Live Life Well Day

Today, St Felix participated in a special day called ‘Live Life Well Day’prepared by Mrs Braden. Every class participated in activities that related to being healthy. Year five researched and created presentations about healthy lunches, listened to a presentation from Clean Away about recycling and participated in fitness activities.

  • When you put materials into your recycling bin, don’t ever put them in a plastic bag.
  • Don’t put oven-proof glass, drinking glasses or ceramic mugs in your bin. Just 25g of oven-proof glass can contaminate one tonne of normal glass, making it useless for recycling.
  • Recycle your printer cartridges. The ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ program recycles participating brands of cartridges Australia-wide. They can be found at Officeworks.
  • Drink cans are commonly recycled. However, many people forget about the cans they drink from away from home. Don’t litter, put them in a recycling bin when you’re finished and if you can’t find a recycling bin take them home with you and recycle them with your other home recyclable items.
  • Keep recycling those newspapers and magazines! Last year, we recycled the equivalent of 1 billion newspapers into newsprint and other paper materials.
  • Rinse out containers, jars and bottles before putting them in your recycling bin. They don’t have to be spotless, just give them a quick clean.
  • Remove the lids from bottles and jars before putting items your recycling bin. If you have time you can recycle lids with these tips.
  • Pizza boxes, paper bags or cardboard boxes containing food also need special treatment before putting them into your recycling bin. Take out all food items before recycling and remember if the cardboard/paper box or paper bag is too greasy it cannot be recycled.
  • 47% of Australia’s household waste is made up of organic waste like food scraps and garden cuttings. That’s a huge amount of waste to add to landfill so if you have a bin for garden cuttings or your council runs an organic waste collection service make sure you utilise it. Better still, invest in acompost bin, bokashi bin or worm farm to make good use of your organic waste and keep it out of landfill.

Click the image below to view Kong’s Go!Animate presentation.

Kong

Challenge: Share this information with your parents and make sure your family is recycling the right way 🙂 

What did you learn during Live Life Well Day? 

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Science with Mr Crook

On Wednesday 27th November, year four and five went to LaSalle for a Science lesson with Mr Crook. The students learnt how to safely light a bunsen burner and then they conducted an experiment to observe the colour of the flame when it interacted with different chemicals.

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What did you enjoy about the lesson?

What do you need to remember when safely lighting a bunsen burner?

What tools and equipment did you use?

Did anything surprise you when you conducted the experiment? 

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Cooking at LaSalle

On Tuesday 12th November, Five Green visitedLaSalle Catholic College to participate in a cooking class. Download the recipe here: Fried Rice. Share it with your parents and perhaps you could cook it together.

In groups of two or three, year five worked with a student from LaSalle to cook fried rice. The students also visited the hospitality kitchen which is set up like a commercial kitchen. A commercial kitchen are the kitchens that you might see in a restaurant and Masterchef. The difference between a commercial kitchen and a residential kitchen (home kitchen) is that a commercial kitchen is often made of stainless steel because it is bacteria resistant and there are many stations so a lot of food can be cooked at the same time.

Take a look at the photos below.

What is the difference between a commercial kitchen and a residential kitchen?

What did you enjoy about the cooking lesson and what skills did you learn?

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Fractions and Decimals

Fraction: Any part of a group, number or whole. When you divide something into equal pieces, each piece is a fraction of the whole thing.

You can use a fraction wall like this to compare fractions with each other.

Fractions

Click on the links below to practise your skills.

Fractions

Fractions 2

Fractions 3

Fraction

Watch the YouTube video below. 

When do you or your parents use fractions in every day life?

What did you think about the games above?

Compare fractions using the fraction wall above. 

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School Vision

St Felix has a strong school vision. A school vision is very important as it helps us all to work towards the same goal and encourage each other to be the best that we can be.  At St Felix, we are also called to shine, value learningcollaborateand be committed to environmental stewardship.

At St Felix we AIM to:

Aspire

Inspire

Make a Difference

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop inspires us. She worked hard to run a school that was open to anyone that wanted to learn. The school accepted those who could pay and those who could not. Mary’s school offered all students the opportunity to learn basic life skills. The students learnt how to write a letter, add up a grocery bill and study religion and hymns amongst other things. At the age of 24, Mary declared her intention to become a nun and to serve God. Mary is known for saying “never see a need without doing something about it”.  Clickhere to learn more about Mary MacKillop and watch the YouTube clip below.

What kind of person do you aspire to be and why?

How can you inspire others?

How can you make a difference at St Felix? 

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Our Homes

Last term in HSIE, Year 5 studied homes and their environment. We chose a country and studied the structure of the home taking into account the climate, availablility of products and the economic status of the country. We built a model of our home and presented it to our classmates.

 

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Which counrty did you build your house from. What were the special features?

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Volume & Capacity

Year 5 having been learnig about Volume and Capacity in Mathematics. We know that to find the volume of a container must multiply the Length by the Breadth by the Height. We made a cubic  metre out of rolled up newspapers. It was a a bit tricky and took alot of team work, but we were very proud of our efforts. After we made our cubic  metre we calculated how many of a particular object we could fit into it including ourselves.

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What did you discover could fit into a cubic meter? How did you work it out?

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