Here is the Year 2 Purposeful Practice Grid for the next fortnight. All grids are due back to school on Friday 10th November.
Mrs Lauren White and Miss Candice Agustsson
Please find attached a copy of our new Purposeful Practice grid for Weeks 4 and 5.
Completed grids are due Friday 10th November.
A copy was also sent home with your child yesterday.
Have a great week!
Miss Tanya de Gooijer and Mrs Kristy Bull
Please click on the links below to access the Year Four Purposeful Practice grid for Term Four – Weeks 4&5 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 10th of November.
Purposeful Practice Grid:
Here is the link to the ‘100 Things Every Kid Should Do Before They Leave St Emilie’s’: 100 Things Every Kid Should Do Before They Leave St Emilie’s
Here is the link to some word work (spelling) activity ideas provided by your teachers:
Word Work (Spelling) Activity Ideas
Have a great fortnight.
Mrs Ruby Chaves & Miss Louise Corkhill
Year Four Teachers
We are really enjoying our Creativity unit this term! We have read many stories about children using their imagination in creative ways…just like us! We have also talked about the various ways in which our mind works – these are called Habits of Mind. It’s so interesting that our mind can work in many different ways!
Habit Of Mind: Creating, Imagining and Innovating
After reading the story Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds, we took part in a design challenge of our own. We were each given one brown box – the challenge?
To change this box into anything we liked!
We created a blueprint to follow and thought carefully about the materials we needed.
We definitely used our imaginations! It was fun to create, imagine and innovate!
Habit Of Mind: Striving For Accuracy And Precision
We used our Striving For Accuracy Habit of Mind to create an observational drawing. We each chose an object to draw – from flowers and carrots to a piece of corn on the cob! We looked closely at the shapes, colours and lines and strove for accuracy trying to make our drawings just like the real thing! We increased the size of our original drawing and added colour. We are super impressed with our finished art work!
We can’t wait for the next creative activity heading our way!
National Water Week is held in October each year to help us understand and take action to protect and conserve our precious water resources and habitats. As a registered Waterwise School, St Emilie’s always celebrates this week by educating our students about the value and conservative use of water.
The theme for National Water Week this year is ‘Water – the Heart of our Culture’ which encourages young people to explore how water shapes our everyday lives through recreational activities, the natural world and our community values. The focus here at St Emilie’s was the value of water to the Western Australian lifestyle.
The week was a call to action, challenging us all to make changes to our day-to-day lives to protect this essential resource which shapes almost everything we do. It also gives us a huge opportunity to start conversations and encourage people to learn more about the technologies and the people that keep our taps running and ensure Australia has a sustainable water future to support our economy and our communities.
Below are a few of the Waterwise learning experiences that were offered in Science this week.
The Year One students investigated ‘dripping taps’ around the school. And they found one in Year 5!! We predicted how much water would be collected from the drip and marked this on bucket.
Then we left the bucket under the drip to collect the water while we went back to class to do our work. Here are our findings.
We had a discussion about what we can do if we see a dripping tap. ‘Turn it off!’ were the replies. However, Olivia in 1G informed us all that if the drip won’t stop then, ‘call a plumber!’
We didn’t wish to waste our collected water so Mrs O’Donnell carefully poured the water onto the lawn.
Our Year 2 students did some work on their potato crops. It was time to ‘mound up’ the soil around the potatoes. Mr Cogger assists us by managing the sprinklers and turning them on, only on our designated watering days here at St Emilie’s.
Our Year 5 and 6 students learned about our big blue planet and how much ‘fresh water’ is actually available for drinking, growing food and keeping plants and animals alive. It works out that there is about 2%. This helps us to understand the importance of water conservation and why in our drying climate in WA we need to look after our most precious resource.
In Year 2B we have been learning about the Habit of Mind – Striving for Accuracy and Precision.
We thought about what the word ‘accurate’ means and discussed why this Habit of Mind is so important.
We can strive for accuracy by always checking our work for errors, constantly finding ways to improve and doing our very best!
We practised this Habit of Mind while completing an observational drawing of an object in our classroom. We needed to take our time and carefully draw the lines, shapes and details we could see… always remembering to check and re-check again!
We are very proud of our drawings and are looking forward to using this Habit of Mind in all areas of our learning!
Click the link below to hear about all about our awesome health incursion and what we learnt about decimals this week!
From Year Four, Mrs Chaves & Miss Corkhill