We have finished our first Semester and we all feel very proud of our wonderful efforts. We have worked very hard to achieve great things. We have learnt many new things and we have learnt about each other greatly. We are looking forward to our new Semester in 2017.
We have continued our work with Perimeter and Area. Our focus has been on developing understandings of how we can use different tools and ideas to work out the perimeter and area of regular shapes and irregular shapes. We have used a number of online tools and hard copy materials to develop new understandings.
Students were able to describe what perimeter and area are, what they can do and what they look like.
Each student was asked to trace their names and then calculate the perimeter for each letter of their names. They have to use different strategies for each letter and share their new learning with someone in the class. The findings were very accurate and they were able to grasp very quickly the difference and similarity between perimeter and area.
On our final week, we focussed on personal reading choices. Students were asked to select their own books and read for enjoyment. As they completed their reading students were asked to complete different set of reading strategy activities related to their reading.
UNIT of INQUIRY
As part of our UOI, we have been working on the stage where students take the inquiry a bit further. In groups, the students have been working on how the SCIENTIFIC METHOD work. The students have been given a set of 3 experiments, they will record their findings and will discuss their new learning.
Students were asked to investigate and share with the rest of the class a particular form of energy. It was very impressive to see how each person was able to gather the correct information and make connections to their learning.
- We all had a lovely time on Wednesday – Christmas Party – this great a great opportunity for us all to have a fun time and enjoy all the lovely food donated by everyone.
- assembly-leading – please check your times for leading assembly
THINGS TO REMEMBER
- Have a wonderful holiday – and enjoy the rest.