ICT in Term 2

This term, the Year 5/6s have built up their ICT skills in a huge variety of ways. It is exciting to hear how they are beginning to use the Recording Studio to record their voices and interview some of the younger students at St Anne’s. Here are three outstanding examples of their work:

Nicholas & Eylah:

 

Denzel & Daniel:

 

Hailey & Paige:

 

Meanwhile, the 5/6s have also been working hard to complete their ‘Google Apps Rubric’. This is a series of mini-lessons designed to teach them how to self-pace their ICT learning. They have used videos and written instructions – as well as teacher & peer support – to hone their skills in a range of Google Apps.

Some of the work has been incredibly creative. Here are some snapshots to represent the types of tasks that have been completed- it was really hard to choose only a few!

Callum Z using Google Forms to survey his peers:

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Charlotte S using Google Slides to share her cybersafety knowledge:

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Blake V also using Google Slides to create in interactive quiz:

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Josh W using Conditional Formatting in Google Sheets to create a picture:

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Ashleigh F also using Conditional Formatting to create a quiz:

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Tahlia F using Google Sheets to keep track of her data:

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Ben B showing his knowledge about how cells are labelled in Google Sheets:

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How great it is to see these skills going further and further each term! Keep up the great work!!

Path to Oz

On Monday the 6th of June, the Senior students will be running a market to raise money for Ozanam House. Ozanam House is a charity which helps give food and shelter to homeless men. The market will run from 2:30-4:30pm in the St Anne’s hall.  

At the Path to Oz there will be…

  • Delicious food
  • Fun exciting stalls
  • Prizes to be won
  • And much more!

You will have so much fun and don’t forget to bring some money to support Ozanam House. A few fun exciting stalls are : Lucky Dip, Claw Machine, Pop-dip, Red Apple and the Sweet Retreat! We can’t wait to see you all there.

All food purchased, needs to be eaten at home.

Confirmation

Congratulations to all our Year 6 students who were confirmed on Sunday. The students have spent the last few weeks preparing for this Sacrament. Their preparation involved some rich learning about spirit filled people and saints as well as participating in a reflection day last Friday.

We enjoyed celebrating this special occasion on Sunday with the students, families and sponsors.

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Performing Arts

 

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This term the students were encouraged to explore a wide range of musical styles to share and reflect on their personal views about music they enjoy listening to. They created a personalised portfolio on a googledoc to represent their musical preferences with annotated examples. The students presented their folios to their peers with explanations relating to their choices. There were discussions about the wide variety of different preferences as well as some similarities, and they learned about how emotional responses are often linked to their choice of music. They were also introduced to the terminology of the elements of music, to assist them to describe their chosen pieces. The early part of the music program this term was spent on learning about the history and lyrics of our Australian national anthem. This was a really productive term and I enjoyed working with the senior students. In Term Two our focus changes as we move to Dance and Drama.

 

 

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The Year 5/6 students have been learning about using strategies in games such as hoop cricket, bases cricket and hotshots tennis.  They have been developing the skill of the forehand strike.

Young Leader’s Day

On Wednesday the 2nd of March our School Captains and House Captains were lucky enough to attend Young Leader’s Day. On this day, students heard from many different inspirational speakers and were able to gain insight into what it means to be a leader and how you can change people’s lives. The theme of the day was ‘Master the Little’. This theme allowed students to see that everything you do big or small, can make a difference. It was a fantastic day and the students who attended will now pass on what they have learnt to their peers to inspire change.

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ICT Term 1

This term, the Year 5/6 students have been revising important cybersafety rules. They have also been practising with Google Forms and creating quizzes to test each other on their cybersafety skills.

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“What do you think is the most important rule about cybersafety?”

Oliver: The most important rule about cybersafety is to never give away personal information

Tahlia: Don’t meet up with people you met online.

Josh: The fact that if you post a picture, it never disappears. 

Nick: I think the most important cybersafety rule is not to leak your info or others info!

Hailey: Strong passwords.

Jack: I think the most important rule is either having a safe password or never interacting with strangers.

Bailey: To make sure your parents know that you are using the internet before you start.

Ashleigh: Don’t put too much info about yourself on the internet- Full name, school, age, phone no. etc

Performing Arts

 

bellcoll_e0 The primary focus for the Performing Arts Program this term was Music. The learning activities built upon the students understanding of how the elements of music communicate meaning by comparing music used in media i.e. advertising jingles and movie soundtracks. During the term, each student had a choice to investigate either the life and music of a particular composer or an instrument of the orchestra and then present their research along with a music sample, to their classmates. These were very well presented and received by their peers. The students further developed their aural skills by singing a number of contemporary songs together, focusing on pitch and rhythm. Towards the end of the term, the students learned their Christmas songs to perform at our Park Orchards Community Christmas Carols. There were many compliments about their singing and participation at the event and we were very proud of their performances.