Home Learning Activities – For our Term 2 Inquiry Unit

As part of our Inquiry Unit ‘Ourselves, Our Community and Cultures’ we would like to invite the students to bring a picture, object or artifact that may have belonged that is significant to their family . Students will then share the memories and stories linked to their chosen object. Please ensure that they have their items by Wednesday 21st April 2021, as they will be presenting on this day.

Some ideas of what you might like to bring:

  • Copy of a photograph 
  • Toy
  • A piece of clothing
  • Book

During the term break students are also encouraged to fill out a book ‘My Family and our story’. This will help to support students when sharing information about themselves.

Thank you 

Sarah, Clara, Diana and Nicole

School photos tomorrow

Dear Parents and Guardians,

How exciting, tomorrow the Preps will have their first school photos.

Please remember to come dressed in your full summer uniform.

Warmest wishes,

Clara, Diana, Nicole and Sarah

Buy a Bee and be more for others this week!

This week is our final week of fundraising for Caritas Project Compassion. Students are invited to bring in a gold coin at any stage this week and buy a bee cutout, which can be decorated or they may choose to write their name on a pre-made bee (from their teacher)! They can then pin their bee to the wall located near the library galleria space. The aim is to have a swarm of Caritas bees on display by the end of the week!

How are you being more to others?

How many bees might we have on our wall by the end of the week?

St Joseph Feast Day Mass

Today we celebrated the Feast of St Joseph with our very first mass!

It was wonderful to share in a special celebration about a great saint. A saint who was an ordinary and humble man and who was the husband of Mary and foster-father of Jesus here on earth.

Watch the reflection video below and think about all the wonderful things you have discovered this week about St Joseph.
What connections have you made to your learning and to your own life?

As a family you might like to continue to share your learning using these questions:

Why was St Joseph a special person to so many people including Mary MacKillop?

How are you going to be more like St Joseph?

What did you notice when you were at mass today?

PAIR Reading Books

Dear Foundation Parents,

We are delighted to hear many parents are eager to swap the PAIR Reading books more than once a week.

We will now be changing these over on Monday’s and Thursday’s. If you would like a new book on these days please ensure to return the books in their reading folder. Happy Reading everyone.

Thank you,

Clara, Diana, Sarah, Nicole.

 

Measurement

During Maths we having been learning about Measurement.

We have been using informal units of measurement such as our hand span, foot, match sticks, and blocks to measure items.

Before we measure we estimate how long it will be.

We use language such as ‘longer,’ ‘shorter’ and accurate.’

You might like to measure some items around your house and practice using the measurement language.

Photo’s of our Father’s!

Dear Foundation Parents,

To celebrate and remember St Joseph we will be talking about our own Father’s and the qualities they have. We will be comparing this with how St Joseph was to Jesus.

We thought it might be nice if students brought in photographs of their own father (grandfather or special man in their life.)

Please bring your photo to school in Week 8 or send a photo to your Home group teacher to be printed at school.

Thank you,

Clara, Nicole, Sarah, Diana.

Discovery Learning Week 7

Today during Discovery learning we used our fine motor skills to pull apart some wilted Sunflowers. We rubbed off the tiny flowerettes and found a surprise underneath them.

We used our senses to describe the smell, taste, touch and sight of the Sunflowers and their seeds. Using magnifying glasses we inspected the Sunflower seeds and even saw some little hairs covering them.

Together we brainstormed what we can do next with the Sunflowers and their seeds. We decided that we will dry some out to eat them and plant some in the garden. Anna shared a book with us that taught us how to turn them into Bird feeders. They are now hanging in our learning space to dry out before we make the bird feeders.

We can’t wait to explore further with the sunflowers!