Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Marvellous Maths

Middle S are flexing their Mathematics muscles this week by tackling the four operations and identifying them in worded problems. After un-packing the language of addition and subtraction, they applied the specific vocabulary to solving problems such as these:
- Anne bought an orange for $0.45 and a yoghurt for $1.20 at the school canteen. How much did she spend?
- Jason team kicked 32 goals during the game and Dean's team kicked 25 goals. How many goals did Jason's team win by?

Can you identify what operation (addition or subtraction) is being represented by each problem? 
Do you know any worded-problems you could share with Middle S?

Thursday, 7 February 2013


Today the Middles classes made their choice of students to be on the Student Representative Council. Each class voted for one grade 3 and one grade 4 to represent their year level, as well as the school.
:) Each person had to get in front of our class and give their speech. All the students delivered fantastic speeches that were very well prepared. The one's below belong to James and Jasmine, who were voted as the SRC reps for Middle S.
What would you include in an SRC speech?


Friday, 1 February 2013

A New Start for Middle S

On Friday it was our first day of school in Middle S. I was really excited to see my sisters at playtime because now we're all at the same school - Angus
In the morning I was thinking, "yay', I'm in Middle S. I wasn't the only one who was excited. My sister, Caitlin started Prep today - Madeline
It felt like a normal day for me - Adam
I like finishing a year, becasue you get to see yourself in a new class and you get to see the new little Preppies. My sister is in grade 6, so she was as excited as anyone should be being in the head of the school  - Natalie
I like to finish a year because then I get to be in a higher grade - James
I love moving into a new class because you get to have new people in your class and a new teacher - Jasmine
I like being in a new class because you make more friends - Alex
In the morning I felt a bit nervous but now I'm feeling more confident. Today it's my big sister's first day of her last year at primary School and my little sister's first day of Prep - Catriona
When I first got into class I was a bit nervous and then when I saw my friends come in I was fine - Ruby
I loved to make new friends every year and make new things and step up to a different grade - Rosie
This morning I was nervous and excited then when the day went on I got more confident. I like having different teachers so you can learn more about what they do in the classroom - Jamie
When I first walked in I felt strange, but then I felt more comfortable - Piers
I had a good day and I feel older now that I'm in grade 3 - Jack
When I walked into the classroom I felt happy that I was in a new year and that I had at least one friend - Riley

Our Term 3 Learning about Australian History

Name Reflection on the learning of history this term and our presentations today Tara This morning in Middle S ...