On Wednesday of Week Four we went to Amherst village to see a famous children’s author. Mia
Her name is Raewyn Caisely and she has written lots of amazing picture books and small chapter books that some of us had read! Amali
We learnt lots about how to write a narrative. Megan
Raewyn Caisley told us that the best way to write a narrative is by basing it on a feeling from your life. Olivia
She showed us a lot of her books. One of Raewyn’s books was about fishing. Her son wrote the best line in this whole book! Teodoro
Raewyn taught us that when you are writing a first draft of a narrative and you make a mistake, you just keep going and can fix it later. This helps you to keep the ideas flowing! Sigrid
She also taught us that a burger can help us remember how to write a story. Shanti
It has a beginning, middle and end. It also needs a pickle (problem) in the middle! Jy
We would love to read more of Raewyn’s books! She is a fantastic children’s author. Ky
NUMERACY – Fraction Men
We have been learning about Fractions this term. As a task we had to make a man out of fractions of a whole. Lachlan
These were the steps we took to create our Fraction Men:
- We were given 5 different coloured pieces of A3 paper. Jenna
- We used 1 whole as the body of our man. Nicholas D
- We folded a whole into two halves. We made one of these the head. Gisela
- Then we folded another piece into quarters – this is 4 pieces. We used these 4 pieces for arms and legs.
- We folded another A3 piece of paper into eighths. This is 8 pieces. This became four hands and four feet. Jack
- We folded our last piece of A3 paper into 16 pieces, or sixteenths. These became fingers and toes. Luke
Our Fraction Men have taught us that we can create things out of fractions of a whole. Georgia.
We learnt that fractions can be made out of anything. Paige.
We learnt that we can fold pieces of paper to equally share a whole. Miss Corkhill
Curiosity – Why? Why? Why?
This term we are learning all about the concept of Curiosity – the things that make us curious and some amazing facts along the way!
We started our Interact Unit by researching on the Guinness Book of World Records – This had so many amazing facts that made us want to know more! – Taj.
This term we are learning all about the Habits of Mind. In particular, our focus is Responding with Wonderment & Awe.
Wonderment involves asking Wonder Questions and Awe is when we find something ‘jaw-dropping’ and simply AWESOME!!! – Saoirse.
When we respond with Wonderment & Awe, we are open to our learning and then learn more. – Mia.
Our Curiosity unit has started to focus on Space and our Solar System. We have learnt that the moon orbits around the earth and the earth orbits around the sun. The Earth also spins on its axis! – Shanti.
Here is a little fact table that we have made:
|The Earth takes 24 hours to spin on its axis – Teodoro
|The Earth takes 365 days or 1 year to orbit the sun. – Nicholas B
|The Moon takes ROUGHLY 28 days or 1 month to orbit the Earth. – Jenna.
We have started to read the book Esio Trot by Roald Dahl. In Week Two we started to plan a model of the tortoise in the text. We will include the process in our Three Way Interviews and the final product at Open Night in Week 9! – Sigrid.
We are loving the text so far because Roald Dahl is an amazing author!
This term in Mathematics, we have started Year 3 and 4 MAI Maths Groups. We are learning so much about addition, subtraction, counting, multiplication and division.
I like how you can learn in partners while playing maths games! – Luke.
In the next few weeks staff will be inserviced regarding placing posts on the school website.
We will let you know when these are up and running so stay tuned!
Congratulations to all those children from Year Three who received their First Reconciliation last Thursday evening. It is certainly very comforting to know, that especially when we have lost our way, God searches high and low for us until he finds us … and that when he finds us, he celebrates our return!
As families, may we continue to pray for the courage and the wisdom that it takes to be people of daily forgiveness and unconditional love with all we meet.