Thursday, 25 May 2017

Middle School Newsletter 2017: Volume 7

Middle School Newsletter: Volume 7
Term 2 
Weeks 5-6

What has been happening in the Middle School?

In week 5 we were visited by the ladies from 'Mad About Science' to discuss all things Matter, and how different objects and substances change.

In week 6 we had Italian Day and our Science Open Night... Thank you for everyone's participation in both events. 

Learning and Teaching

We Are Learning To (WALT)....

 question different texts before, during and after reading them.

WRITING/V.C.O.P.: understand the structure of an explanation piece of writing.

MATHS: to explore the basic understandings of fractions.

Year 3: the prefix 'inter'
Year 4: the digraph /ai/ making the sound “A” as in snail

UNIT OF STUDY: to support students to represent and explain their understandings of the way different materials change, from a solid to a liquid at different temperatures. Introduction of scientific views

PLAY IS THE WAY: Be Brave - Participate to Progress

Term 2 Calendar Dates

Monday 5th June: Forces, Friction and Movement Invisit
Monday 12th June: Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
Thursday 29th June: Student reports go home to families
Friday 30th June: Last Day of Term 2

Current Notices

Upcoming Invisits for Term 2

One down, one to go. To support our studies in Science this term, there will be one more exciting science workshop running. Details are as follows. A green coloured notice went home earlier in the term outlining the new term-by-term payment system. Please ensure that that this term's excursion/invisit levy has been paid as soon as possible.

Fizzics Education Invisit  - Monday 5th June

In the Forces, Friction & Movement Show students will look in depth at how push and pull forces act to move objects. They will also explore what variables impact friction between two surfaces and how this impacts on object movement. This workshops supports the Middle School’s Term 2 unit of Physical Science.

bCyberwise - Online Safety

Most children are unaware of the digital footprint they leave every time they post online and the harmful effects it can have on themselves, or on others. Similar to regular discussions we have with the students encouraging them when interacting face to face, the same applies online.
Always T.H.I.N.K.
T- is it TRUE?
H- is it HELPFUL?
K- is it KIND?

To read more about the program your child participated in please visit this link: bCyberwise
Or download the bCyberwise Monster Family App: Monster Family App

Making News

Well done to all students who participated in the Cross Country @ Karkarook Reserve last week. Tough conditions didn't dampen the Mentone Park spirit to much, and all reports were that everyone gave it the absolute best effort.

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