Today we are all enjoying our annual Anglicare assembly. Where we come together to give all the wonderful gifts our generous families have donated to Anglicare, for their Toys n Tucker appeal. It is hard for a few photographs to do justice to the enjoyment of the event but here are a few, showing our gymnasts and elves entertaining us, bringing in the gifts and the arrival of Santa and Mrs Claus. Thank you for your generosity.
It is a beautiful sunny afternoon and our courtyard is filled with words, for today at last we are having our picture book launch. It has taken weeks of hard work to reach this point. Hard work writing, editing, improving, drawing, painting using photoshop and more before finally publishing our books. We are thrilled with the results. Here are a few pictures of our book launch party.
6T have spent a few art lessons creating these beautiful prints in the style of Margaret Preston. We are pretty pleased with how they have turned out. We have enjoyed experimenting with different ways of adding colour to our designs.
Mrs M and students met one of her educational heroes today, Alan November. he gave a very interesting talk about developing creativity in education. One of his most interesting ideas was about taking tests in three rounds.
Round One: Everyone individually takes a test that is required to assess learning.
Round Two: Immediately students are placed into groups of four of five and they take the same test again, in small groups. While they do this they work together on the answers, discussing and arguing over the correct them. Students test scores are finalised by the average of round one and round two.
Round Three: In the same teams they must then design a new question that will apply the learning they were assessed on.
We think this is a great idea. What do you think? Do you think that we could improve the learning in Year 6 if we collaborated in this way to assist and learn from each other and then were creative in our new question design?
Today Michelle and I have been fortunate enough to be able to participate in the 2013 International Creativity and Academic Excellence Conference at Knox. We have been to some break out sessions and had talks on learning how to more creative at school. As well as listening to experienced teachers and students present we have given our own presentation on Connecting with classrooms around the Globe. And we have a little present for all of Year 6, since we were representing you all. Try to guess what it is……Chocolate! We can’t wait to continue learning tomorrow too and representing Roseville.
- Charlotte and Michelle
We had a fabulous day at the surf today. the weather was perfect and the waves just right. A few of us were strung by sea lice and blue bottles which was not fun and a few of use were a little scared of the water and waves. But in true Year 6 style we were resilient and brave. Getting back on our surf boards and back in the waves. Here are a few more photos of our fabulous day.
Today Year 6 are having a day at Manly. We our having our Surf Education day. So far we have done some wading, dolphin diving and some relay’s. It is a lovely day with the sun shining bright( finally after all the rain we have been getting lately. Later we are going to be having a go on a surfboard.
By Georgina D
As part of our classroom redesign inquiry unit today we were measuring our learning space. We have discovered that the length of the Year 6 space is 20.5 metres and the width is 9.5 metres. We will continue our measuring tomorrow, leading to each girl producing a to-scale drawing of the current area.
After that we interviewed Mrs V as one of the school stakeholders about her vision for the future Year 6 learning space. We are now working in small groups brainstorming ideas and refining our thoughts.