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Date:

15/12/15

Wishing all our families a safe summer holidays…

Buddies! Today our Year 5 students met with the Prep buddies for a shared lunch and free play get-together. It’s hard to believe the year has gone by so quickly.   Colonial Australia 5EM and 5KA students voted on the best time capsules produced by their peers. These are photos of those they considered to […]

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Date:

05/12/15

AFL 9s Gala Day

What a stunning day we had on Friday at Fawkner Park for our final Gala Day for 2015. Great sportsmanship, great team work, new skills and so much fun. Thank you to the parents who supported the teams on the day. In addition we would like to say a big thank you to the parents […]

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Date:

20/11/15

The Bridge Riddle

There was a great deal of screaming, stomping and pencil throwing in Maths this week as our Year 5 students were presented with some challenging maths. Their goal was to demonstrate a growth mindset, to not give up, to refuse to declare the tasks impossible and to not scream at their teachers. They had thirty minutes […]

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Date:

06/11/15

This week…

…we started investigating Australia’s history. In groups we researched important events from different dates, and began finding out why they are important to Australia. In maths we learnt about when 24 hour time is used, and converted different times between it and am and pm time. We also tried organising events that took different amounts […]

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Date:

09/10/15

Back to school – Term 4

All about fractions We’ve been learning about equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions. 8/16 is the same as 4/8. They are equivalent fractions. And 4/8 is the simplified fraction of 8/16. It can be simplified to 1/2. They are all the same, which is why they are called equivalent fractions. We made equivalent fractions when we […]

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Date:

27/08/15

Scientists predict… (change of state)

Change of State Experiments In our science investigations, students were involved in predicting whether there would be a difference in how two solids melted if they were given similar conditions. They then made observations of what actually occured, and then had a go at evaluating why what happened did. The solids they were comparing were […]

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Date:

27/08/15

Ishigase Elementary School Visit

Last Friday our Sister School from Japan arrived in a whirlwind visit. Over the weekend some of our families hosting our visitors took them to see the sights around Melbourne. On Monday, they were welcomed in an official ceremony at the town hall. On Tuesday, the visiting students spent time in the classrooms with their […]

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Date:

24/07/15

What a load of rubbish!

ASSEMBLY RAP Monday saw us reporting to the school about what we have been learning, and what we have been doing about sustainability. We gave the school a quiz and also did a rap presentation. SUSTAINABILITY AUDIT With April this week we also looked through our bin, the staff room bin and a bin from the […]

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Date:

17/07/15

Sustainability & Assembly

The Year 5s have been practicising for Monday’s assembly item. Here’s hoping the weather is fine!   During the week the students have continued to learn about sustainability. April from the eco-centre came again and students were involved in working out how long it takes for evceryday items to decompose in landfills. They also found […]

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