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Year 6, Term 1 news

YEAR 6 NEWS

With Term 1 quickly drawing to a close we look back on what has been a very busy time.

 

During this term Year 6 students have taken part in webinars with other schools across the state, where they developed their understanding of the 4Rs of online safety and how to seek assistance if they encountered online bullying.

Student leaders attended the GRIP Leadership conference travelling into town by train and learning the core strategies related to being a leader.

Harmony Day saw the Year sixes dressing in orange and spending their day building, creating, singing karaoke, improving their photography skills, playing board games  and having a great day playing.

Taking part in the cross country gave our students an opportunity to practise their leadership skills. This time it was our House Captains leading their Houses in cheering on the runners and assisting in the setup and operation of the day. Congratulation to Oaklands house on taking out the day.

As part of Curiosity our students have been taking part in a unit on economics. They were required to select an item to make market and sell on market day. This involved costing and ordering their ingredients,

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Year 6-7 Transition Important Dates

Gladstone Park Secondary College
Open Day Tours – Wednesday 8th May 9.15am & 11..00am
Italian Immersion Night – Wednesday 8th May 7pm – 8pm
Weekly school in action tours from March to May see school website for details
Information Evening – Wednesday 1st May 6.00pm – 7.00pm followed by SEAL (Select Entry Accelerated Learning) and Select entry Italian Immersion programs at 7.00pm to 7.30pm. No Bookings required
More information regarding the SEAL and Italian immersion program on attached documents

Rosehill Secondary College
Open Day – Tuesday 30th April 9.15am – 2.15pm
Open Evening – Thursday 2nd May 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Guided Tours – Available Tuesdays from 9.30am Bookings essential 9337 2488
STEP – Selective Talent Enrichment Program – contact the school for more details and application form

The Kilmore International School
Open/International Day – March 20th 10am – 11.30am
For more info click the link below:
Kilmore International School Open Day

Pascoe Vale Girls College
Monday 29th April 2019
Morning: 9.00am – 10.30am
Evening: 7.00pm – 8.00pm
For more info click the link below:
Pascoe Vale Girls College Open Day

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Science News

Term 1 Science News

Sujata Symons

Year 3/4 Living and Non Living Things

The students in Years 3 and 4 have continued to work on defining living and non-living things. They have been exploring the life stages of humans and life cycles of plants and animals. We have worked on the life cycles of tomato plants, frogs and butterflies with an emphasis on how particular animals undergo metamorphosis (the transformation or change an organism undergoes).

Sequencing the Life Cycle of a Tomato Plant (Sera 4AU)

 

The Life Cycle of a Tomato Plant by Cedar 3DW

Year 5/6 Mission to Mars

After taking off from Earth in our rockets, the students investigated some of the challenges humans would face if they were to colonise Mars. They also undertook a design challenge in small groups to make a Lander using limited materials. They tested their landers from a height of one metre to see if their ‘astronauts’ landed safely or not. With their astronauts now on Mars, the last two weeks, have seen the students use Ozobots to simulate Rovers on the surface of Mars. The students used visual coding to create a travel plan which incorporated sequencing, branching and looping.

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Useful Italian words

Common Word List

Ciao a tutti, (Hello everyone),

I have attached a copy of useful Italian words and phrases that you can revise with your children at home.  We have spent the last week having fun and learning to play Italian games.  The Foundation students have been learning a song about body parts, the year 1 and 2 students are performing a short puppet show to their peers, the year 3 and 4 students have learnt how to play Tombola (Bingo) and the year 5 and 6 students have learnt how to play a board game.  Pictures below.

Buona giornata! (Have a good day!)

Signora Eleonora Schembri and Signorina Erin Ranieri

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Term 1 Science News – Mrs Symons

Welcome to Science at Greenvale Primary School for 2019.

Once again, I am very excited to be undertaking the Science Specialist role this year and I look forward to working with all of the students in Years 3-6. I will be working in the SCART room (room 35) from Monday – Wednesday. Each class will have Science in either Term 1 or Term 2 of the first semester.

Our Semester One focus is Biological Science which is understanding the study of living things.

Our topics for Semester One focus on:

Year 3/4 – Living Things

The students will explore living and nonliving things and the life cycles of plants and animals. There is also an environmental focus investigation on how to improve biodiversity within our school grounds.

Year 5/6 – Mission to Mars

The students will learn about the survival and adaptations of living things. They will explore and investigate the possibility of colonising Mars in the future. The students will design an organism capable of living on Mars.

Xoe, Cedar and Liam from 3DW investigating living and nonliving specimens.

Jordan S (3DW)

A scientific diagram of a living thing

Ayman, Lincoln, Omer and Cristian (6RR)

Making soda straw rockets

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Safer Internet Day

As part of Safer Internet Day the students in years 4, 5 and 6 took part in an eSafety webinar which focused on helping the children to understand the four Superpowers:

Respect – I will treat myself and others the way I like to be treated

Responsibility – I am accountable for my actions

Reasoning – I question what is real

Resilience – I get back up from tough situations

The students were given the opportunity to identify these Superpowers in different scenarios to develop a better understanding of their how they can be applied to real life.

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2018 Year 6 Portsea Camp

Wednesday saw the sun shine brightly as we began our activities, high ropes, giant swing, flying fox, orienteering, kyacking, and games. Lunch was hamburgers, then we headed to the beach for an afternoon of sun, sand and surf (well not really surf, more like ripples) Dinner was snitzel, roast potatoes and salad followed by chocolate ripple cake. Then the rain arrived so we all settled down to watch a movie in our PJ’s.

 

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