This morning we used our assembly to showcase the learning and reflection that has been taking place in our classroom, all about NAIDOC Week. We made accessories to wear with our costume, in the colours of the Australian Aboriginal flag. The black represents the Aboriginal people of Australia, the red represents the red earth and the yellow represents the sun; the giver of life and protector. We also used our handprints to create an eye-catching backdrop of the flag. After our performance, we felt happy and proud of the messages we had delivered to the school community.
Sam – We talked about how the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were the first to be on Australian land.
Chloe – We were telling people how special NAIDOC Week is and what we celebrate.
Jett – We taught the school about the 2019 NAIDOC theme of, ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth”.
Aiden – During the assembly, we highlighted the respect that should always be shown for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
You might like to check out what events are happening in your community next week, to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
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We have had an amazing day exploring the Perth Zoo, and meeting its inhabitants. To consolidate the knowledge we have gained through our Guided Inquiry unit of ‘Sustainability’, we visited the zoo. We attended a workshop with a zoo keeper, named Rob, who taught us about the Western Australian forest, and helped us to realise the devastating effects humans can have on the environment. We discussed many different ways we could help sustain our environment, including taking care of the animals too! We discovered that all of these ideas together make our very own ‘Conservation Management Plan’. We also got the chance to feel the scaly, soft skin of ‘Ginger’, the Western Shingleback Skink, more commonly known as a ‘Bobtail’. Check out some of the ideas from our Conservation Plan below, as well as some action shots of the day.
You could get some more seeds and plant them. – Alexia
Be aware of the animals and plants in your area. – Laura
You could use the branches that have already fallen down instead of cutting down the trees. – Lucia
Make the roads go around the trees instead of cutting them down. – Ethan
Put animal signs out so people could be more aware of animals in the area. Then people could slow down on the roads near the animals. – Ella
We could put special passageways for animals to cross the roads. – Max
Love the Year Three Students
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!