We Are Back For Term Two!

After a two week break, we are back at school and ready and raring to go!

Today was the first day of term two and it promises to be another fun and busy time in 3/4C. Everyone enjoyed their holidays and it was great to hear the adventures the students had over the past fortnight.

Miss Jordan had a great break. Over the Easter weekend, she volunteered at the Good Friday Appeal, assisted at the Sheepwash Classic Fun Run and spent time with her family (including her beautiful baby niece, Estelle) on Easter Sunday. She also went to Mount Martha for a few days with friends and visited her parents and brother in Pomonal.

Estelle

Miss Jordan with her three month old niece, Estelle

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The 3/4C students also enjoyed a variety of holiday experiences. Read their highlights below!

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What was your holiday highlight?

Which holiday reflections did you enjoy reading?

What would be your dream holiday?

We’re Back – Term Two Begins!

Today is the first day of term two.

After a two week Easter break, we are back to start term two at Barwon Heads Primary School. Some 4B students participated in our major school fundraiser fun run, the Sheepwash Classic, on Easter Saturday. The school Easter Fair was also a popular event and some students were lucky enough to go on holidays in different parts of Australia. And of course, everyone enjoyed some yummy chocolate easter eggs over the break too!

Sunrise Sheepwash Classic

Conditions were perfect for running at our Sheepwash Classic event and there was a spectacular sunrise for us to view before the run! Photo courtesy of our principal, Mr Roskosch

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This week we will focus on:

  • Reading – inferential comprehension
  • Writing – learning how to construct a good fictional narrative story
  • Maths – mental strategies to solve division problems.

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We have a lot to look forward to during our busy eleven week term, including:

  • A new history-based inquiry topic
  • Fictional narratives and information reports in writing
  • Focussing on important reading strategies, including inferring, evaluating, reorganising text and questioning
  • Improving our mathematical knowledge in division, fractions, decimals, money and more
  • An exciting excursion to Melbourne
  • The district Cross Country for selected students
  • Student/Parent/Teacher interviews at the end of the term.

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What did you enjoy about your holidays?

What are you looking forward to in term two?

Have you set yourself a learning goal for the term?

Term Two Begins!

Today was the first day of Term Two. The teachers and students in 4A and 4B are happy to begin this busy ten week term.

It was great to hear about everyone’s Easter holidays today. Many students participated in our major school fundraiser, the Sheepwash Classic Fun Run, on Easter Saturday. And of course, everyone enjoyed some yummy chocolate Easter Eggs over the break!

Sheepwash 1

Sheepwash 2

Sheepwash 3

Sheepwash Classic photos courtesy of Mrs Linda Jordan

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We have lots to look forward to this term, including:

  • The district Cross Country next week for selected students
  • A new history-based inquiry topic
  • An exciting excursion to Melbourne
  • The return of our student teacher, Miss Campbell, in May
  • Lots of great learning on our iPads.

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Our term commenced with a fun maths lesson today.

Our focus in maths for the first three weeks is fractions, decimals and percentages. To launch this topic, we had a great extended maths session learning about fractions. Here is what took place:

  • Students worked in pairs – called “Fractions Friends” – to make play dough.
  • Everyone completed a “Brainstorm Splash Page” individually to show Miss Jordan and Miss Curtain their current knowledge.
  • The class had a great discussion about fractions and learnt about numerators and denominators.
  • Students worked with their “fraction friend” to make examples of fractions using their play dough.
  • Students labelled their play dough fractions and took photos using their iPads.
  • Students reflected on their fractions learning by beginning a Keynote presentation on their iPads. They will complete daily updates on their learning so they will have a complete fractions reflection journal by the end of the unit.

Check out our photos to see the learning in action!

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We are looking forward to extending our knowledge and applying our skills in more complex fractions, decimals and percentages work this term.

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What did you enjoy about your holidays?

Did you participate in the Sheepwash Classic fun run?

What are you looking forward to in Term Two?

What do you know about fractions?

What did you learn about fractions from this lesson?