Middle School Newsletter: Volume 11
Weeks 4 & 5
What has been happening in the Middle School?
Nesquik…...delicious! What a fun morning we had creating and following procedures to make some scrumptious flavoured milk. The Middle School students first watched Mrs Mac attempt the tough task of making this delicious drink. As they watched the cooking display, they took notes on the ingredients, equipment and procedure before tackling the challenge of writing their own procedure and following it.
Learning and Teaching
We Are Learning To (WALT)....
make accurate predictions from what we read based on clues in the text.
understand and use the structure of a procedural text.
use scales, legends and directions to interpret and create different maps.
Grade 3: The graph /g/ making the sound “j” as in giant and the graph /s/ making the sound “zh” as in treasure.
Grade 4: The graph /y/ making the sound “y” as in yawn and the digraph /or/ making the sound “eh” as in doctor.
UNIT OF STUDY (History):
Explain how and why life changed in the past, and identify aspects of the past that remained the same.
PLAY IS THE WAY:
Pursue your personal best, no matter who you are working with.
Term 2 Calendar Dates
Friday 18th August - National Science Week - STEM Activity
Monday 21st to Friday 25th August: Book Week
Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th August: Middle School Camp to Angahook
Monday 28th August to Friday 8th September: P-4 Swimming
Tuesday 29th August: Father’s Day Stall
Monday 4th September: District Athletics
Monday 18th September: Student Free Day (Curriculum Day)
Wednesday 20th September: Footy Day
Friday 22nd September: Last Day of Term 3
The excitement around the Middle School is building, and this time next week we will be at Camp Angahook having an absolutely fantastic time. Please make sure you camp payments are finalised with the office before we go. Unfortunately, if payments are not finalised, we cannot take children to camp with us.
Our classroom will come alive with science for National Science Week. We will join over 300 Australian schools on Friday 18th August in welcoming Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) professionals into our classrooms – both virtually and physically – to promote the importance of STEM to Australia’s future.
The STEM in Schools event, run by CSIRO, forms part of National Science Week and will see our school come alive with science as the students participate in a virtual classroom discussion with scientists working in the international space industry, and undertake classroom activities.
Research indicates that 75 per cent of the fastest growing occupations now require STEM skills and knowledge. With participation and engagement of STEM subjects in Australia declining, it is now more important than ever to engage students about the importance of science, technology, engineering and maths.
STEM in Schools events is taking place in more than 300 schools around Australia, with STEM professionals and members of parliament visiting schools across Australia to conduct activities and share their passion for STEM.
The initiative is designed to inspire students about the possibilities of pursuing a future STEM careers and to increase interest and engagement in STEM subjects.
In addition to all students in the Middle School participating in the STEM Open Classroom and Science Week activity, Mentone Park will also run a Satellite Club activity on this day.