If you are onsite at any time take a walk into our bush playground. There are some remarkable structures being built. There is a lot of co-operation and engagement in relation to the building of these structures. There has also been an opportunity for us to learn about fair play and natural justice. The bush play enables us to put into practice the social skills required to solve problems respectfully.
This bush area is also a great classroom space. The Grade 1/2 students had a tower challenge in there on Friday afternoon it was a challenge to see who could build the biggest strongest tower. The game of Jenga was an inspiration for some of the towers.
We are getting close to reporting time. Parent teacher slips will be coming home very shortly. Reports will come home on Friday 28th June.
Our school uniform policy (ratified by the School Association) states that the students wear:-
Long black pants/trousers sold at school
Black shorts sold at school
Black tights (not sold at school)
Please help by ensuring your child is in uniform and has black as the bottom part of the uniform.
We were very lucky to have an incursion from Musica Viva last week. The performance was called Zeeko.
Our focus this month is on Inquiry - as parents we are thinking about how to help our children discover and question the world, rather than simply provide answers for them...
On Wednesday our question of the day is, "What happened next?" We'll think about sequences, and do lots of imaginative play that encourages communication and creativity.
On Thursday our catch phrase will be, "I wonder..." and we'll discover some new things to wonder about and explore together.
On Friday our question will be, "What if...?" After playing with the rainbow ring, we'll read a great story full of "what if" questions, about an adventurer who climbs a giant sunflower. Then we'll make our own sunflower and imagine what comes next.
On Wednesday the 26th June we have an excursion to the marine discovery centre - all welcome! More details in this newsletter.
We hope to see you there, Jess Black and Annette Carson
There’s a busy vibe in the 5/6 classroom as our iTime projects get well underway. iTime is a weekly occurrence where we all get to work on an individual project that has stemmed from our own interests. It stands for inquiry time. We have everything happening in here from designing state of the art dog kennels, art and culture projects, science experiments, dance choreography, making board games and a class book to getting up close and personal with parts of the mouth and history projects on the crusades and Greek mythology. There are many more and the variety is amazing. As the weeks unfold we are building our research, digital technology and presentation skills as well as working on our talents. These projects are preparing us for our major 10 hour project in term four. Stay tuned for those ones.