On Thursday 24th May, our Year Five’s went on an excursion to Fremantle to learn more about Australian history. Some of our stops included:
- The roundhouse, which was WA’s first prison
- A replica of the Dutch trading ship, The Duyfken, which carried goods to neighbouring countries like Indonesia, and explored some of Australia’s coastline in the 1600’s
- The Fremantle Prison, which we learnt was built by convicts along with other buildings around Fremantle and Perth.
- Monument Hill – where monuments stand to honour soldiers who have fought in wars throughout our history.
We had a fantastic day and we were all very thankful that the weather held off for our excursion. A HUGE thank you to our parent volunteers who helped make the day a safe and enjoyable excursion for all!
We have been very busy in Year One Blue! These are some of the things we have been up to…
We reflected on Anzac Day while reading the story Anzac Ted. We created our own portrait of Anzac Ted to accompany our ideas about the importance of Anzac Day.
We loved designing and creating our special gift for mum! We thought about the materials we used, the steps we followed and any problems we encountered while creating our picture frame. We each drew a very detailed drawing of our mum to go inside the frame!
We have enjoyed learning about the features of places. We went on a hunt around our school and found examples of natural, constructed and managed features. We decided that some things we found could be classified as all three!
We are enjoying learning about 3D shapes! We challenged ourselves and made models of 3D shapes using matchsticks and mini marshmallows…it was a little tricky and sticky! We had so much self control with those sweet smelling marshmallows!
Washing of the Feet
We have been discussing just how special our bodies are. We have learnt about our senses and loved hearing about each others favourite sounds and smells. We read and illustrated the special story The Washing of the Feet and shared our understanding of how Jesus used his body to show love.
We have been investigating the different types of lines and colours artists use. We made our portfolio cover pages by experimenting with a range of lines and painted using either warm or cools colours.
We can’t wait to show you more of our special work at our very first 3 Way Interview in Week 6!
On Wednesday 23 May, Year Six Blue met with their Year Two buddy class. The Year Two’s read their buddy reports and the Year Sixes showed them their fables that they had written, illustrated and recorded. It was a warm afternoon and the students spent some quality time together, reading and sharing their literary talents.