Sunday, April 26, 2015

Grade 6 Camp and Naplan Practice

Well, what a mixed week!  Grade 6 students had their  three day camp at Orford and grade 5 students were preparing for Naplan (Sorry grade 5.)  Here are a few photos I took last year of the day spent on Maria Island and lots of new ones from this year of the students. Again I did the two walks with the students after a fun boat trip to the island. The children had a fantastic day on the island and were lucky enough to see dolphins and wombats!


That dolphin!

To infinity and beyond!

Wednesday I was at school with the grade 5's helping them to unpack tricky maths questions and to use a wide variety of strategies to help them feel more familiar with the problems often posed. I also ran a maths relay event.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Persuasive Text

The first two weeks back this term we will be focusing on techniques to writing persuasive texts. Students first attempts focused on whether school uniform should be compulsory or not. All students have a list of the criteria upon which persuasive their text will be assessed. Here it is:

Students will be focusing on rhetorical questions and the use of emotive language this week. The below clip is worth viewing.