Asking Questions

Good readers are always asking questions as they read. Sometimes the question leads them to do more reading and research. Sometimes the question is answered in the text. Asking questions gets the reader thinking.   The SKILL we need is to ask lots of different questions! Read the texts below about the animals then add…

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Chalk Pastel Owls

This term we are learning a to use a new medium in art – Chalk Pastels. Medium means the materials you use to create your artwork. Miss B loves using chalk pastels – check out her work!                 Our first work will be of an owl. Click here to see…

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100 days of Learning 2017

We started the day with a parade seeing what all the students and teachers had worn and brought in.                  Then we had open classroom, with our families visiting! We had to think of 4 facts we had learnt this year to make a wall of 100 facts!  …

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Chikita the Orangutan

As you may know, Miss B adopted an Orangutan this year – Chikita! Click here to read about Chikita.   Click this link – Chikita Update  to read Chikita’s six month update.   Chikita lives at Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre.   Maybe open a new tab and search for the meaning of the word Rehabilitation?  …

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Reading Groups Week 5 and 6

Hello Birdies!  Scroll down to your groups to see what your options are for this week! COCKATOOS AND GREY PARROTS: Choose one or more of these options Click here to read a book called “The Calming Manatee”  Click the full screen button. Click here to read a book called “Stick’s Masterpiece”. Click here to read…

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A Chance of Colours

              Last term 3J were learning about CHANCE. We conducted many experiments with dice and counters.                       We learnt about the OUTCOMES and LIKELIHOOD of a result. In these photographs, students had to predict all the possible colour outcomes…

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Van Gogh Artworks

3J spent their art lessons in Term 1 learning about Van Gogh and trying to recreate some of his most famous paintings. The first artwork we did was of a 3D pop up Van Gogh chair. Check out our gallery of work here!

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The Twits

The Twits is a very famous book by Roald Dahl. Miss B has a few copies on the bookshelf. It is about a horrible couple called Mr and Mrs Twit. They get up to all sorts of mischievous and nasty behaviour. You can read The Twits through this link  Roald Dahl – ebook – The…

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Why Should We Recycle?

This term 3J have been learning about RECYCLING. We have read some books about helping the environment and have set up our very own recycling station in our room.   We have been writing texts that CONVINCE someone to recycle. Click on the wall below to write a sentence about WHY WE SHOULD RECYCLE.  …

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Year 3’s First Swimming Carnival

It was very exciting attending our first swimming carnival (for most people!) last week! We had a great day, it was nice and hot and everyone in 3J got wet, either in or out of the pool.   Check out these photos!   Leave a comment and tell us what was your favourite thing about…

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Van Gogh’s Bedroom Perspective

Some artworks and artists use  PERSPECTIVE. A very common type of perspective is one point perspective.   Its when the eye is drawn to a point on the horizon. Like this!     The use of perspective lines can be seen in Van Gogh’s “Bedroom at Arles” painting. Objects closer to the front of the…

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Van Gogh’s Chair

Here is a painting that Vincent Van Gogh did of his chair in 1888.  Vincent named this painting “Vincent’s Chair with his Pipe”. He painted it while he was living in Arles, in France.   He was living with another artist called Paul Gauguin. He also painted his friend’s chair! We are going to make a…

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Introducing Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh was a famous artist who was born in The Netherlands. He is one of Miss B’s favourite artists. He lived a very long time ago. Click here to read more about him.   Can you see some Van Gogh artworks around the classroom?         This term we are creating…

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