The dance reflects a girl caught up in a dream about the ‘monsters’ who are trying to bring her down but she battles through her fears and triumph’s in the end!
Last Friday night our St Emilie’s Dance Troupe performed at the Perth Convention Centre and they did an absolutely fabulous job! We were second last to perform at approximately 9,40pm, so it was certainly a big night for our Year 4-6 students, and a huge effort from staff and families also!
The children have been a real credit to their teachers, parents and to our school – from start to finish. Quite apart from their excellent dance skills, the effort, commitment and dedication they have all given each Thursday since last term, and the positive attitude, teamwork and cooperation they showed on the night, made us all feel very proud indeed!
A huge thank you to Miss Kristy Foong, Miss Chantelle Goodall and Miss Tiana Massimi for their incredible hard work over a number of months, and to one of our prac students Miss Chanel Livesey, who also assisted this term. The generosity of time and talent by these staff members, is to be highly commended. We are so fortunate to have this level of expertise on staff and to have staff members who are prepared to share their gifts, despite their very busy work lives.
Congratulations to all – a special time was had by us all!
A Short animation explaining the theory of growth and fixed mindsets. This is a tested and effective way of teaching young people what a fixed mindset is and how we can change that.
We all need a little encouragement every now and then. Kid President, knowing this, has put together a video you can play each morning as you wake up or to share with your friend who needs a kick in the right direction. Take a moment and spread some encouragement. “It’s everybody’s duty to give the world a reason to dance.”
5 ways to teach children the growth mindset
- Reward effort, not attainment.
- Encourage them to take risks with their learning.
- It’s ok to make mistakes. Use it as an opportunity to learn what could improve the outcome next time.
- When praising your child, focus on the strategies and skills they employed to learn about a specific subject, rather than their innate talent or skills.
- Be mindful of the messages conveyed at home. For example, referring to yourself as ‘bad at maths’ or ‘no good at spelling’ can reinforce the idea that intelligence is fixed.
Please find attached a copy of our next Purposeful Practice Grid for Weeks 7 and 8. A copy has also been placed in your child’s note folder. Completed grids are due Friday 9th September.
Week 7 is shaping up to be a busy week in Year One!
Monday 29th August – Excursion to Lansdale Farm
Wednesday 31st August – Book Week Dress Up Day…with sensible shoes please!
Friday 2nd September – Father’s Day Breakfast and Our Assembly!
Thank you for supporting our recent 3 Way Interviews!
We can’t wait to see you again at our Open Night on 14th September!
Have a great week!
We are very pleased to report that our potato crop is growing strong!
Year 2G have created a short video to share our latest update…
Please click on the links below to access the Year Four Purposeful Practice grid for Term Three – Weeks 7&8 and any other resources that may be needed to complete purposeful practice throughout this fortnight.
Please print the ‘Print Me Page’, which is to be filled in, signed by a parent and returned to school on Friday the 9th of September.
Purposeful Practice Grid
Here is the link to the ‘100 Things Every Kid Should Do Before They Leave St Emilie’s’ with each grid: 100 Things Every Kid Should Do Before They Leave St Emilie’s
Here is the link to some spelling activity ideas provided my your teachers
We have printed the Science Handout for students to take home today.
Have a great week.
Miss Corkhill & Miss Carroll
(Year Four Teachers)
MOTOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT
We have been busy practising our skills in FINE and GROSS motor development, to gain greater control and confidence with our body management and hand and tool control.
When we move through a course with equipment we need to listen carefully so that we remember how to use each piece of equipment. We also need to remember to slow down and practise the skills in sequence and correctly, or we could end up hopping when we need to jump two feet together, or forget to collect an item with the tongs to place in the bucket, or end up at the back of a different team when we have finished our turn! 🙂
Our Mum’s and Dad’s have been so helpful with practising our ball skills when they visit on roster! Thanks everyone!
Tracing over straight, curved, zig zag lines and sharp corners helps our hand strength and tool control. We need to remember to hold our pen correctly with our forearm on the table for better control. We also need to concentrate and follow the lines carefully so we can manipulate the pen around tricky corners.
We have also practised our scissor skills, remembering to keep our thumb pointing to the roof as we cut, so we don’t turn the scissors over. Holding and turning the paper as you cut is quite a skill too as is remembering to open and close the scissors so that they cut the paper on the lines- sometimes we are in a hurry and try to push the scissors through the paper instead and our efforts are torn.
ICT – INFORMATION and COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
We have been using the “BOOK CREATOR” app on the IPads to capture, create and reflect on our learning over our Kindy days.
We have been learning to use the tools in this app to take and use photos, draw and use the keyboard to create text on the pages we have designed.
It can be tricky learning to hold the IPad steady while you take a photo, making sure you capture the image as you want it, then resizing the image and moving it on the page for best results.
You need a steady hand when creating a drawing or making arrows to label your work on the screen, moving your finger slowly and carefully.
Writing text takes lots of brain power as you think of what you would like to say, then listen for the sounds you can hear in the words you want to use, then selecting the letters you need to write those sounds. Phew…such super brain power at work!
It’s all great though when we share our thinking with our friends on the Apple TV and see how they have used the tools to capture their Kindy learning.
We would love to see all of you at
OPEN NIGHT Wednesday 14th September
to share our learning in the classrooms and school hall with you!