If you wish to support the Lombardo family financially, we will be presenting them with a cheque next week to help offset some of their funeral costs.
As we all know this is a young family, and this is a practical way we can ease a little of the burden for them.
Please send your cheque or money via the School Office.
Thanks again one and all and God bless x
Peacefulness is an inner sense of calm. It comes especially in quiet moments of reflection or gratitude.
It is getting very quiet and looking at things calmly, so you can understand them better.
Let’s work on being people of peace.
May we work through conflict peacefully.
May we learn to be calm under pressure.
May we be good examples of peacefulness to our children.
Last Friday one of our Year 6 students popped into my office to see if they could wear a black armband by way of honouring little Phillip’s life. Fortuitously, two rolls of masking tape with a Superman print on it had arrived just the day before, earmarked for a different purpose.
And so it was that our 60 Year 6 students headed off to the Interschool Eagles Cup competition with Superman armbands! For anyone who knew Phillip, Superman was one of his absolute idols!
The Year Sixes wore their bands respectfully and proudly as they played their sports, and they definitely thought of Phillip and how ‘super’ he really was!
Every week we love sharing a new story book written by an Australian author. This week Miss Foong chose the story Wombat Stew by Marcia K Vaughan. This story has lots of interesting describing words. We learnt that these describing words are called adjectives.
Adjectives help to make a sentence more interesting. Some of the adjectives we liked in the story are gooey, chewy, crunchy, munching, hot and spicy. We also like that the words rhyme!
After reading the story, we made an ingredients list to make our own Wombat Stew. We chose lots of things like worms, mud, gum nuts, sticks, spider webs and leaves. We also had to describe what our Wombat Stew would taste like.
Here are some of our ideas.
My Wombat Stew is gooey, dirty and disgusting.- Alphons
My Wombat Stew is gooey, ooey and slimy. – Blake
My Wombat Stew is gross, disgusting, horrible and yucky.- Anika
Next, we went out into our bush and collected lots of natural objects that we could use to make our Wombat Stew.
The last step was to use collage materials to make our creepy crawlies.
We loved being creative today and loved singing…
Wombat Stew, wombat stew,
Our guided inquiry focus for this term is all about exploring what life was like in the past.
When we are curious about the past we find out things that help us understand the way we live now.
As stated in the WA Curriculum, we aim to “explore a range of sources from the past” and “identify and compare features of objects from the past and present”.
Throughout Week 4 each of the children had the opportunity to stand up in front of the class and present an item or photograph from the past. We were able to learn from each other about many different things (some we had never even seen before!) and had lots of questions.
This was also a great opportunity to practise our skills of speaking to an audience. We all worked very hard to have good eye contact, speak with a loud, clear voice and stand up straight and tall.
We have also been learning about different styles of poetry and have practised writing acrostic poems with our Year 6G buddies!
We can’t wait to share more of our learning with you at the 3 way interviews on Wednesday 1st June!