August 2013 archive

Book Week Celebrations

On Wednesday we celebrated Book Week. First we watched a performance about a girl who turned into an alien in disguise. The alien came down to get back her Worlds ‘imagination’. After the performance each class sat around the running track. Mrs Bolton called one class at a time to parade around the track in their costumes. There were some very imaginative and colourful costumes.
As recess ended all of the Year Sixes went around to each class to read a book and do an activity with the class. The Year Sixes in Miss Baker’s class were Will and Ben who read Lightning Jack and made a horse with the Year 5’s.
After lunch 1/2 Cincotta (our buddy class) invited us to come over and help the Year 1/2’s with finishing off some of their work. We helped them with an elephant activity, word documents and their Aboriginal books. We worked on those activities for a while and then we went outside and kicked the footy and played Golden Child.
The day was a really fun, colourful and an entertaining day. I wish you were all here to celebrate book week with the school. Thank you Mrs Bolton.
Written by Zac and Will.

Book Week on PhotoPeach

P2 Garden Project

On Friday, even though it was as cold as ice, 5/6 Baker got out into the garden in P2 to plant some potatoes. We had to spread out where we planted as the roots grow really big and we had to dig deep to plant our bulbs! Fingers crossed we will have some potatoes to eat later in the year!


Footy Fever!

Wow, what a game Miss Ryan, myself and Charlotte saw on Sunday! Our Grade 6 boys played in the game of the year, the Sharks vs Redbacks Grand Final! We saw hard tackles, spectacular marks and brilliant goal kicking but unfortunately the Redbacks were the better team on the day and we went down by only 10 points!

Congratulations boys for making it to the Grand Final, it is an amazing achievement whether you win or lose! We are very proud of you all! Go Sharks!

By the way Angus, those knees better be clean for school on Tuesday!

Sochi 2014 Artwork

To support our favourite Winter Olympian Scott Kneller, we have made some artwork for the Olympic Village. This will be displayed in the 2014 Australian Olympic Village to show the athletes that we are thinking of them and cheering them on! Check out our work!

What we have learnt about decimals….

This week we have begun our decimals unit and even though we are only three lessons in, we have realised some of us had misconceptions about decimals. We went through and discussed all of these with a range of classroom activities. Then we put our new learning into action by making a number line as a class. We had to work together and adjust numbers until as a class we were happy with our final product. Check it out below.



Here is what some of us have learnt this week:


Scarlett- I have learnt how to compare decimals

Amy- I have learnt that you can’t always think of decimals in money terms

Luke- I have gone from knowing nothing about decimals to knowing a fair bit about them

Max- I learnt that a line above the last number means ‘reoccurring’

Georgia- I learnt that the first number after the decimal point that is larger is the one with the bigger number e.g. 3.4 is larger than 3.32

Katherine- I have learnt that decimals are fractions

Michaela- I have learnt that decimals can be changed into a fraction

Bianca- I learnt that the numbers after the decimal point are parts of a whole

James- I learnt how to order fractions

Will- I learnt about the place-value of decimals

Jonty- I learnt that no matter how long the number is it might not be bigger e.g. 3.4245 is not bigger than 3.5

Ed- I learnt that shorter decimals can be larger numbers

Lara- I have learnt more about what a decimal is and how to know which decimal is larger

Lili- I have learnt that shorter decimals can be larger e.g. 0.14 is smaller than 0.8

Charlotte- I have finally learnt how to tell which decimal is bigger!

Millie- I have improved on comparing decimals, for example ordering decimals from smallest to largest and seeing which decimal is bigger

Alyssa- I’ve gotten better at decimals. I needed to refresh and I needed to practise.

Jemma- I have learnt that there is wholes and parts of a whole

Angus- I have learnt that just because there is a dollar sign it doesn’t mean the number is the same (that you automatically round it) e.g. $2.45 < $2.47

Zac- I have learnt how to compare decimals



Our new bunny….

Hi Everyone,

I have found us a bunny! But I need your help! I have now been told a boy is a better pet and so which out of these two cuties do you like best? Leave a comment to let me know! Black or white bunny?


Bushranger Project Presentations

Can you recognise these people? I’m pretty sure I was teaching a bunch of low-down criminals today! Some of you bore a striking resemblance to your chosen bushranger today, it was scary! Well done on your outstanding presentations, each and every one of you have improved so much in your public speaking skills, it’s amazing! I really enjoyed listening to your speeches today, it was clear just how much you have all learnt over the duration of our topic. I hope you have loved it as much as I have! I am so proud of you all!

Miss B xoxo

If you were a bushranger, who would you be???? on PhotoPeach

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