Better Buddies day is here to teach us to be more safe, respectful, responsible, friendly and caring in our community. It was set up by The Alannah & Madeline Foundation who wants every child to live in a safe and supportive environment. Today with our buddies we did a photo scavenger hunt, lip sync dance battle, fruit artwork and sang about fruit in Spanish. Please continue reading this blog to find out more about what we did.
For PE, we completed a photo scavenger hunt with our buddies. We were given a list of photos we needed to take and we went outside to move around different areas to find our photos. Some of the things that were on the list were, everyone doing a model pose, the whole group hanging upside down and a photo that looks like you are flying. It was a great time with our grade one buddies.
Our next session was called Lip Sync Battle. It was so much fun. In the Lip Sync Battle we had to choose a song and pretend we were singing and dancing to the beat. After creating our videos we got to share it with the whole class. In conclusion it was fantastic and we had an amazing time collaborating with our buddy groups.
Today in art we made faces out of fruits and vegetables, We got to make our own faces with different pictures and got to name our artworks. Some people made funny faces with a grade one and showed teamwork at the same time. We used lettuce, carrots, watermelons, apples and grapes to create the eyes, nose and mouth on our faces. At the end people laughed and enjoyed the faces different groups made.
After creating our fruit artworks we listened to and sang a Spanish song about fruit. The song had some fruits in English but it was mostly using Spanish names for different types of fruit. We talked about our favourite fruits and why it is important to eat fruit to keep us healthy.
We had such an amazing day with our buddies completing different activities throughout the day. We collaborated as a team and tried our best in each task. It was a fantastic to see everyone participate and have fun!
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.
We have completed out dot painted animals and wanted to share with you our beautiful creations. The painting techniques were challenging and we had to be careful not to smudge our dots but we think that the end result is very striking. What do you think of our designs?
This morning we were lucky enough to go to our fabulous PlayPod with our buddies. We were so excited to build and create new things.
Some of the materials we have in the PlayPod are:
We got to make a lot of different things and discover new uses for materials. The most important skill we practiced was sharing and collaborating with us, as we were being role models for our grade one buddies.
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.
WOW! What an amazing day we had for our first Athletics Day Event. Children were so excited to participate in all the activities throughout the day as we have been practicing these skills in PE during the term. It was so exciting to see all the year three to six students dressed up in their house colours showing great support.
Some of our favourite events from the day were the High Jump, Long Jump, Dress Up Relay and the Hurdles, to name a few. Although some events were tricky and challenging we all showed Resilience and Determination to have a go!
We all had so much fun and cannot wait for our next Athletics Day Event! Thank you to all parents and carers who came along to support us on the day. Take a look at some of our favourite snaps:
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.
Zain: “We all contributed to making this giant tower out of cups”.
Azra: “We couldn’t talk to each other and had to program our partners to move”.