This week we started to talk about what St. Emilie’s Primary School might have been like in the past. We made some predictions and shared some things that we already knew.
- We thought our school was somewhere between 17 & 30 years old.
- We know there were different teachers
- We know there were different house colours
- We know that the school has changed a lot
Next, we invited some special guests from Year Four to share the research that they have been doing and to share the interviews they conducted with significant members of the St. Emilie’s community.
Wow! We discovered SO many things that we didn’t know and even found it hard to imagine about the St. Emilie’s of the past.
We are looking forward to sharing our findings with you on Open Night!
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.
In the holidays our sculptures and research for the Earth Assist Recycled Art Competition were entered! We are so proud of our sculptures and we gained lots of valuable knowledge in researching information in order to answer the competition questions.
Part of our research involved finding out how long it takes for some of the materials we use to break down in the environment.
Did you know…
‘A paper take away bucket can take between six weeks and three months to break down and a plastic bottle will take hundreds of years.’ Claire & Conor
‘Some plastics take 1000 years to decompose’ Mia & Thomas
‘A 1L plastic bottle can take 450 years or more’ Ethan & Trent
Our Recycled Art Sculptures
We are looking forward to our next learning adventures in Term 3!