Year 5 students were lucky enough to have Brodie from Bunnings visit their class this week and teach them a few handy skills about carpentry in preparation for a surprise Father’s Day pressie! We now know how to hold a hammer, bang nails into wood (without hitting our fingers) and work as a team to make sure pieces are in joined in the right place. We are all super excited about sharing our secret something with our Dads on Father’s Day! Shhhhhh….
Students don’t forget your plate photo for next week!
We are having our own Science week here at St Emilie’s in week 8. The 2014 topic is ‘Science Feeding the World’. Both Health and Science will be doing extra activities with the students in week 8. Mr Davis will be doing an activity with year 5 about where our food is sourced from. Each year 5 student is to bring to school a photograph of their evening meal. So sometime between now and week 8 choose one of your favourite dinners, take a photograph of it and then print it out ready to bring to school. The students are not required to bring their photos until week 8.
Mrs Cogger and Mr Davis
Our term 3 integrated unit, ‘Earth’s Awesome Forces’, focuses on the power created by the Earth and the curious forces that are produced.
To understand how the Earth produces energy and power we looked at the different layers of the Earth. We read different sources of information and created our own model of the Earth. We then discussed the different types of energy that the Earth produces. Some examples of these are tidal, solar, geothermal, wind and many others.
Students were broken into small expert groups and were given a specific type of energy to research. Once they had become “experts” on their own energy source, they worked with their group members to complete their question sheets. At the end of the lesson, students then stood in front of the group and shared a short summary of their energy source. Now in class, we have begun explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each type of power!
Congratulations to all our House Cross Country winners for 2014 – a fabulous effort! Congratulations also to all students who gave it their very best and finished off their race, earning valuable points for their House team.
The Interschool Team will head off next Thursday to compete between our regional Catholic Primary schools at Tomato Lake. Please make sure your child’s Bus Permission Slip is signed and returned ASAP, thank you.
A special thank you to Mr Davis for organising Cross Country training over the last number of weeks – very generous use of your free time and greatly appreciated in our lead up to the event.
1st Gannon – 139 points
2nd Mazenod – 129 points
3rd De Vialar – 121 points
4th Mackillop – 91 points