Monthly Archives: June 2013

Yagoona Nursing Home

On Tuesday 11th June 2013, Five White visited Yagoona Nursing Home. The students had a fantastic time as the whole class performed the school song for the elderly. Jennifer. A, Andrea, Jennifer. E , Angel and Isabella performed a rap and Moufid and Nathan played the piano. There are some very talented students in Five White! The elderly really enjoyed the performance and the students enjoyed meeting the residents. We were also very lucky to meet a lady named Stella who was 103!

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What did you enjoy about visiting Yagoona Nursing Home?

Why do you think it is important for us to visit the nursing home?  

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Student Blogs

The students in Five White have the opportunity to gain their own blog if they complete the following.

  • Write quality comments.
  • Reply to comments.
  • Comment regularly.
  • Edit their comments and use correct spelling and punctuation most of the time.
  • Participate during classroom discussions pertaining to our class blog.

Jennifer. A, Natalie, Bella, Andrea, Isabella and Cecilia are the first six students in Five White to receive their own blog! They have been working really hard and have taken time out of their lunch times to attend blogging meetings. While it is exciting to have your own blog, it is also a big responsibility.Take a look at their blogs which can now be accessed via the links on the side of our blog, and leave them a quality comment. Congratulations, girls!  Miss Azzopardi is looking forward to announcing the next group of students who can begin their own blogs!

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What do you need to work on in order to be able to gain your own blog? 

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Nude Food Friday

St Felix had their very first waste free lunch day on World Environment Day, 5th June 2013. The playground was so much cleaner and the students learnt about the importance of having less waste.  As it was such a hit, we will be having a waste free lunch day each Friday and it will be called Nude Food Friday.

You need to ensure that you do the following.

  • Bring fruit without packaging.
  • Use a reusable lunch bag/box for carrying your lunch.
  • Use refillable bottles for drinks.
  • Your sandwiches, muffins etc must be in plastic containers instead of glad wrap or plastic bags.

Did you know that for every wheelie bin we fill at school and home there are another 70 wheelie bins full of waste that we never see? All of that waste needs to go somewhere and it doesn’t just magically disappear. It is taken to landfill site and most of the waste takes a very long time to decompose (breakdown and return to the soil). Click here and here for more information about waste.

How will you help to reduce waste at school and at home?

Click on one of the links above and share a fact that you found interesting. 

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Cooking Up a Storm!

The students in Five White attended ‘Cooking Up a Storm’ for the second time and they made smoothies and frappes. The students learnt new words such as ‘combine’ and ‘blend’. Take a look at the photos below!

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Don’t forget, if you are interested in drawing a picture that may appear in the cook book, get started and bring it into class when you’re finished. 

What ingredients did you use to make your smoothie or frappe?

Can you use the words ‘combine’ and ‘blend’ in a sentence to describe how you made the smoothies and frappes?

How do/could you help your parents or older siblings cook at home?

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Adjectives

In English, the students in Five White have been learning to write Literary Descriptions. It is very important that Literary Descriptions contain useful and interesting adjectives. An adjective describes a noun or pronoun, for example:

Three white swans swam in the lake.

She put several purple flowers in the vase.

Adjectives can be very useful as they can turn an ordinary sentence into an extraordinary one! When they are used correctly, they can make your conversation or your piece of writing very interesting. In order to use adjectives effectively, you need to choose them wisely.

While adjectives keep our sentences interesting, they are also very important in our daily lives. Adjectives help us to explain what we want. For example, if you wanted to buy a car, you would need to use adjectives to describe the kind of car you wanted – you couldn’t go to the car dealer and simply ask for the car of your dreams without explaining it. You also couldn’t ask for the specific coloured ice block at the canteen without using an adjective! Can you think of any other times when you would need to use adjectives?  

Click here for a list of 1 100 adjectives!

Challenge: Using the list of adjectives in the link above and/or in the Wordle below, write at least five interesting sentences.

(If you aren’t sure of what one of the adjectives means, you need to find it’s meaning before using it in a sentence).   

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The Year Five Assembly

It was the year five assembly on Friday 7th June, 2013. The year five students explained and demonstrated what they have been learning about this year.

Miss Azzopardi and Mrs Elchaar are so proud of the students for reading with expression, singing amazing original raps and songs and demonstrating their brilliant volcanoes. The students and teachers at St Felix now know a lot about blogging and volcanoes!

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What was your part in the assembly?

What was your favourite part and why?   

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Bullying

In Health, the students in Five White have been learning about bullying. They were asked the following question that made them think about their actions.

If the words you spoke appeared on your skin, would you be more careful about what you say?

The students used an app called ‘aTypo Picture’ to take a photo of their face or their hand and add the words they would want to appear on their skin. Take a look at the images below.

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Challenge: ask your parents to write a comment about what words they would want to appear on their skin. 

Can you think of any other words you would want to appear on your skin?

Can you think of a nice thing you can do for someone or say to someone?

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