Our big idea this term is ‘Discovery’. Students used their senses to explore a range of different artefacts. They were encouraged to make connections to artefacts and ask questions. We have started documenting our wonderings and displaying our thoughts.
Students loved manipulating and investigating:
- Australian, world map
- pirate hat
- ball and chain
- magnifying glass
- mystery box
“I think a prisoner wore these clothes.” Jayden
“I predict this is a pirate hat.” Enes
” I wonder what is inside the suitcase?” Arda
“I wonder what is inside the bottle?” Gavy
“I wonder what this paper says?” Emma
“I wonder what this ticket means?” Zahira.
We have been reading lots of interesting books about the Anzacs. We learnt many facts about the Gallipoli war and how young men lied so that they could enlist and fight for their country. We have also been watching clips about soldiers who survived. We collected powerful words from the documentaries and books to help us with our writing.
Students worked collaboratively to create and decorate a wreath for Anzac Day. Students from each class presented their wreaths as a sign of respect for all soldiers who fought and lost their lives in wars.
WRITING We loved writing from the point of view of a soldier. We used new and interesting vocabulary to help make our writing more powerful. We included these words to help persuade the reader we were soldiers in war: POWERFUL VOCABULARY: wounded, shell fire, communication, runner, enemy, reinforcement, ammunition, graves, Turkish snipers, cove, war ships, sick-dissentry, mission, firing line, trenches, bullets, brave, harbor, troops, heavy fire, shrapnel. We are so proud of our writing!
MATHS In maths, we have been learning how to read large numbers up to trillions! We could see that there is a pattern when reading numbers. The students noticed that after ones, tens, hundreds and thousands came ten thousands and then one hundred thousand. This continued with millions and billions. Some students could read up to trillions!
We created a number reader by folding paper and using a different colour for each group of three numbers.
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