On Wednesday 15th March, Caitlan R represented SEPS at the Kingston Division Swimming Carnival. She won her 50m Breaststroke race and now goes on to Regionals on 29th March.
Well done Caitlan!
During Term 1, we are targeting our Foundation, Level 1 and 2 students with gymnastics.
Instructors from Highett Youth Club are introducing the fundamentals of gymnastics to the students. These initial skills involve warm ups, stretching, log rolls, egg rolls, jumping, landing in ‘motorbike’ and bunny hops.
The students are enjoying the activities offered.
What a fantastic week we had in Foundation this week, filled with many different and valuable learning experiences. During Literacy, we have continued to focus on letters, words and sentences. We have been practising our golden words and our initial letter sounds.
During Numeracy, we have been looking at our 100 days of school and are up to Day 26! We have further developed our understandings of 2D shapes and created a shape graph. In Science we are looking at the weather and how it influences our lives.
We have been focussing on our Play Is The Way life rafts of ‘treat others as you would like them to treat you’ and what makes a strong and a weak choice.
Just a reminder that our Maths Online Testing has now finished and students will now attend school on Wednesdays. We look forward to our first full week together.
We all arrived well rested after enjoying a long weekend last week in the JLC. With only a couple of weeks left in the term, the Level 1 and 2 students are working hard to consolidate their learning for the Term so far.
In Reading this week, students are looking at how to use picture clues to aid comprehension, and expanding their vocabulary. The Writing focus continues to be narrative texts and the Level 1 spelling phoneme is /ck/ as in duck, while the Level 2 students focus on /air/ as in hair.
In Numeracy, the Level 1 and 2 students continue to develop their understanding of Place Value and subtraction.
The students enjoyed an incredible ‘Funky Hair Day’ on Thursday, with ‘Cupcake Buns’ and ‘Birds Nests’ forming a new popularity trend! Students sported all the colours of the rainbow through their hair, with the addition of glitter, pipe cleaners and even small animals! The day was a wonderful success and the students enjoyed their hotdog and special drink for lunch.
On Friday students celebrated ‘The National Day Against Bullying and Violence’ with their new buddy grade from a different level. The students came together and looked at clips and explored different scenarios.
Week 7 has come and gone and we are fast approaching the end of the term.
Both the Level 3’s and 4’s are all working towards completing their Science learning task. This task is to demonstrate an understanding about a particular relationship that exists between the Earth, Moon and the Sun. In Math this week we are now focusing on division. Regarding Literacy, our writing focus has continued to be writing narratives and to look at the use of direct speech marks as well as up-leveling our writing by concentrating on descriptions by using adjectives and adverbs. Reading continues to focus on the various components of the CAFÉ approach. We have paid particular focus on the comprehension of texts.
Crazy Hair Day was a big success and every one in Level 3 and 4 would like to thank all of those people who made it happen. We also completed some activities associated with the National Day Against Bullying. These activities were done with buddy grades and everyone concerned had a great time and learnt about the importance of the day.
Have you ever created a website? Maybe a PowerPoint? What was it about? Plums or rulers?
During science, we have been discovering how to make, build and publish a website using Wix, Site Builder or Weebly. Stella will tell you about what the websites are for and why we are using then in the first place.
Some kids are new to this area of learning, so the students who have already used a specific website maker shared their knowledge to their friends by running a website clinic.
All of the level fives and sixes have been thoroughly enjoying these science sessions, and we really are hoping that the parents fall in love with our websites and PowerPoints!
By Chelsea A
Buddy Club is a club run by level 6s that provides activities for younger students. Some of the things that will be offered are sand art, colouring, drawing, stories and toys. It can be a meeting place for buddies or a way to find them.
It is open on Mondays and Wednesdays, and runs from 1:00 to 1:40.
The leaders are Nina and Chelsea W. The other participants are Max K, Molly, Klara, Evie, Grace, Liam, Keith and Stanley.
We look forward to many Foundation students having a go at Buddy Club.
By Jazmin and Georgia
In science, this week we have started work on our big term project, which has a focus on Biological Science. We have each been given the freedom to choose a human impact and an animal that is under threat. We have the option to work independently or with a partner.
“So what ARE your projects?” you may be asking. Well, we have been assigned to pick an endangered or vulnerable animal and create a website, PowerPoint, or even animation about how they’re being impacted by human behaviours. YOU can help save them! Some of the sadly endangered animals we have come across are the: Andean flamingo, red panda, giant panda, Venus flytrap and tiger.
We can’t wait to show you!