During Week 9 all of our Pre-primary classes attended our much anticipated excursion to Kelmscott Senior High School Farm. We travelled by bus to Kelmscott Farm, where we met Farmer Ken. We had a fabulous time exploring the farm. We gave a cow a gentle pat and felt her warm body. We watched Farmer Sue milk her too, using a milking machine. We talked about all the food that comes from milk, such as yoghurt, cheese, butter and ice cream! Then Farmer Sue showed us some eggs where the baby chicks were still growing. She shone a special light to show us the baby inside. We collected chicken eggs and fed the chickens cluck, cluck, cluck! We cuddled fluffy rabbits and baby chicks on a blanket on our laps. We also saw a turkey with an amazing plume. Farmer Ken took us on a walk around the farm and we saw cows, sheep, goats that were very hungry, alpacas and horses. Then we helped farmer Ken collect lemons. We had such a great day! Thank you to all of our parent helpers.
In Week 8, the Kindergarten children participated in Harmony Week celebrations. The children dressed in orange or traditional clothes to mark the occasion. Parents and families also supplied an assortment of delicious, cultural foods to share during our picnic lunch. In the classrooms, children learnt about Western Australia’s rich and diverse, cultural heritage with the theme of, Everyone Belongs. A fabulous day was had by all.
On March 21st Pre Primary celebrated Harmony Day. We got together and shared our ideas of how we are all the same but different and how we are all different but the same.
We then hung our orange Harmony Day hands to show we are all kind friends to everyone!
On Wednesday 7 March, Year 6 students learned about the Aviation program being offered by Melville Senior High School. The presentation included an exciting preview video of what it is like to be an aviation student. We were then able to ask questions about being a pilot or working in the aviation industry.
We have been lucky enough to receive eight Lego WeDo 2.0 kits as part of the “Bee on the Team” program run by The National Theatre for Children. There will be an incursion in Week 7, hosted by “Bee on the Team” representatives and in the mean time our classes will be using the kits to become familiar with them. LA 22 recently had a fantastic session, assembling Milo the Science Rover then programming it to move and play sounds. It was great to see the students work in small groups to problem solve and persist until they succeeded with the project. They all can’t wait until the next session!
Our Year One classes have been learning about Living and Non-living things. On Friday of Week 3 this term, LA 1 students worked in pairs with the iPads. They went out to the billabong and took photos of three living and three non-living things. They then created a collage on the iPad to present their findings. The students worked very well together, listened to instructions and enjoyed the learning experience.