At Margaret River Primary School we are committed to learning about and caring about the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development that the United Nations (the World) have agreed to work towards.
Every one of our inquiries will be focused around one or more of these goals. They are goals which will help to make our world a better place and a safer and healthier planet way into the future. Each one of us needs to learn about these goals and try to do our little bit to help meet these goals by 2030!
So what are these goals? What do each of them mean? Watch this video to find out more.
Today we are going to start our first narrative (story). Using the picture below, you need to imagine what might be going to happen, or perhaps why this is happening; what happens next? What could go wrong? Anything is possible – this is your story! 🙂
We are going to learn how to use a piece of blank paper to plan each of these sections, so you will never have to have a planner from the teacher again. 🙂 Today we want to finish our PLANNING so that tomorrow we can start our DRAFT in our Draft Writing Books!
REMEMBER TO: 1. PLAN 2. WRITE YOUR FIRST DRAFT (Write like a writer) 3. PROOFREAD (Read it again, like a reader); 4, EDIT (make all the changes you can – spelling; adding details; changing words (vocabulary)); 5 PUBLISH (your good copy); 6. SHARE – read it to a peer or use the Author’s Chair to read it to the class. 🙂
for your enthusiasm for learning! You always tackle tasks with interest, and your work shows care and effort. I love the way you think ahead and are always well organised and able to help your classmates. What a great start to Year 3, Tyla! 🙂
In Writing today we are going to be looking at descriptive writing.
This means writing in a way that allows the reader to picture exactly what you are describing. You will be using words to paint a picture for your reader. This means that you need to choose your words carefully and use lots of really good adjectives (describing words).
Today you will be writing a POEM about your house! You will need to use adjectives and similes to describe your very own house. There is a special way to write these poems, so use your planner and try and make your poem really original!
This is how you will be writing your descriptive poems about their own homes. The first line describes what it looks like, the second how it makes you feel, the third the sounds you can hear there, the fourth what smells you notice and the last line is a statement about your home.
Example: [Notice that poems have lines, NOT SENTENCES, so you start a new line and don’t continue along the same line as a sentence would!
My house looks like…. or My house is …
To create a really good picture for your reader, you will also need to use some similes in your description. A simile compares your alien to something that we can all picture. It uses the words like….. or as…..as.
Eg. “My house feels as hot as the furnace of the sun during summer.”
Here are some posters about similes to get your imagination going. 🙂
You all have such good imaginations that I’m sure you are going to and write amazing poems using lots of descriptive writing today!
TODAY IN WRITING we are going to be writing about what happened on that day in 1788. We will be exploring OTHER POINT OF VIEW writing where you write with the feelings and thoughts of a particular person in the story (not yourself).
This week you will be doing two pieces of writing. Today you will be writing about what happened on that day in 1788 from the point of view of aFirst Australian on the shores watching the ships come in. Describe what you saw. What did you think was happening? What did you do? How did you feel? What did you wonder about?
Tomorrow we will be writing from the point of view of a convict on board a ship. Explain what you saw around you as the ship sailed in. What did you think about where you were? How was it different from what you were used to? Who did you see watching you there? What were your feelings? What did you wonder about?
Australia is a very special country and these video clips celebrate who we are and how we became a nation – and how the ‘First Australians’ were there when the settlers from England arrived.
Listen and sing along with “I AM AUSTRALIAN”. You will be able to read the lyrics in your handout and then you need to fill in the missing words on your cloze.
This first video clip is from 2020 during Covid lockdown, and you can sing along with all those kids and celebrities in Australia who celebrated “being Australian” in the chorus to “We are Australian”.
Listen to this version of the song while you read your lyrics in your handout.
Watch the country of Australia that Dorothy McKellar wrote about in her poem MY COUNTRY. It is the second verse that we are going to learn off by heart, and illustrate each line.
CO-OPERATION is a really important school value and something you will value at many different times during your life. Working as a team can bring about spectacular results. (Think of how you might need to work together to pass the hoop and the more you encourage each other, the faster you would go AS A TEAM!)
This video shows how co-operation can make difficult tasks easier and how caring for each other and co-operating makes teams strong and able to perform much better.
In our Makerspace/STEM session today we will be using dominoes to create domino runs. We will talk about how to set them up and what things can cause changes. It should be good fun! 🙂
Here are some videos of domino runs. This is all about CAUSE AND EFFECT. If you do one thing (knock down the first domino), then you cause a reaction to happen (the next domino will fall) and it goes on and on to the end.
This afternoon you will be learning how to set up domino runs. The challenge is to set up a full run and have it work where all of your dominoes will fall.
This video clip shows you how to make a template for setting up dominoes, using lego.
Later on we’ll learn about spirals and walls. Let’s perfect the lines of dominoes first.