Sustain strong learning over the holidays

Reduce the risk of summer learning loss over the holidays by playing dice games. Each family has been given a holiday game pack and some playing dice to help keep learning strong over the school break. Our students have been practicing the games all week. See below for a ‘how to’ guide of how to play some of the games featured within the holiday maths pack.

Belmore South has also designed a parent maths guide to thinking mathematically to explain some of the strategies students use when problem solving. You can access both the holiday maths pack and the parent guide below.

Parent’s guide to thinking mathematically

Parent Maths Guide

First to the Target

100 dice game

Roll and Make dice game

Beat That Dice Game

Robotics @ BSPS

On the 11th of November, Stage 3 Morse went to the library to learn about robotics with Ms Jun. Ms Jun taught us how to use the robots including the Beebot and Probot. We communicated together about how the robots functioned and Ms Jun spoke to us about engineering and how it is connected to everyday life.

We got to use the Beebot(it is a robot that looks like a bee) which was fun because we were able to make obstacle courses for it, and try to use the controls to get through the obstacle. Another robot we got to use was the Probot(it’s an upgraded version of the Beebot but shaped like a car). We got to use it to try to draw, and we had to pass 4 different levels to get our Probot licence.

We also got to use Dash(it is a robot made with 3 spheres as a body and 1 sphere as a head, with a friend called Dot). We controlled dash with a school ipad using the App – Wonder. Finally, we got to use robotics lego(lego with a motor). There were 3 sets and 3 imacs. We used the imacs to control the motor on the lego, and we got to build our own creations and add on the motors so that we could control its movements.

We found this experience really exciting and interesting, and soon we will be able to use the robots in class. All teachers should use robotics in the classroom because when we learn the skills of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), it will give us a higher chance of us getting a good job when we’re older.

Published by Ilham and Selafina

 

Book Week in S1 Galileo!

Another year, another wonderful Book Week celebration at Belmore South PS!

In S1 Galileo, we had amazing fun celebrating our love of books and reading. Students shared stories, wrote some creative narratives and of course were busy preparing their costumes for Friday!

Here are just some of our photos:

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One of our future poets, Chet, even created a great acrostic poem about reading:

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Read! fun! books!

Enjoy books!

Anytime and anywhere!

Dream it

In libraries

Night and day

Go now!


We can’t wait to do it all again next year!

Miss Hatzigeorgiou and S1 Galileo

TEACHERS IN ACTION – SHARING GOOD PRACTICE

On Tuesday 26th July, Ms Rhodes and Ms Filacouridis lead our staff in Teacher Professional Learning in the area of Numeracy. We examined the importance of developing place value knowledge to assist our students in gaining a deeper understanding of number concepts. We also explored how patterns in counting, grouping of tens and the position of digits is related to understanding the base ten structure of our numeration system. Teachers were involved in updating student performance data in our CAP (Celebrating Students’ Achievement and Performance) room and analysing the data to inform their practice. Teachers shared a repertoire of instructional strategies and are developing goal setting tools to assist our students to take ownership of their learning in numeracy.

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Swinging with the Show Tunes!

The choir attended the second workshop with the combined ‘Our Spectacular’ choir, and are singing some fantastic show tunes in two and three part harmony, with two of our choir members performing in a solo ensemble group. One more workshop, and they will be ready for their performance inside the Opera House in September. Well done!

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S2 Bell Assembly item

This term, Stage 2 have been focusing on playing safely in the playground. Due to the weather some areas have been closed and some people didn’t know what games they could play without hurting anyone.

So we researched some games as a class. We have learnt some games that our parents played when they were younger and some that we had simply forgotten about! We created a video to show our knowledge and understanding on how the games are played. We hope to see you in the playground soon, playing a few of these games.

S2 Bell have also created posters to be displayed around the school. If you don’t know what games to play, you can always look at our posters!

Our posters:

capture the flag cop and robbers HENS AND CHICKS Hopscotch Hot lava kick the can laugh test Marbles Ninja Red light green light shadow tag

 

Thank you,

S2 Bell

Zone Cross Country

On Tuesday we had 28 students take park in the Wiley Park Zone Cross Country at Lees Park. Children had a fantastic time versing other schools and tried their very best. There were 15 other schools which means that in each race there were 60 students! Very proud of Belmore South for always having a positive attitude and sportsmanship!

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A big congratulations to Aya! She came 2nd in the race which means she is now off to run in the district level of Cross Country. Well done to all the students and good luck Aya!

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Parent Volunteers Supporting Our Students

Parents and community volunteers participated in a 3 hour training workshop, conducted by Lisa Boland from Learning Links. The program, Reading for Life, provides 1-1 reading tuition for selected students in years 2-4. The program is funded by Campsie RSL and would not operate without the valuable contribution made from our parents and community volunteers. The students and teachers at Belmore South are grateful for the commitment they have made to provide this worthwhile learning opportunity for our students.
Reading for Life