What a great job you did on your first S.O.L.E. research task!

Great teamwork and you really used each other’s strengths to help the group.  There were a few people who just needed a little help to get on track, then they found out heaps.  Good work!

I loved the way you showed me all the skills you’ve learnt about searching for information, finding keywords, and how to find and print images.

Just look at the fabulous results!  Your posters are magnificent!!! Good work sharing the job of presenting too.  Now that we’ve been to Erth’s Prehistoric World, we can certainly see how our mega-fauna fit into the timeline.


Our Kitchen Garden Bed

Our Kitchen Garden bed is growing really well.  You can see the carrots popping their little orange bits above the soil, while their green frilly tops dance in the wind.

You can see the goodness in the dark green of the broccolli leaves, growing bigger and brighter every day.

And, you can see the white butterfly flowers of the snowpeas fluttering in the breeze as they think about turning into pea pods, now that we’ve got the plants climbing up our new made up fence….

It’s all about food – growing our own organic, healthy food right here to eat very soon.

Hmmm….I wonder if these are all living things?  Check the other posts and songs and decide for yourself if they have all the characteristics of living things!  😎

Mrs Veary


Wow!  You certainly are working like Year 3-and-a-half students when you do your Inquiry FINDING OUT!  I love the way you are using your X-charts and making sensible dot points using only keywords.  🙂

Your DEEPER BRAINSTORM questions was a tricky task, but you’ve all done a fabulous job, asking questions which are googleable!  Well done, people!  

Now, we need to get our sentences done and our paragraphs written, so that we can all start our good copies of our Information Brochures!   Looks like we’re going to have a great classroom learning celebration soon!  Your parents will be thrilled!  🙂

Living or Non-Living and Mrs Gren

In Science we are learning how scientists check whether something is LIVING or NON-LIVING

In this video we learn how to remember the 7 characterists of living things:

Here’s a fun song about these characteristics of a living thing.

In your Science books you are now going to write the letters MRS GREN down the left-hand side and next to each letter in another colour, write the word it stands for.  Please put the heading above it: 7 Characteristics of Living Things.


Watch this video about making the colour brown from primary colours.  You will be painting your tree and creature today, so you will need brown and a couple of different shades of brown, and you will need grey (from black added to white).


Maths – Introducing Division

Last week I introduced Division, talking about how it is the reverse or opposite of Multiplication, just like Subtraction is the reverse or opposite of Addition.

You need to remember your magic triangle and how to use Number Families to be able to write 4 number sentences using your 3 numbers.

Last week we looked at using number families to work with Division Facts of 2 and 3

and today we will be using number families to work with Division Facts of 5 and 10.


On Friday we looked at how to read an analogue clock face – counting in 5s.

From iMaths Year 3

You need to practise telling the time at home too!  Remember: count by 5s as you go around the clock, then by ones for every extra minute.  The BIG HAND is the HOUR – the little hand is the minutes. 

PAST the hour are all 30 minutes from the 12 to the 6 on the clock face.

What’s the time Mr. Wolf?

Sixteen minutes to six o’clock!

Mrs Veary 😎

SOLE QUESTION – Australian Mega Fauna

This afternoon we are going to do some SOLE work for Inquiry.  You will be working in





Your SOLE question is:

What were Australia’s megafauna and how do they compare with today’s Australian animals?

You will be working in groups (which you can choose to join or leave) where each person has to do equal work.  You will have 60 minutes to research the question, write notes, create a poster with your key information on it and then present what you have found out to the class.

Use the strengths within your group.  Give out jobs.  Eg. ….. is a good artist so he/she will design the poster and do the artwork.  ….. is a good reader so he/she will read out what is on the website so we can all understand the main ideas.   Then we will all decide what the main facts are and ………….. will write them down as notes because… a good writer.

Have fun learning something new and unusual about Australian animals in your SOLE session today!

This will introduce animals you will possibly meet when we go on our excursion on Wednesday to Erth’s Prehistoric World!  🙂

Mrs Veary 😎