National Reconciliation Week

It is National Reconciliation Week from 27th May – 3rd June.

This is a very important time in Australia, when we  celebrate indigenous history and culture in Australia and foster reconciliation discussion and activities. We’ve had a wonderful week of learning about Reconciliation Week activities. We’ve loved listening to a huge variety of Dreaming Stories, creating postcards about reconciliation with our Big Buddies and creating Art works for our room.

There will be a very special assembly next Friday at school to look at a dot painting donated to our school and to hear about the different reconciliation activities done by all of the classes in our school.

We looked at the traditional structures used by Aboriginals and related it to our current inquiry unit about Structures. We went outdoors to collect sticks, twigs, branches, leaves, grasses and gum nuts to create different structures. We had a fantastic time working together outdoors – we think our structures look pretty good too! What do you think?

Reconciliation Week on PhotoPeach

What was one of your favourite things from our Reconciliation Week tasks?

National Simultaneous Storytime Day

Today is the National Simultaneous Storytime. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. The story chosen for this years event is the The Brothers Quibble by Aaron Blabley.

Here is the author Aaron Blabey reading his story.

What did you think of the story?

Digital Microscopes

During Science investigations with Mrs Nelson our class used digital microscopes to continue our research about looking at materials and objects very closely.

Mrs Nelson had a set of digital microscopes that clip onto our iPads. We’ve been using them each week that she worked in our classroom. We really loved the predictions, investigations and checking of our results – we needed to think and work like Scientists. We investigated man made objects and materials and then ventured outside to look at nature.

Here we are learning outdoors – investigating nature.

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Then we came back inside the classroom and shared our best nature images via the IWB.

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The next learning task was to examine fabric and then test how waterproof specific materials were. We set up our material strips on plastic containers and then used syringes of water to test their ‘waterproofness’.


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We continued our testing and started to record our findings.

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Our final stage was to record our findings and we discussed what we’d discovered. We also need to explain our findings, giving reasons for our answers.

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We LOVED using the digital microscopes and hope to use them again in the future.

Can you tell us why you liked using the microscopes?

Mother’s Day

Today is a very special day for all of the Mums in our class and around the world! It’s Mother’s Day.

We would like to wish each of our Mums and Grandmas a very Happy Mother’s Day.

We hope you enjoyed our cards and presents that we made and that you get spoilt today!

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Police Visit

As a part of our inquiry into Community Workers  we had a visit by Officer Jackson from the South Australian Police Force. It was great to learn about how the Police work to keep us safe in our community.

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