The Mathematics Curriculum aims to ensure that students:
are confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as active citizens.
develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of mathematical concepts and fluency with processes, and are able to pose and solve problems and reason in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.
recognise connections between the areas of mathematics and other disciplines and appreciate mathematics as an accessible and enjoyable discipline to study.
Interschool Numero Competition
Today, 30 October 2020 Mr Mattock and the South Thornlie Numero Team attended Campbell Primary School to compete in the Interschool Numero Competition. We had two teams of 4 students who took part in 4 rounds of challenges against 18 other teams. Against some very tough competition, we were admirable and placed in two of four rounds. Overall, we did not qualify for the final but the Year 6 students can be very proud of their efforts. I would like to thank the students for their dedication in giving up their lunch times on Mondays for the past 10 weeks to be ready for today.
Physical Education at South Thornlie Primary School
All students from Year 1 to Year 6 participate in a Specialist Music Program at South Thornlie Primary.
Children are selected to be part of a Robotics program run after school with Mrs Waghorn and Mrs Liedermoy. The children were very excited that robotics had started again for 2020 They began practising with the Spheros and iPads making sure they were in sync under the explicit instruction of Mrs Waghorn. This intial stage is preparing them for greater use of coding later in the term.