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!
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!
We’re a week into our first year of school in Foundation A. All of the students have learnt so much already.
Keep checking out this blog to see updates of what your children are doing at school!
Our students were working hard to research an artist!
Our grade 4s helped to continue clearing out garden. Some also helped sorting our potatoes so the 3/4 students could take the good ones home!
To celebrate Book Week, 3/4B joined in the dress-ups for our character parade! Well done on how much effort everyone put in for their costumes!
Last week the grade 3s started clearing out our Stephanie Alexander garden ready to expand it! Lots of potatoes found!
Today the grade 4 students made fruit skewers and zucchini frittatas. Healthy and delicious!
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
Lots of beautiful greenery!
Lots of tagging on the trees – we wondered what they were for?
Monty (our teacher aide) helped us read the information stations located around the park.
Bull ant alert!
We looked at the Tessellated Path and marveled at the rock formation.
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…)
Conservation measures at the national park
Walking back up the steep hill – not as fun as running down! Some students volunteered to carry extra bags to lighten the load!
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!