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End of Term 4

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Just like that,  Term 4 came and went in a whirlwind.  What an extraordinary year it has been. I could not have asked for a better class and it is bittersweet that the year is coming to an end. Sweet because I am very excited for the students and the adventures lay ahead. Bitter because I am incredibly sad to see them leave. I wish all of you the best of luck in whatever the future holds for you.  Term 4 Overview We started the term off with the Student Fete. We nearly lost track of time as we had to ride off to Kalgoorlie for the Year 6 Camp. Once we were back from camp, we dove head first into swimming lessons.  Following swimming we were in Graduation Lunch and Graduation Practice mode. We also had our Transition Day at Lesmurdie Senior High School, what a day that was. Week 8 we had our Graduation and Year 6 Dance night. What an amazing night that was. It was a hot one but t
As Term 3 comes to a crashing end we are going to hit the ground running in Term 4 so rest up! Citizenship Portfolios are due! If they have not been completed, they are to be turned in the first week of Term 4.   Homework over the holidays: 1. Have fun outside with your family or friends. Take a photo of an activity that you have done and bring it in. We will post it on our School Holiday wall! 2. Research Binary Code. What is it? Why do we use it? Why do we have to know about it? Write a word using binary and bring it in.  3. Keep practising Fractions - Decimals - Percentages. Calculate the discounted price of an item the next time you are at the shops.  http://www.math-aids.com/Percent/Convert_Between_PDF.html Print the worksheets or copy the questions down on a piece of paper and then answer them.  Enjoy your holidays! Term 4 Week 2: School  FĂȘte  - students are only to bring up to $7 to the school  FĂȘte Week 4: Year 6 Camp* *You can start paying for camp

STEM - Electricity - MakeyMakey

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Room 17 had a fabulous time with the Makey Makeys and discovering the differences between conductors and insulators.  Make sure you ask your student about what they did and what an example of a conductor/insulator is. Here are some photos from our journey: (My apologies for some of the blurry photos. Turns out I'm not as skilled Mr Meachem when taking photos with an iPad.)
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Whoa! Just like Semester 1, the Holiday flew by and we are already in Week 3! As every term is, Term 3 will be full of exciting events! Make sure you are checking the Wattle Grove Primary School  website regularly so you do not miss anything.  We had a very exciting afternoon on Friday, 2 August. The students were able to experiment with the Edison Robots in class. We had a few upsets along the way, as technology does not always obey, but the students persevered. As the term progresses we hope to be able to experiment with more robotics and coding. We will be investigating circuits and electricity by using MakeyMakeys next week.  P.S. Parents, could you please make sure that your child has whiteboard markers?
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Wow, I cannot believe Semester One is coming to an end! It has been a busy and exciting semester at Wattle Grove Primary School. Homework for the Holiday: . 1. Students are to continue to work on their Citizenship Project . Remember this project is to be completed by the end of Term 3.  2. Play a board game/card game with a family member and take a selfie as evidence. This photo can be added into the comments at the bottom of the page.   3. Do three kind things for someone outside of your family . Whether it is holding the door for someone, helping an elderly person carry their shopping to their car or safely picking up rubbish in your neighbourhood. The options are endless.  Record the three kind things you have done in your School Diary.  4. Complete Numeracy Problem Solving Sheet ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Optional work to aid in being the best student you can be: 1. Book
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Term 2 Student Representatives Congratulations to the students in Room 17, (Brooke, Jessa, Eve, Sienna, Nathan, Kavi and Hayden) who were appointed as Student Representatives for this term. We are looking forward to working with all the Year Sixes in this group. The students have already successfully started their jobs and met with Ms Roberts, to ensure they understand their roles and responsibilities and the school's expectations.
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Welcome back to Term 2.  I hope that everyone had a fantastic holiday! We are getting straight back into things. Notes for Term 2: - Students should be working on their Citizenship Project regularly. This project must be completed outside of school time. Everything you need to know about the project in on the Citizenship Portfolio Page.  - Students should have already completed their goals and should be beginning their project this Term and they are to have their project completed by Term 3.  - Please help your child develop sound study habits by having them do homework regularly, whether it is Reading, StudyLadder, Prodigy or touch-typing. This will assist in their future schooling, as secondary and tertiary schools require self-motivation and independent learning.  - Although I have posted the homework for the week in advance that does not mean that there is not going to be additional homework throughout the week.  - It is really important that the students take respon

ANZAC Day Wreaths

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Another wonderful day with our Year 2 buddies! We made wreaths with poppies on them, to commemorate the Australians that gave their lives for their beliefs and their country; the ANZAC Spirit.