At the end of first term, Class 1 met their Class 4 buddies for the first time. Class 4 shared some of the work they had been doing in their studies of local Aboriginal culture. They began with a welcome dance, performed two short plays and finished with a song about caring for country.
Caring for each other is a strong aspect of our cross-age buddy program with regular sessions planned between the two classes and many opportunities for friendships to develop during play times.
Class One is enjoying movement, art and drama while learning their letters and numbers, all with the background of Autumn and Easter. It’s a special time with some very special young people.
Class 5 and their Class 2 buddies recently enjoyed a lovely excursion day together into the hills. On arriving at Rummery Park, our wonderful parent helpers set to work lighting a camp fire and helping students to chop veggies for the soup, which simmered while we walked. We looked and listened and noticed the small things…. as we made our way along the bank of Boggy Creek to the spectacular Minyon Falls Lookout. Out in the forest and by the creek, the day seemed to fly by; after a warm cup of camp soup we hopped aboard with our buddies and bussed back to school. Our appreciative thanks to all the parents who came to assist, it was lovely to spend the day with you all!!
Teera, Bethanie and Anna
Class 3 have been enjoying learning to measure their world with many hands on experiences, this week that included a classroom market place with a range of wares available to weigh on their scales.
Class One is settling into their new learning and play space with a great outside bakery and inside constructions. During Main Lesson the children are learning the alphabet via story and images; can you see the letters?
After their first year of learning Strings Class 3 came together to treat their parents to their first Orchestra performance.
Class Six went on a fun excursion kayaking up the Brunswick River. What good company and beautiful surrounds.
Thank you to the P & F and School Community for providing a wonderful new playground for the Primary School.
This term we started with a main lesson called “Secrets of the Sacred Scripts”. Instead of a main lesson book we wrote in a scroll. We made paper out of recycled paper. It was so fun. We also made crochet pillows which took me a while but it was fun and I got there. We also did Pen Pal letters: one to Squamish and one to Vancouver Island. I am so excited about the reply! And something so exciting happened.. We got our FOUNTAIN PENS!! Our latest main lesson is called “Fantastical Fractions”. We only just started but we have still got some pages down. We are back to main lesson books and it is so fun. I love fractions. Soon we will do swimming lessons and soon we will make a small book out of recycled paper we made and make bread boards. I CAN’T WAIT. This term is AWESOME. We had buddies last term but only twice. Hopefully we can do more this term. We also have been doing these amazing drawings. I’ve finished mine!!! And we wouldn’t have done any of that without THE AMAZING ,THE ONE AND ONLY, TEERA AND BETHANIE.
Isabella Class 4
This term we have been doing so much fun stuff. We started with a main lesson called Secrets of the Sacred Scripts. It was a writing main lesson. We wrote to pen-pals and studied ancient writing and had so much fun! At the same time when we were doing our main lesson we were also doing a craft project: making pillows. We made two granny squares then sewed them together. After we finished our main lesson we got our FOUNTAIN PENS!!! We made handmade paper and we are going to make little books with the paper. We are also going to make chopping boards and a raffia hat which we plait then sew it into the shape of a hat. We also did these amazing mountain and sea drawings. I’m really looking forward to the rest of this term. We wouldn’t be able to do any of these amazing activities if it weren’t for BETHANIE AND TEERA.
Ayla Class 4
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