Brrrrr…..A Chilly Start to the Week!
After thinking that the days were slowly getting lighter and warmer again, there is nothing quite like a cold snap to remind us that it is still very much winter for another month!
How wonderful it was to be able to hold an assembly again after so long. Thank you to all the parents who came along to celebrate our learning with us. Whilst there was a bit of paperwork, spacing of chairs and plenty of hand sanitiser involved, it was lovely to see so many of you.
Congratulations to Will and Jason for their marvellous hosting of our assembly. Both of you demonstrated great confidence and maturity in the way you presented the items.
At our assembly we had a special visit from Senator Abetz who came to present the school with a fantastic Lego play and storage table. Emma, one of our wonderful teacher aides, had spotted an advertisement in the newspaper a while ago asking for grant applications to win one of 10 Lego play and storage tables which had been part of a national touring exhibition….complete with LOTS of Lego. Thank you Emma for putting together the grant application! I can’t wait to see some creative Lego constructions happening in our school. Perhaps we should even be in a Glen Huon Lego Masters Challenge!
Congratulations to all our assembly award recipients. We had each of the 4 Department of Education values represented and recognised by the great things our students have been doing since the start of term.
Values Award recipients were:
- Aiden Fromholtz
- Eamon Triffitt
- Scarlett Fromholtz
- Jade Spink
- Katie Truran
- Sam Hook
- Alex Nossiter
- Elana Cook
- Eli Fennell
- Lainey Triffitt
- Sophie Dewhurst
Congratulations also to our Citizen of the Month nominees and our Aussie of the Month. When I read the things teachers had written about the students they were nominating, I noticed that caring for others, helping others and looking after each other was a bit of a theme. It is great to see people looking after each other so well.
- Emma Truran
- Olive Steenholdt
- Clancy Stagg
- Tobias Fennell
- Quilla Moss
- Isabelle Dillon
During Term 3 across the school we will be celebrating National Science Week. (August 15th – 23rd). The theme for this year’s celebration is – “Deep Blue: Innovations for the Future of our Oceans.”
In our class we will be focussing on developing our understandings of the many features of this amazing environment and how important it is to our existence on Earth.
We will investigate how we can help to sustain this environment for generations to come.
To start this unit of work we brainstormed this question – What do we currently know about oceans? Then we thought about what we wanted to know about oceans. So we recorded our questions.
Here are some examples of questions asked -
What is an ocean? How deep are the world’s oceans? What is the deepest ocean? What is the largest ocean? Are there different layers of the ocean? How do humans use the ocean? What impact have humans had on oceans? Who discovered the world’s oceans? What creatures are found in the world’s oceans? What disasters have occurred in the oceans? What’s the difference between an ocean and a sea? Are all oceans the same temperature? Are there different layers of the ocean? What are some of the special features of an ocean?
These questions will drive our inquiries of this precious environment.
Below are some examples of our diagrams we created depicting the different layers of the ocean.
Today’s morning assembly was a special day for our Children’s University students as they were presented with their Passports to Learning. Mr Sean Stevenson from the Menzies Institute came to speak to the school about Children’s University: students choose activities outside school tuition time ie during breaks at school, after or before school or on weekends, ones that they are interested in. They then enter the activity in their passports and have them signed off by the Glen Huon Primary co-ordinator Ms Dorian.
When they have completed 30 hours of activities, each student can graduate – a ceremony to recognise their achievement. Of course this year things are a bit different because of COVID 19, but there are so many ways they can follow their interests and be recognised for this.
Congratulations to our four students for taking on the Children’s University challenge!
Practise comparing and ordering numbers (recognising the value of the place of a digit).
(From Paul Swan’s Dice Games)
You need six 6 faced dice, a piece of paper with 10 lines and a pencil. You can use two, three, four or five dice too depending on the player’s knowledge of numbers.
It is fun to play this game together in a pair supporting each other to fit in as many numbers as you can.
One person rolls the six (or selected quantity of) dice and makes the largest number they can. Eg. if I roll 3,4,5,2,2,1, I would make 543 221 as the highest number. I write that at the bottom of the sheet of paper.
Second person rolls the six dice and makes the smallest number. Eg. If I roll 4,4,3,1,5,2, I would make 123 445.
Now take turns to roll the six dice and record a number between the smallest and largest numbers.
Each new number is written on a selected line, if you cannot form a number with your roll of dice in ascending order, no matter what order you place the digits in, the game stops.
Think carefully where you write your numbers.
Please share with me your attempts, can you make ten numbers without getting out?
Stephanie van der SchansAST/Numeracy
This is an open invitation to anyone over 18yrs who might be interested in becoming a member of this very important Committee. Meeting once a term to make important, impartial decisions in favour of the hall and it’s users/hirers.
The Annual General Meeting for the Baden Powell Scout & Guide Hall in Huonville, is to be held Wednesday 12th August at 6:30pm in the meeting room in the Hall on Heron St., Huonville.
New members are urgently needed to maintain the quorum required to keep the hall run by the community. The hall was originally built for the Scouts & Girl Guides by local community members and businesses and it would be great to keep the ongoing decisions community based. If you would like to attend, please email Ann Brittian (Booking Officer) at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to register your interest.
We look forward to seeing you there! Thankyou