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This term we are going to be creating some animations. An animation is defined as:

the technique of photographing successive drawings or positions of puppets or models to create an illusion of movement when the movie is shown as a sequence.

Animation can be made in 3 ways. Firstly hand drawn comics and cartoons like ‘The Simpsons’, clay modelling like ‘Wallace and Gromit’ and 3D animation created digitally with a 3D art program like ‘Toy Story’. 

Our first animation will be created using a free online program. The program looks like this and it is really easy to use!

For our first activity the steps are:

1. Choose a background

2. Choose images and objects and manipulate them on each frame. 

3. Draw some simple lines and shapes if needed.

4. Save your animation as a GIF file

Here is Miss B’s first animation!

Miss B animation fish

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Last term we started looking at different plots found in children’s books and young adult novels.

Do you remember them? 

common plots

This term we are looking more closely at ‘The Fear Tale’. Here is the plot outline of The Fear Tale:

the fear tale

We can identify different stories and picture books that follow this plot. It is important to remember that a story or book may not fit exactly into this plot but still be considered a Fear Tale. For example, there may be no teasing in the story about the main character’s fear, or the fear may be a fear felt by all characters, such as a village fearing a dragon or an evil queen. 

One of Miss B’s favourite picture books loosely follows The Fear Tale. It is a story of a duck named Ping, who lives on a boat with his master on the Yangtze River in China. Here are some photos of the Yangtze River that Miss B visited  in September:

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Now click  here to read the story of Ping.


When you have read the story, visit one of the Padlet Walls below to add your answers and comments!


Radios Reading Group

Videos Reading Group

Websites Reading Group

Televisions Reading Group





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This term is going by very fast! Visit our wall to see what we have learnt in Morning Routine.

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This term 5/6J are reading this novel “The Thickety” by J.A White. We know it is a fantasy genre novel, it could also be adventure, mystery, drama or horror. We’ll find out soon!

We loved the book trailer – watch here!


The second book in the series is The Thickety: The Whispering trees”. Can’t wait!

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Miss B is back this Thursday. She can’t wait to read all about your learning in Morning Routine! 

Visit our wall to share what you have learnt. 

Miss B will be visiting this Mountain – Emei Shan and staying in a Monastery.

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What did you learn in Morning Routine this week? Share your ideas on our board!

Miss B is going to this place in China, called Yangshuo. She will be bike riding around the mountains and Lei River.

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Welcome back to Term 4! 

Miss B is currently backpacking through China so 5/6J have Mrs Scicluna for 12 days. Let’s share our knowledge this week! Click here to read!

Yes Miss B is going to see this amazing Buddha statue in Leshan, China!

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What a great trip!

Seth says:

On camp we went to Canberra, the snow ,Questacon new and old Parliament House and the AIS. My  favorite place was Questacon,  here are some activities : free fall, earthquake simulator, lightning maker.

Gabby says: 

My experience at camp (Berridale and Canberra) was really good .I enjoyed going to all the places we went to such as The Lodge, old and new Parliament House, War Memorial, AIS, Questacon and most importantly the SNOW! Thank you Miss Beavis and Mrs Ruchalski for taking us on camp WITHOUT A BREAK!

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Canberra Excursion next week! Getting Exciting!

Oh, but what did you discover this week? Click here!

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Another busy week this term! Click the link to see what new concepts we learnt.

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