Please click on the links below to access the Year Four Purposeful Practice grid for Term Four – Weeks 4&5 and any other resources that may be needed to complete purposeful practice throughout this fortnight.
Please print the ‘Print Me Page’, which is to be filled in, signed by a parent and returned to school on Friday the 11th of November.
Purposeful Practice Grid
Here is the link to the ‘100 Things Every Kid Should Do Before They Leave St Emilie’s’ with each grid: 100 Things Every Kid Should Do Before They Leave St Emilie’s
Here is the link to some spelling activity ideas provided my your teachers
Have a great week.
Miss Corkhill & Miss Carroll
(Year Four Teachers)
Wednesday 26th October 2016
Old MacDonald’s Farm Incursion
Farmer Julie from Old MacDonald’s Farm visited St. Emilie’s Kindy classes for some great fun and learning! Farmer Julie explained to the children how to handle, feed and care for all the beautiful animals on her mobile farm. In our class we have been discussing and reading about where our food comes from and how a farmer’s job is so important. A farmer not only cares for animals, but also grows crops for produce.
Please click and browse through the photo galleries below.
Everyone was very excited and happy to see and experience the farm animals.
All the children listened carefully and followed Farmer Julie’s rules. Mrs Poinen was very impressed!
Farmer Julie explained, that her rabbits did not have any names as yet. Farmer Julie asked our class to think of two names for two of her rabbits and when we come to an agreed decision on the names, Mrs Poinen will send Farmer Julie an email to inform her and…Farmer Julie will Christen the rabbits with their new names!
A beautiful bond between our animal friends and one of our Kindy friends….
…a few kisses
and a cuddle too!
Thank you to Farmer Julie and Old MacDonald’s Farm! We had a wonderful morning.
TERM FOUR – WEEK 3
What busy bees we have been these first few weeks of Kindy!
And just like worker ants, steady and focussed, we have been marching through our programmes of work!
Please browse through the photo galleries to view the learning and see all the fun we’ve been having!
Our Silkworms & Creepy Crawly Investigations!
All of our silkworms have now cocooned and we are waiting for more of our moths to hatch! Some of us were very brave and held the silkworms…we were very gentle with these amazing little creatures, that are so important to humans.
We have read the text, “Stella the Silkworm” and learnt about why these tiny creatures are so helpful and how they play such an important role in our world. We think God must be so clever to have created silkworms!
We have also been learning about parts of an insect, their habitats and homes.
Fairytale Fun – Our “Enchanted Kingdom!”
Each week we are reading and participating in related activities about various fairytales. So far, we have read: Little Red Riding Hood and created red riding hood puppets and Jack and the Beanstalk and planted some “magic” beans of our very own…. watch out mum and dad, a beanstalk may be growing in your garden very soon! Goldilocks is our latest fairytale and we are going to enjoy cooking up some yummy porridge with bananas, strawberries and honey (from bees)!
Outdoor Fun, Friendships & Learning!
We have been making good use of the beautiful sunshine and warmer weather, with water play, fence paintings and there have been plenty of creative building designs in the works!
During our maths lesson, we read the text, “Is it Symmetrical?” We discussed the meaning of this term and how to identify if something is, or is not symmetrical. We discovered, that we, as humans, are symmetrical! Using three colours, of their choice, the children followed steps to create a symmetrical butterfly painting.
Transitioning into Pre-Primary!
On Fridays, at lunch time, we are visiting the Pre-Primary playground to have a play and become familiar with the surroundings. It’s great fun playing on some new and different equipment, taking small risks and enjoying new challenges. The children also love exploring our beautiful bush landscape.
Mrs Wishy-Washy’s Appearance!
Well, what a LOVELY SURPRISE it was, when Mrs Poinen’s friend, Mrs Wishy-Washy came to visit the children in Kindy Gold!
Mrs Wishy-Washy told the class all about the animals on her farm and how they always love to jump and play in the mud! She explained how very busy she is on the farm, taking care of the animals every day by feeding them, washing and scrubbing them clean and how she sometimes has to chase them, just to get them into the tub! We enjoyed chatting with Mrs Wishy-Washy! She even took off her shoes and joined us for some squishy fun in the mud pit! We have read a series of Mrs Wishy-Washy’s Tales, written by Joy Cowley including, “Mrs Wishy-Washy,” “Wishy-Washy Day” and “Splishy-Sploshy.”
Since Mrs Wishy-Washy’s visit the washing lines and tubs have been very popular. We now have lots of clean dress ups!
Magnificent MUDDY fun!
“Oh, lovely mud!” said the cow and he jumped in it! “Oh, lovely mud!” said the pig and he rolled in it! “Oh,lovely mud!” said the duck and she paddled in it! Well, there was no holding back for some of our Kindy children, as they jumped, squished and played in our lovely mud pit! There was lots of excitement, laughter, giggles, smiles and splashes! It’s OK to have fun and get dirty because we all know that with a little soap and bubbles, we can clean up afterwards!
Stay tuned for more of our adventures and muddy fun!
October is always a special month for Waterwise schools and being a Waterwise School means that the students at St Emilie’s take time to stop and learn more about our most precious resource. The National Water Week theme fro 2016 was Water, Life, Growth.
National Water Week provides an opportunity to remind ourselves and teach others that water must be used wisely if there is to be enough to meet the needs of our future generations. While the week is dedicated to encouraging communities to take action to protect our vital water sources, it’s also a celebration of innovation and water achievements that have and will contribute to Australia’s sustainable future and economic prosperity.
At St Emilie’s this students enjoyed several activities that focused on water and it’s importance in the growth of plants. Here is a snapshot of some of the activities that the students were engaged in using our mini magnifying microscopes donated to the school from the Rotary Club.
The Year 4 and 5 students investigated how a plants root system brings water from the ground to the surface parts of a plant. The students used their mini microscopes to investigate the roots of a plant and how they work.
The Year 3 students learned that stems are a plant’s water pipeline. Inside the stems are lots of thin tubes that carry water and minerals from the roots while others transport sugars from the leaves to all parts of the plant. The students used their mini microscopes to investigate the water transport system in celery.
The Year 6 students learned how a plant loses water through it’s leaves in a process know as ‘transpiration’. Water escapes through tiny holes found on the underside of leaves known as ‘stomata’ which allow carbon dioxide and oxygen in and out. The students used their mini microscopes to observe and investigate four different types of leaves from the bushland – Banksia, Gum, Sheoak and Wattle.
The Year 2 students were shown various images of drought affected areas of Australia. The students created their own raindrop with a water saving message.
Finally our little Year One students created a mini-green house with a plastic glove so that all the sprouting and growing inside would be visible to young inquisitive minds. The gloves are on display in the Year One classrooms. The students will monitor the growth of the different seeds inside the glove over the next few weeks.
Each event will have a code.
All you need to do to book a time is to add your emailed CODE to a particular event.
Any queries please contact the School Office on 92569696