Just a reminder to all families, that our Year 6 Environmental Committee offer the following recycling services to our school community.
Greenbatch Foundation partners with schools allowing students to collect their old PET plastic bottles through recycling, providing PET which is used in research and development for 3D printer filament. By recycling through Greenbatch we can save plastic from entering landfills, oceans and waste incinerators.
As from Term 3, our green and purple Greenbatch bins will return to the undercover area on Wednesday mornings. You are very welcome and encouraged to bring in your HDPE 2 and PET 1 plastics. PET plastic is the type found in drink bottles and food packaging such as strawberry punnets or peanut butter jars, and has the number 1 inside the recycling symbol.
We will also continue to offer our battery collection. The yellow battery bin will be placed out in the undercover area on Wednesday morning along with the Greenbatch bins. Please bring along your unwanted batteries and place them in the bin. Once the bin is 3/4 full we contact the City of Gosnells and the batteries are taken away for recycling.
If you bring your batteries or plastics to school on any other day you will find yellow battery bin in the undercover area and the purple Greenbatch bins parked up by Learning Hub.
Thank you for your continuing support and to our students for their efforts at contributing towards the health of the planet by conducting these recycling projects.
In Geography this term we have been studying the Earth, it’s continents and now we are taking a closer look at some countries.
Throughout the last two weeks in 6B students were given a continent in which they needed to choose a country they wanted to learn more about. In pairs they were given a research task to compose investigation questions and use the internet to find answers to those questions.
As part of this task students were taught about plagiarism and how to correctly reference someone else’s work and turn it into their own words.
Once the research was complete students were then asked to plan, draft and edit an individual information report on their country. Below you can see some snippets of the research process and students composing their drafts.
Parents, you can look forward to seeing some very professional final copies in our Virtual Open Night!
In Maths we have been learning about angles. We first revised the different types of angles: actute, right, obtuse, straight, reflex and revolution and how to identify them using their specific characteristics and measurements in degrees.
We then moved onto learning about parallel and perpendicular lines and complementary and supplementary angles.
The activity to show our understanding has been to make a creative angles poster using a variety of images and even our smiling flexible bodies!
As a result of studying this topic, students are now able to:
• recognise angles in terms of rotation
• classify and describe angles
• describe the various angle types in terms of degrees
• relate angles to shape
• name an angle
• identify and name parallel and perpendicular lines, vertical and horizontal lines