Another busy, busy week for the kids of Grade 4/5/6A! Last Thursday we were lucky enough to have not one, but two football players from the Western Bulldogs come and visit our school. In addition to teaching us footy skills, such as hand balling, marking and kicking, they also talked to us about leadership, teamwork and hard work. In some ways, the skills they need to be great footballers (apart from the athleticism) are not so different to what we need at school to be great LEARNERS. In addition, we realized that to be a champion team they also needed to be SAFE  and THOUGHTFUL, which are our school values

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We also had our first of several visits from local high schools for the beginning of Grade 6 Transition. Toula from Braybrook College came to Dinjerra to tell us a bit more about what we can expect from high school. She fielded a great deal of questions about lockers, the canteen and the uniform. I think a few kids are a little nervous about the prospect of beginning high school next year. Later on in the month we will visit Braybrook College and get the chance to attend classes and get the ‘feel’ of high school. Eeeeeek!!!

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In Maths this week, we have been looking at the properties of 3D shapes. We have identified them according to their faces, sides and vertices. In addition, we have had a go at the fiddly task of making our own nets and constructing our own 3D shapes. Did you know that the two opposites sides of a die always add up to 7? 1+6, 2+5 and 3+4. Go and check for yourself! We also start everyday with a Maths Warm-up game. This is to help us switch on for the day and get into ‘Maths-mode’. These games are always fun and allows all kids to participate as many have an element of chance.

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Thanks for reading our blog this week. We enjoy hearing your thoughts about our learning so we would love your comments.

Signing off,

Miss Watts and 4/5/6A