Every Friday, after lunch, the Year Three students play sport with Miss Goodall, Mrs Green and Miss Halton. We have played a variety of different team games so far, which helps keep our minds and bodies fit and healthy. This week we played Tee-ball, so that we could practice our batting and fielding skills, following on from Mr Davis’ sport class on Wednesday. Some important Tee-ball tips include;
- Running to the right, after we hit the ball
- Making sure we hit the bat to the ball, and not the tee
- Dropping the bat, and not throwing it, once we’ve hit the ball
- Staying outside the diamond, when fielding, unless we are the ‘in-fielder’
- Making sure we keep our eyes on the ball
We are already looking forward to next Friday, to play a game for Year Three Sport!
Love the Year Three Students
What a great start to the year we have had, here in Year Three!
During our first week as Year Three students, we spent a lot of time learning about:
- Our new teachers
- Our new classmates
- What is expected of us now that we’re in middle primary
- How we can spread kindness
- The new play areas we can use during recess and lunch times
- How we can signal to use the toilet, without using our voice
- A new game called ‘Kick Ball Cricket’
- and lots more!
Next week, we can look forward to finding out about our first Purposeful Practice Grids (Look out for the grid in the blue note folder that goes home each day)! We are also very excited for the St. Emilie’s Family Picnic on Friday afternoon!
Love the Year Three Students & Teachers, 2019
This week the students had a visit from Megan Brown from Waterwise Schools. Megan gave presentations to the students on a variety of Waterwise topics.
Megan explained about the important work of the Water Corporation and it’s role to provide clean and healthy water to Western Australians.
Megan showed us water ‘before’ it goes to the treatment plant.
And we compared the water to ‘cleaned’ water.
Megan told us how the dams used to provide Perth with enough drinking water but because of our drying climate we now have to source other water resources.
We learned how there is limestone in the ground around Perth. Limestone ‘holds’ water.
Megan showed us this fantastic model of the water cycle and we could see how the water soaks into the ground below.
We learned about the desalination process.
To conclude we learned that our drinking water comes from three sources – dam, ground and desalination.
The Year 5 students had an interesting presentation about how Aboriginal people valued and sourced water and the strategies that they used to locate sources.
The Year 6 students completed a quiz using Keepads.
We learned about the desalination process – how the water is processed using
- ultra filtration
- reverse osmosis and
- ultra violet light
This is the unit used in the reverse osmosis process.
The water goes through four stages before it is pumped into our water supply.
The Year 3 students participated in a drama activity about the water cycle.
The focus in the Year 4 session was to learn how leaves use and transport water. The students had the opportunity to use their Rotary microscopes.
We thank Megan from Waterwise Schools for sharing her Waterwise knowledge with us. The presentations were most informative.
Welcome to Term Four! We hope you had a wonderful break! Below you will find some information about what your child will be learning this term.
Welcome to St. Emilie’s International Airport! Please make your way to Gate 4 for boarding!
This term, we were lucky enough to perform our ‘Around the World’ themed assembly item to our school community. Prior to this performance, we researched a selection of different countries within our world. These countries included: The United States of America, India, Greece, China and of course, our very own, Australia. We discovered that in each of these different countries, the people gathered together for different celebrations including: Thanksgiving, Dewali, Name Day, Chinese New Year and Australia Day.
We worked together to find interesting facts about each celebration, to then use as part of our script for the assembly.
We also had the opportunity to look closely at the flags of our chosen country. We researched the significance of colours, lines and shapes.
Some of the countries dance together during the celebrations. We had fun trying out some of the international dances.
Isabel was kind enough to lend us her traditional Chinese dragon puppet for the assembly. We thought it looked great, and also holds great significance within the Chinese New Year festivities.
We couldn’t forget our very own ‘land down under’ to return home to, after our big trip! Australia has many great stories, as well as celebrations, that we are proud to be involved in. We all had an opportunity to share what our families like to do on special celebration days, which included a lot of barbecues and swimming in the pool!
We hope you had as much fun as we did, travelling around our wonderful world!