During the season of Lent, we have been thinking about the great sacrifice that Jesus made for us. We have already written Lenten Promises and prayers, and displayed these across our classroom and in the front office.
We have now started to take a closer look at the Easter Story. We retold the story on our iPads, and will now use this as a plan to create a whole class Stop Motion video using lego! We are working in small groups to film individual parts of the story, and while this is happening, we have also been rehearsing for our upcoming STATIONS OF THE CROSS assembly. We’ve had to learn our lines and practise our scenes ready to begin filming next week.
Here are some sneak peak photos – and stay tuned for the finished products very soon!
On Wednesday, 27th October, the year five students travelled to the WA Museum Boola Bardip to learn about the history of Western Australia. Boola Bardip means many stories in Whadjuk Nyoongar; the Country on which the Museum sits.
We worked in small groups to explore the museum and we learnt about the significance, history and identity of WA. We discovered different ways the Aboriginal peoples remain connected to the land and we understand the importance of working together to continue to sustain this beautiful land we share.
Please click on the link below to read all about our Numero tournament!
This week the Year 5 students commenced a project for their Open Night display. It’s called a ‘farm in a glove’. This activity is linked to the National Science Week theme of Food different by Design. The students will observe how a seed sprouts and investigate the conditions necessary for germination to occur by planting five different seeds in a clear plastic glove.
The students had to carefully place 2 cotton balls in each finger of the glove.
The student labelled each finger before inserting their seeds.
Then the students used a pipette to dispense the same amount of water onto each cotton ball. We wanted to ensure that we are making this investigation a ‘fair test’.
The gloves will be on displaying MPR (Science) on Open Night. Come and visit to see if the seeds have germinate and whether the Year 5 students have provided the right conditions.
This week, we had the chance to brush up on our first aid skills. Hopefully we never need to use these skills, but in case we do, we revised the DRS ABCD acronym and practised how to put our friends into the recovery position in an emergency.
Our instructor also told us about the St John of God FIRST RESPONDERS app, which we would highly recommend downloading!