World of Maths!
Recently, we were treated to a wonderful Maths incursion from the people at World of Maths. We worked in teams to complete puzzles and challenges, all about different Maths concepts! We enjoyed working at our own pace and had the opportunity to ask questions of the host, Michael, at the end of the session. We discussed different Maths games that we could play at home with our families, and the incursion was a great end to the term.
We are looking forward to working with our peers and continuing to challenge ourselves, upon our return to school after the holidays!
Have a safe and happy holiday, Year Threes – Miss Goodall & Miss Massimi
Today we began working through a multiplication and division problem solving iBook.
We are working on this task in pairs or small teams. It requires us to read a story problem, decide whether we use multiplication or division to solve it and then show our working, to find the solution.We’re really enjoying the challenges and look forward to solving the rest of the problems this week!
Mrs Chaves, Miss Corkhill & The Year Four
We have had a busy, but fun Term 3!
It has been fun playing in our 2GA class shop and learning all about money.
A highlight has been our giant Snakes and Ladders game board which has helped us with our addition and subtraction skills.
When Mrs Bull asked some of us our favourite day a lot of us said “Book Week” because we got to dress up as a book character and also watch this years Book Week Show ‘Treasure Hunt’.
We will also be very sad to say good-bye our University Student Miss Wilson. She has taught the Year 2’s so much this term and we wish her the best of luck. Thank you Miss Wilson!
Term 3 Week 10 – 17th September 2018
Guest Presenter: Senior Constable Grima
It was so wonderful when, Oliver’s dad, Mr Mark Grima accepted our invitation to be a part of our class discussions relating to our Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum. On Wednesday 12th September, Senior Constable Grima visited the Kindy classes to discuss his role as a Policeman and how Police men and women work to keep us all safe.
The children enjoyed seeing Constable Grima in his work attire and offered so many amazing questions:
- Do police dogs have good smells? Do you have police dogs and horses? (Brady)
- Do you have a police leash for the dogs? (Leyton)
- Do the dogs swim? (Oliver)
- How many police dogs do you have? (Savannah)
- Do you have police cats? Do you have lots of trees around your office? (Emerson)
- What if a kid is in a shop and there are no policemen there? (Jorja)
- What is it like being a policeman? (Amy)
- Do you work in the city? (Amelia)
- What is the most rewarding aspect of your job? (Mrs Poinen)
Constable Grima, kindly brought along some pieces of uniform for the children to observe and try on! It was fun dressing up in real Police gear! He even gave the children some goodies to take home!
We learnt so much about Constable Grima’s work and we know that we can all upon Police in an emergency or for other kinds of assistance too! It was really interesting to hear that Mr Grima can stop and talk to people even when off duty, if he knows someone is not doing the right thing. It is great to know that Constable Grima is part of our community, working to keep everyone safe!
Thank you Constable Grima for sharing your time and expertise with our class! We loved having you visit.
Wishing all families a happy, restful and safe school holidays!
N U M E R O
Numero is simple to play. Numero, at all levels, has only three rules. These rules govern all levels of play. In junior primary schools Numero is introduced in its simplest form and allows opportunities for students to develop very early number skills, as well as significant early problem-solving skills.
NUMERO follows 3 main rules:
What is Numero?
- Numero is a game made for fun.
- It was only after Numero had been played by many individuals and started to spread to schools that its educational value was realised. This is now a main feature of this great card game.
- Numero provides a level of enjoyment that is shared across generations.
- In its simplest form, it presents real mental challenges to young minds. In between, there is a variety of stages suited to everyone. The common link being that Numero is FUN to play.
- Numero provides the mental gymnastics we all require.
- Numero develops a wide range of mathematical skills, including basic number recognition, basic number facts, speed of recall, combining operations and problem solving (at later stages).
- Numero introduces fractions, percentages, decimals and more complex mathematical concepts.
- Numero can be played at many different levels.
- Numero can be played by six-to-eighty-year-olds, mums and dads, university professors–anyone.
Our students would love to teach you how to play. We have only just started learning how to play but here is the link to some free instructional videos and posters to help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fFcAzcINBg
Please visit Numero.org
On Wednesday the 12th of September, we had our whole school Open Night. – Roman
In our classrooms, we showed our families around to look at some of the work we have been doing in class. – Soreti & Jessica
This was an opportunity to show our parents the progress we have made since Term One’s Open Night. – Michele
One of our big displays in the classroom was an Engineering Incursion Reflection which was part of our Balloon Powered Car Project. – Adam & Nicholas
Another display we had in our classroom was our Fruit of the Holy Spirit Goodness comic strips. – Rihanna
We also had a display outside the classroom which were our self portraits that we drew. Our parents had to guess which one we were! – Joshua
This Open Night was a little bit different to the one in Term One. Over in the hall we had a big Maths Expo which we called a ‘Mathstravaganza’. – Ruby & Kieran
The Year Four exhibition was about time and following directions to locate information on a grid. We took part in the challenge with our families to get on the grid and answer the questions. – Daisy, Sophie J & Amber
There were also a few tents in the hall which showcased different parts of maths. – Jayne
The three tents were problem solving, mental maths and MAI. – Jordan, Josh & Lizzie
Mrs Chaves, Miss Corkhill & The Year Fours
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