I know it has been a little while since you have heard from us but that’s because we have been super dooper busy! So here is what you missed:
In Mathematics we have looked at a range of different topics. One topic was measurement.
We used unifix, glue sticks, drink bottles, straws, icy pole sticks and much more to measure things around the classroom. I really liked getting the opportunity to measure with all different shapes and sizes. I really loved it, especially when we measured people. It was epic! -Sam
We also looked at shapes.
Middle V constructed 3D shapes out of toothpicks and blue tac. We made things like cubes, pyramids, prisms and much more. We had a go at labelling them too. It was a bit hard but fun! – Daisy
This term we have also been staying fit and active, participating in a range of different sporting activities. Here is what we’ve been up to:
On Monday 2nd March my school had our Twilight Sports. The events were discus, 800m, 100m, 200m, tunnel ball, long jump, circular relay, shuttle relay and dinner. On the night Red came first, Green came second and Blue came third. It was fun! – Lucas
Interschool Athletics Carnival
On Friday the 20th of March, 2015 St Luke’s went to do Inter-school sports at Bill Sewart. It goes from Grade 4 to Grade 6. When we did it there was division 1 and division 2 (Division 1 is big schools, Division 2 is small schools). The best thing is WE WON division 2! Pinewood won division 1. The most important thing of all is, Go St Luke’s! – Georgia
On Wednesday the whole school did the Walk-a-thon. We had to dress up in our school colours. I’m blue. All the middles went out at 9:30am. We had to wear a lanyard and every time we did a lap of the whole school the captains of blue, green and red would put a line on our lanyard. I did 13 laps of the school. Whoever wins gets prizes. I hope blue win! Go Blue! – Sienna M
What was your favourite part of Term 1?
In writing we have been learning how to persuade people to believe our opinion. We had a go at advertising our own product. As we are looking at health and wellbeing for our inquiry topic it linked to that. We made our own HEALTHY SANDWICHES!
A few weeks ago we made healthy sandwiches. First we got to choose between wholemeal and multi-grain bread. Second we got to choose from a lot of healthy fillings. A lot of people had healthy sandwiches! – Natasha
Here are some of our advertisements …
What tricks do advertisers use to persuade you?
Over the last few weeks we have been learning about Place Value and representing numbers in different ways. Here are some of the things we have learnt:
I learnt how to show numbers in different ways. For example, words and numbers – Tom
I learnt that there are words that represent MAB blocks. For example, 8, 046 matches with 8 thousands, 4 tens and 6 ones – Natasha
I learnt how to write big numbers in words properly – Sam
I learnt that MAB pictures can represent different number. For example, a cube represents 1 thousand and a flat represents 100 – Will P
This week we celebrated Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. Here is what we learnt about these special events:
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent starts. We eat pancakes because there is a feast before we fast during Lent.
Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. Father Tony put an ashes cross on our foreheads at church. These ashes symbolise a new life. The ashes are the burnt palms from last years Palm Sunday.
Last week Middle V was learning about cooperation. We read the book ‘Piggybook’ by Anthony Browne. We talked about what it means to cooperate at home and at school and discussed what “many hands mean light work” means. Here is all of us cooperating to tie up a shoe lace.
We had to cooperate to tie a shoe lace with one hand. I thought it was easy to work with someone else – Aly
We had to communicate by talking and by actions because if we didn’t someone could have done the wrong step and it wouldn’t turn out the way we wanted it to- Mia
How do you cooperate with others?
I am looking forward to Sports night and using the Chromebooks – Akuac
This year I am looking forward to spending time with the other people in my classroom – Georgia
This year I am looking forward to the inquiry projects and getting my Chromebook – James
I am looking forward to learning new things in class and at excursions – Siena A
This year I am going to work on my reading skills and I am looking forward to doing harder work – Aly
This year I’m looking forward to going on an excursion to learn new things – Luke
This year I’m looking forward to learning more and being challenged – Natasha
I look forward to going on an excursion to learn lots and lots. I want to go to the museum – Hannah A
This year I am looking forward to meeting new people and learning new things – Keira
I am looking forward to going on excursions, playing sport, doing maths and reading – Lucas
I am looking forward to learning new things like Maths and Inquiry – Zac
This year I am looking forward to going on excursions like Cross Country – Mia
This year I’m looking forward to making friends that I don’t know and to know about them more – Vivienne
This year I’m looking forward to learning new things and making new friends – Daisy
This year I am looking forward to doing art – Raph
I’m looking forward to going on excursions so I can learn new things – Hannah B
I’m looking forward to learning new things and doing more homework – Will P
I’m really looking forward to having a good class and teacher. Also doing maths and writing about our weekend – Jack
The things I’m looking forward to this year is making new friends in my class. I’m looking forward to going on excursions because we get to see and learn new things we’ve never seen or learnt – Sienna M
I am looking forward to P.E. because I want to get better at sport – Tom
Some things I am looking forward to this year are learning new things, making new friends and seeing new things – Will H
I’m looking forward to meeting new people and learn new stuff – Jacob
I’m looking forward to going on excursions and learning new things like maths and all different subjects – Sam
This year I’m looking forward to going on excursions – Sophia
What are you hoping to achieve or looking forward to this year?
On Monday we made our own chance experiments. We used items like dice, cards, spinners, unifix blocks and other materials. Here is what we learnt about chance …
We did everyone’s experiments. We were the population for the experiments – Andrew
I learnt that if a diamond gets taken out of a pack of cards and not put back it’s harder to get a diamond – Jacob M
An independent event has no affect on the next event – Jasmine
A dependent event is when an event happens and it affects the next event – Matthew
I created a colour spinner. On my spinner I had 8 equal sized colours. I learnt that every colour has an equal chance – Georgia
We have also been talking about outcomes of chance events. Below are some examples of events that if one event occurs, another event cannot occur.