Reading is fun!

Home readers will be going home with our prep children soon. Reading should be an enjoyable activity where children are interested in their books, are pointing out what they know and learning new vocabulary.

We read the book, ‘Feathers for Phoebe’.

After reading the book together as a class, students were given a template of a bird and were able to design their own bird.

Here’s some of the results!

Play-based learning

In the early stages of a child’s learning, being a part of play-based learning is really important for their development.

While playing, children are improving their oral language – how to talk and communicate with others, as well as including new vocabulary they have learned into their conversations.

Children improve their social skills as well – how to share, take turns and how to solve a problem if it comes up.

Plus – it’s really fun too!

Organ Pipes excursion

On Friday, the Grade 3/4s went on an excursion to Organ Pipes National Park. We were able to see the flora and fauna, as well as the man-made additions.
We saw natural features of the park that we thought were amazing, like the organ pipes (made because of lava!), the Rosette Rock and the Tessellated Path.
We walked a few kilometres on our adventure, saw some kangaroos and had a wonderful time!
Many students said it was the best excursion they had ever been on. Back at school we will be linking our excursion to our Inquiry topic of sustainability and how we can look after our world better.

Running down the hill at the beginning – lots of fun!

The Organ Pipes

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Lots of beautiful greenery!

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Rosette rock

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Lots of tagging on the trees – we wondered what they were for?

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Monty (our teacher aide) helped us read the information stations located around the park.

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Bull ant alert!

 

 

 

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We looked at the Tessellated Path and marveled at the rock formation.

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Then we crossed on over to the pathway on the other side. We’re going on a nature hunt! We’re going on a nature hunt! What will we find? (I’ll stop singing now…)

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Kangaroos!

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Conservation measures at the national park

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Walking back up the steep hill – not as fun as running down! Some students volunteered to carry extra bags to lighten the load!

Using compasses!

Last Friday, as part of our Inquiry topic on Sustainability, 3/4B learned how to use a compass to navigate around the school.
In pairs, students received a start and end point somewhere in the school. They needed to use their compasses to navigate and write directions.
The students loved getting outside and using a compass for their directions!

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