Stage One have been enjoying reading the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) nominated books. In week five we read ‘Bat vs Poss.’ This was a great Australian rhyming story with an underlying message of sharing with others. The story had some wonderful Australian animals including Meek the possum, a very naughty fruit bat and some beautiful Australian birds. Stage One were inspired to create their own artworks of the characters which we will be making into bunting to decorate the library for Book Week.
Stage Two have been exploring Australia and how we use land in class and in library. We have been exploring how the D’hawaral people used the land. We were surprised to find out that they had special areas where they protected the land and the animals that lived there. We then went on to learn about Australia’s first national park and that it was the second national park in the world. Together students worked to see how national parks can be used for recreation and how they work to protect our natural environments for future generations.
At the weekly library at lunch we try a new craft. This week we learnt how to draw a pokeball that opened up to surprise us with a very cute Pikachu. Students had to listen very carefully to the steps to ensure they got a great finished product. Mrs Luke and Mrs Middleton were very impressed with the finished products created by our artistic students.