Religion In Religion this week we read the story about Moses and how he led the Israelites out of slavery and to the Promised Land. We discussed the qualities that Moses displayed which made him a good leader. We have also been discussing the Fourth Commandment, ‘Honour Your Father and Your Mother’ and how this does not only apply to … Read More
Early in 2018, Mercedes College will commence interviewing Year Five students who are due to start Year Seven in 2020. If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes and have not yet requested an information pack, please contact Mrs Julie Lamb on 9323 1340 as soon as possible. Further information about enrolments is available on our website, www.mercedes.wa.edu.au.
Week 4 of Coding Club saw our Tuesday students begin work on this term’s main project, the Sumo Wrestling Robots. The students planned out their design and began building and programming their robots. Some of our students got the wonderful opportunity to demonstrate their sumo wrestling robots at the open day on Friday. On Wednesday the students continued working … Read More
Wow! What an exciting week we have had in Year 5 this week. On Tuesday we headed off on our excursion to Fremantle Prison. When we arrived, we were introduced to our tour guide for the day, Ben, who took us around the sights of the prison. We first started by looking around the Prison cells and Ben told us … Read More
On Tuesday the Coding Club had their first chance to program and build with sensors. The students learnt about the many different uses of colour, touch and infra-red sensors. The sensors gather information and send the information to the robot and this information can be used in a variety of different ways. Last week the students discovered the different functions of ‘wait’ and ‘loop’ blocks … Read More
Religion In Religion, we recalled stories which we are familiar with, as well as some new stories which illustrate how Jesus showed respect and obeyed rules. Students then applied these examples to their own life, identifying how they too show respect and obey rules and laws. Maths This week we have continued our unit on Fractions. We have been learning … Read More
Welcome back to Term 4! We look forward to a very exciting and busy term ahead, preparing to transition into Year 6. Please note some key dates in your diary for this term: – Tuesday 24 October 2017 Year 5 class will be attending an excursion to Fremantle Prison. – Wednesday 25 October 2017 we will be celebrating NAIDOC week … Read More
You are invited to attend the End of Term Sumo Wrestling Robot Challenge presented to you by the students of the after school Coding Club. When:- Wednesday 20 September 2017 Time:- 4.10pm to 4.30pm Where:- Year 6 Classroom. Please come along and see the presentation of Term 3 work that your child have been discovering and creating during Coding Club.
Week 8 of Coding Club had the students begin construction on their very own Sumo Wrestling Robots! The design of these robots was left completely up to the students who all had their own approaches. Some students decided to go for a tank design whilst other students stuck with a traditional wheel design. The students also designed and built a … Read More
Religion This week in Religion we have been exploring the Lord’s Prayer. We have been focusing on developing an understanding of the meaning of the words used in the Lord’s prayer. We first began by breaking down the prayer and discussing the meaning and intentions of each sentence. We then played a rage of games in pairs/small groups to help … Read More
Week 7 of Coding Club involved the students finishing this term’s main project, a M&M sorter. The M&M sorters are capable of scanning the colour of an object and communicating this information to a latch connected to a medium motor, moving in different directions depending on the colour detected. The M&M sorter consisted of a conveyor belt, a latch and … Read More
Religion In Religion this week we have been celebrating all things within creation that we have been provided with by God. We began by watching a YouTube clip called ‘God’s Creation’, which illustrated all the weird and wonderful features of creation which we often overlook, or take for granted. This clip inspired students to construct their own Creation acrostic poems. … Read More