Another focus for the National Science Week theme of Food Different by Design is looking at WA’s bush tucker. Mrs Cogger invited Natasha Bowden from SERCUL to present an incursion about the bush tucker found around the Canning River.
The students learned about the different plant and animal species appropriate to each Noongar Season.
The Noongar people used Banksia cones to transport fire as they moved on country.
Coastal Pigface was used to heal cuts and wounds.
The Noongar people used kangaroo poop as an adhesive when making tools.
Natasha interacted with each group to share her knowledge about the different plants. She is a welcome visitor to St Emilie’s. The students will use this new bush tucker knowledge to write captions to accompany the photos that they will be taking in our bushland for the Chevron Focus Environment photography competition. The students photos will been display at the Open Night.
When you drop into MPR to view the children’s Science investigations make sure you stop and admire the hydroponics that the Year 6 students have been working on this term.
This is yet another focus on the National Science Week theme for 2021 of Food Different by Design. The students have been learning about how humans would survive on a mission to Mars. Most importantly how we would ‘feed’ ourselves.
Hydroponics systems on Mars is a possibility. Here are a few photos of the students setting up their systems.
Firstly the students had to thread a wick through, wash the soil from their lettuce seedling and then plant it in coconut coir.
Then the students came to Mrs Cogger to add the nutrient and water. Finally they secured a strip of foil around the container.
A small group of Year 6 students meet with Mrs Cogger each Friday and work independently of different challenging STEM activities.
This year the students have worked with partner to construct and test Rubber Band Racers. They had to construct 5 different models. On Open Night the students have on display their ‘dream model’. They were encouraged to use the materials in their kit to make ‘whatever’they liked.
There has been lots of excitement in PP over the last few weeks! We have been busy with our 100 days of school, fathers day celebration and book week!
100 DAYS OF SCHOOL
A few weeks ago we celebrated our 100 DAYS OF SCHOOL! This was an exciting milestone for the PPs to reach, well done! 100 day of full time school! We were very surprised and impressed when our PP’s came into school looking 100 years old! Oh how they have aged this term! They all looked fantastic, well done and thank you parents for your support getting them ready!
We had a busy day filled with making 100 link chains, 100 movements, counting by 10s, writing to 100, racing to write our names as many times in 100 seconds, making 100 crowns, necklaces and bracelets, building towers of 100 cups, drawing ourselves as 100 year olds, writing about what we would do with $100 and so much more! After a fun filled morning we celebrated with our picnic morning tea with plates filled with different 100 selections of food! We finished our day by counting the different 100 collections that the children all brought in. We are experts at counting now! Have a go with us at home so we can show you our amazing counting skills.
Last week we had a very special morning with our mums, dads and bunnings! We brushed up on our woodwork skills and made some boxes for Dad’s fathers day surprise. We were blessed with such beautiful weather and really enjoyed the storytime and a big play outside. Thank you to all of the parents that came in for this morning. We hope you had as much fun as we did. We look forward to further celebrating fathers day with you some more this weekend!
Throughout the last few weeks we have been reading all of the nominated books on the book week shortlist. We have shared many giggles and enjoyed getting our way through these awesome new books. On Tuesday we watched the Bigger, Brighter, Better show and dressed up as our favourite book characters. Everyone looked fantastic! Thanks families for helping us get ready for this day, we loved seeing all of the creativity in their costumes!
We look forward to seeing what comes next in our PP term 3 adventure!
Last week it was National Science Week with the theme of Food Different by Design. Each class has been focusing on learning and investigating different everyday foods. The Year 3 students investigated apples.
We commenced the lesson by learning about the story of the Little Red House.
Then each team of students were given an apple to investigate.
The students had many interesting words to describe their Pink Lady apples. From all accounts the apples were the best that they had ever tasted! Thanks to Gilberts in Southlands Shopping Centre!
Pre-Primary began this new term by celebrating NAIDOC Week through many different activities. Students have thoroughly enjoyed learning more about bush tucker and exploring in our own bush food garden here at St. Emilie’s.
Students are enjoying their morning Investigations where they have been practising their skills in creative ways using their imaginations! Miss Van Ryt is settling in well to Pre-Primary Blue and has felt very welcomed and is excited for the semester ahead.
Thanks for reading! We will see you again soon! Love PPB & PPG!
As you may be aware, Premier Mark McGowan has this afternoon advised that a ‘weak positive’ case of COVID-19 has been reported by WA Health Department.
WA Health Department is working on a list of potential exposure sites and these will be added to the Healthy WA website – LINK HEREas information is confirmed.
Of importance, Perth Airport Terminal 3/4 (Qantas Domestic Terminal) has been identified as a potential exposure site as follows:
– Tuesday 20 July between 4.00am – 7.00am – Tuesday 27 July between 4.00am – 6.00am
Any individuals who were at a potential exposure site at the identified times must be tested immediately,quarantine until a negative result is returned and monitor for symptoms unless contacted individually by WA Health Department.
This situation serves as a timely reminder for all in our school community to please remain vigilant, maintain good hygiene practices and any students who are unwell are to remain at home.
Thank you and stay safe everyone! We will be in touch if there are any further updates.