This term we are exploring wonderful, exotic Vietnam and the amazing features the Vietnamese culture has to offer.
Weeks one and two have seen us navigating the map to find Vietnam and discussing the climate, geographical features and the distinctive main cities of this country.
We worked together to produce a collection of questions we would like to be answered as our learning progresses through out the term.
It would be safe to say, we are all excited to discover the beauty and diversity of yet another Asian country and are eager to understand more about Vietnam’s cultural origins and how we can relate to them!
We have learnt what the symbols of the Vietnamese flag mean: Yellow- for the Vietnamese people, Red- revolution, blood and life. The 5 point star is to represent the 5 social classes of Vietnam: The intellectuals, the farmers, the workers, the traders and the soldiers. We then made our own flags to consolidate our learning.
The children discussed and asked some insightful and interesting questions to focus their learning about Vietnam.
In this activity, groups chose images of Vietnam to orient and write follow-up questions. This imagery, combined with youtube clips on Vietnam provided a great way for us to view the diversity within Vietnam then compare/contrast with Australia.
The Year 4-6 classes completed the “K” (what I Know) and “W” (What I Would like to learn) sections of their KWL charts to help them focus on what interests them about Vietnam and to guide and motivate their learning this term. There were some very insightful and thought provoking questions! A fantastic effort!
St Emilie’s provides families with a number of opportunities for enrolling children into various extra-curricular activites including:
Instrumental Music – Mr Nick Dabbs
- Held Mondays and Tuesdays before and after school and Thursdays after school.
- Students need to be supervised by a parent or guardian in between lessons.
- Website for more information: Keyed Up Music
Keyed Up Music will be running keyboard and guitar lessons after school at St Emilie’s in term 1 2015. Prices start from $15.45 plus gst for a group lesson. To enrol, go to http://www.keyedupmusic.com.au/enrolments.html or ring Therese on 1300 366 243 with any queries. Still a few keyboard places available.
Play for Life Clinics – Jacob Aquino
- After school 3.10-4.10pm
- 7 weeks duration each term
- the day for Term 1 TBD
- General Information and contact details will come home early each term with details of what is on offer.
- 7.25am – 8.25am Wednesdays
- contact Phil Sofoulis on 0415 117 279