For our science activity this week, Mrs Cogger set us all the challenge to see how we could change different materials. We enjoyed changing materials in many different ways such as, tearing, folding, stretching and snapping. After we had made these changes, we began to ask ourselves the question, were these changes irreversible? Some materials were able to be returned to their original state, but others couldn’t! We also discovered that some materials are a lot easier to change than others. For example, we could easily tear cotton wool, but struggled to make changes to our rocks!
Here are some photos from our changing materials experiment:
In Year 4 our first writing focus for Term Two is poetry. To celebrate and learn more about Anzac Day, we discussed the roles that different animals played throughout the war. We looked at the importance of camels, dogs, birds, navy cats and horses. We discovered more about what these specific animals did, and how they helped the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for us. We found it interesting that some of the animals we have as pets also played a part in keeping our country safe all those years ago!
We then spent time writing acrostic poems for an animal of our choice, describing and explaining their role throughout the war. See some pictures of our Anzac Day Animals acrostic poetry below!
Please find two letters below – one from the Principal and one from the Executive Director of Catholic Education.
We hope you find them both informative and useful.
This afternoon your classroom teachers have also sent home their Parent Letter and their Remote Learning Plan for this week via email so please check that you have received this also.
Thinking of you all and wishing you the very best for the term ahead.
Tania Thuijs, Principal