Firstly, we all wish Mrs McKay the very best on her period of leave.
The team of students and staff will continue to ensure great learning, investigations and discoveries occur. Together with myself and Ursula Woods, the Upper Primary staff aim to begin targeting specific Numeracy needs, using the research materials of Di Siemon. We intend to bring a similar approach to the Early Childhood classes once the older students are underway.
This week nearly 20 students will compete in the Australian Mathematics Competition, fantastic to have such an enthusiastic response.
We have also been invited by Cygnet Primary to compete in the Maths Relays on Thursday 22nd August. We can bring two teams of Grade 5 and 6’s, so there will be trials in the next few weeks to select those students with tenacity, lateral thinking and willingness to complete the obstacle course to collect their Maths questions.
Literacy continues to be a focus with Mrs Tucker joining our Literacy Coach, Heidi to bring our insights on ‘writing outcomes’ from the student free day into the classrooms.
Grade 2/3 and 1/2 are heading out on their excursion to the Marine Discovery Centre on Friday, I’m told the Gummy and Draftboard sharks are looking forward to being patted.
Stephanie van der Schans
Don't forget 'Corn On The Cob' lunchtime on Tuesday 6th August.
All money is to be paid in full before this day as no money will be taken over the counter.
Corn will cost $2.50 per cob (full cobs only)
Order forms are available at the office.
Thanks for supporting our Grade 6 fundraiser.
This Thursday 1st August is Pyjama Day. So, don't bother getting dressed in your uniform - roll out of bed in your PJ’s, nighty or onesie and bring either a gold coin donation or a non-perishable food item to be donated to the homeless shelter.
Remember it is also our PE day so wear your sports gear combined with those pyjamas and sandshoes.
Six matches were lined up in a row as shown
Move two of the matches in this pattern to leave nothing.
+ = + = + = + = + = + =
This week some of our students will be challenging themselves with their Australian Mathematics Competition Papers. Join them in their enthusiasm by trying to reason out the following:
Whilst sorting out the stationary drawer, Lyn found that 5 glue sticks weighed the same as 2 staplers, and that 3 staplers weighed the same as 20 erasers…
She wondered, how many glue sticks would balance how many erasers?
- 3 glue sticks with 8 erasers
- 3 glue sticks with 50 erasers
- 1 glue stick with 6 erasers
- 3 glue sticks with 17 erasers
- 7 glue sticks with 23 erasers.
Look forward to seeing the drawings and thinkings.
Stephanie van der Schans
Grade 5/6 have been discovering the area, perimeter and volume of different 2D and 3D shapes. We’ve been able to find out the volume of water held in the Huonville Swimming Pool and the circumference of the Parkes Space Dish! We’ve had lots of challenging moments like when we were given the Perimeter of a rectangle and we had to come up with all the possible side measurements that would make up that perimeter. Have a look at some of our hard work.
Did you know… Most of us spend 30% of our lifetime sleeping!
Just like your phone, your body and mind needs to be recharged each day-with a good night’s sleep!
Sleep is just like money, not enough and you go into sleep debt! If you don’t pay it back, you risk your health.
Sleep helps your body and brain to grow and develop!
Your brain needs sleep so you can:
- Remember what you learn
- Pay attention and concentrate
- Solve problems and think of new ideas
Your body needs sleep so your:
- Muscles, bones and skin can grow
- Muscles, skin and other parts can fix injuries
- Body can stay healthy and fight sickness
You can be your best when you get enough good sleep!
When you get enough sleep you can:
- Pay attention better in school
- Be creative and think of new ideas
- Fight sickness so you can stay healthy
- Be in a good mood
- Get along with friends and family
- Solve problems better
Without enough sleep you can:
- Forget what you have learned
- Have trouble making good choices
- Be grumpy and in a bad mood
- Have trouble playing games and sports
- Be less patient with the people around you
- Have trouble listening to parents and teachers
Get into good sleep habits!
HOW MUCH SLEEP DO YOU NEED?
- 3 – 5 year olds need 11 – 13 hours a night
- 6 – 9 year olds need 10 – 11 hours a night
- 10 years: 5 hours a night
- Teens and adults: 8-10 hours
So what can I do to assist sleep?
Try to avoid the sleep traps!