On Wednesday last week, we were fortunate enough to be able to skype with the Buffalo Bill Centre Of The West, in Wyoming, U.S.A, for an interactive lesson on the Culture and Stories of the Plains Indians.
This week was our first week back at school. We got put into 5 groups and we had to do a team challenge where we needed to work together to build a jigsaw puzzle as quickly as possible - it
In this very special edition, you will find a selection of quality posts from the 4/5 students at Yahl Primary School in 2015...
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Miss Clarke, our student teacher, has learnt how to create a Scratch spelling quiz. Take her quiz below and practise adding prefixes to words to create antonyms!
The Monster project is back - this time we are teaming up with 5SK in North Queensland. Kids exchange monsters descriptions, then draw their buddy's monsters.
Here's Zac's description:
Last week, we learnt about "sketchnoting", the art of taking visual notes as we listen to a speaker. The students created sketchnotes whilst listening to the story of Ally, from our GRA novel, Fish
This Voki is a lovely example of the type of spontaneous collaboration our students demonstrated during the 'Cindy, Ann & Bones and The Temple Of Boom' movie project:
Our Global Read Aloud book for 2015 is Fish In A Tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Before we started reading, we had a look at the following word cloud, which was generated from the book blurb on Wordle. We
Our first week back in Term 3 was full-on! The kids were introduced to a very exciting literacy project - A Tale Unfolds, from the U.K - which will see us creating an adventure movie in the span of 8 weeks!
[caption id="attachment_1852" align="alignleft" width="169"] African Inspired Artwork In The Library Foyer.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1853" align="alignleft" width="150"] Our Infographics.[/caption]
Gosh! It's been a month since I posted to our class blog.
The thing is, we have been so busy with both the Lions Mad Minute (a public speaking exercise), and our impending rhino display at the Mount
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Brodie's Thinglink map outlines the number of surviving wild rhinos.[/caption]
Yesterday we were very fortunate to be able to skype Karen Stadler,
This week, we read The Maths Curse by Jon Cieszka. Here is a video of the book if you haven't read it:
Math Curse from Jessica Carlton on Vimeo.
We partnered with our buddy class for this cool
In History, we're learning about explorers this term. Back in "the olden days", in the 14th and 15th centuries, European people didn't know yet about the distant lands of America and Australia. In fact,
Last week we had our first Mystery Skype experience. A Mystery Skype is played between two classes during a Skype call that usually goes for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Neither class knows where the other
"There once lived a very large family of lions. There was 18 lionesses and 23 lions. But only one lioness that really wanted to dance, she was going to be the only lioness to dance."
This is the
This term we are reading a new book: The Thief Lord, by Cornelia Funke.
After reading the first two chapters, we discussed the characters that had been introduced and asked: "How does the writer
Did you know that...
... during the war, thousands of Australian children gave up their free time to knit socks for the soldiers at the front?
... Grandpa Arnold had to leave his home in London to
The children have been creating spelling quizzes on Scratch. Here you can find an early example by Brianna:
Will has had this idea that he'd like to share his drawing of a wacky Easter Bunny with the world... and he'd like to see other kids' wacky Easter creatures (not all countries believe in the Easter Bunny...