Yesterday 5/6A visited the Life Ed Van. We learnt about making good decisions, different types of drugs (harmful drugs, medicine drugs, illegal drugs and legal drugs) and appropriate ways of using social media. We also heard some jokes from Harold.
Explain what you learnt from your visit to the Life Ed Van.
On Friday we had the VSSEC Team visit the Senior Unit. They conducted a number of science activities throughout the day. 5/6A learnt about movement and how weight, forces and friction can affect movement. Below are some images from the experiments that were undertaken during the science session.
What did you learn about movement?
On Friday we had the VSSEC Team visit the Senior Unit. They conducted a number of science activities throughout the day. One of the activities involved students looking at fossils and using microscopes to look at tiny organisms.
Explain what you learnt about fossils.
A goal is something you set out to do and try to achieve. There are many types of goals and they can be used for almost everything that you do.
Goals can long-term or short-term. An example of a short-time goal is, ‘Beat your last time in the run.’ A long-term goal might be, ‘Run under 3 minutes at the end of the year.’
All goals you set must be realistic and achievable. What do these two words mean?
This year we will begin to set and use lots of short-term goals. The goals will be based on being a good active learner as well as academic goals.
Your active learner goals will need to be based on how you approach your work, organisation, independent learning skills, working in groups, listening and joining in discussions.
Your academic goals will be aimed to improve your work. For example you will set a goal for reading and that goal will improve your reading skills. An example of a reading goal would be, ‘Track my inferences about a character when reading.’
When setting a goal, you need to think very carefully about what you would like to improve on.
Today we are going to set three goals:
- Active learner goal.
- Reading goal.
- Writing goal.
You will post your goals as a comment on the blog. You MUST be accountable for your goals.
Today you are going to complete a 100 word challenge as part of an assessment task.
Remember that the writing needs to be as descriptive as possible so you need to use lots of powerful language.
Follow the link below to view the 100 word challenge.
100 Word Challenge – The Immense Boulder
Over the last year and a half, students from the senior unit have been building some amazing models. Below are some images of the models that have been built by the students and their instructors.
What do you think of the models?
Which model do you think is the best and why do you think that?
Yesterday the senior unit held their inquiry expo based on making comparisons between Australia and an Asuan country. The expo also included some Asian cooking from the different countries that the students researched.
-Describe one thing you learnt about your inquiry country.
-Describe one difference between your inquiry country and Australia.
-Describe one similarity between your inquiry country and Australia.
– Explain which Asian food you liked the best and why.
Describe in a short report your experiences at the Traralgon Primary School Winter Sports. You might be able to include information about your teams performance, what you learnt from the day and any challenges that you had.
On Monday , the LRPS footy team played against the other schools from Traralgon. It was a cold, wet and windy day and the students played really well. We were unlucky in some of the games with some unfortunate bounces making it hard for us to score goals. The team played really well in the last game, kicking four goals in the first half. We ended up winning the last game by one goal.
Brandon Macauliffe won our best and fairest award on the day, but all players put in a great effort.
On Monday, the school captains went to a leadership conference in Sale. They were part of a large group of students who learnt about becoming better leaders by helping others, encouraging peers, being a good role model and learning how to organise events. The students were involved in some fun and interactive games and also had the opportunity to go on stage and talk about what they had learnt in front of 200 students from across Gippsland.
On Anzac Day, the school captains represented the school at Traralgon’s 11:00 commemorative service. The captains, along with representatives from other schools and community groups, laid a wreath in respect of the soldiers who have fought for and represented our country.
Pictured above are our school captains in front of the Traralgon Cenotaph.
Your homework for week 7 is to use the topic below to write an engaging persuasive introduction. Remember your introduction must have a hook-in, your opinion and may contain a sentence that defines the topic.
Should children eat fatty and sugary foods?
A prize will be organised for the unit’s most engaging introduction.
You may choose to complete the piece of writing by adding strong arguments that are supported and a conclusion.