We hope you enjoyed the school holiday break and welcome back to school for Term Three!
Please find attached our Parent Newsletter for the term. This document contains important information regarding your child’s learning for Term Three. If you have any other questions, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.
On Friday 4th June St Emilie’s students participated in Crazy Hair Day to raise funds for LifeLink. We were all amazed and in awe of the wonderful effort and creativity the Year Three’s showed with their wonderful “Crazy Hair” creations.
Imagine astronauts reading stories from space to school children & families in an exciting new program that combines literature with science! On Wednesday the 19th May St Emilies participated in the National Simultaneous Story Time from space! NASA astronaut Shannon Walker read the story, “Give me some space”, while floating in space!
‘Give me some Space’ is about a girl named Una who dreams of a life in Space. Life on Earth is just so ‘so-so.’ But how will she get there? And will she complete her mission to discover life in Space? And did she remember to feed Neil the goldfish?
This fantastic story linked into our class Sustainability theme with students coming to the understanding that It is our mission to take care of the Earth so that we can explore the universe for ‘light years to come!’ The students then completed an activity where they drew themselves as an astronaut with a caption explaining their own ideas for taking care of the Earth.
Shannon Walker reads from space!
A space themed just dance brain break helped everyone get up and move.
Now that we have settled into Year Three, we want to challenge ourselves to be the very best that we can be!
We read the story ‘The Bubble’ by Sadie James. In this story, the main character is a parrotfish who stays inside his bubble because it is the ‘safer’ choice. He soon realises that by avoiding taking risks, he is missing out on important things and opportunities. Finally, he decides to be brave and come out of his bubble and when he does, he can see that he is really capable of great things!
We used this story to prompt ourselves to think about the following questions:
How can we come out of our bubble this term?
How can we be brave in our learning?
What is a goal?
What goals can we set to help us improve in our learning?
We used these reflections to help us write some personal goals for our learning in Term 2. Goal setting is an important part of being a successful learner and helps us to develop important life skills such as planning, organisation, reflection and time-management.
We are looking forward to ‘coming out of our bubbles’ and working towards our goals this term!
From the Year Three students, Miss Williams & Mrs Ryan
Please find attached our Purposeful Practice grid for Weeks 2-3.
The Science activity; ‘Phases of the Moon’, will begin on the 1st of May. Students will be drawing their observations of the moon in the sky each evening. Please support your child with this task. If they miss an observation for any reason, please re-assure them not to worry as we can use and will be sharing observations with each other.
Today at St Emilie’s we remembered ANZAC Day with an ANZAC prayer service. This was a chance to remember and pray for the many men and women that fought in the war. The Year Sixes lead us in prayer and reminded us of the importance of the ANZAC ceremony such as the last post and the ode. After this very special service the year three classes worked together in pairs to complete a scavenger hunt in the classrooms. The students had to find “clue cards” that helped them answer questions about ANZAC Day. The Year Three children had a great time completing this engaging and informative task.
This week was Harmony Week, which is a national celebration across Australia. On Wednesday the 17th of March, the St Emilie’s students celebrated Harmony Week by having a dress up day.
Harmony week is a time to celebrate and appreciate Australia’s diversity. In Year 3, we come from many different backgrounds and cultures and we think this is awesome!
To celebrate Harmony Week in Year 3, we first learnt about and had a discussion about what ‘Harmony’ means and how we can live in harmony. Some of our ideas about how we can live in harmony include:
Respecting other people’s cultures
Treating people the way you want to be treated
Using kind and positive words with others
Helping others in need
Learning about other people’s cultures
Making others feel included
Respecting everyone, no matter what they look like
Standing up for your friends
We used our ideas to create a Year 3 ‘Harmony Chain’, to show how together we can unite to live in harmony and peace.
We then had fun working with our friends to draw self portraits to add to our Harmony day display. We also completed some fun harmony day related activities such as word searches and colour-ins of patterns and artworks from a range of cultures and countries.
From the Year Three students, Mrs Ryan & Miss Williams