In Year Three this term, we have been enjoying looking after our wonderful Kindy buddies.
We have been meeting with our Kindy buddies during their Library borrowing time and helping them to learn about the Library borrowing process.
Having buddies is awesome because we are developing our mentoring skills, learning about having responsibility and caring for others in our community. Plus, they are very cute and lots of fun to talk to and play with!
From the Year Three students
Dear Year Three Families,
Please find attached our Purposeful Practice Grid for Weeks 4-5.
Have a lovely week!
Jodie Ryan & Veronica Williams
Year Three Teachers
Today was our Book Week celebration dress up day and Book Week Incursion.
We were very excited to dress up as a character from a book that we enjoy reading.
Some of our favourite books include Harry Potter, Where’s Wally, Ella Diaries, Matilda, Tom Gates, Ninja Kid, Minecraft, Tiny Timmy, The Butterfly Ballerina….and many more!
We enjoyed sharing our favourite books with our friends before heading off to the fantastic Book Week Incursion called ‘The Greatest Discovery’.
During the incursion, we found out about some fantastic new books including Hello Lighthouse; Goodbye House, Hello House; The Little Wave; and our most favourite book of the show…Tilly. We enjoyed engaging in this interactive show which celebrates the joys of reading, and teaches about diversity and a fair competition.
To top it off…today was our Library day at school. Which means we had an extra special day of learning about new literature and enjoying reading books, which we certainly love to do in Year 3!
From The Year Three students, Mrs Ryan & Miss Williams
On Monday, the Year Three students headed off on our excursion to Scitech. We have been learning about ‘Forces and Functions’ as part of our MAPPEN unit in Term 3 and were keen to find out more about interesting Science concepts and ‘the way things work’.
We headed off on the bus in the morning and couldn’t wait to explore all of the awesome things at Scitech! When we arrived, the Scitech staff welcomed us and explained what we would be doing for the day. We had a chance to explore the general exhibition area before heading off to the Planetarium for our first show. The Planetarium is a big room where the screen takes up the whole roof! We learnt about stars, planets and constellations, before watching a movie called ‘Tilt’ – which taught us about the reasons for having different seasons.
We then enjoyed some free time to check out the general exhibitions before heading to our next planned activity, which was called ‘Earth Matters’. We learnt and talked about the habitats of animals and how people can have a lasting impact on everything around them. We then had time to explore the activities, games and learning spaces in the ‘Earth Matters’ exhibition. Ella made a card for the sustainability wall that said “Everyone makes a difference”. They sure do Ella!
After lunch, we had some more free exploration time before heading to our last show, called ‘Lightbulb Moments’. At this show we learnt about sustainable energy and how humans have developed more sustainable ways to power our world over time. We even got to see a mini explosion! It was awesome!
Kyleigh – I liked everything but the Planetarium was the coolest because it felt like we went into space.
Callum – My favourite part about Scitech was powering the ‘micro town’ in a team. We had to work together to pedal the bikes so that the town could have electricity. When the battery got maxed out, the power was sent out to the whole town!
Nalo – I liked the wind tunnel game where you got to put pieces of fabric into a tunnel because we got to see how air can make objects travel quickly and to different places. Also, It was fun trying to catch them.
Nathan – In the Planetarium, I learnt that Jupiter is the biggest planet.
We had a great time at Scitech and learnt many interesting and exciting things about our world.
From the Year Three students, Mrs Ryan & Miss Williams
Last week the Kindy children met their Year 3 Buddy class. Buddy time provides valuable opportunities for older children to interact and play alongside younger children and it allows them to learn from each other.
The Year 3 Buddies came to the Library with the Kindy children and helped them to learn and become familiar with the library procedures and showed them how to select a library book.
Mixed-age grouping has great potential to support children’s social and emotional learning. Older children are given an opportunity to take on leadership roles and support the younger children, while at the same time building their own self-confidence and self-esteem. The Kindy children enjoyed showing their Year 3 Buddies the Pre Primary playground and exploring the early childhood bush space.
We had a fun afternoon together!
A very special THANK YOU to our parent helpers, to staff, and to our incredible kids for your participation at yesterday’s WALKATHON – your efforts are never taken for granted and always celebrated!DETERMINATION BUDDY BRO’S SATISFACTION – A JOB WELL DONE! ACHIEVING OUR GOAL! FUN IN THE SUN! ANOTHER MOMENT IN TIME FOR OUR YEAR 6 GRADUATING STUDENTS! ICYPOLE LOVE! BUBBLE MAKERS = FUN MAKERS!
ANOTHER LAP – ANOTHER STAMP!STRETCHING EXERCISES REQUIRE SKILL, BALANCE, CONCENTRATION 🙂 A BIT OF A WIGGLE AND A GIGGLE! TA DAH! OOOOOOOOOHHHHH YEEEEEAAAAAHHHHH…! A FEW OBSTACLES ON THE WAY COULD NOT STOP US FROM ACHIEVING OUR GOAL!A CHANCE FOR A CHAT!ZOOM -A-ZOOM ZOOM!
A special thank you to every St Emilie’s student – you were…