This term we have spent some time in Art creating a display for our Schools Anzac Day ceremony. We have learnt about the symbolism of the poppy and have created paper poppies using acrylic paint. In addition, we have also used our prior knowledge of using water colour paints to create some Anzac sunsets for our display. Our display a way of commemorating the sacrifice may Australians made for our country.
As part of our CBL solution for Term 1, ‘create a community of respect’ we decided to make a video for our buddies on how to show the school value respect at school.
We presented the video to our buddies in Week 1 and made a feedback form to see if we were successful in the message we wanted to deliver in the video. These were the questions we wanted to get feedback on:
- Do you litter in the yard?
- What did you learn from the video?
- Did this video help you learn how to show respect around the school?
- Did this video inspire you to show respect to other people?
- Did this video persuade you to stop littering in the yard?
- How did the video help you when you are in your classroom library or the school library?
- What is the key message from this video?
- Did you learn the morale of the video?
- What did the video make you think about?
- What did you like about the video?
Today, we looked at the data gathered and we found out the following information:
Mia: “We found out that the video was successful in helping students show respect around school”
Lavanya: “Most students learnt how to play nicely in the yard and include others in games”
Baani: We found out that alot of students learnt why its important not to throw rubbish on the ground”
Aadvik: “It was important to get feedback to make sure our video was successful”
Today we went to a special gallery at school. When we got there, we saw lots of different things, including
- Books about Australia
- Pictures of people, including James Cook
- Maps and globes
- Convicts clothing
During this time, we were able to use our senses to investigate these items and take pictures of things we were curious about.
Will: “I know that James Cook was the first person to discover Australia
Efe: “It was cool because we got to look at all the olden day things”
After the gallery walk, we wrote questions about the wondering we had from all the artefacts
Some of the wonderings were:
- How are maps made and who decides what goes on a map?
- Where did James Cook come from?
- Why were the convicts wearing different clothes?
We look forward to exploring our CBL big idea for Term 2, Discovery.
Good Afternoon Parents and Carers,
Thank you for all your support during our Term 1 Community Performance at Assembly last week. We had so much fun creating this video using the green screen. We practiced and rehearsed our scripts and speaking with a loud and clear voices.
If you were unable to be there on the day here is a copy for you to enjoy at home. We hope you like it.
On Monday the 26th of March, half our year three students were fortunate enough to have two police officers from Craigieburn Police Station come and talk to us about their role in our community. We found out lots of information from them and were able to ask them questions as well.
There are different types of police officers. Some police officers fly helicopters, are on boats protecting our oceans, on motorbikes and in cars driving our the community. Dogs and horses are also police officers and do a variety of jobs for our community.
Police work all the time, 24 hours a day and they are here to help us. We call 000 if we are in trouble and if they can’t help us by talking to us on the phone, then they will drive to where we are. Before calling 000 we really need think about what is an emergency and what isn’t.
They have different types of cars which have sirens, and lights to tell drivers on the road that they need to go to an emergency. We also found out that there are different coloured cars who are responsible for different jobs in the community.
Here are some of the questions we asked our visitors and the answers we got:
- How do you choose and train dogs? We use certain breeds such as German Shepards and Rottweilers. We look at choosing smart dogs and training them to get used to the cars and noises and teach them how to do things.
- How long did it take you to become a police officer? Initially it takes 9 months of training, but we learn new things every day and it depends if you want to train to fly a helicopter or be on the water.
- What is your favourite thing about being a Police officer and do you enjoy it? Everyday is a different day. We are always being called to do different jobs and visit different people. It is always new and challenging.
- How long have you been a police officer for? 17 years
- Why do you carry a gun and what do you use it for? We have it on us to protect ourselves and others. We hardly use it and it is a last resort because we have other tools we can use instead.
This term we have been exploring Papier Mache’ as our Art medium to make Australian animals. We got our inspiration from the Artist Peter Murray. He is an indigenous artist from Melbourne and we explored his work while looking at Indigenous art form different communities around Australia.
When we have finished constructing them we will decorated them with dot painting similar to the animals in his paintings.
We can’t wait to finish them this week!
On Friday, we had our first Athletics day at the local sports track. During the day, we got to participate in different activities for the whole day. Some of the activities were challenging but we had been practising these skills during our P.E classes.
The Athletics day was lots of fun and helped to keep fit, practise our sportsmanship and demonstrate our school values.
Efe: “It reminded me of the Rio Olympics because we did the same sports as the olympics”
Navroz: “We had to show teamwork when we doing the relays, otherwise if we didn’t show teamwork it was very hard”
Baani: “Some games were tricky but we all tried our best”
Dave: “Some activities were very challenging but we still participated’
On Monday the 5th of March, the grade three students were fortunate enough to have six players from the Essendon Football Club visit our school as part of their community visits. We had Tom Bellchambers, Jake Strike, Dylan Clarke, Josh Green, Devon Smith and Mark Bagley visit us and speak to our students.
We were able to ask them different types of questions about A.F.L, the types of injuries they have had, their opponents and teammates and why they love and play footy.
We absolutely loved being able to invite the players into our school community and wish them all the very best for the 2018 season.
Last week in 3F and 3B we were investigating why collaboration is important in our classroom. We use the learning asset of collaboration consistently throughout our days at school and it is a very important skill to know and use.
We collaborated with 3B when playing a variety of games that needed us to talk to each other in a respectful and responsible manner.