On two beautiful Autumn days at the end of May, Atwell Kindergarten children and families participated in a Teddy Bears’ Picnic event. The days consisted of the children and teachers coming dressed in their pyjamas and bringing along their favourite teddy to join in the adventures.
The children made toast and Milo, created teddy bear headbands and read stories to their teddy bears. Dancing with teddy was a favourite activity. In the afternoon, each child invited a family member to join in the festivities which included sharing picnic snacks, the Teddy Bear Adventure obstacle course, teddy bear drawing, dancing to bear music, solving jigsaw puzzles and reading stories together in the bear cave.
Both events were well-attended by our families and a fun time was had by all. The Atwell Kindy Team would like to thank the family members who attended, (especially the brave souls who wore their PJ’s) and helped us make this a special time for the children.
What a lovely afternoon was had by all when our beautiful Pre-primary Mums joined us for a yummy afternoon tea. There were smiling faces, delicious treats and gifts galore in the Pre-primary classrooms on Thursday afternoon. We were celebrating all the things our wonderful Mums do for us – just in time for Mother’s Day!
In Biological Sciences this term the Year Ones have been exploring living and non-living things. We have become experts on animal features, adaptations and habitats. To celebrate and consolidate our learning we put on our investigator hats and went to Perth Zoo.
Throughout the day we all attended an interactive show where we got to meet a strange animal called ‘Pirdy’. Pirdy had scales, feathers and fur! We had to use our science understanding and after some careful sleuthing we discovered that Pirdy was a new category of animal called a Repirdammal (reptile, bird and mammal). How exciting! In our show we also continued to learn about the importance of looking after animals and their environments, some of us even got to touch a Bearded Dragon!
Our little legs did not stop us from exploring the whole Zoo - the adults couldn’t keep up! We loved sharing everything we had learnt throughout the term. Some of the highlights were seeing the lions, elephants, Sun Bears, otters and penguins. We were so brave, we even went through the Nocturnal House.
What a great day we had. Thank you to all the parent helpers for coming with us on our excursion… we hope you had some big sleeps over the weekend.
All of our PP students made a poppy to remember the war that happened a long, long time ago-more that 100 years! We ‘planted’ them in our yard and quietly said a thank you to all the soldiers who helped make Australia great and safe.
On the 27th of March, Jodee and Carl from the PBF (Paraplegic Benefit Fund), came to the Year 6 LA9 and LA10 to teach us about how to take care of our spine and what to do if you found someone in danger with spinal injury. Carl told us a very honest story of how he ended up in a wheelchair, and also how his life changed because of the injury.
Jodi told us a very detailed description of the spine and spinal cords and we went outside to practise how to put someone in the recovery position. They will come back to our school again on the 3rd of April for LA11 and LA12. Thanks for coming to Atwell Primary Jodi and Karl!
In this term in STEAM, we made scribble bots! It was very messy, but we made incredible artwork. We also learnt about circuits. The bot included a motor, wire, battery pack and 3 (AAA) batteries which made it move. There was also a popstick which we put in different ways to see what worked the best. We really enjoyed this because it interpreted art, science and maths (STEAM) and we worked as a team.
By Sofia and Raven
On Friday the 15th of March Physiotherapist students from Curtin University came to Atwell Primary School to do a presentation about spinal care and how to relieve your back pain. The Year 6 students worked in teams to do a special workout to practice exercises they could do to keep their spine healthy and strong.
By Jack and Thilina