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Yr 3 & 4 Apple Education & Healsville Sanctuary On Tuesday, the Year 3 and 4 students went to Healesville Sanctuary to be researchers. We were investigating our Big Question - How are living things connected? Today we are working with Phil Cristofaro who is an Apple Educator. We are learning how to use KeyNote to create a multi modal presentation of our findings about animals we saw on the excursion. Learning at Home Link: Ask your child to share the different features of KeyNote that they learnt how to use today.
Yr 5 & 6 i Time Community Kitchen Enquiry Today a group of Year 5 & 6 students investigated our new St Bernadette’s Community Kitchen. These students have created their own personal inquiry question around cooking, which is part of the Design Technology in the Victorian Curriculum.Today they toured the kitchen as researchers and took photographs to assist them in planning for their ‘cooking time’. They collaborated with others and brainstormed some ‘ Agreed Ways’ for our St Bernadette’s Community Kitchen. There was great excitement from students and we look forward to using this fantastic new asset of our school. Maybe this experience might produce a future Master Chef!
Yr 3 – 6 – Learn to play Chess – every Thursday lunchtime Yesterday chess experts Grant and Izzie visited St Bernadette’s at lunchtime and demonstrated some winning chess moves. They gave us some instructions sheets which were useful in allowing us to improve our thinking skills. We now have a group of approx 30 keen chess players, which is fantastic. How’s your Chess game?
Yr 1 – Art How can I create a face using paper skills? Year 1 students have been exploring the topic of portraits and the different ways that they can create them. This current project is focusing on the use of paper and paper skills, including cutting, fringing, bending, layering, folding and curling. Perhaps children might share these skills with those at home.
Yr 4 – How can we describe the properties of shapes and objects? Today the Year 4 students worked in collaborative groups where they needed to describe ‘Which one doesn’t belong?’.  Using a group of pictures of different shapes students needed to justify/explain why a shape did not belong to the group. Learning at Home link: Ask your child to explain the task and get him/her to describe some of the properties of shapes and objects in your house.
Yr 3 – Writing: Narratives This morning, the Year 3 students began to unpack the structure of a narrative by inquiring into the learning intention ‘How can I plan a narrative?’ Students used ‘storybook grammar’ and the story ‘The Paper Bag Princess’ to identify the sequence of a narrative. Learning at home link: You might like to ask your child about what ‘storybook grammar’ is, and identify the structure of your favourite picture storybook at home, using the ‘storybook grammar’ icons.
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