Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Three Way Conferences

Please note the times and dates for the Room 17 3-way conferences:

Friday 24th June - 07:45 to 12:00

Monday 24th June - 07:45 to 16:30

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Each of our four school blocks will be renamed very soon.  To celebrate, each block will have a mosaic installation and the students have been very busy helping to create these amazing works of art.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Room 17 has been learning a persuasive text.  We use a number of methods to learn a given text. The students created story maps and then used physical movement to link actions to the text.  This helps to embed the words into their long term memory.  The next step will be when we create our own persuasive essays using the knowledge we have of the given text.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Scitech Excursion - Year 5

On May 18th, the Year 5s will be heading to Scitech for an excursion.  We will be focusing on Science Investigation Skills (and solving a crime)!  The transport survey sent out last term showed that the majority of respondents wanted the school to use a bus for the excursion.  The total cost of the excursion will be $20 per child.  Please look out for the information/permission letter which will be issued this week.

Square Numbers!

Last week we started looking at the properties of square numbers.  The children were asked to get into groups of varying numbers and then they had to form a square.  Easy when the number is 4, but not so easy for 9 and impossible for 3 (although they tried hard)!  It was great to watch the children link the mathematical concept to their actions, especially as the numbers got larger.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Assembly Practice

For the last 2 weeks we have dedicated some time to rehearsing our assembly which will be held next Wednesday (16th March) at 09:00.  If you don't already know, see if you can guess the theme of our assembly.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Room 17 Assembly

Room 17 will be holding our assembly next Wednesday 16th March at 09:00 am in the undercover area.  Please ensure your child wears their faction shirt next Wednesday.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Problem Solving in Maths

It is important for students to be able to approach mathematical problems in a number of ways.  During our problem solving sessions, the children use material (counters, popsticks, cubes) and drawings to help them form a strategy for reaching a solution.  At the end of the lesson we discuss how effective their strategy was and if it helped them to find the answer.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Term1 Timetable

Year 5/6
Room 17
Term 1 - 2016


Door Open
Morning Routine
Morning Routine
Morning Routine
Morning Routine
Morning Routine

Roll/First Session
Y5 Science (Room 14)  Y6 HASS (Room 15)
Y6 Science  Y5 HASS (TR5)

Second Session


Third Session
T&E (Mr Jefcoate)

Lunch - Play

Lunch - Eat

Fourth Session
Maths - problem solving

Fifth Session
English - speaking & listening

14:15  Buddy Class

Tues - Science - Room 14 and 15

Thurs - Science - Room 17 and TR5

How to contact Mr Axton

If you would like to communicate with me my details are:

Text - 0424 821045

If you need to see me in person, please make an appointment through the school office.  I will then contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Parent/Carer Information Session

There will be an information session for parents this coming Monday 8th February, 8 am in our classroom.  I hope you can make it.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Welcome to the new school year

I hope everybody enjoyed Christmas and the holiday period and now it's back to school again this Monday!  I look forward to meeting my new students and seeing a few friendly, familiar faces.

There will be a parent information session early in Term 2.  I will give you an overview of some of the topics we will be covering this year, and it is an opportunity to ask questions directly.  A letter will be sent home confirming the time and date.

Below is a photo from a hotel I stayed in.  Ruined my holiday!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Back to School for Term 4 and straight into Talk for Writing

In English the Room 17 students will be creating their own stories about conflict and war.  Before we get to that stage we looked at some historical objects provided by the Army Museum of Western Australia.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Photos from School Camp

Here are photos showing some of the activities from last week's school camp.  We had a fantastic week and I really hope your children have told you all about the great fun they had.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Just a quick reminder to parents and carers that 3 Way conferences for Room 17 will take place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon next week (22nd, 23rd & 24th June).  There are currently 21 parents and carers who have used the online system to book their interview slot.  I strongly encourage everybody to participate in this opportunity to discuss your child's education.

Mr Axton

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

School Camp Presentation

If you would like to view a pdf version of the school camp parent information session presentation, then please click the link below:

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Camp Information Session

Hi,  I hope everybody is enjoying their long weekend.  This is just a quick reminder that Miss Zoghbi and I will be holding an information session about camp for parents:

Wednesday 3rd June
08:00 - 08:30
Room 15

You are very welcome to attend.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Excellent Work

Should humans colonise Mars?  This has been the subject of our persuasive writing text this term.  The students were asked to design living quarters for people on Mars, and there were some fantastic creative designs.  Below is a picture of an outstanding piece of work by Abigail Graham.

Buddy Activities

Room 17 is buddies with Room 6 in Year 1.  This week we were completing our 'Space Buddy' pictures.  How focused everybody is!