Hola!

Hi kids, how are you?

Thought I would send you a quick post, to say hello and that I miss you.

I’ve arrived in Pamplona and have been doing a lot of site seeing and preparation for the competition. The teams are starting to arrive and it is getting very exciting. Pamplona is surrounded by a fort, and today I got the chance to walk around the entire fortress wall. A section of the fortress is in a star shape with a pentagon in the centre and is very impressive. We had tapas for lunch (bite size snacks) and churrios for a treat (Spanish dessert). I spent the afternoon walking around the plaza’s and bought a toy bull for Eddie.

Hope you’re all ok and are taking care of Miss Craig and Mrs Hare for me. How was the Sleeping Horses excursion?

If you want to send me a message just comment on my posts. Have a great day, miss you all.

Miss Rap ūüôā

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Cricket Clinc

IMG_2597Today we participated in our second session of the Cricket Clinic organised by Miss Craig. The children participated in a range of skills and activities to develop their throwing, bowling, catching and batting techniques. We attended with Grade 4T and Grade 4P.

Here Kailan is pictured with the Melbourne Star Mascot.


House Cross Country

IMG_2543Last Tuesday all students in grades 3 to 6 competed in our House Cross Country.  The students in age groups 8/9, 10 and 11 years were very lucky to complete their race with very little rain.  The 12/13 year olds were not so lucky.

The children ran extremely well, and we would like to congratulate everyone who completed the course.  I would like to congratulate the following students who will compete at the next level for our school РKayla, Charlize, Liam, Tom, Alex and Ryan.

Pictured here is Cameron who was selected as the best dressed for our year level.  Congratulations Cam.

Keep posted for the students results and recounts at the district cross country which is being held on Monday 19th May.

Inquiry Learning Unit – Communication

hieroThis term the students in 4R are learning about different forms of communication.  Last week they participated in some Communication rotations with Miss Tappy where they learnt about Braille and this week they will visit Mr Pryor. In our grade we learnt about Hieroglyphics and the country where it originated from, Egypt.  The children went to ICT and printed out their names in hieroglyphs and completed some of the puzzles using the Egyptian numerical system.

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/history/egypt/egyptianmap/

We also started discussing and talking about digital communications and apps.  We are currently working on a datachart of the different apps available for children and adults to use and the positive and negative aspects of each app.  The website below is a very helpful resource for parents, teachers and students produced by the Australian Government Department of Communications. It provides people with information on how to handle cyberbullying, security and protecting their personal information.

http://www.communications.gov.au/easyguide/social_networking