This term we have been learning about Place Value. We have talked about how Place Value means the value of where a digit is in a number. Today we used cards to make the bigger number. In partners we got a deck of cards and shared them between the two of us. From our piles we drew out three cards. With theses three cards we had to make the biggest number. The person who had the bigger number won the cards. We then tried making the biggest four digit numbers using the cards.
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Today the Year Three’s were very lucky to head over to the Year Four classrooms to do some reading with them. We were put into groups and given an informational text to read and discuss. In our groups, we took turns reading and talked to our peers about what we had learnt. We are looking forward to reading groups again next Wednesday!
Last year we started a project aimed to assist children who may find navigating the highs and lows of playground life a bit overwhelming. We wanted to offer an opportunity for all children to be more aware of the needs of others and become closer as a community by inviting them to care for one another during recess and lunch breaks.
We created our very own version of a “Buddy Bench” – a safe place where students can sit if they have lost their friends or are having trouble finding someone to play with.
When a child sits on the buddy bench they can be easily spotted by other students who can invite them to play, or be spotted by a staff member who may offer some suggestions about who they can play with.
We were fortunate enough to have two benches, one for junior students and one for senior students, donated by the activities organiser, Brodie Hall, of Bunnings Warehouse in Harrisdale.
The colourful design you see on the benches was made possible by Jim McClenaghan of The Painters, who donated his time and skills, painting the benches by hand.
We are very thankful to all those who generously contributed, allowing this project to come to life.