Thank you to all the parents who attended our Parent Information Evening in Week One. Mrs Gomes and I are really looking forward to getting to know you in the coming weeks.
Please find attached the Pre Primary Information Booklet outlined at our Information Night.
If you have any further queries please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
Over the past 7 weeks we have been learning about silkworms. We researched and wrote an explanation outlining their life cycle and then we then published our writing and read our work to our Year One buddies. The Year One’s loved listening to us and they really enjoyed seeing the silkworms in their final stage of life.
SILKWORM LIFE CYCLE
Stage 1: Eggs
Stage 2: Hatching
Stage 3: Eating
Stage 4: Growing and Shedding
Stage 5: Cocoon
Stage 6: Transformation into a silkworm moth “Bombyx Mori”
Stage 7: Mating
Stage 8: The life cycle starts again
Dear parents and students,
This term the students have been learning about the Earth, the Sun and the Moon. We have been investigating their orbits and rotations. Over the next few weeks we will be starting a new topic – looking at the Southern Hemisphere constellations. The students will be making a ‘constellation tube viewer’. To conduct this activity the students will each need an empty cardboard tube e.g., from a Gladwrap or foil container. The students will need the tube for their next science lesson. I will be seeing
4B on Wednesday 12th November, 5B on Friday 14th November, 4G, 4G Wednesday 19th November and 5G 21st November.
Please put your name on your tube and bring it along to Science when your class has their lesson.
I thank you for your support with this activity. It will be fun to learn more about the night sky. The constellation tube viewer will be something to bring home and share with the family.
Mrs Cogger recommends the activity in the file below. It’s a twilight walk in the beautiful Beelu National Park.
This fortnight in cultural studies we have had the great pleasure of delving into the delicious and mouthwatering diversity of Indonesian food!
We discovered the different types of satay dishes, with a variety of sauces, such as candle nut and sweet soy along with the well known peanut!
The students were fascinated with the many ways banana leaves are featured in Indonesian cooking. Banana leaves are used to wrap and steam and boil meat and rice as well as a decoration and also used as a plate for many dishes.
We had a close look at the map of Indonesia and which islands the various foods are known to have originated from.
What deliciously fascinating learning!
The year 1-3 students compared their daily meals with those of Indonesia and wrote about what they found was most fascinating to them.
We have been reading the paper and the news on Indonesia including topics such as: politics, wildlife, culture, people and history.
The year 4-6 classes completed an activity comparing the similarities and difference with Australian foods.
We have been reading the paper and the news on Indonesia as well as topics such as: politics, wildlife, culture, people and history.
This term we are working with fractions, decimals and percentages. To begin the week we have learned a little more about equivalent fractions by playing the game, ‘Property Developer’. To play the game you need two players, two dice and some counters. The aim of the game is to occupy the most apartments by rolling the dice and making a fraction. If you roll a 2 and a 3 then you can make the fraction 2/3 therefore you can occupy two windows on a three bedroom apartment. If your partner has already occupied this apartment then you could make an equivalent fraction such s 4/6 or 8/12 and occupy those apartments instead. This game is great for getting us to recognise that different fractions actually represent the same amount.
Science students at St Emilie’s know all about the Mystery Photo Competition that is held in class. Now it is also online. Click this link below and it will take you to Mrs Cogger’s website. Guess what the photo is and email your answer to Mrs Cogger. Details on how to enter are on the website.