4A week 1 and 2

In term 4 our ‘Big Idea’ is Environment and our little big idea is biodiversity. While learning about biodiversity we have been Sketchnoting to help us understand the videos we have watched. We have also been investigating the different biomes on earth. We painted landscapes of deserts, rainforests, grasslands, aquatic biomes including marine and fresh water, the tundra and forest. Then we found plants and animals that belonged in each of these biomes.

We would like to introduce our new class pets, ‘The Stick Insects!’ We have 6 young Spiny Leaf insects and 5 eggs living in a tank in our classroom. We have read lots of information about how to take care of them. We need to spray them with water everyday, we need to change the newspaper and put in fresh gum leaves once a week and we need to handle them with care as they are very delicate.

We also had a visit from Lambchops, Tyson’s 10 day old lamb. He was very energetic and guzzled his bottle of milk that Isabella and Gurleen fed him. We looked at the different wools on his body, on his legs and under his chin.

This term we are reading the great Australian novel Storm Boy as a class. We have made predictions and read the blurb. We have worked hard on decoding all the new and interesting vocab so far.

In maths we have been using our problem solving model to work out lots of ‘Would you rather?’ problems.

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