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We LOVED pj day!!
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Story Club / Wednesday Writers’ Club

It has been very enjoyable sharing the story of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl with the Wednesday lunchtime storyclubbers in the BER this term.

Next term there will be a different club taking place in the BER on Wednesdays. The Wednesday Writers’ Club will be starting in Week 1, Wednesday 1pm-1.20pm.

It is an informal gathering for students of all ages to come along with their own notebook or journal and pen or pencil (if you don’t have one, it will be provided) to share the pleasure of writing with others in an informal setting.

Feel free to use the time to get on with your current personal writing project, be it novel, short story, poetry or just jottings and ideas.

Discussing your writing with other writers will hopefully help you feel inspired and energised as you hone your craft. Some exercises and prompts will be provided if you turn up with a case of writer’s block!

See you 1pm Wednesday in the BER in Term 3. All welcome!


Students relaxing at lunchtime Story Club:
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We always enjoy our buddy sessions!
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Wow! What a wonderfully busy term we have had! We can't believe term 2 is nearly over!

English:

During writing sessions, we have explored a variety of poems. We have looked at haiku, cinquains, limericks and ballads. Students have enjoyed figuring out the structure of these poems and writing their own. We have practiced using rhyme and counting syllables.

Mathematics:

During maths sessions, we learnt about measurement. We learnt how to convert between units of length and explored how to solve the perimeter of regular and irregular shapes. Students are now learning about 3D shapes. We are learning how to identify nets with the corresponding 3D shape and they will have the chance to make models of 3D shapes.

Economics and Business:

We all really enjoyed learning about needs and wants in our Economics and Business unit. We have a better understanding of different types of resources and know how important it is to use our limited resources wisely. Students have certainly become more informed when it comes to making personal and financial consumer choices.

Don't forget PJ day next Thursday! We can't wait to see you all looking comfortable and relaxed.
5/6 Team

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All year groups have now covered the basic skills of AFL, such as kicking, hand-balling, catching, marking and bouncing. This week were beginning to focus on more advanced skills such as shepherding, team tactics and the different positions in AFL.

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Year 3 has been busy working on their Technology project. Students were asked to choose a 'Weird Animal' and create a model of it. Students were provided with various materials to make their animal including clay, blue tac, paint, material, pipe cleaners, wool, match sticks, paddle pop sticks, cotton wool and much, much more. Students then researched and wrote an information report on the chromebook to accompany their model and diorama.
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On Mondays, Year 1 enjoy their time in the hall participating in gross motor. We do a variety of activities that help to build our spatial awareness and body geography which are important for learning. This week we have been commando crawling under a bar and going under, over and through an obstacle course. We also work on our balance by placing bean bags on our hands as we walk across the beam. We have a fun game of balloon tennis for out hand-eye coordination and a tricky caterpillar walk for our upper body strength.
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What a busy few weeks year 4 have had. In Mathematics, the students have been consolidating their skills across the four operations through class workshops and using Mathletics and Studyladder for practise. We have also been focusing on recognising angles greater that, less than and equal to 90 degrees. We have explored angles through art as well.

We have been very fortunate to have the wonderful Mrs Westerburg join us twice a week from Week 8 to support our writing program. To start with, we are focusing on persuasive writing, examining the structure and language devices including connectives and how to use rhetoric questions appropriately to engage an audience. Students are experimenting with putting these into paragraphs and we will continue to develop these ideas into a formal persuasive writing piece over the coming weeks.

In Health, students have continued to impress us with their knowledge of the health benefits of specific sports and hobbies. They are working towards developing a Health Expo stall for early in Term 3. In conjunction with this, students are looking at persuasive techniques through Visual Arts to create a slogan and logo for their presentation to entice people to come to their expo stall.

Year 1 has been very busy focusing on their writing this term. We have been exploring different aspects which make us all great writers. During LIFT sessions on Tuesday, the students have been separated into groups across the cohort to focus on writing. We have been looking at forming sentences, planning our writing and how we can make our writing more interesting. In our own classes, we have been looking at different texts and what the authors did to make the writing interesting. From this, students have been using specific tools used by authors to insert into their own writing. Classes have also been busy writing their own books! Next time you come into class, ask one of the students to point you in the direction of one of our class books.

In numeracy, students have been focusing on skip counting. The have explored counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s beginning on the numeral and off the numeral. Students have enjoyed playing “Buzz” in their classes, using 100’s chart to support their counting. This game can be easily played at home and the rules can be mixed up to make the game more challenging! We are continuing to explore this concept in LIFT groups on a Monday. Students have also been exploring the concept of addition and the different strategies they can use to add numbers together. Some of the strategies we have covered are counting on, using number lines, rainbow facts, partitioning and mental computation. We are continuing to apply addition strategies in non-formal ways in the classroom and on the playground.

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Jack Heath is coming to Campbell Primary!

Monday 6 August 2018

Author talk for Years 3 – 6

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