Today 6B had a visit from Mr Sayer our mentor from the Scientists in Schools initiative.
Mr Sayer facilitated our lesson on force, mass and measurement. He used a variety of materials to demonstrate the concepts and students then worked in their cooperative teams to investigate water pressure.
Each team had a 2L bottle that had three holes in it. We had to investigate and then provide an explanation as to why the water flowed out at different rates.
Please be advised that you are urged to enrol as soon as possible should you be interested in a place for your child/ren at Lumen Christi College.
Your year 6 students are a priority, however we are also taking enrolments for students starting 2017-2023, with interviews for 2017 students commencing Term 3, 2015.
As a class we have been learning how to round numbers. We started by making a number line that counted by tens. Some of us were then given numbers and we had to place these numbers on the number line. We talked about where the numbers were positioned on the number line and then we spoke about what rounding to the nearest ten means – rounding to the nearest number ending in ‘0’. We then used the number line to practise rounding numbers to the nearest ten and we discovered that numbers ending in 1, 2, 3 and 4 round down and numbers ending in 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 round up.
We then moved onto learning how to round numbers to the nearest hundred. We started by making a number line that counted in hundreds. Again, some of us were then given numbers and we had to place these numbers on the number line. We talked about where the numbers were positioned on the number line and then we spoke about what rounding to the nearest hundred means – rounding to the nearest number ending in two ‘0s’. We then used the number line to practise rounding numbers to the nearest hundred.
To help us consolidate our understanding of rounding numbers to the nearest ten and hundred, we also enjoyed playing games.
Next week we are moving onto rounding to the nearest thousand!
What a great two weeks for all of us.
We have been working on developing our team work because we have realised that when we put our minds together we can create wonderful things.
Check out the link below to see what we have been up to 🙂
Year Three Gold Weeks 5 & 6
From Year Three Gold and Miss Carroll
In Year 4 and 5 we are learning about the wonderful world of coral reef ecosystems! To deepen our knowledge and appreciation of how delicate and interrelated these ecosystems are it would be really wonderful if you and your children were able to watch a program that was screened on the ABC last week. You can access the program on ABC iview until the 15th March. It is G rated and runs for about 50 mins – so a great thing to do as a whole family!
Here is a link to the program on ABC iview:
Science Specialist Teacher
This term our year 6 students have had two amazing sport opportunities. The Western Force are providing a 5 week clinic that outlines all the many and varied skills of Rugby Union.
As this game is very new to most students, they have had the wonderful opportunity to learn great new skills that include:
1. Agility and speed
2. Catch and pass
4. Scrums and lineouts
The aim of this clinic was to provide students with a new set of skills to learn and the possibility of being able to apply these new skills to a tournament at some stage throughout the year!
PERTH SCORCHERS CLINIC
We have also included a cricket carnival for the first time ever in 2015.
To help us with the rules and skills of T20 Blast cricket, we had a clinic provided by the WACA. This was a very successful clinic, with many students showing interest in representing our school for the carnival.
The Cricket carnival will be held on Tuesday 17th March at Fletcher Park in Carlisle.
For those parents who may come along to support their child, the canteen will be open for refreshments and a coffee van will also be present.
Paul Davis, PE Teacher
Over the weekend Luke Hodge from Year 3 Blue competed in the State Tee-ball Championships in the under 9 division representing Willetton. They took out 2nd place – ( but were very close behind 1st place on percentage!)
We are told that Luke handled the lead up to the Championships with great maturity, dedication and commitment , attending carnivals every Sunday (all day) for a month prior, attending night games midweek, as well as all the training.
The sportsmanship the team and Luke showed was also outstanding.
Congratulations Luke – on all you have achieved and on the personal sacrifices you will have made to achieve your goal!
One of our Year Two Australian Curriculum outcomes in Maths is to recognise, model, represent and order numbers to at least 1000. Here we are representing 2 digit numbers with MAB blocks. We are currently working on numbers to 100 and we are excited to have a go at numbers to 1000 next week!
Pop into our room to have look at our “MAB Number Line” – it’s a work in progress!
Our set Mathletics task for this week “Making Numbers” reflects this concept. Be sure to give it a go at home!
A very warm and sincere congratulations to all those Mums ( and Dads) in our community who have brought a brand new baby into the world over the Christmas holiday break – such an incredibly special time in your lives (along with sleep deprivation, juggling life with a newborn and more!) Job well done!
Please look out for our new parents everyone and help them if and when you can – little things really mean a lot!