Cross Country Training will commence in Week 8.
Any children in Year 3,4,5 or 6 are welcome to attend.The purpose of training will be to help build stamina and fitness.
Training times will be from 8:10am – 8:30am
Training Dates are as follows:
Tuesday 18th June
Tuesday 25th June
Thursday 27th June
Tuesday 2nd July
Thursday 4th July
Tuesday 23rd July
Thursday 25th July
please bring a bag to place running shoes in at the conclusion of training.
Health & PE Specialist
As part of our focus on sustainability we have been discussing lots of ways to ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’. We came up with lots of ways to do this…
‘walk or ride instead of driving a car’
‘handing down clothes to younger siblings or cousins’
‘having a compost bin’
‘reusable shopping bags’
‘repurposing old materials and making something new’
‘washing cars on the lawn’
Just to name a few!
We had a go at repurposing old T-shirts and turning them into a bag. They look great and after testing them out we are happy with how much they actually hold too!
We are also, creating sculptures out of recycled materials to enter in the ‘2019 Earth Assist Recycled Art Competition.’ Some pretty creative creatures are starting to take shape…
We cant wait to show off the finished product!
These are a work in progress, but I wonder if you can tell what type of animal each one could be? Stay tuned for the end result!
In Maths, we have been looking at different objects in our environment that are symmetrical. We have learnt that the line of symmetry is an imaginary line that passes through the centre of an object or shape, that divides it into identical halves. We used this knowledge, along with some inspiration from our upcoming Perth Zoo excursion, to create some ‘Animal Symmetry’. We drew our chosen animal, then swapped with our partner to draw the other side. We are happy with our own version of the Perth Zoo in our class, until we see the animals in the flesh on our excursion!
This week the Year 3 students enjoyed an incursion with Jason Pitman (environmental scientist) from Perth NRM (Natural Resource Management).
The students learned about the Swan and Canning River catchment and how our actions at school and at home can affect the river ecosystem.
The Year 3 students learned about some of the species living in the river and how we can reduce some of our impacts on their habitat.
We thank Jason for coming to St Emilie’s and sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm about the Swam/Canning River catchment with us. We all learnt a lot and it was a wonderful opportunity to connect our knowledge with a real life purpose.