Climate and Weather

This video clip is a good introduction to climate and weather.  You need to listen well to work out the difference between them.  Today we are going to learn about the different CLIMATE ZONES OF THE WORLD.  I wonder what climatic zone Margaret River is in…?   See if you can work it out.

Now we are going to work in our booklets to check what we have learned and to see what kind of climate we have in Australia.  😎

 

Maps showing Aboriginal Language Groups in 1788

Here is the map we looked at today, showing the Aboriginal language groups in Australia.  You can zoom in on this map to see where Margaret River is and where the Wadandi people lived.

ABORIGINAL MAP with GENERAL AREAS – 1996 HORTON

ABORIGINAL MAP

TINDALE MAP – this is the very first map ever made showing Aboriginal Australia and you can zoom right in easily to read it.  Norman Tindale published this map around 1940.

Celebrating our Learning Tomorrow!

Hi everybody –

Just a reminder that tomorrow afternoon is our classroom celebration, celebrating the intense learning that has taken place in our inquiry – “Spinning in Space”.

Don’t forget “the fun stuff” for tomorrow – bringing your space dress-up gear and any space-theme finger food (if you are bringing any to share) to class in the morning.  You will change after lunch.  Parents, you might need to bring your ‘space awareness’ with you as we’ve got a quiz for all of you!

What an awesome bunch of young environmentalists and scientists you were today!  I love the way you showed respect to the presenters and threw yourselves whole-heartedly into whichever activity it was that we were at!  I’d be interested to hear from you in a comment to this post – which activity did you enjoy most?  Why?

Mrs Veary 😎

 

Our Kitchen Garden Bed


First we did a tour around the kitchen garden. Next we saw the chickens and compost. After that we dug some holes and planted some seeds, plants and veggies. We did lots of planting.

We planted:

  • broad bean seeds
  • carrot tape seeds
  • strawberry plants
  • beetroot seedlings
  • lettuce seedings

Lastly, we watered the plants with worm wee.

Written by Matilda L.

Henry also wrote a report for our website.

At first we had a really good look around the kitchen garden.  Then we flipped the soil really well to mix it.  People came up with seeds and we made holes and put the seeds in.  We put in carrots, broad beans and some lettuce.  We put fences up for the rabbits.  We put other seeds in too and watered them.  Now we have to grow them…

Written by Henry

Since then our garden has just grown and grown and we have had our gardeners: Isaac, Callum and Henry down there adding more and more plants to our patch.  Watch this space for updated photos.  🙂  (Mrs Veary)

SPACE PODCAST #1

Luca V., William and Rory have been working on this podcast to let you know about interesting events in Space Exploration, and they’re sure you also have a good sense of humour.  [PS.  Listen for that ‘evil laugh’.]

Click on the arrow to play and enjoy their first podcast!  🙂

This is a first boys, and after a lot of hard work, you have done a great job!  Congratulations!  🙂

Mrs Veary

 

My Out of This World Adventure – Writing Task

Today, as part of our little book about our aliens, we are going to write about an adventure we have with our alien friend.  You can choose what the adventure is, but it needs to be something ‘out of this world’.  Remember when you are writing that for a narrative you need to include:

  • setting – with some really good adjectives and similes to let your reader actually picture and feel what it is like to be there
  • characters – make sure that you give your characters personalities as well as telling us what they look like or what they do or say.  Try to use our Writer’s Circle strategy of show don’t tell (eg. She stamped her feet and beat her fists onto the table. instead of She was angry.)
  • complication (or problem) – which is what your story will be about as it will guide the events of your story
  • at least 3 events before
  • your resolution – where the problem or complication is solved
  • ending – which is the ribbon you tie around your story to bring it to a good end.

Here is some inspiration, but in this piece from the book the adventure is not with an alien like yours will be, but with a Big Friendly Giant!  (BFG by Roald Dahl)

or your alien might take you on a mystery flight where you discover great freedom or secret powers or understandings…like Harry Potter when he flies off with Buckbeak (look at the special effects for some ideas…how do his wings move….think of some really powerful verbs)

Have fun with your writing task and I look forward to reading and hearing all about your special out of this world adventure with your alien friend!

Mrs Veary

WETLANDS AND MACROS

We had so much fun working with Tracy on our wetlands excursion.  The wetland was full and the macroinvertebrates were hiding under logs and other snags or swimming in the sun, just waiting to be scooped up in our big nets.

You did a great job identifying them and proving that our Margaret River and associated waterways are healthy!

Next term, Ian Dowling (who helped one of our groups on the day) will be working with our Year 3 students to create clay tiles using your experience from this excursion, which will make a sculpture for the new school.

Thank you Sally for taking all these photos!  🙂