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Beach Day School Excursion

Recently our whole school went on an excursion to the beach.

A great time was had by all.

We thank our school principal, staff and parents for making this possible.

Below are some of our thoughts on the excursion.

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Descriptive Poetry: Ooo, I love!

Welcome back to Term 3 everyone.

What a busy first week back! 

One of our activities was to write poetry, based on what we loved.

They were descriptive poems. We hope you enjoy reading them.

Famous Victorians – What’s Your Story – Book Week 2015

book week 2015As part of Book Week our librarian organised for the year 5/6’s to visit the Melbourne Museum and the The State Library of Victoria. When we went to the State Library of Victoria we were greeted by a teacher librarian and went over to the Workshop. There she explained that we were to pick one of 7 famous Australians (Ned Kelly, Vida Goldstein, John Batman, John Pascoe Fawkner, William Buckley, ST Gill or William Barack) and research their lives. We used Ergo to research and Animoto to create our video. In our video we had to include 3 facts, 2 questions and 1 thought.    The hour we spent there was worthwhile and we had a lot of fun.

After all that we had a tour of the State Library and found out that the Library had a 100 year-old biscuit; it was a pity that we couldn’t see it. We got to travel back in time by looking at artwork; we saw Melbourne transform from a small colony to a lively community. Another interesting fact we learnt was that Redmond Barry was the one who opened the State Library and was also the judge who sentenced Ned Kelly to death. Overall the experience was very enjoyable.

Written by Anna and Mathew

Endangered Animals – Presentations

Below are four books which we produced.

In each are our Endangered Animals research projects.

We worked extremely hard on our projects, and as you can see each is different and unique. We hope you enjoy reading our books. We hope you understand just how important it is to maintain the delicate balance which exists in the animal kingdom. Each and every day there are animals which become vulnerable and which run the risk of becoming endangered and eventually extinct.

Can we afford to allow this to happen?

Each animal is unique and special and has an important role to play in the balance of their individual ecosystems. Lack of balance in any ecosystem, eventually leads to lack of balance in the human ecosystem. Each animal is vital in maintaining balance in its habitat and in its food chain, and ultimately in the very existence of the diverse ecosystems on our beautiful planet. 

We have been moved by the depth of damage which man has created on the earth. Each of us has the responsibility of maintaining peace and order, not least of all in the diverse habitats of our planet. 

Well done to George, David, Christine, Anton, Anna,

Jade and Julie for the work on their projects.

Well done to Long, Kelvin, Junjila, Luke, Sandra, Tina D.

and Tiffany for the work on their projects.

Well done to Travis, Tina L., Trinity, Tyson, Vien, William

and Yvonne for the work on their projects.

Well done to Christopher, Allan, Jordan, Anthony, Nikki,

and Mathew for the work on their projects.

Storybird – Artful story telling – Our Stories

Recently in our class we had the opportunity of using the Storybird website to write our own picture storybooks using the wonderful art provided. We really enjoyed writing and used the visual cues to help create interesting short stories.

Here are the first of the completed short stories.

We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them.

Congratulations to Travis, Anna, Kelvin, Trinity and Jade

for each successfully publishing their first short story.

 

What do you enjoy the most about using Storybird? 

We Are All Born Free – Our Interpretation

Continuing our study of justice and equality, we read the book  We are All Born Free.

Each of us chose one of the charters from the Declaration of Human Rights.

The following is our interpretation of each of the declarations.

We chose illustrations to assist us to the convey our message.

We hope you enjoy reading our version.

What do you think?

Did you learn anything new about people’s rights?

Have some of your ideas changed since studying this unit?

Write back and tell me what you think.

I thought I would also add this YouTube video for you to consider. 

How can one random act of kindness help so many people?

How does the boomerang of kindness work? 

Descriptive Animal Paragraphs – Flip Book

Well done everyone.

You all did such a fantastic job on your descriptive paragraphs.

We hope you enjoy reading our first published Flip book.

Encourage your classmates

by leaving a positive comment about their work.

The Piano – Animation by Aidan Gibbons, Music by Yann Tiersen

The Piano – Amazing Animation by Aidan Gibbons, Music by Yann Tiersen

We acknowledge and thank Aidan Gibbons and Yann Tiersen for this wonderful and amazing animation.

As part of our RE unit this term on New Beginnings,

we watched the above animation called the Piano.

It fitted in well with our discussion of memories, and losing people we love.

As part of Literacy, and RE, we wrote narratives based on the animation.

We enjoyed writing our short stories, and we hope you enjoy reading some of the finished pieces. 

Please feel free to leave a comment.