Term Awards

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Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Integrated Studies, Maths, Mr O'Toole's messages, Reading, Technology, Writing | Posted on September 13, 2016

The whole class has worked tirelessly this term on a number of different tasks. However these four students have been exceptional and consistent. Well done!

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Olympic Symbols

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Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Integrated Studies, Mr O'Toole's messages | Posted on August 5, 2016

Over the past week the class have learnt a little bit about some symbols of the Olympic Games. Citius Altius Fortius is the Olympic Motto. It is Latin for Faster Higher Stronger. We also discussed why the Olympic Rings are important to the games. Here are just a few examples of our work this week.

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Healthy Food Pyramid

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Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Integrated Studies | Posted on July 21, 2016

This afternoon we researched and discussed the healthy food pyramid. Our discussions made us wonder what a “serving” was for each of us. We now know a serve of vegetables is a double hand full. A serve of grains and fruit are the size of our fist. Proteins should fit in our Palm. Fats should be the size of our thumb.

What did you find interesting?

What do you know about the healthy food pyramid?

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Writing Activity 15/07/2016

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Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Integrated Studies, Reading, Writing | Posted on July 15, 2016

With your clock buddy discuss these questions:

What did you SEE in this video?

What do you THINK about what you saw in this video?

What does this video make your WONDER?

How did this video make you FEEL?

Independent Activity

Imagine you own one of the houses shown in the video. Write a letter to the local council about your predicament and list the action you would like taken.

Reading Focus Questions 14/7/16

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Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Integrated Studies, Reading | Posted on July 14, 2016

Watch this BTN episode on erosion and then answer the focus questions with a partner in your workbooks.

  1. Where in Australia was affected by storms and floods recently?
  2. Which two factors made the recent storm so destructive?
  3. What is erosion?
  4. What did the erosion experiment in the BtN story explain?
  5. What sort of landforms does erosion help shape?
  6. During unusually violent weather, erosion happens much ____________.
  7. What causes tides?
  8. A king tide occurs when…
  9. How do plants help reduce the erosion of coastlines?
  10. Why are many scientists worried about the number of buildings located along the beach?

Water Cycle Dioramas

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Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Integrated Studies | Posted on June 23, 2016

Over the past couple of weeks the class has planned, designed and built 3D representations of the water cycle as a diorama. The class really enjoyed the hands on part of the project and they can’t wait to take them home to show them off more closely to their parents. For more information about each students diorama visit their blogs.

 

Bendigo Creek Excursion

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Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Excursions, Integrated Studies | Posted on June 15, 2016

Here are a few pictures of our excursion to the Bendigo Creek yesterday. The 4/5/6’s spent a part of the day there testing the quality of the water, investigating local animal habitats and assessing the amount and types of invertebrates are in the water. For more information and reflections, visit each students personal blog.

Water Cycle Dioramas

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Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Art, Integrated Studies | Posted on June 9, 2016

As a part of our Integrated Studies unit “Our Local Waterways” this term, we are designing and building dioramas of the water cycle. Today we planned and brainstormed our ideas, then we began the crafting process.

Can you explain anything about the water cycle?

What are you looking forward to with this activity?

Which diorama are you liking so far?

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Local Waterways Project

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Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Integrated Studies | Posted on May 27, 2016

Over the last two days the class have presented their oral presentations to each other. Everyone that presented did so extremely well, I’m so proud of all of you.

This was their task for the last two weeks:

Compare and contrast two living parts of our local waterways (Animal, insect or plant species). In what way do the two rely on each other in regards to the food chain?

Imagine if one of the two species were removed from the ecosystem, what effect would that have on the environment? What can we do to ensure that doesn’t happen

What was your favourite part of the project?

Which groups presentation did you enjoy?

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Show and Shine: Asian Studies Projects

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Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Integrated Studies | Posted on March 22, 2016

This afternoon 4/5O 4/5M and 6M had their Show and Shine afternoon. It was great to see so many friends and family come along to share in the kids’ learning for the term.

What was your favourite part of the afternoon?

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Researching the spotted eagle ray

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Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Integrated Studies | Posted on November 25, 2015

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