Year Four celebrated National Science Week with a visit to Scitech. We began our learning adventure with a visit to the Planetarium. While there we viewed ‘To Space and Back’ which helped us to discover the huge impact that space exploration, our greatest adventure, is having on our daily lives. We learned how it is affecting us every day through technology such as satellites, mobile phones, and even saving lives.
Our next stop was ‘Carnival of Science’. Here we uncovered the science behind our favourite sideshow attractions and investigated the physics, psychology and mathematics of this weird and wacky world.
The highlight of our excursion was when we saw the show ‘Ignite Your Curiosity’. We discovered the wonders of chemistry in the world around us through bubbling beakers, exciting explosions and fantastic fireballs.
Finally, our afternoon was spent exploring the different exhibitions that Scitech has to offer. Overall it was an action packed enjoyable day that left us wanting to learn more about scientific curiosities in our world!
In the last two weeks we have been wondering a lot about Space.
We have researched the Earth, the Moon & the Sun and are beginning to learn all about the incredible planet MARS!
Click on the link below to see what else we have been up to 🙂
Term 3 Week 6
From all of the students in Year Three Gold & Miss Carroll 🙂
We are enjoying our reading!
We had a wonderful time on our excursion to the Fremantle Literacy Centre. In class we have been looking very closely at the illustrations in the stories we read, paying particular attention to the techniques used in creating these illustrations. We had a look at how the illustrations were created in two stories.
We explored the story The Swap written by Jan Ormerod and illustrated by Andrew Joyner. We learnt that the illustrator used a computer to create his images and because this process takes a long time he only used a few colours in his illustrations.
Would you swap your little brother or sister? Caroline Crocodile tried to in this story!
We enjoyed looking at the original illustrations!
We walked around looking carefully at the illustration boards!
We also had a great time reading and admiring the beautiful illustrations in the story Hunting for Dragons written by Bruce Whatley. We looked very closely at the illustrations and discovered a dragon hidden on every page!
Do you believe in dragons?
We hunted for dragons on each page!
We had a lovely time in Fremantle and made sure that no dragons followed us back to school! A big thank you to Mrs Hunt and Mr McKie for joining us on our excursion!
We have also been busy reading stories and sharing information about our amazing dads in preparation for Father’s Day. We have read many stories about dads and have created portraits of our own dad.
We are looking forward to our showing our portraits very soon!
Bari’s Amazing Dad!
Indiana’s Groovy Day!
What fun we had during Book Week! We brought in our favourite book from home to share with our friends and spent lots of time READING, READING, READING every day. We focussed on the author Dr Suess and enjoyed sharing his fun and imaginative stories together. We loved coming dressed as our favourite book character and having morning tea with our Year 5 buddy class.
Pre Primary have enjoyed the Balls, Body and Brain fitness sessions with Jacob Aquino. We have had to use our thinking skills, listening and following instructions and developed our gross motor skills participating in some really fun activities. We had a real workout and were very puffed out!
With our focus on The Farm this term we have been thinking about ‘What’s in our Lunch Boxes?’ and ‘Where Does our Food Come From?’ We are looking into our lunch boxes and making links to farm produce and developing our understanding of how food comes from the farm to us. We are also thinking about healthy food choices and enjoying ‘Crunch and Sip’ time everyday.
In Week Five of Term Three we changed our Dramatic Play area into a Vet Surgery and have been learning about farm animals and how the farmer takes care of them. If the animals are sick they must go to see the Vet, just like we go to the Doctor! We found tools to help us take care of the animals, such as bottles, brushes, thermometers, needles (pretend ones of course!), stethoscopes, bandages and blankets. We also found uniforms to wear and clip boards so we could write important information about our animal patients! We just needed patients to care for! Some of our class members brought in their toy animals to be our patients. We have looked after dogs, cats, horses, lions, owls, pandas, tigers and lions and even a unicorn! We have loved taking care of our animals and giving them much needed cuddles to help them feel better! Our Vet Surgery will be open for a few more weeks. If your toy animal has the sniffles you might want to come visit us! We are great Veterinarians!
Andrew Fuller shares many pearls of wisdom in the following clip. All Mums and Dads are urged to have a listen and reflect upon some of the key messages about how families play such a vital role in building resilience in children.
Schools like ours continue to work closely with families and children to help and support them as they navigate their way through the ups and downs of school life.
Here at St Emilie’s class teachers and the school leadership team assist children to maintain perspective, to ‘shrug off’ the little things and be proactive in regard to seeking assistance and support in dealing with any bigger issues that may be troubling them.
The clip is well worth a listen – so grab a cuppa and a 20 min break!
CLICK HERE to listen to Andrew Fuller talk about resiliency
Excitement filled the air when we dressed up as our favourite book characters last week. We celebrated Book Week with our Kindy Blue friends and our Year 3 Buddies. We enjoyed reading together, sharing and discussing our favourite characters and books. Time well spent!
More excitement followed, as the grand opening of our NEW Kindy Sensory Garden was unveiled. The children could not wait to explore their new environment! Many happy faces, creative games and valuable conversations have since been occurring in our beautiful play space. We are very lucky indeed!
Last Friday saw the conclusion of our Science Inquiry Topic and our class “mystery” was finally solved! The children had so much fun at the Teddy Bear’s Picnic in the bush! The honey joys we cooked were delicious too! We spent some time investigating the native flora in our bushland. We discovered native orchids, kangaroo paws and we admired the wattles. We snapped up a number of photographs and examined these further when we returned to class. What do you think of the native orchids?
In case you haven’t yet heard, our class supermarket is now closed for business and we welcome in its place our NEW Florist and Apiary. The florist has been buzzing with activity as the children prepared bouquets and baskets for a wedding in the dramatic play space this week!
If you so happen to notice the sweet scents and glowing skin of our Kindy Gold children, it’s because we made some beautiful homemade Honey & Oatmeal soaps! The experience was fun and interesting. We will share the process and products with you at our up and coming Science Expo!
Here’s a glimpse at the final product! We cannot wait to use them.