NAPLAN is done and dusted!
What a week! Our students are absolute troopers...
The year 5 students did an amazing job completing all four of their NAPLAN tests and this was our first year completing it all online. No major glitches occurred and the students were focused through all four tests - writing, reading, language conventions and numeracy. Many students took advantage of their headphones and had the questions read to them (where that was an option). The online tests provided a variety of question formats with students not always receiving exactly the same questions.
Many thanks go to Ms Harding for doing all the behind the scenes work that goes into co-ordinating NAPLAN each year and to Ms Rossiter and Ms Vanderfield for helping me out with the daily supervision of tests.
While the 5's were beavering away in the classroom, the year 6's headed outside and learned all about being a good Sports Leader. They have planned some fun movement activities and games that they will lead the junior school students through later in the year. Thanks to Mr Nicholls and Ms Hall for all your hard work with the 6's this week.
After smashing our students with NAPLAN, we also squeezed in a few sneaky assessment tasks for spelling and writing, which not only informs our teaching in the coming weeks, but will also assist with reporting back to parents at the end of term. The teachers are now all busy reading some fantastic fractured fairy tales, such as the one by Jaimee below:
Three little wolves and the big bad piggy
Three baby wolf cubs were finally leaving home.
Jorden was excited to start his own journey, Jerrald was scared of what was to come and Billy didn’t want to leave yet. But mummy wolf and daddy wolf said they had to go because they had reached the age of manhood. So with that as their last words from home, they set off and started their journey.
Meanwhile, in a grotty mud pile, was the big bad piggy and to his great surprise he saw the three wolves he was looking for....
Jorden set off to the caves right away. He leaped and howled all the way there, but… lost behind was Billy. Billy started to cry as he already missed home and wanted to go back. Luckily Jerrald heard his sobs and met him at the pond. Together they built a house out of logs for Billy to live in. They then built a house of stones for Jerrald to live in, and together they went to visit Jordan.
“Where is Jordan,” cried Billy. Then they both sat down to think. Billy got distracted and started thinking of home but Jerrald stayed focused and thought of where Jordan could be. Suddenly, there was a traumatized scream from the pond. Billy looked at Jerrald, Jerrald looked at Billy and then they both ran towards the pond as fast as they could. They found Jordan crying inside Billy’s log house. They asked him what was wrong and Jordan told them to hide in his cave. So together they went to the cave and hid. Inside the cave was a birthday invitation from the small good piggy.
“Should we go?,” asked Billy. “NO!” replied Jorden and Jerrald. “It's not safe,” so they all went back to their houses and had a good night's sleep. But what they didn’t know was that the big bad piggy was watching over Billy's log house all night.
The next morning Billy woke up and made some breakfast, when… THUMP THUMP THUMP. Along comes the big bad piggy, who says “Little wolf, little wolf come out of your house.” “No, not by the fur on my luscious grey coat,” replies Billy. “Then I’ll oink and I’ll snort and I’ll scare you all out,” shouted the big bad piggy. Billy ran out the back into Jerrald’s stone house. THUMP THUMP THUMP, came the big bad piggy. “Little wolf, little wolf come out of your house.” “No not by the fur on our luscious grey coats,” they replied and before he could say anything back, they were out of the house and with Jordan.
THUMP THUMP THUMP, came the big bad piggy. But when the he tried to threaten them this time, the wolves couldn’t hear him because the cave was sound proof. The big bad piggy got angry and started to climb to the chimney. When he tried to yell down it, he fell in and sure enough there was a fire at the bottom.
To avoid the gross parts of this tale, lets just say bacon and eggs sounds pretty good for breakfast tomorrow, along with some pork tonight!
Posted by Mrs Layton