Last Wednesday the annual Atwell Kindy Fun Sports Carnival proved once again to be a popular event. The day began with the children marching out in teams to be greeted enthusiastically by the spectator families. The Kindy children participated in The Bear Hunt Obstacle Course, The Humpty Dumpty Egg and Spoon Relay, The Kindy Cup Horse Race and the Gingerbread Man Running Races. The Kindy parents also got into the spirit of the day by running in the energetic and very competitive Roll Out the Barrel Relays.
Our Deputy, Mr Jones once again did an excellent job announcing the events and our Principal Mr Doherty made his debut at Kindy Sports Day as our official starter. Claire Zappa and Shayne, our school chaplain helped out with tricky situations on the track or in the bays . The very capable Year 6 Faction Captains found their inner Kindy child and joined in the races whenever they had the chance. All this coupled with a glorious spring day made it an enjoyable and memorable event for everyone.
This term the Year two students have been exploring and investigating the effects of mixing materials together.
We learned about materials that don’t mix well and others that are difficult to separate. Through hands-on investigations, students explored how changing the quantities of materials in a mixture can change its properties and uses.
We also learned about acrostic poems. We wrote our names vertically down the side of a page. These letters are used to begin each line of the poem to describe ourselves. We then creatively drew and decorated ourselves.
We hope you love our awesome work!
This year the Kindy classes each chose a book to study in the lead up to Book Week. At school, the children were engaged in various creative activities linked to their book, including decorating a door to illustrate the text. The children, dressed as characters from their book, paraded on the bike track and went to different areas of the school to show off their costumes to their peers and teachers. A great day was had by all. The Kindy Team would like to thank our families for their efforts to create such a range of delightful costumes. The children looked amazing.
Father’s Day in Pre-primary
Today in Pre-primary we celebrated our wonderful dads! The students invited their dad’s for a sausage sizzle breakfast and a morning of outdoor games and fun.
The dads were then surprised with Father’s Day artwork, handmade gifts and some funny stories all about their dads.
We wish to thank all of our lovely dads for joining us today and we hope you have a fun and relaxing day on Sunday.
The Pre-primary Team would also like to thank Ryan’s Meats for their great deal on the yummy sausages.
Students in Year 2 – LA 8 have recently been working with the Dash robots, programming them to “bowl” a ball and knock down bowling pins. Students used the Blockly app to code the robots and rulers to calculate the distance the robots had to travel towards the pins without going over the line. They worked in pairs to problem solve and investigated how the speed and direction of the robots and placement of the bowling ball affected their results. LA 8 really enjoyed the challenge of the activity and loved engaging with the robots.