Over the last couple of weeks the students have been working on their Narrative Writing skills.
This week we have discussed the importance of grabbing the reader’s attention so that they want to keep reading our story.
Here are some of the initial ideas from 6L…
It was great to see so many students from the class putting their name forward to be nominated as the Student Representative Council member.
The students presented some great speeches.
Congratulations to Grace who was nominated as our representative. She will do a great job taking our class ideas to the SRC meeting.
The year begins with the new 6L Class!
Tonight we have our Twilight Market at our school and our class is responsible for the Chocolate Throw Stall. We had to create signs for our stall and I decided to give Shanae and Ashlyn the task of designing and creating them. They are amazing artists with great attention to detail.
They did an amazing job?
Ally helping Ashlyn and Shane to prepare and paint the undercoat.
The finished products!
As part of the Walk to School month the Year 5/6 students took part in a Bike Safety program which helped to develop their understanding of the basic road rules and how to better control their bike. Will (from Year 9 – Victorian State MTB champion) gave us some tips on bike maintenance.
The day began with the students navigating around a course which consisted of stop signs, give way signs, pedestrian crossings and construction zones. Students had to modify their speed to suit the conditions around them.
After recess we then departed on our ride out to Gapsted winery where we rested while we ate our lunch.
It was a beautiful day and the students worked really well together on the ride. Some students achieved some great goals of pushing themselves to complete the ride and become better bike riders in the process.
A big thank you to Graham who drove the support vehicle, as well as Belinda and Louise who came along to help with supervision.
What was your favourite part of the day?
What did you find most challenging?
On the weekend we built a base.
We made it out of wood. We put the poles in the ground first, built the floor and then constructed the walls. While we did the walls we staggered the logs to make a ladder which allows us to sit on the roof and chill.
During a storm a tree fell on the base when it was still a frame so we had to rebuild some parts.
We worked hard on this base and are really proud of how it looks. We are planning to expand further into the bush.
By James and Blake
On Wednesday our Year 5 and 6 students travelled to Melbourne to the National Gallery of Victoria to see the Edgar Degas exhibition.
Our education guide was Alice who was awesome at explaining the development of Degas’ style and talking about life in Paris in the 1800s. Our Year 5 and 6 students were forthcoming in asking super questions and making some astute observations that impressed Alice. The Degas show is immense and this collection is drawn from over 67 locations around the world and includes sketches, paintings, pastel drawings, and sculptures. Degas had failing eyesight in his later years, so he did less painting and more sculpture, particularly of horses. One of the favourite pieces was a bronze and fabric sculpture of the 14 year old ballerina and the large blue painting of Degas’ cousins.
We ate our lunch, that included a great triple chocolate cookie, in the great hall beneath the coloured glass ceiling. In our afternoon workshop Levi and Jaydon’s work were a highlight showing a great understanding of using tone to create depth in their figures. Adam impressed us with his creative streak showing that Ladeane was not the only creative in the Lindsay family. We left with a clutch of drawings under our arm and a cool Degas tote bag for each student.
The day was fully sponsored by the National Gallery of Victoria, including our travel, lunch and workshop materials. This funding had been generously made to the national Gallery from Mrs Krystyna Campbell-Pretty and family provides support to schools/students to visit the NGV, specifically for rural students who often do not have the opportunity to visit city galleries. Have a chat to your child about the day and what they learnt and took away with on the day.
Thanks to the Year 5 and 6 students for their great company.
Adam, Kit and Inga
What was your favourite part of the day and why?
Today the students participated in the Potato Olympics.
We had an opening ceremony where each class paraded around with their athlete.
They then competed in the following events:
- Diving – which athlete did the trickiest moves in the air and the greatest splash in the water?
- Luge – how quick did the athlete slide down the pipe?
- Running – which athlete rolled down the ramp to the finish line the quickest?
- ShotPut – which athlete was thrown the furthest?
It was a great day of competition and the students had a great time.
What was your favourite event and why?
Today the students were given a potato so that they could start to create their Potato Olympics Athlete!
This week the students from Years 3-6 will be competing in Potato Olympics. More information and photos will be available soon.
For now, have a look at some of these great athletes…
Which athlete was your favourite and why?
The students in 6L have been working on understanding electricity better this term.
You can read about the way we have been learning by visiting this earlier post.
Today the students had to get 3 light globes to light up by completing a circuit using a power supply, wires and globes.
They then used the lights to light up their name which they had made using paper and cellophane. That task proved to be tricky for some! They all thought it was going to be easy but soon learned that A3 paper doesn’t stand up easily without some clever folding. They also discovered that cutting their name out created some challenges as they had to think carefully about how to construct their letters.
In the end the kids did a great job and were all able to show me that they could create an open and closed circuit with full-functioning light globes.
What was the hardest part of this project?
Explain what you needed to do to get the light globes to light up.