Term 3 Begins

Welcome back to term three. We apologise for the quietness on our blog over the last few weeks. However, we can assure you we have been working very hard. Today we have some videos to give you a glimpse into our learning during the last five weeks.

What has been your highlight during the first few weeks of Term 3?

Welcome Back

Welcome back to Term 3 at SPAN! We hope you have all had a relaxing break. 

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We finished last term, with three amazing fun filled days at Sovereign Hill where we learnt about the people who were on the gold fields, visited an old fashioned lolly shop and panned for gold. Stay tuned to see some of our pictures and hear our stories. 

This term, we have lots of exciting things to look forward to, including:

  • Inter-school sports
  • Celebrating our favourite stories and authors during Book Week
  • Being scientists, exploring the world around and learning about our responsibilities as stewards of our world
  • Developing our understanding of fractions and decimals
  • Investigating angles, 2D and 3D shapes
  • Painting pictures in the readers mind when writing recounts and procedures
  • Reading, responding to and discussing stories

 

What are you looking forward to this term?

 

Weekly Wrap Up

This term, we have decided that we would like to give all our readers a quick peek into our classroom. We have called this the ‘Weekly Wrap Up’.

Each Friday, a new group of students will share their thoughts about what has been happening in our classroom that week. It could include tasks we have been working on, special events we have celebrated or a sports wrap up. The possibilities are endless.

Here is this weeks wrap up, we hope you enjoy it!

What was your highlight from last week?

Weekly Wrap Up

This term, we have decided that we would like to give all our readers a quick peek into our classroom. We have called this the ‘Weekly Wrap Up’.

Each Friday, a new group of students will share their thoughts about what has been happening in our classroom that week. It could include tasks we have been working on, special events we have celebrated or a sports wrap up. The possibilities are endless.

Here is this weeks wrap up, we hope you enjoy it!

What was the highlight of your week?

 

Weekly Wrap Up

This term, we have decided that we would like to give all our readers a quick peek into our classroom. We have called this the ‘Weekly Wrap Up’.

Each Friday, a new group of students will share their thoughts about what has been happening in our classroom that week. It could include tasks we have been working on, special events we have celebrated or a sports wrap up. The possibilities are endless.

Here is this weeks wrap up, we hope you enjoy it!

What was the highlight of your week?

Timor-Leste Day

Yesterday, our Year 6 Leaders encouraged the whole school came dressed in red, black, yellow and white, to help us raise money and awareness for our sister school in Ermera, Timor-Leste.

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We spent the day learning all about Timor-Leste including its location in the world, culture and history. Some of our Grade 6 students enjoyed the experience of leading the other children in our school in small groups to teach them about aspects of the Timor-Leste culture. This included playing soccer and volleyball and learning how to make friendship bracelets, play drums and dance. Here are some of the things we learnt throughout our day:

Luca learnt that some parts of Timor-Leste are really poor and that some parts have more resources, including cars.

Emman learnt that in 2002, Timor-Leste became an independent nation, which makes them one of the newest nations in the world.

Abraham learnt that Timor-Leste is divided into 13 different districts.

Avantiika learnt that Caritas Australia has been helping Timor-Leste for 50 years by giving resources to help different communities.

Carla learnt that Timor-Leste is around the same size as Tasmania.

Altogether, we raised just over $1 000. This money will help us buy 10 scholarships to make sure girls in Ermera are able to go to school. 

 

What was your highlight of Timor-Leste day?

What did you learn about Timor-Leste?

 

Weekly Wrap Up

This term, we have decided that we would like to give all our readers a quick peek into our classroom. We have called this the ‘Weekly Wrap Up’.

Each Friday, a new group of students will share their thoughts about what has been happening in our classroom that week. It could include tasks we have been working on, special events we have celebrated or a sports wrap up. The possibilities are endless.

Here is this weeks wrap, we hope you enjoy it!

What was the highlight of your week?

Weekly Wrap Up

This term, we have decided that we would like to give all our readers a quick peek into our classroom. We have called this the ‘Weekly Wrap Up’.

Each Friday, a new group of students will share their thoughts about what has been happening in our classroom that week. It could include tasks we have been working on, special events we have celebrated or a sports wrap up. The possibilities are endless.

Below are our first two videos for the year.

What was the highlight of your week?

 

Term Two Begins

Welcome back to Term 2 at SPAN.

It will be a very busy 11 weeks for the people in 5/6M. Some of the things we have to look forward to include:

  • A three day camp to Sovereign Hill
  • Celebrating St. Paul’s Day with the South School
  • Participating in football clinics and interschool sports
  • Learning how to change our avatars, write quality blogs posts and approve comments on our our blog
  • Investigating what being a good friend looks like

In Literacy, we will learn how to:

  • Include descriptive descriptions in our narratives and recounts
  • To think within the text, about the text and beyond the text when reading a variety of texts including blogs, novels and picture story books
  • Discuss literature and share our opinion is a respectful way

In Mathematics, we will learn how to:

  • Read maps and give specific directions
  • Investigate how fractions and decimal numbers fit into our number system
  • Investigate different strategies to solve problems

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday and got to spend lots of special time with your friends and family. On the holidays, Miss Jenkins enjoyed participating in Relay For Life for the fifth year. This involved walking throughout the night with people in her team to raise money for the Cancer Council. She also enjoyed watching The Block and going for lots of walks along the beach.

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What did you enjoy during the holidays?

What are you looking forward to this term?

Student Blogs

This week, all the students in the Senior School logged onto their own blogs.

For some of us, it was the first time. For the rest of us, we had to remember what to do after the long summer holiday break! We have so much to learn about blogging. So far, we have changed our passwords and themes, revised how to leave a comment and decided what makes a good blog post. We are looking forward to having our own blogs because we can share our learning, thoughts and ideas with people all around the world.

Our first task, was write a blog post about what it mean to be a responsible digital citizen. This task allowed us to share what we have learnt about being cyber safe and was part of our requirements for earning or renewing our iPad license. You can view our blogs by clicking on the links on the right hand side of this page. We would love to hear your thoughts about what it means to be a digital citizen.

Why are you looking forward to having your own blog?

What is something you might like to learn about blogging this year?