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!
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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Love the Year Three Students
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