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April13

ENTERPRISE DAY

Despite the heat, our Enterprise Day stalls were a big hit. Each group was well organised and creative, resulting in each group making a profit. Our class total was just under $500. A fantastic effort.

Thanks to all the students for their hard work and their families who supported them with the organisation of their stalls.

 

FASHION PARADE

Last week we had our garbage bag fashion parade. It was a lot of fun and many interesting design creations were on show. Thanks to Mrs Woodlands and Simone who were our judges for the day.

END OF TERM

We have concluded a very busy and productive term of learning. I hope all students and their families have a happy and safe holiday break.

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ENTERPRISE DAY, PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS and DESIGN CHALLENGE

April3

ENTERPRISE DAY

Enterprise Day is on Wednesday 11th April starting at 12.30pm and finishing at 2.00pm. It is an opportunity to provide real world learning experiences for students. The students in our class are organising a range of activities to contribute to Enterprise Day. Our stalls include: Digital Art, Footy Handball Target, Cakes, Slices and Ping Pong Ball Game, Slime and Bath Bombs, Ten Pin Bowling, Special Biscuits and Handball Toss.

It would be great if you could talk to your child about what they are doing and discuss with them what they said they are going to organise/bring as part of their enterprise. No students are expected to spend large amounts of their own money bringing things for their enterprise activity.

Please remember that Enterprise Day is an important part of the learning program, particularly of the Australian Curriculum areas of Economics and Business, Mathematics, Health and English and that the class reflecting on their experience as stall holders and customers is essential to this learning. For this reason we will not be dismissing children early to go home with parents or grandparents. The school day finishes as normal at 3:10pm.

PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS

Thanks to everyone who came in last week for parent teacher interviews. It was a great opportunity to share information with each other to enable the best learning outcomes for each child.

FASHION PARADE

The students have been working hard on their designs for our Garbage Bag Fashion Parade which will take place on Friday afternoon. The task requires a lot of team work and creative thinking and is certainly a challenge. Below are pictures of some of the progress that has been made so far.

 

 

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ASSIGNMENTS, PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS AND ICAS

March15

GEOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT

Over the next 3 weeks the students will be working on an assignment to choose a city or town in the world and assess the liveability of that place. We discussed a number of factors that affect the liveability of a place such as, climate, safety, affordable housing, public transport systems, schools, health care and job opportunities.

The students will have class time and homework allocated to research and present their findings as to the liveability of the place they have chosen. The assignment and assessment criteria are in each student’s HASS book. This book should come home and return to school each day to ensure homework and classwork can effectively take place.

DUE DATE: THURSDAY 29TH MARCH

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TECHNOLOGY DESIGN CHALLENGE

The students in Rooms 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be working on a challenge to design and make a creative and interesting jacket and trousers for a group member to model at our fashion parade. The catch is the outfit must be made entirely out of garbage bags! I’m sure their will be a few requests for extra garbage bags when you are next out shopping. Below are the criteria.

REQUIREMENTS:
the clothing must be made out of plastic garbage bags—you may attach ‘extras’ to the jacket and pants to add style and creativity
the trousers must be 3/4 length to full length
the jacket must be long sleeved and have a minimum of 3 buttons
as the model walks along the catwalk, the jacket buttons must be undone, the jacket taken off, put on again and buttoned
a group member must give a commentary about the clothing as the model walks along the catwalk
all group members must take part in the design and construction of the clothing and work on it together at school

ASSESSMENT:
To be judged by a panel who will award points out of 5 for each criteria.

CRITERIA:
appearance and creative style of clothing
overall fit of trousers and jacket
ease of jacket being taken on and off
commentary presentation

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Very shortly you will receive information about how to book online for the parent teacher conferences. They will take place from Monday 26th to Thursday 29th March. I look forward to meeting with you all.

ICAS TESTING

Information about ICAS tests will be in this week’s newsletter and the school blog. The form must be returned by Thursday March 22nd so that interested students can be registered.

 

 

 

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Sports Registrations, Science and Electronic Books

March2

WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

Parents can now register their children to play Netball, Football, Basketball or Soccer in Terms 2 and 3.


More information about each sport and the registration details can be found in the attached PDF:

https://newsletters.edublogs.org/files/2018/02/Afterschool-sports-info-WINTER-2018-1chwc5q-1ah1mbm.pdf


After school sports can’t happen without a huge amount of parent participation. Please consider if you can contribute by taking on a coaching, managing or coordinator role.


You can register online at: www.trybooking.com/TMFJ


Please be quick as registrations will close on Friday 9th March

SCIENCE

For our science topic looking at micro-organisms, the students conducted an experiment to look at what happened when yeast was mixed with various combinations of ingredients, including warm water and sugar. A balloon was placed over the neck of each bottle and we waited a few hours before recording observations.

Bottle 2 with warm water, sugar and yeast created the best inflation of the balloon. After an interesting discussion, it was determined that this combination created carbon dioxide, thus causing the balloon to inflate. This is much the same thing that happens in the bread making process, causing bread to rise.

You may like to ask your child to explain the process further.

 

 

ELECTRONIC BOOKS

To access books electronically to read, students at school are encouraged to use the following website https://clgps.wheelers.co/

Their user name is firstname.lastname in lower case

The password is Library1

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MARBLE CHALLENGE

February23

Design Technology Challenge

On Thursday, the task was to create a marble maze, with the aim of having the marble travel in the slowest possible time.

The table was on a 2cm incline. The only materials to be used were thin card and tape.

A high level of communication was needed by each team.

There was evidence of problem solving and modifications to original design ideas.  The resulting mazes were both creative and varied.

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FUN AT AQUATICS

February12

Aquatics at West Lakes last Friday was a great deal of fun. Although it was very hot, with hats and sunscreen regularly applied, everyone participated actively and with a good deal of enjoyment.

Below are a variety of photographs to give you all an insight into the day.

 

 

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NEWS, AQUATICS AND ACQUAINTANCE NIGHT

February7

RECIPE FOR A SUCCESSFUL CLASSROOM

Over the first week we have all been getting to know each other and settling into our classroom routines. We have had discussions about our classroom expectations and how we can become successful learners. One of our activities was to develop a recipe for a successful classroom. Below are the groups and the posters they created.

 

AQUATICS FRIDAY 9TH

A reminder that we are off to aquatics on Friday 9th February.

It is expected to be hot so please prepare properly.

Students must be at school by 8.20am as we will be leaving on the bus promptly at 8.40am.

Students will need to bring the following:
· a hat and sunscreen 
· a t-shirt or rashy that covers the shoulders, long sleeved is best
· dry clothes to put on at the end of the day
· bathers and towel
· shoes -they should be easy to put on and take off e.g. thongs, crocs, old sandshoes
· any medication that was indicated on the health form e.g. asthma puffers
· food for recess, lunch and end of sessions as well as a water bottle – the shop may be open at lunch time whereby students may purchase an ice block, or other small snack if they wish

We are expected to return at approximately 5.15 pm

ACQUAINTANCE NIGHT

On Thursday, the students will bring home a Year 6/7 booklet with information about the organisation of our class. This, plus other points will be discussed on Acquaintance Night, Tuesday 13th February. A reminder that the night starts in Langley Hall at 6.40 for all parents of students in Rooms 1, 2, 3 and 4. After the group chat, we will move back to our own classes for individual discussions. Hope to see you there.

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WELCOME TO 2018

February1

Hi Everyone

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all students and their families for 2018. I hope you have had a wonderful time with your families over the holidays. 

I will be using a class blog to share information between school and home. You will be able to obtain updates about classroom news and coming events. 

As the year progresses I hope you enjoy keeping up to date with the wide variety of learning activities that will take place in our class.

Your comments on the posts are most welcome.

Please take the time to regularly visit this site to keep informed of the happenings in Room 4 in 2018.

You can subscribe to hear about any updates, via the “Subscribe by Email” link on the site which will let you know when the blog has been updated.

Kind Regards

Chris Braybrook

 

 

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