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Playgroup is Back!

02.07.20

We are excited to once again invite families back to Little Saints Playgroup starting Tuesday, 21 July 2020.  

The Little Saints Playgroup is run by a trained co-ordinator and held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays in the transportable unit adjacent to the hall from 9:00-10:45am.

Please bring along a hat, drink and healthy snack for your child.

Focus on Year 4 Hill / Roesler

30.06.20

Last Thursday 4HR and our Reception Buddies began some rejuvenation work in the frog pond area. This area is going to be cared for by the children at All Saints in memory of our friend Sienna Walker-Brown.

An important focus for this work is to become more aware of the wonderful natural environments at All Saints. Being ecologically aware and mindful means that we develop care and custodianship for these areas and pass on our knowledge of how to care for these special spaces to future All Saints children.

 

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Focus on Year 5 Burton

17.06.20

Year 5 Burton have been exploring our Solar System in Science this Term. As part of the unit we have researched the celestial objects which form part of our Solar System and produced posters of our findings. We have learned about the three rules for What Makes a Planet a Planet:

  1. It must orbit a star (our star is the sun)
  2. It must be rounded by its own gravity (sphere shaped)
  3. It must clear it's orbit.

To connect with our learning in other subject areas we produced artistic representations or our Solar System in Art and we are developing interactive Space Powerpoint Quizzes, with internal and external hyperlinks, to test and extend our classmates' knowledge and understanding.

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Focus on Year 4 Sumner

05.06.20

This term in HASS, Year 4 Sumner have been looking at the main characteristics of Africa and South America and the animals that live there. The children have learnt about the importance of environments, including natural vegetation to animals. They have made clay animals and investigated the different habitats, looked at alternative environments and researched into whether their particular animal would be able to survive.

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Focus on Year 1 Budgen

04.06.20

“We must protect creation for it is a gift which the Lord has given us, we are the guardians of creation” - Pope Francis, Laudato Si

This week 1 Budgen explored the Frog Pond area.  Ms Budgen's class is one of the very first to be able to wander and wonder about the reimagining of this area.  The children used their senses to make careful observations about the area.  They thought about future sustainability and the native wildlife they would like to invite, along with ideas of what they would like to do in the Frog Pond area. We created small creatures from natural materials, and linked these to Science (living things) and English (information texts).

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Focus on 2 Pinkerton

07.05.20

This week as a part of Catholic Education Week, the children were asked to consider following four questions and they recorded their responses, using writing and drawing. Some of their responses included;
 
How do you know you are in a Catholic school?
When I read my jumper and jacket I see it says Catholic Primary School. – Holly
We are kind to one another. – Charlotte
Cause it says on our jumper. - Hunter

 
What makes being in a Catholic school different to a non-Catholic school?
We pray to connect to God. – Amelia
Being in a Catholic school is different to a non-Catholic school because Catholic schools learn detailed religion. – Tyler 

 
What do Catholic schools teach you that other schools do not?
Jesus died on the cross. – Ella
Catholic schools have special Assemblies. We pray in the classroom in a circle. - Makai

 
How does being in a Catholic School raise your heart and mind?
I feel joyful at this school and happy to learn. – Amelia
We learn new things and believe in ourselves. – Makai
Feeling happy. - Mia

 
As a class the children created a heart collage to share what they think makes All Saints special. We also reflected on our school values and the children have enjoyed singing ‘You Raise Me Up’ as a part of our daily prayer.

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Focus on 6 Graff

02.04.20

6G has participated in two programs designed to build metacognition further developing self-respect, self-confidence and self-reflection.  The Rock and Water Program and the Young Warrior Program are a pathway to self-awareness and increased compassion and empathy. 

Learning experiences in 6Gs school day, such as cooking, buddy activities and even excursions are designed intentionally to provide opportunities for our class to learn about themselves, manage choices and adapt positively to new experiences and challenges. Thinking about our thinking creates perspective and vision. Developed metacognition is crucial to be a successful leader and learner. 6G know our brains are wired for growth. They are growing their capacity to adjust to change and navigate complexities in an interconnected, fast changing world. Most importantly, they will have a deeper sense of what it means to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with themselves and others.   

To be effective lifelong learners, leaders of kindness and love, capable of humbly serving others and creating a better world for all, it is vital to think about your thinking, to know about knowing. This process is called metacognition. When students apply this learning process; they gain control over their learning.

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Focus on 3 McKenna

20.03.20

In 2DT we have been exploring the All Saints Symbol and values. Why we have an All Saints logo and what it means. We then unpacked what each element represents and why it is important to the All Saints community. 

Children then created the All Saints symbol using different materials, such as plasticine and natural objects.

What can you see in the symbol?
A cross - Jessica
Kind of a shape like an ‘s’ but shaped the other way - Layla
It has the cross through the middle - Zac
The place where it is standing on is like waves - Layla

Do you know what each element on the All Saints symbol represents?
I think the cross represents the church - Ivy
I think the cross represents God and Jesus - Tahlia
I think the fire represents the spirit and the water represents the spirit again - Abigail

Tell me about the All Saints symbol you created……..
We made ours out of animals because God looks after animals - Riley
We looked at the All Saints symbol on the board and we counted how many waves there was and did 5 layers of rocks - Zac 
I tried to point out the waves, then bended up and then I got some of the blue and rolled into a wiggly worm shape - Layla
I made my symbol in the sign of the cross and I made it to show God loves me - Ellula
It is a 3D one and it can stand up - Jessica
This represents the life of Jesus because he died on the cross and the sky means for God - Tennayah 
Mine represents God and Jesus because they represent our land and they were really kind to others - Tahlia
The ‘S’ represents spirit and the ocean represents all the animals that got made - Sienna
Sannanah and I did team work, we copied the picture that was on the board and we tried to make it stand up but it didn’t work so we had to make it stronger - Abigail and Savannah

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Focus on 1 Carlier

05.03.20

During Health we have been learning about our brain and the differences between a growth and fixed mindset. We have been exploring the different powers we have within ourselves to look at things in a positive way and to use our growth mindset when we are faced with difficulties or challenges. We listened to the poem about the super power of YET and invited our Year 6 buddies to come and help us make our own superhero out of plasticine to remind us to always use our growth mindset and to keep trying even if we can’t do something....... YET!

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Focus on 2DT

20.02.20

In 2DT we have been exploring the All Saints Symbol and values. Why we have an All Saints logo and what it means. We then unpacked what each element represents and why it is important to the All Saints community. 

Children then created the All Saints symbol using different materials, such as plasticine and natural objects.

What can you see in the symbol?
A cross - Jessica
Kind of a shape like an ‘s’ but shaped the other way - Layla
It has the cross through the middle - Zac
The place where it is standing on is like waves - Layla

Do you know what each element on the All Saints symbol represents?
I think the cross represents the church - Ivy
I think the cross represents God and Jesus - Tahlia
I think the fire represents the spirit and the water represents the spirit again - Abigail

Tell me about the All Saints symbol you created……..
We made ours out of animals because God looks after animals - Riley
We looked at the All Saints symbol on the board and we counted how many waves there was and did 5 layers of rocks - Zac 
I tried to point out the waves, then bended up and then I got some of the blue and rolled into a wiggly worm shape - Layla
I made my symbol in the sign of the cross and I made it to show God loves me - Ellula
It is a 3D one and it can stand up - Jessica
This represents the life of Jesus because he died on the cross and the sky means for God - Tennayah 
Mine represents God and Jesus because they represent our land and they were really kind to others - Tahlia
The ‘S’ represents spirit and the ocean represents all the animals that got made - Sienna
Sannanah and I did team work, we copied the picture that was on the board and we tried to make it stand up but it didn’t work so we had to make it stronger - Abigail and Savannah

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