cup Day- 7th of November

 Learning and Teaching 

Writing- To begin the term, students wrote recounts about their holidays. For the past 2 weeks, students have been using their creativity to write captivating narratives. It has been wonderful listening to the students talk about how much they have improved with their creative writing. We have been exploring different methods of beginning and ending a story. 

Reading- Students have been learning how to create a new understanding through combining their prior knowledge with the information from the text. They have been exploring this notion through guided reading and independent activities.

We wrapped up the unit on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages in week 1 with our groups. It was great to see students become confident with such a challenging topic.
We have moved onto Time as our next focus. This includes reading an analogue clock to the minute, converting between 12 hour and 24 hour time, calculating elapsed time, investigating time zones and interpreting timetables. 


Design and Technology is our focus for Inquiry this term. Since the beginning of term, students have discussed the role of an engineer and researched famous engineers. Last week, Mrs Windley discussed the design process with the support of her VCE Design & Tech folios.

Students, working either individually or in pairs, started to discuss problems they encounter in their lives which could be solved with a new design or product.

It's important to note that we will be taking the students step by step through the design process every Friday. Students will begin to research existing designs and starting to sketch their ideas this week.