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!
Mrs Fowler & Eric demonstrate how to paper maché our model Earth
It was a delicate process!
The finished product!
Students worked in small expert groups to research a type of energy.
Our iPads were a useful tool to research the different types of energy.
We are having our own Science Week at St Emilie’s in week 8. The year 6 students will need to bring in an empty 2L Coke bottle for their activity like the one below. Step 1
Rinse out the bottle to remove any residue of whatever drink was in there before it was empty. Take your 2 litre bottle and draw a line around it right where the curve ends and the bottle transitions to a straight line. It’s important to draw the line below the curved area.
Next, cut across the line, making sure to cut as straight as possible (parents will need to help with this part). Then flip the top over and invert into the base. Please bring your bottle, cut and assembled as in the images above, ready for our Science Week activity in week 8. Bottles are not required until week 8 so please keep them at home until we are ready.
Thank you, Mrs Cogger
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
The soccer team played their best game of the year! After going into the half time break 0-0, we had a couple of early chances however St Munchin’s hit the front with an early goal. Then with about 10 mins to go, we were unlucky to concede a penalty and we went down 2 – 0.
Aedan had an amazing first half as our goalkeeper while Aiden, Sherwyn and Dylan a;so worked hard all day. A really top effort by all St Emilie’s players!
Mr Dan Naden
Both St.Emilie’s teams played very well yesterday.
Blue Team played extremely well and were excited to win their first match for the comp.
The Gold Team enjoyed a good win also.
All players showed great sportsmanship and were very gracious winners. Mrs Fowler and I are very proud of the girls’ attitude and desire to improve each week.
Miss Kara McHutchison
The team played extremely well. They were the first to the ball all game, they tackled well and they took plenty of great marks.
Despite all of our efforts, our inaccuracies cost us for much of the game. It took us until the last 5 minutes of the game to hit the lead with 2 quick goals from Will and Kobe. We had a number of minor injuries, however the boys showed some real determination and fortitude and as a team they worked so well together to claim their first win.
The St Emilie’s footy team defeated St. Munchins last Friday.
St Emilie’s: 3.13. 31
St Munchins: 2.4. 16
Mr Paul Davis
In the next few weeks staff will be inserviced regarding placing posts on the school website.
We will let you know when these are up and running so stay tuned!