Middle School Newsletter: Volume 13
Weeks 8 & 9
What has been happening in the Middle School?
As we rapidly approach the end of the term, the students have been reflecting on all of the wonderful learning opportunities they have taken part in during term 3. From camp to swimming, our Australian history unit to the District athletics, our students have made the most of every chance given to them.
Linking these events to the Play is the Way concepts, the Middle School students have explored bravery, pursuing your personal best, treating others how you would like to be treated and having reasons for the things you say and do. This term has seen the students learn valuable life skills and develop their ability to work as a team!
Learning and Teaching
We Are Learning To (WALT)....
determine what are the most important parts of what we read.
understand that an information report is used to present information on a person, place, animal or thing.
conduct chance experiments and identify and describe possible outcomes
Grade 3: The digraph /u/ making the sound “w” as in quilt
Grade 4: The digraph /ci/ making the sound “sh” as in special
Grade 3: The graph /se/ making the sound “z” as in cheese.
Grade 4: Focus: The graph /r/ as in rain. The digraph /rr/ making as in c. The digraph /wr/ as in wrist.
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 3 Calendar Dates
Monday 18th September: Student Free Day (Curriculum Day)
Wednesday 20th September: Footy Day
Friday 22nd September: Last Day of Term 3
Term 4 - Design & Technology
In term 4, the Middle School students will be completing a unit on Design and Technology. Their task will be to create a boat out of recycled materials, which is where we need your help!
Over the next 3 weeks, could you please collect and bring into school some clean recycled materials such as:
- plastic food containers (cups, yogurt containers, bottles etc.)
- plastic bottle caps
- corks etc.
- unused straws
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: Toilet Rolls
In swimming we have been doing freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. I am still having a little trouble with freestyle because when we were doing it I didn’t want to do it because I thought people would make fun of me but I had to be brave.
Lucy M, Middle MB
Swimming was awesome. We did backstroke, freestyle, dolphin, frog kick and front kick. I was pretty brave when I did something really hard that other people couldn’t do. I have been trying my best to do all my kicks right. But I am still working on it. I have been treating others how I would like to be treated. I tried to show that I am sensible in swimming but I don’t know what they think.
Cy, Middle M