Glen Huon has continued to be a very busy place. The classrooms are a buzz with learning. All teachers have been working very closely with Steph van der Schans focussing on place value. There are some very interesting and engaging learning opportunites occuring in relation to this.
The kindergarten build is continuing to progress with the framing now up. It is very exciting to think we will have a brand new purpose built space for Kinder. We have had a playground design expert come and have a look at the playground area for Kinder and our other two playground spaces that have equipment in them. It is hoped that we will be able to update all our play areas through a staged process.
Southern Plumbing have arrived on site and are attending to our potable water system. The potable water infrastructure has been problematic for a long time. This current work will upgrade it all and tie all the previous work together so that the sytem runs seamlessly.
Our lovely community seating at the front of the school has undergone a renovation and is looking great.
We are waiting for the stump grinder to arrive at school to remove the stump from our pin oak and make a good sized hole so that we can replant another tree. I will update you further on the planting when I find out more.
Have a look at the images to see what has been happening.
My name is Michelle Lovell I am the new School Chaplain/Youth Worker. I will be working at Glen Huon Primary on Tuesday's.
I also work at Cygnet Primary and Clarence High.
I have a Diploma of Youth and Community Service. Working with young people for the past 10 years, working with children with trauma, and high needs.
Working with young people is my passion. I was a volunteer with the Tasmanian Ambulance Service for 18 years and managed the local garden centre for 4 1/2 years.
I love the Huon Valley and all it has to offer and it's lovely being back at Glen Huon Primary where my children attended from Kinder to Grade 6.
My role is to support your children, teachers/staff and your community.
I will be running the Breakfast Club on Tuesday morning at school.
Tuesday 22nd September the SRC will run a Free Dress Fun Day to celebrate the end of Term 3.
Activities will be held during the lunch break. They include sardine hide and seek in the bush, dodge ball on the netball courts and dancing in the hall.
It is free dress but please wear sensible sun safe shoes and clothing.
Explorations in bundling (place value)
Grade Three have been learning about place value. We made up a number using dice and then created that number using the technique of bundling. We used match sticks. Some were singular and so they were ones and others we put into bundles of ten. Then we put them together to make one hundred.
We glued our match stick bundles to a piece of cartridge paper in the correct columns.
Some were very colourful.
Drama students are doing a great job. We really have quite a unique task of playing catchup to make up for those lost months due to the Covid lockdown.
I would plead with parents at this stage to please assist their child in learning their lines. I simply don't have enough time to do it in a drama session once a week.
We had a very emotional session last week and I really can't wait to see if you react the same way I did when we perform for you 'THE PEACE CHILD'
Cheryle Page 0417660232
Tuesday 20th October 9:15am – (2nd week of Term 4)
The Children’s Book Council theme this year is “Curious Creatures, Wild Minds”. Students are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character.
Parade will commence at 9:15am on the netball courts.
If the weather is bad, we will present in the hall.
We would like to invite a representative from your family to our morning celebrations for Book Week. Please advise us if you are planning on attending due to Covid19 restrictions.
We can’t wait to see all the wonderful book characters appearing at school ready for the book parade.
Part of our understanding of Place Value includes ‘rounding’.
We round numbers every time we go shopping, whenever we need to estimate size and quantity. It is a very important skill in life, it helps us to understand the value of an item.
It makes the number simpler while keeping it close to its actual value/size.
It allows us to estimate the total value of a collection of numbers, to feel certain our adding up is likely to be correct.
For example, if we know $4.50 is close to or can be rounded up to $5.00, we will easily recognise a mistake of a salesperson accidentally typing $45.00 into a cash register when recording the costs of items we want to buy!
Here’s some great examples from the nrich maths website to practice. The more fun you have with learning this concept, the more likely you will always remember it.
Stephanie van der Schans
When the dice are rolled they can be combined in two different ways to make a number less than 10 with one decimal place.
And to extend yourself…