As we launch into Term 3, we would very much like to thank the Term 2 Class Captains for consistently demonstrating Greenvale Primary school values while completing their role. This term, we were once again inspired by the standard of speeches given by students vying to be Term 3 Class Captains. These students promoted their impressive personal qualities, while persuading and entertaining their peers to vote for them. Congratulations to the Term 3 Class Captains: Aliya Fikir and Christopher Scalise in 3AK, Rayhan Helou and Luca Scalise in 3EB, Emilia Morda and Angus Bartolo in 3SM, and Jasmine Vixayvong and Lincoln Driver in 3WR.
As a part of mathematics, the Year 1s have been counting the number of days they have been at school. Students were able to use number lines, tens frames, a 100s chart as well as bundles and sticks to represent their counting.
On Friday the 22nd of July, students had the opportunity to celebrate their 100th day of school in year 1. Each child brought in 100 things of their choice such as marshmallows, pencils and marbles. They then set up their 100 objects in rows to count them using the method of skip counting by 2s, 5s, or 10s. They also wrote about the number 100 and participated in games and a craft activity, creating a crown for being 100 days smarter.
The day was very exciting and enjoyed by all. Below are some photos of the day.
On Friday 22nd July, the Greenvale Interschool AFL Team played in the divisional championships at Jacana Reserve.
The team played in three matches against St Annes PS Sunbury, Wallan PS and Good Shepherd PS Gladstone Park.
Greenvale were strongly challenged in all of their matches, defeating St Annes and Wallan PS in the first two rounds.
The final match was a play off against Good Shepherd who were also undefeated.
Unfortunately for us, we lost this final match with Good Shepherd proving too strong.
Greenvale’s spirit, sportsmanship, skill and effort were constant highlights throughout the day.
The team should be incredibly proud of their efforts throughout the AFL season and proud that we were the only team to play a truly mixed team (males and females).
I hope all members of the AFL team continue to pursue the sport in the future and constantly look to improve their skills.
Year 1 Term 3 Newsletter
Welcome back everyone!
Welcome also to Alyson Leete who is teaching 1ML for Semester 2.
Just to keep you up to date with what is happening this term.
Our Unit for Term 3 is “Where in the World is Victoria?”
This is a Geography unit and the key Inquiry questions from the Victorian Curriculum are:
-What are places like? (landscape)
– How and why are people connected to their place and other placesWhat makes a place special?
– How can we care for places?
We will be using a range of non-fiction books and websites in Literacy and Inquiry to assist children to become more familiar with the features of non-fiction texts. Students will be studying Victoria and its place in Australia and the World. They will become familiar with landmarks and natural features of various places. Students will be required to research and complete a mini project at school.
In Mathematics this term we will be developing the students’ knowledge of subtraction and extending their counting skills by looking at different skip counting patterns. We will also study length, mass and capacity during our measurement focus.
In Week 2 on
As part of our Term 2 history topic on First Contacts, Year 3 students visited Captain Cook’s cottage and the Fitzroy gardens. Students explored a range of historical artefacts and learnt about Cook’s historical voyages. During the visit, students also had the opportunity to explore all the interesting aspects of the garden including the miniature Tudor village, fountains, the conservatory and the scarred tree.
Year 3 students used their research skills to find details of a person who arrived in Australia on the First Fleet. They explored and considered what it would be like to have travelled on the First Fleet and wrote a letter home from their character explaining the conditions on the boat. Finally they made a creative presentation to their class to share their findings. Our students were actively engaged in the task and many presented in some very creative costumes.
Throughout the first semester, Year 3 students have participated in a wide range of physical activities during Year level sport. In Term 1, students participated in athletics activities including discuss, shot put, long jump and relay. In Term 2 we started to work with some of the major sports including netball, football, basketball and soccer. Year 6 House Captains coached students and provided support to run the sports in Term 2 and did a fantastic job! Thank you so much to those amazing helpers.