Thursday, 26 February 2015

Creating iMovies

While the Year 6 students were creating their iMovies using the photos from the excursion, I created an iMovie of them.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie...Who are you?

Year 6 students completed a design on a face to depict an Aussie.

After the design was completed, the students were asked why they designed what they did.

Using MESL, the students created a paragraph to explain their design.

M - Make a point
E - Explain the point
S - Support the point
L - Link the point

We will use this method to write lots of paragraphs throughout the year.

The research stage of our HSIE PBL.

Today we decided which decade of Australian history each group would investigate. The students immediately started to research significant people, places and events that have impacted Australia. The information will be recorded on a google slide and we will create a timeline. 

The students are very engaged. 

Sun Dials

Today in Science we studied light and shadows. We talked about how shadows change at different times of day and different times of year. We made sun dials to see if we could use them to tell the time. 

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Excursion to the city of Sydney

Today Year Six ventured in to the city to see the sights of Sydney.
The purpose was to experience the old and the new buildings and places of Sydney and observe the diversity of people.

Circular Quay to the Rocks to Darling Harbour to Darling Quarter and then on to Chinatown.

The students were encouraged to photograph an aspect of the excursion. They were asked to observe, think and wonder. The teachers offered explanations of the places and prompted observations. 

IMovies will be created at school to display the findings and observations.

Here are some of the memories...

The old and the new...

Cadman's Cottage.

 The Rocks - contrast of old and new buildings.

Heading up under the Argyle Arch.

Contrast of old and new architecture.

Darling Harbour.

It was Chinese New Year's Day.

Heading towards Chinatown.

Shopping in Chinatown.

We experienced diversity in many ways today.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Shadow Play

While the girls were at their talk the boys played with sculpture and shadows. This is what they came up with...

Melinda Tankard-Reist Visit

Today the Year 5 and 6 girls listened to Melinda Tankard-Reist talk about body image and other important issues for girls to be aware of. The take home message was that what's on the inside is more important than what's on the outside. We can also celebrate the way God has made each of unique and with particular abilities to just be ourselves. We had an excellent discussion afterwards to help the girls debrief what they had heard.