Excursion to Gould League

During Term 3 the Year One Inquiry topic is Mini Beast Mayhem. We have been investigating what mini beasts are, their features, habitat and the role they play on the environment.

On Tuesday the 4th of August we visited the Gould League Education Centre in Moorabbin. Students participated in sessions led by the Gould League staff, where we looked at mini beasts and how the environment benefits from them. We had a fantastic and fun day!! Below are some photos of us digging for mini beast, finding worms, pond dipping for mini beasts and dressing up as different mini beasts.

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Year 5 and 6 Visual Art

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This term Year 5 & 6 students were busy working on their modern, abstract stocking and wire sculptures.

They particularly enjoyed experimenting with different painting techniques. The splatter technique was popular and best completed outside.

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Grade 5 and 6 students enjoyed working on their clay “Tribal Masks”. These were made from terracotta clay and then fired and decorated with paint, beads, straw, wool etc.

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Beach Party Concert 2015!

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Wednesday 2nd September (9.30am morning show and 1pm afternnoon show)

Thursday 3rd September (9.30am morning show only)

Students from all year levels will be performing.

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE AT THE OFFICE

ONLY $8 each.

 

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District Athletics 2015

Last Friday (August 21st), the Greenvale PS Athletics Team attended our district event held at the Meadowglen International Athletics Track in Epping.

The seventy-six students in the Greenvale Team, displayed great sportsmanship on the track and excellent behaviour off the track.

We experienced great success for the seventh consecutive year, finishing in first place as district champions.

Twenty-nine Greenvale students will now advance to compete at the Divisional Athletics on Tuesday, September 15th.

Congratulations to the Greenvale Athletics Team and good luck for those students competing at the divisional event.

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Hoop-Time 2015

On Friday August 14th, thirty-two Year Four students from Greenvale Primary School went to the Craigieburn Leisure Centre to compete in Junior Hoop-Time Basketball Competition.

Greenvale PS entered four teams in the event, including an All Star Boys, All Star Girls (top division) and two Rookies teams (beginners).

The Rookies teams played a number of friendly matches against schools from our local district and experienced a mix of wins, losses and a draw.

Both the All Star Boys and Girls teams played in a more competitive competition and were skilful enough to remain undefeated throughout the day.

Well done to all Greenvale PS students who played with great skill, sportsmanship and enjoyment, and congratulations to the All Star Boys and Girls teams who are the district champions.

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Physical Education and Sport – Term 3

The Sport and Physical Education programs have been very busy since the last website update.

Students in Prep, Year One and Two have explored units of work on dance, gymnastics and fundamental motor skills. During our dance unit, students practiced moving to the beat in individual, partnered and small group dances. Throughout gymnastics, students discovered the many different gymnastic support positions as well as methods of safely rolling, jumping and landing. When focusing on fundamental motor skills, students have performed soccer kicks, drop punts, underarm throws, overarm throws, basketball bounces, two-handed strikes and two-handed catches in discipline based sequences and associated these skills into minor games.

Students in Year Three and Four have participate in circuit training fitness sessions and discovered the sports of basketball, netball, AFL, lacrosse, hockey and athletics. Students have the analyzed skills, tactics and knowledge necessary to participate in these sports and have actively explored this through minor games and skill based activities.

Student in Years 5 and 6 had a break from Physical Education lessons in Term Two, but were able to continue with their fitness testing in order to monitor / improve their fitness and hopefully achieve their goals. When returning in Term Three, students prepared themselves for

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Year 3 Fairy Bread

In Year 3 we had great fun making and eating fairy bread.  We then practised our procedural writing.

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Fairy Bread

What you need:

  • Plates      (2)
  • Bread
  • Sprinkles
  • Margarine
  • Spoon (If you do not have a sprinkler)

Procedure

  1. Place your bread on the plate.
  2. Spread the margarine on the bread.
  3. Scatter the sprinkles on your second plate.
  4. Place the bread on the plate with the sprinkles on it butter first.
  5. You may cut the bread if you like.
  6. Enjoy!
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