On Wednesday 2nd November, some students from years 5 & 6 travelled to Attadale Primary School to compete in a Numero Interschool Competition. Numero is a card based maths game that encourages problem solving and mental maths skills.
We have been practising our Numero skills for most of the year, and this was our big chance to see how we fare against other schools.
There were a mix of individual and team challenges, and then the final round was a Numero Scramble. For this event, students had to race between tables and a scoreboard competing to create the best mathematical equation.
“The competition was exciting and I was really happy to win some individual games to help our team” – Raf
“We had lots of fun and even though we didn’t win, we still had a great time” – Daren
Our fruit of the Holy Spirit focus this term has been LOVE. We put our poetic skills to the test by using imagery to paint a picture of what love is like, and used our graphic design skills to complete our LOVE TREES. We just LOVE the finished product 🙂
Recently, we have started looking at information report writing. We’ve been learning about Australian Pioneers and next week we will begin creating dioramas and reports on some of the events that shaped Australia into the country we know today.
Before we start writing this report, we had a go at creating some brand new mythical creatures. Some of us combined some existing ones together, and others made something entirely new. We needed to organise our information under appropriate sub headings, and include facts about our creature.
Creating reports about our mythical creatures
We have also started a new class novel called “Blabbermouth”. It is the story of a mute girl named Rowena, who is starting at a new school. She has some struggles fitting in, so we tried to put ourselves in her shoes and describe a scene from her point of view.
Describing and drawing some of the scenes from our class novel.