Senior Report - Term 2, Weeks 9-10
It's almost the end of Term 2! Here is everything that has been happening recently in the Senior School, as well as some of the highlights of this term.
Winter Gala Day
Today the 5/6 students competed against other schools in the Mordialloc District Winter Sports Gala Day. The sports included Netball, Soccer, Volleystars and AFL Footy. Across the day the students played in a series of matches for their sports against students from other schools. Each team tried their best, with the Soccer team making it to the final for the day, coming runner-up overall for the district. Every student put in their best effort with each game and showed amazing teamwork sportsmanship. Overall, everyone had a great time and enjoyed playing with their team all day.
On Wednesday 20 students from the Senior School participated in the District Basketball competition. Both a boys and girls team played on the day. Everyone involved gave their best and had a great day.
This week we heard about the production and that we were going to audition next week on Tuesday. 32 different people put their hand up to audition for a role with scene 1 which we can use with a partner. Everyone will still get to be a part of the different dances.
What is your proudest moment of term 2?
"Making our STEM car fly because we footy kicked it and had a balloon making it go higher" - Jake
"I have a few highlights but what happened at wroombinda. It was really fun because there a lot of fun activities that we got to do" - Talia
"Maths, especially how I know how to use graphs from our data project and angles because I remember the types and how to measure them. Also that I got into district basketball" - Katarina
"I got into the cross country team and district basketball team" - Amy
"District basketball and cross country. I liked basketball because I got to verse a lot of my friends from other schools" - Sam
"Getting into the cross country team" - Dylan
"Probably finishing my egg drop STEM project" - Carla
"Getting better and soccer and footy" - Rickii
What are you excited for next term?
"I’m excited for PE and doing a different sport each week" - Amy
"For production and Canberra Camp in week 2" - Talia
"I’m excited for the new writing topics" - Katarina
"STEM projects and Athletics" - Rickii
"Athletics day!" - Sam
"The next STEM project and camp. And athletics!" - Jake
"Athletics day and camp" - Dylan
"Camp! Camp!" - Carla
Saturday 23rd - Working Bee
Tuesday 16th - Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 29th - Last Day of Term 2 and the Staff Vs. Student Basketball Match.
Reminder: final payments for camp are due on the 29th, the last day of term.
Monday 16th - First Day of Term 3
Monday 23rd - Friday 27th - 5/6 Canberra Camp!
Hi guys. Today, I’m going to talk about what we’ve been doing in Reading lately. In our Reading Sroups we have 4 activities: spelling, comprehension reading strategy (this week visualising) and a focus group with our teacher. In focus group, we have a book club and we read up to a certain point in our club book. (My group’s is called The Family Tree, it’s about a girl named Harriet, her step brother and her sister.) In reading strategy we have drawn a person from our group book and wrote about them, their role in the book, their actions, their traits, etc. In spelling we are making poems out of our weekly spelling words, and in comprehension we have a news for kids article which we answered questions about.
In Writing we have been looking at poems including: haikus, limericks, ballads, odes, kennings and cinquain. Kennings are when you describe the animal or place. Cinquains are poems that have five lines and you use describing words, verbs and synonyms. We had to do poems about our favourite body parts for example: legs, arms, face, mouth, hair and lots more. All the kids really enjoyed doing poems because their got to describe their favourite body parts. We have also just finished our information reports and they all turned out great!By Andjelka, Evie and Tikki
In Maths we have been looking at lots of different topics from this term such as multiplication, division and angles. Each class did an activity with each teacher to practice our skills. This week we looked at place value with decimal numbers. We did an activity where we ordered lots of different decimals with tenths, hundredths and thousandths on a number line to see which numbers were bigger and smaller. We also played decimal addition bump with partners where we span a pin to get different numbers to add and then on our board put a counter on the answer to try and get four in a row.
In the past few weeks, the senior school made cars with
wheels and axles for our STEM project. This week, we were allowed to officially test out cars. For the first few tries, my car failed and didn’t go 1 meter.
well and travelled over 2 meters!!! After everyone tested their designs, theBut after making a few adjustments, (making the axles shorter) it worked really
cars, elastic cars, balloon powered cars and motorised cars.
whole senior school had a race with their cars. There were 4 categories: push
What has been your learning highlight of the past two weeks?
"How to order decimal numbers." - Carla
"Probably division in Maths Groups and poems because they’re not too hard and not too easy to do and they’re pretty fun" - Jake M
"Probably doing poems. I learnt how to do a haiku better." - Dylan
"Doing poems in writing. My favourite to write was ballads." - Katarina
"For writing I enjoyed completing the information reports and in Maths I enjoyed the statistics project because they were really fun to make." - Talia
"The Sports Data Project because I like footy and Richmond." - Amy
"Poems because we got to do poems about our favourite body parts of our choice." - Rickii
"Poetry. I loved learning about all the different types of poems we have." - Sam