Posted in 6S, Coding, Digital Technologies

Bloxels

The ICT eSmart Team are extremely grateful for those parents who made a voluntary contribution towards ICT at Werribee Primary School. With these contributions we were able to purchase a class set of Bloxels.

I asked 6S students what they thought of bloxels and here are some of the responses:

Loki – ‘It puts your creative mind to work. I love it!’

Blake – ‘It really gets your mind thinking of what to do, it gets your critical mind working. I have no words to say how much I like Bloxels it’s too good.’

Zack – ‘They’re amazing, I love using them.’

Matty – ‘I like it because I get to make games.’

Gloria – ‘It is very creative. It’s hard to find words to say how much I like it, it’s fantastic.’

Harshita – ‘I think it’s really good because you get to create your own video game. It’s really fun to use!’

Braydan – ‘I love the way you have free choice to create whatever you feel like. It’s fun because you get to build your own creations and it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, you get to make what you like.’

Sam – ‘It’s really fun and creative.’

James – ‘Bloxels are my favourite, because it makes me really happy to use, it is so much fun.’

Press play to see some year 6 students using Bloxels for the first time.

Bloxels is a hands-on platform for kids to build, collaborate, and tell stories through video game creation. They enable students to build, capture, design, play and share their very own video games.

Students can play fun games and channel their creative potential as they gain greater understanding of important topics like design logic, and computer science and demonstrate their knowledge of history, science and mathematics while developing increasingly important coding and STEM principles through the games they create.

If you are curious or you would like more information about Bloxels please visit http://www.bloxelsbuilder.com

Posted in 6S

Have a great day!

Good Morning 6S 🙂 

Here are your tasks today (as negotiated at the class meeting).

9am – Assembly

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9:30am – Independent Reading – record your thinking

10am – My Numeracy or Code.org

10:40 – 11:10 – Recess

11:10 – Year 5’s have specialist at this time. 5B has Music, 5S has Art and 5M has Spanish.

12pm – ART

12:50 – Back to split class to eat lunch

1:00 – 1:30 – Lunch

1:30 pm – Create an Explain Everything Video to teach something you have learnt this year. Here is the list of ideas we generated at the class meeting. You can choose to work with a ‘just right’ partner or create the tutorial on your own.

  • How circuits work
  • How to stay healthy
  • What is a fraction?
  • School Values (choose one to focus on)
  • Binary Numbers – how do they work?
  • What is summarising?
  • Advertising Persuasive Techniques
  • Needs v’s Wants

Here are some examples of videos created by students to give you some inspiration. 

Resilience by Day Day and Tanika 

Area & Perimeter by Emma and Gracie

Onomatopeia by Bruke and Murat

Think about what you need to do to put in ‘Star Power Effort’ today. Don’t forget to support your classmates to stay on track too.  🙂  Have a fantastic day and see you tomorrow 🙂 

Posted in 6S

What do think of the new look?

I decided that my blog could do with a change as it has had the same theme (look) for a few years now. I’m not sure though as I really do like the old theme. So now I have decided to create a poll to see what you think. Please tell me if you like the new theme better or prefer the old theme by taking this poll, thank you.

Scratchpad theme
A brand new day theme

 

 

 

Which theme do you like?

A brand new day theme (previous theme)
Scratchpad theme (this one)
Like them both

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Posted in 6S, Sport

Cross Country

Well done to everyone who competed on Wednesday!

Click on this picture to go to the school blog for more info, a slideshow of the day and a snapshot written by Braydan.

Congratulations the Sabrina & Braydan for making it to the second round!

Posted in 6S, Secondary school

Year 6 to Year 7 Transition

2017 Year 6 Transition Forms (for 2018 Secondary Placements) and Information for Parents have gone out with each Year 6 student on Friday 21st April. Parents/Carers are asked to please read through this information carefully. The application form must be completed carefully and accurately, including 3 preferences for government school placements. All students are entitled to enrol at their designated neighbourhood government school (as per the Education and Training Reform Act 2006). If you have a confirmed placement in a non-government school please fill out Section 5, however if this is not confirmed you are to complete Section 4.
If further assistance or clarification is required we ask you to make contact with your child’s teacher.

Dates to remember:
Week 1, Term 2     Year 6 to Year 7 Information Packs are given out to students/families
Friday 12th May    Parents/Carers return Application For Year 7 Placement forms
Wed 9th August    Parents/Carers of Year 6 students are notified in writing of placement offers

Thank you,
Katie Scarrott (Year 6 Team Leader)
Rosemary Doherty (Assistant Principal)

Posted in 6S

Amazing things happen

An introduction to autism that aims to raise awareness among young non-autistic audiences, to stimulate understanding and acceptance in future generations. It is intended to be viewed, discussed and shared widely by anyone but especially teachers and parents.

What did you find out?

Do you still have questions about Autism?

Posted in 6S, Geography

Cyclone Debbie

Cyclone Debbie – BTN story 4/4/17

  1. What were the main points of the Cyclone Debbie story?
  2. Describe the impact Tropical Cyclone Debbie had on parts of Queensland.
  3. Where in Queensland did the cyclone hit?
  4. How do some people prepare for a cyclone?
  5. How were families affected by the cyclone?
  6. Describe the support people have received.
  7. Write a message of support to the people who were impacted by the cyclone.
  8. How did this story make you feel?