Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Middle School Newsletter 2017: Volume 8

Middle School Newsletter: Volume 8
Term 2 
Weeks 7-8

What has been happening in the Middle School?

This week we were lucky enough to have a visitor from 'Fizzics Education' conduct experiments with the 3/4 students. They explored their understandings of physics and how different objects move. This invisit supports our current Science unit, 'Magnetic Moves'.

We say farewell to Miss Maddie Oates and would like to thank her for all her hard work and dedication. We wish her the best of luck with everything and look forward to seeing her around in the future.

We would also like to welcome Mrs Nikki McCallum to the 3/4 area. Mrs McCallum will make a valuable addition to the middle school team and we look forward to having her join us for the remainder of the year.

Learning and Teaching

We Are Learning To (WALT)....

 question different texts before, during and after reading them as well as combine new information with prior knowledge to formulate new understandings (synthesising).

WRITING/V.C.O.P.: understand the structure of an explanation piece of writing and use our scientific research to create our own explanation pieces.

MATHS: measure, order and compare objects using familiar metric units.

Year 3: The digraph /se/ making the sound "s" as in horse.

Year 4: The consonant suffix -ly.

UNIT OF STUDY: Understand that forces can be exerted by one object or another through direct contact or from a distance.

PLAY IS THE WAY: Be Brave - Participate to Progress

Term 2 Calendar Dates

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

Next week, the grade sixes will be raising money for the Red Nose Day Appeal by selling a range of different products. All funds raised will go towards supporting the families of sick kids.

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

We have just started our new topic in Science. Here are some pictures of our recent visit from Fizzics Education.

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