Room Three

Mandala Art

After investigating different styles of art, the children in Room 3 attempted a piece of Mandala dotted art using a picture of a lion as their focus. They were very cautious and had a great eye for detail! This was so much fun and the children were able to clearly identify how they would make adjustments to use this technique more effectively next time.

Courage

Exploring the concept of Courage in Social Studies Room 3 students have been learning about people that are considered courageous role-models. We have explored Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, and Kate Shephard. As a class, we discussed why these people were courageous, what actions they took, and the impact of these. Room 3 completed an activity after learning about Kate Shephard in which they were given a $10 dollar note template and chose a person they considered to be courageous to design their own version, along with a written explanation of their choice. It was lovely to see the children make personal connections with the topic and be able to share these with others.

Room 3 Reading

The children of Room 3 have been exploring how to use PowerPoint and have been learning about the different features. They were given follow-up reading activities that involved creating a PowerPoint presentation containing different information about the text they had been reading. The two groups read about 'How to Harvest Rice' and 'Cockroaches'. They enjoyed researching, typing, adding in pictures, and transitions to enhance their presentation. Once they had finished they were able to confidently present their work to the class.

Writing

Our students are loving being back in the classroom and are producing amazing pieces of writing across a variety of genres. They are focusing on proofreading and editing skills and making great progress every day. We are loving their use of punctuation and descriptive language to bring their stories to life.

Eiffel Towers

The children were excited to get back into class and finish of their Eiffel towers. They have been working extremely hard in following the instructions of their art. Once they drew their drafts in the ART books, they published it on A4 papers and outline their tower with vivid. They then used water colours for their background and painted over it with water. Their Eiffel towers looked AMAZING! Room 3 felt as if we were in Paris!

Pentecost Puzzle

The children enjoyed completing puzzles of different scene of what happened during Pentecost. They learnt to work together and used different strategical thinking to work out the puzzle, it was great to see a lot of discussions around the meaning of their puzzle.

Pentecost Art Display

For Religious Education Room 3 created a beautiful Pentecost art display for our classroom wall. We have been learning a lot about the significance of Pentecost and how it was the beginning of the birth of churches. The children learnt that on Pentecost day, Jesus sent down the holy spirit as tongues of fire to the people which enabled them to speak their native languages. Their art is a reflection of their understanding.

 

Sounds

This term Room 3 is discovering different sounds. We brainstormed where we can hear different sounds. We focused on how we can use our bodies as instruments, the children were creative in using their body parts to create different sounds. As it is Samoan Language week we looked at how the Samoan cultural dancers use their bodies to make magnificent sounds and rhythms. We watched a video of a Samoan performance, and discussed what body parts were used. The children then had to observe and brainstorm the sounds they could hear.

 

Physical Education

The children enjoyed a fun P.E lesson outdoors. They learnt how to play their favourite games like tag with social distancing. They used noodles and cones to tag their team mates. They learnt the importance of reflecting back on their game and discussed what they enjoyed and could improve on.

Skateboarding

Room 3 have been rolling around on their skateboards and are loving the experience! They have learnt awesome tricks like flipping their skateboards and balancing with one leg. Its been amazing seeing their confidence develop over the couple of weeks and each week the children are showing their progress in skateboarding independently.

 

Hunger Ball

Room 3 have been fortunate enough to experience Hunger ball this term. The children were able to showcase their different skills such as, throwing, kicking, guarding and running in different speeds. They learnt the importance of working together as a team and having a clear communication. They enjoyed dancing along to the music and having a blast. We cant wait for our next session!

Music

Every Wednesdays Room 3 have been enjoying Music lessons with the Jellybean programme. They learnt how to play the Glockenspiel instrument and showed off their vocals by singing along to a Aboriginal song. They also got to explore different instruments including the maracas, triangle, drums and tambourine.

Just Dance

Twice a week in class we do fitness called Just Dance! It’s a an awesome warm up activity to start our mornings. We choose a song from the list and we follow the dance steps, this activity enables us to dance in groups and in pairs. Sometimes its tricky to stay in routine because the dance moves get a bit complicated but we know that practice makes perfect!

 

Guided Reading

For guided reading Lions got to share a poem from their journal. It was called ‘How to swim a length under water’. Out task was to act out the verses of the poem. We practiced for 15 mins and we had to do a little bit of problem solving on who were going to be the narrators and actors. Hola, Javan and JR were the narrators and Jayda and Mia did a great job with acting out the verses. Enjoy our video from our poem!