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Literacy & Numeracy Week (click for more info)
August 28 at 9:00 am - August 31 at 3:30 pm
Combined Book Week (2017 Theme: Escape to Everywhere) and Literacy and Numeracy Week
Monday 28th August
11.30 – 1.30 Rotational Maths Activities, Grades 1-2 & 3-6: Multi-age Groups
Also in classrooms during the day:
Students celebrate by reading together, sharing stories and listening to the stories of others under the theme: “Escape to Everywhere”. This will be followed by activities relating to the books studied.
The books featured in this week’s ‘SUPER DUPER’ performance have been selected from the Children’s Book Council (CBC) 2017 & Short List for the Picture Books, Early Childhood and Younger Readers categories in consultation with Librarians and several classroom teachers.
The books selected from the 2017 & CBC Shortlist that will appear in ‘SUPER DUPER’ are:
MECHANICA by Lance Balchan
OUT by Owen Swan (Text by Angela May George)
HOME IN THE RAIN by Bob Graham
ROCK HOPPING by Trace Bella
Tuesday 29th August
10.00 – 3.30 ‘ICT ACTIVE STATIONS’ in the BER building.
ICT workshop activities including; coding, robotics and animation.
Parents and friends are invited to attend.
10.00-11.00 Session 1 Foundation
11.30-12.30 Session 2 Grades 1&2
12.30-1.30 Session 3 Grades 3&4
2.30-3.30 Session 4 Grades 5&6
Wednesday 30th August
9.15 ‘SUPER DUPER ‘Performance in BER Building
“Echelon Productions” produce high quality performances for Primary students which inspire literacy and reading. Using quirky and imaginative storylines, these highly talented performers energetically entertain and enthral audiences with comedy, role-play, storytelling and imaginative escapades.
SUPER DUPER is a brand new educational musical for schools with an exciting, dynamic and interactive narrative created to celebrate Book Week 2017, the CBC shortlist and its 2017 theme Escape to Everywhere.
Exploring the themes of striving to be your best and not underestimating people’s potential, SUPER DUPER also literally gets students involved in the story as decisions made by the audience during the show help determine what happens.
Plus there is a surprise at the very end that reinforces the themes of inclusiveness and understanding every individual’s potential to achieve.
Learning Areas: English, The Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education
General Capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding
Themes: Inclusiveness, Acceptance of Others, Reading and Literacy, Imagination, Drama, Music, Dance
Testimonial: Wow! The show was amazing AGAIN this year. This really is the best show I have found for Book Week each year. I think we are up to our 4th or 5th year now.
Thursday 31st August:
Children’s Writing and Book Cover Display and Shared Story Session: Book covers and writing created by the students will be on display outside classrooms. Prizes will be awarded at Friday’s Assembly.
Parents, grandparents and friends are invited to join in the fun
2.30 – 3.30p.m.
Whole School Class Presentations
Class presentations in BER based on the Book Week theme: ESCAPE TO EVERYWHERE.
E.g. story re-enactment, poems, Aussie songs, Powerpoint presentations.
Cost per child to cover the performance organised during the week of celebration is $7.00
As these are whole School Activities and part of our School Program, we would like all children to participate.