Year 4 Colour Explosion

 

 

What great fun was had by everyone today!
Our Colour Explosion event was a real hit and raised triple the amount usually raised by our Jog-a-thon. Have a look at the amazing setup Mr Sweatman organised for us today and the extremely happy faces. We had a BLAST!!!

Waste Pioneers

Last week we held a special Year 4 assembly where Mr. David Gill, the Mayor of Mornington Peninsula Shire and representatives from the sponsors, Veolia and Newtechpoly, announced that Mt Martha PS were the major winners of the Waste Pioneers program. Students were very excited to hear the great news, beating 11 schools in the area.

The school was presented with a Buddy Bench and plaque made directly from the recycled rubbish collected on clean up days from all schools involved and $1000 worth of rubbish collection.

Congratulations to Signe, Camryn, Kai, Chloe, Scarlett and Tia.

Click in the picture below to see a video of the winning presentation and scroll down to find out about the technology that created the Buddy Bench.

 

4A Japanese Day

The glorious, spring sunshine on Wednesday presented perfect conditions for Japanese Day. The students from 4A participated enthusiastically in the engaging sports, and art and craft activities. Well done to the students who put a lot of effort into their Japanese outfits.

Congratulations to the students who confidently and proudly represented the school in the Waste Pioneers program. We received the fantastic news today that our school provided the winning presentation. The following video highlights these events.

4A – This week

This week, we held our market day where students set up stalls to sell imaginary items to each other. Play money was used to practice giving and receiving change. Lots of fun and hard work was done in practising addition, subtraction, decimals and rounding.

The second week of Bike Ed enabled the students to hone their safety skills. Thanks again to the parents for giving up their time to help out.

A group of students have been spending their recesses and lunchtimes to produce their version of  part of the play, ‘Annie’. They performed brilliantly in front of various classes today. Their standing ovation was well deserved!

Welcome Back 4A for Term 4

Term 4 has already produced lots of engaging learning opportunities for the students in 4A particularly in Science. In class the students enjoyed investigating friction in helping Jack climb the beanstalk. The first week of Science rotations saw 4A learn all about buoyancy with Mrs O’Connor. Below is a Padlet showcasing some of the great work done by the students. Bike Ed started this week with safety checks and continues next Thursday with the practical lessons beginning. Thanks to the parents for helping out. Please support the students in the ‘Colour Explosion’ fundraiser. This event replaces the Jogathon and all money raised goes towards things like sports equipment and playgrounds. Looking forward to an exciting final term.

Made with Padlet

Nude Food Day

Every year Mount Martha Primary celebrates NUDE FOOD DAY to remind everyone of the importance of choosing healthy snacks and trying hard to reduce waste so that we can keep our school tidy and help the environment.

This year NUDE FOOD DAY is this Thursday – 10th October.

On Thursday, we are asking that you give it a go and make a special effort to bring in a healthy, wrapper free snack and lunch.

We will also be running a colouring/ caption competition . If you would like to enter and maybe win a prize, please get an entry form from your teacher.

So…get creative and get wrapper free!

Thankyou

from the Year 6 NUDE FOOD LEADERS – Chloe, Rhen, Molly and Ava

 

Waste Pioneers Final Presentation

Last Thursday Tia, Scarlett, Signe, Kai, Chloe and Camryn from Year 4, went to Mornington Park to represent MMPS at the Waste Pioneers “The Pitch” competition. They confidently delivered a 10-minute presentation to about 100 people, including the Mayor of the Mornington Penisula Shire. They outlined the waste problem in Mt Martha and our oceans and suggested 2 innovative and creative ways to deal with the problem. The whole event and our students were featured in this week’s Mornington News. Congratulations to our students who were excellent ambassadors for our school.
Look below and make sure you turn to page 16 for the full story and another photo.

A Day in the Museum

Year 4 students had a very busy day exploring the museum. Lots of fun was had as interesting objects were seen, touched and listened to. A booklet was completed in the  First People exhibit, helping us to learn and think more deeply about our indigenous people, their culture, history and the changes that occurred when Europeans arrived on their land. Enjoy the following video produced by Mrs Rubinstein that includes some photos that were taken across all classes on the day.

A Day in the Museum

Year 4 students had a very busy day exploring the museum. Lots of fun was had as interesting objects were seen, touched and listened to. A booklet was completed in First People exhibit, helping us to learn and think more deeply about our indigenous people, their culture, history and the changes that occurred when Europeans arrived on their land.Enjoy some photos that were taken on the day.

Welcome to Mrs Wallace

Hi everyone. As you all will know by now, unfortunately, I am having the rest of the term off to recover from back surgery. I have bone pressing on a couple of nerve roots that affect my sciatic nerve and cause numbness, tingling and pain to varying degrees down my left leg. It has been an issue since the start of the year. To alleviate the problem, I am having my L4, L5  & S1 vertebrae fused. It is a common procedure but it needs a fairly lengthy recovery period. Mrs Jeny Wallace will be replacing me. She is very experienced and has taught many of the students before in Grade 2 and last year, Jeny taught part time in Year 4, so she will slot straight in with no worries. Thanks for your understanding and support; I am sorry for any disruption that this has caused. I am very disappointed to be missing out on such an exciting term. (PS: We need four parents to help out on the Melbourne Museum excursion on Wednesday, 21st of August. At present we only have one) Thanks again, Darrel Hartwig.