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.
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.
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.