This term we have been talking a lot about how much we love reading!
We know that reading is very good for us and we can definitely see why. We could sit and talk about books for hours on end, but we don’t always have time for that. What we have made time for, is special reading experiences like…
Enjoying our books outside on fine days.
Discussing our favourite authors. Some of these include…
Ahn Do, Dav Pilkey, J.K. Rowling, Roald Dahl, David Walliams, Judy Blume, Morris Gleitzman, Tim Cahill, Andy Griffiths, Jeff Kinney and so many more.
Looking at how authors get us to think, feel, react and more…
We love how authors can create amazing pictures in our heads with their clever use of words, so we have been exploring some figures of speech like similes and metaphors, and experimenting with them in our own writing.
We have also discovered that we all connect with different characters and have our favourites from different books. Lots of us could actually name an all time favourite. How amazing it is that we can connect and feel as though we really know a fictional character in a story!
Something truly magical happens when you get lost in a good book.
To consolidate the learning we have been doing in our MAI groups, we have been playing ‘Addition Snap’. We use known number facts, part/whole understanding and doubling skills to solve tricky sums in our heads! We warm up by placing one card each in front of us, face up. The first person to add the two cards correctly, and say the answer, wins the cards. The winner is the player with the most cards at the end. We have also played using four cards at a time. Miss Goodall challenges us by changing the value of the picture cards. See if you can have a go at home! You might like to try using subtraction too!
Love the Year Three Students
Mrs Cogger is keen to encourage all our budding scientists at St Emilie’s to attend this local event. Our students have entered the Design a Logo competition and the winning entry (yet to be announced) will feature in the Community Expo banner.
The St.Emilie’s Cross Country carnival was held last Friday.
Our Year 3 -6 children showed amazing effort, courage and determination to complete the course. Thankfully the rain stayed away and we saw some terrific running ability on display.
The results of the carnival were very close, with Gannon edging out De Vialar to win this year’s competition.
Gannon 176 pts
De Vialar 171 pts
Mackillop 164 pts
Mazenod 150 pts
The next challenge for us will be the Inter School Cross Country, being held at Tomato Lake this Thursday. We will be hoping to defend our title as reigning champions.
Health & PE Specialist