Thursday, 2 August 2018

Senior Report - Term 3, Weeks 1-3

 Senior Report - Term 3, Weeks 1-3

Canberra Camp!
As you know, last week the year 5/6 students got on a bus very early in the morning to travel to Canberra for our camp. The students went to many exciting places such as Parliament House, the War Memorial, AIS, Government House, Questacon, Mt Ainslie, Telsta Tower and the National Gallery. Everyone had a fantastic time.

The Bus Trip
Last week on the bus we got bring our devices on the bus and I listened to TAYLOR SWIFT which was very fun. We could move our seats back and the teachers came round with rubbish bags just like an aeroplane. We also got lights above the seats which was great.
By Alannah

Parliament House
Last week we went to Canberra as most of you already know and we had so much fun, but who goes to Canberra and not visit the parliament house? So we went to the new Parliament House (as well as the old one). First while we waited for our guided tour, we were led into a room and they gave us a fruit bar and a cup of water. After that they taught us about all the 150 members in the house of representatives and 76 senators in the senate, 12 from each area. Then we went to the house of representatives and they showed us where the Claire O’Neil sat, who was the one that represented us there. We also got to see the senate and the great hall. We learnt how the clocks have a light and when they shine it means they have to go to the house of the colour of the light (green, house of representatives, red, the senate). The actually only have 5 minutes to get they close the doors and nobody can come in or out. Then they showed us the portraits of Prime Ministers who had died although some of the girl ministers weren’t there, they told us how every prime minister had to get a portrait when they died, and I wondered how come somewhere missing? At the end they showed us the great hall.
By Lua

Last week in Canberra the grade 5’s and 6’s went to many places although my favourite activity was obviously the AIS. The AIS stands for the Australian Institute of Sports. Inside the AIS they had many activities which included all types of different sports but the best activity that was there was the basketball hoop and I was just shooting buckets the whole time. They showed us many different places but I got really excited when we saw Luc Longley’s championship rings he won with Michael Jordan! Luc Longley is the first Australian basketballer in the NBA! They took us to the next section of the AIS which was a massive stage where people from all different sports train and get stronger. They told us about how many famous people have been on that stage including Ben Simmons and the Harlem Globetrotters. The people there took us to many different sections and while we were watching a group of men playing Volleyball we saw that the tallest man that they had there was 6 foot 11!!! And the average height for a volleyball player is over 6 feet tall.
Towards the end we went to the gift shop and bought a lot of merchandise. I bought me and my friend something from the store and even though we were only there for an hour and a half I could tell we all had a lot of fun and I hope to go again soon.  
By Evan

On Wednesday bus one went to Questacon! We went to all different rooms and went to a public place so we went in a big group. First we went in to Questacon then we had to go line up against the gift shop. Mrs Windley signed us in and also Mr Hardie and Miss Jardine stayed with us. Then we went to the gift shop first and then when you purchased something you would put you’re name on it and then you would put it in the box and our bus driver would collect it. The first room we went to was my favourite it was dark cool room it had a massive drop side on it but I did’nt go on the drop slide. Then we went to the next room it was a construction room. The worker there was really nice to us and showed us a awesome T Rex. He told us he was seeing the Jurassic park with he's friend. The next room we went to was a very cool room: it was the electricity room. It was really cool because every 14 mins there was huge lighting strike.The next room there was cool because there was a machine that on one side there was your normal self then it turned to a side were you could see if your face was burnt and if you had freckles it will show up with alot of freckles. As we were walking back we saw an amazing water sculpture. Then we went back on the bus with our amazing bus driver. 
By Harper and Jasmine.

Australian War Memorial
In Canberra we went to so many amazing places! One of my favourites was the Australian War Memorial Museum. There we learnt about all the wars Australian's had fought in. One of the staff members told us stories. My favourite was about this black dog who was a bomb detector in the Afghanistan War. She got lost and she got replaced. A while later some Americans saw the dog and were confused how a black Labrador got into the desert, they called to her and she understood English. The villagers had fed the dog, that's how she survived in the heat for that long. She was returned to her owner. I also liked seeing the mini light shows about Fighter Planes, when Sydney was attacked by submarines and a plane called "G" for George. It was interesting to see all the uniforms too.
By Maya

Italian Project
The Senior Students have had a new Italian Assignment about cooking sent home. The assignment is as follows:
'I CIBI' - Food. Due Date: Thursday 20th September
PROMO - First
Decide on what you are going to have in your Menu. It must be something Italian. You may chose two or more from: entree (soup, salad etc), anti-pasta, a main course, biscotti (biscuits) and/or sweets (dolce) but the main course must be included.
Once you have decided on the menu, you need to write up everything you will need - including any relevant equipment (bowls, whisks, oven)
Challenge level - write the ingredients only in Italian
SECONDO - Second
With an adult, purchase or locate all the necessary food items. Sort them out and wash your hands and bench space you will be preparing on. Follow the recipe's steps to make your menu. Make sure you provide evidence of what you are doing. This could be photos, etc. Your family can help you with this.
TERZO - Third
Prepare and set the table in a creative and Italian inspired way. Again, you should provide evidence of this. Make sure you have place cards which you can save as part of your evidence.
QUARTO - Fourth
Serve your guests their meal. Afterwards, clean the table, kitchen and dishes. Hand out your scoring cards for completion.
QUINTO - Fifth
Decide how you will present your written part of this assignment. It can be a poster, booklet, fold out or power-point. Make sure you include all steps you took to complete your meal (even the cleaning up!). Be creative and neat. Check for any spelling errors.
Buon Appetito!

Friday Atheletics
The year 3-6 students are now beginning their Athletics trials each Friday morning from 9-10:30. Any parents and guardians are welcome to come and assist in the timing or measuring of each event. If you are interested, contact your child's teacher or Hope Laycock to find out more.

If your child is absent from school, you must notify the school via flexibuzz of this in the morning. If not, you will now be sent this message from your child's teacher via flexibuzz:
Dear Parents/Guardians.
Your child has been marked as absent from school today. Can you please contact the office to notify us of the reason for this absence.
Kind Regards,

Mentone Park Primary School

So far this term in Reading we have been learning about determining the important parts of a text and have been reading a book called Boy Overboard by Moris Gleitzman. We read 2 chapters on the floor and then we read another 2 chapters at our tables while we do a character tree on the characters in the book. When we finish reading we answer some questions on the chapters we just read. Wednesday and Thursday we do our reading rotations: the reading rotations are comprehension, focus group, reading strategy and spelling.
By Morgan

In Writing for the past couple of weeks, we have been learning about procedures. Procedures explain someone how to cook, do or play something. We learnt the structures of procedures, the language we should use in procedures and we had a go of writing a piece ourselves. The structure of a procedure is a title, the goal/aim, the materials/ingredients, the steps or method and the conclusion or evaluation. We all had a go at doing a procedure on how to make a solar-powered oven. We had to be very detailed to get the best procedure we can. Some of those things were adding subheadings, measurements in materials or ingredients, etc. We have all enjoyed writing procedures!
By Holly

For the first few days of Term 3, the grade 5/6’s did some problem solving tasks with addition, subtraction and multiplication. We started with 6 numbers and we had to find as many sums as possible with those numbers. This week, we started a new unit on mapping. First, we learnt (or had a refresher) about coordinates and how you read the x axis before the y axis. After, we drew a picture with coordinates. Then finally, we started doing some activities with a Map of Kingston. We had to find the coordinates of some destinations and where some coordinates lead to. After we finished that, we had another activity that was slightly harder. We had to give directions from certain places to other destinations by using north, east, south and west. We also learnt how to read the scale. Overall, these few weeks of Maths was pretty fun.
By Victoria

Our new topic in Science this term is animal adaptations. We are learning about how plants and animals adapt to different weather conditions and habitats.
An example of an animal adaptation is: bears live in cold places and hibernate during the winter season. There are plants that adaptations to different weather conditions, for example: an aloe vera plant stores water in the leaves. Some plants survive by growing their roots near the surfaces or they grow them deep down. Also another fact about animal adaptations is that there are different parts of the animal's body like:
  • Structural: where the outside of the body does the adapting
  • Physiological: where the inside of the body does the adapting
  • Behavioural: when the animal's behaviour changes to the different weather and habitat around it
By Irene

This term in STEM our challenge is to make a solar powered oven that is to melt a piece of chocolate!
We were all put into groups of three and given a booklet to follow! The booklet is to help us through a process of brainstorming, testing, designing, getting prepared, constructing and at the end a group and self-reflection and each day of stem we complete a daily log!  This project is to be completed at the end of the term!  It’s really fun to explore which materials are good to help make our ovens solar powered and to design possible ovens!
By Annistasia

From week 3, Year 3 to Year 6 started doing athletics try outs. The 12s girls did 200m and discus and there are lots of other events as well such as 100m, 1500m, shot put, high jump, long jump, triple jump, 800m, and more but we don’t do my favourite event which is 400m. We are doing try outs next week as well! Shot put is done on the cricket pitch but you can’t step on the grass.
By Alannah  

Canberra Camp

Pencil Community Workshop

Buddies - 100 Days of School

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