To finish off this term the Year Five students are playing with “POETRY”.
The children are creating their very own poetry book, relating it to our Inquiry topic “Natural disasters”.
We are looking at many different styles of poetry, here are some just to name a few:
IDIOM, SIMILIE, METAPHOR
We have completed a CINQUAIN poem and are now moving on to LIMERICKS. Here are a few photos of us working creatively during our poetry writing sessions.
Teaching your child how to turn a negative attitude around helps to teach children important skills they’ll need for life.
It’s not about being the BEST, it’s about being the BEST YOU CAN BE!
In class the students have discussed what it means to have a “Positive Mindset”. It is important to think positive about our learning and about our social intereactions with others. We read the following story to help us understand the difference between a positive and negative mindset.
DEVELOP A POSITIVE VISION AND ALWAYS TRY TO FIND SOMETHING GOOD IN EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE.
Parents, here is a little story for you….
10 mothers sat in a coffee shop and talked about all the things they wanted for their kids.
The first mother said, “I wish I could give my kids lots of money so they could have everything they want and be financially free”.
The second mother said, “I wish I could give my kids knowledge to help them succeed in life. Learning is the way to growth and knowledge is the key to success.”
The third mother said, “I wish I could give my kids wonderful friends to keep them company for the rest of their lives”.
The fourth mother said, “I wish I could give my kids strength to overcome all the difficulties in life”.
The fifth mother said, “I wish I could give my kids compassion and kindness towards themselves and towards others, for compassion and kindness bring all people together and make us one”.
The sixth mother said, “I wish I could give my kids acceptance to help them flow with the stream of life and lead them to spirituality”.
The seventh mother said, “I wish that I could give my kids gratitude for all that the universe has to offer them, for gratitude is the vibration of all good things in life”.
The eighth mother said, “I wish I could give my kids perfect health so they can experience the world with all their senses”.
The ninth mother said, “I wish I could give my kids love. Love is everything and love is the answer to all”.
The tenth mother said, “I want to give my kids happy thoughts that can lead them to financial freedom, knowledge, friendship, strength, compassion and kindness. A happy, positive mindset will lead them to acceptance, gratitude, health and love, for happiness is the ultimate state of bliss and happy thoughts are the way to get there”.
Click the link below to see “97 Positive Thoughts for Your Kids”.
On Monday the 18th of May the year five classes went on an excursion to Fremantle oval to meet some players that play for the Fremantle Football Club. First, we watched a video that showed us when Fremantle Football Club was established and when the club got into the AFL. The players that were there were Connor Blakely, Tanner Smith and Tom Vandeleur.
Next, we went to the gym. My favourite exercise machine was the heart rate monitor. Fremantle players have to wear them when they go outside they also have to wear a GPS so the coaches know where they are.
After that we went to my favourite place which were the change rooms. I found out that Aaron Sandilands has the biggest foot. Did you know that he wears a size 18 in mens shoe? His shoes are soo big that I could wear a shoe then wear another shoe on top of the first shoe.
We then went outside to to play some games. In the first game we had to try and kick the ball into a circle. One team was in one circle, another team in the other circle. If you got the ball in the other team’s circle without anyone touching it, that was one point. The next activity was getting into pairs and trying to kick the ball as far as you could. Your partner had to fetch the ball then the person who kicked the ball had to count their runs.
I really liked our excursion and I hope we can do it again.
By Anthony Quartey.
Please click on the link below to access the Year 5 Purposeful Practice Grid for Weeks 7 & 8.
Please note the due date of Friday, June 12th.
Click here: YR 5 PP GRID WEEK 7 AND 8 Term 2 2015
If you are having any computer issues such as problems logging onto Mathletics, please let your teacher know before the due date.
Mrs Fowler and Miss Thomas.
The MS Society of WA is holding its annual Enerflex Step Up for MS event on Sunday, 7 June 2015. Enerflex Step Up for MS is a unique vertical challenge open to people of all ages. Participants will run or walk the 1,103 stairs (53 flights), to the top of Perth’s tallest and most iconic building, Central Park.
This year a Kids Challenge, has been introduced and specifically targets those aged 6-11. This challenge will see children, (who must be accompanied by a parent), run from level 41, to the top of Central Park, finishing on the roof.
Last year a phenomenal $212,385 was raised for Western Australians living with MS.
Ph: 08 6454 3195
Fax: 08 6454 3199
Our next P&F Canteen Day will be a Pizza – Sushi Lunch on WEDNESDAY 10th of JUNE.
Please complete the order form (click the link) Pizza & Sushi Day Order Form and return it to school by THURSDAY 4th of JUNE with the correct money, in a sealed, labelled envelope. Please ensure your child’s name and class is filled in and use only one form per child.
UNFORTUNATELY, LATE ORDERS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED and CHANGE CANNOT BE GIVEN.
The Pizza is supplied by Eagle Boys and the Sushi by Sushy Izu.
COSTS: Pizza – $2 per slice
Sushi – $5 (6 small rolls)
Sushi – $10 (12 small rolls)
Thanking you for your support
This term our Inquiry topic is focused on the concept of “Sustainability.” Our unit is leading children to uncover some of the incredible changes of the earth over time. We will be looking at global warming, climate change and natural disasters and their effects on our planet.
- Students have been exploring how a natural disaster is the consequence of the combination of a natural hazard (a physical event like a volcanic eruption, typhoon, tropical cyclone, tornado an earthquake, a landslide or a tsunami) and human activities.
- drawn a detailed and labelled a diagram of a particular natural disaster to show the process the land and environment goes through during the course of action.
- participated in a mapping activity in groups whereby they had to research and locate the areas around the world prone to certain natural disasters.
- been researching a recent natural disaster that has occurred in the world and are writing a summary on the main details surrounding their chosen disaster.
Some of the info the children have discovered so far are:
- Most natural disasters are caused by weather. Weather disasters can be caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, tsunamis, thunderstorms, windstorms, wildfires, avalanches and blizzards.
- Earthquakes can occur both underground, on land and also under the water in the ocean.
- Earthquakes are the cause of other natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.
- Earthquakes are not generally killers. The events afterwards are the cause of death including buildings collapsing, tsunamis and volcanoes.
- Nearly 90 percent of all volcanoes are in the “Ring of Fire,” a group of volcanoes that circle the Pacific Ocean.
- Cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons are the same thing. Different names are used in different parts of the world. In the Atlantic Ocean they are known as hurricanes, in the tropics they are known as tropical cyclones, in the Indian Ocean they are known as cyclones and in the Pacific Ocean they are known as typhoons.
- Worldwide in 2011, there were 154 floods, 16 droughts, and 15 cases of extreme temperature.
Over the past few decades, the frequency and impact of natural disasters have increased dramatically. Millions have been killed, billions have been affected, and the cost of damage has been immeasurable. But while we can’t change when, where or how often they occur, we can prepare for and minimize their impact.