What an extremely busy but fantastic term we have had!
Over the last couple of weeks, we have had an abundance of fun.
Senior Sports Carnival
Our Year Students had the chance to participate in the AGPS Senior Sports Carnival for the first time. The weather was amazing, the sportsmanship shown between the 4 Factions and the students was beautiful to see and we got to spend a whole day having fun out on the oval with our friends.
Gold Faction won this year’s Senior Sports Carnival, with Red Faction close in tow.
Who will win our Junior Sports Carnival next term? (Wednesday 25th of October – Year 2 only!)
Outside Classroom Day!
We took our learning outside for Outside Classroom Day. Miss Bent hid task cards for Financial Mathematics and we had heaps of fun looking for them and answering them with our friends, while spending some time in the beautiful nature and gardens that surrounds our school!
Book Week Parade
Over the last couple of weeks, we have been conducting a book study in correlation with this year’s Book Week theme, ‘Escape to Everywhere’. Book Week is about celebrating literature and recognising the many types and genres of stories. By choosing a book as a class, we were able to focus specifically on the one text, that some children may not have been exposed to otherwise. This has been an important focus in our literacy learning as we have been using new reading strategies, such as comparing and contrasting, summarising, identifying detail, sequencing, and responding to questions. These specific reading focuses assist in our ability to read and comprehend texts as we develop our literal and inferential questioning.
We chose Alice in Wonderland as our book for Book Week, as there is opportunity to investigate the book in greater depth. We discussed how many versions of this timeless classic have been reviewed and modified to suit specific readers and how the language of the books has been changed from ‘old fashioned’ speak to a more contemporary and modernised way.
We had the awesome opportunity to compare and contrast the book to the 1951 Disney adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Please come and look through our Book & Movie Reviews on display in the classroom to see how much work went into our Book Week focus.
Due to adverse weather conditions, our annual Book Week Parade was cancelled. However, we had the opportunity to showcase our fantastic costumes in the Undercover Area in front of several year levels. We are sad that parents missed out on this, this year; however, we hope that the attached video and picture are some small consolidation that can be accessed over years to come.