Easter Bunny Visits

Here in M10 we wish everyone a very happy Easter and we hope you all get to spend some lovely family time together over the 4 days. Here are a few quick shots of when the Easter Bunny came to visit us here in the room before we left for the long weekend.

Potatoes for St Patrick’s Day

Part of the year 3/4 curriculum is learning about different celebrations that are celebrated in different cultures around the world. M10 and M11 took our learning to a very yummy level today, not only learning about the reasons behind the celebration of St Patrick’s Day but also having  a delicious shared lunch of baked potatoes.

Some of the facts we learned are:

  • St. Patrick’s Day is the national holiday of Ireland and is usually celebrated on March 17.
  • Lots of people, whether they are Irish or not, wear green on this day.
  • The shamrock, pot-of-gold and leprechans are also associated with St. Patrick’s Day. The shamrock was worn as a badge on the lapel. Three is Ireland’s magic number and the three petals that make up the shamrock are supposed to bring good luck.
  • The leprechaun is a small Irish fairy and if someone catches a leprechaun, he will be forced to tell where he hides all his pots of gold.

Here we are enjoying our yummy potatoes for St Patrick’s Day

Hockey 1, Hockey 2, Hockey M10

Today we were lucky enough to be visited by some people from Hockey SA. They shared some tips with us about the basics of playing hockey. We learnt about the safety equipment used and then how to hold and use a hockey stick properly. We then got to have a go at the basics of dribbling and stopping a hockey ball.

We also learnt a lot about just how skilled our Australian National teams are.

Did you know the Kookaburras, the Australian men’s team have won a medal at every Olympic hockey tournament since the 1992 Games in Barcelona?

Did you also know that the Hockeyroos, the Australian women’s team won back-to-back gold medals at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games?

Now that we know what a fun sport this is, we are certainly going to keep an eye on these hockey teams when the Rio Olympics start up later in the year.

Here we are having a go at our hockey skills

 

Fantastic Feedback

Mrs Morris and I were amazed on Friday 18 December when this comment came through on Mrs Morris’ blog post about our end of year performance.

Wow, what a great performance! Everybody really got into the spirit of the song and sang it so well. I love the Victorian costumes and the props and pictures that go with the lyrics. This is one of the best renditions I’ve seen, well done everyone!

Merry Christmas

Leigh

The Florin Street Band

It was fantastic of Leigh (the lead singer who was being performed by Jack in our concert) to take the time to not only look at our end of year performance video, but to also send you all such wonderful feedback.

Well done everyone!

Hampers of Hope

We would like to thank all the families who so generously donated so many items to the school’s collection for the Salvation Army’s Hampers of Hope. The children were very proud to carry up their donations at today’s assembly and know their donations will do so much for families who are struggling at this time of year.

Our Year in Review

To finish off our work on writing recounts for the year, the children have written reviews of what they liked about this year and what their wishes are for next year. They are a very honest account of their likes and dislikes and we hope you enjoy reading them and chatting more with your child about theirs. Continue reading

2015 End of year concert

We are very proud to share with you this year’s performance of My Favourite Time of Year by The Florin St Band from the end of year concert. All the children did an amazing job and really rose to the challenge of performing on the night.  All the practising we had done throughout the term really shone through.  We would like to thank all the parents, caregivers and even grandparents who helped source and make all the amazing costumes the children wore. They definitely looked the part. So please enjoy this year’s performance. We hope you are as proud of your children as we certainly are!

concert 2015 from Mrs Knipe on Vimeo.

Looking Victorian and Fantastic Too!

We just thought we would share with you all some of the great costumes and some behind the scenes photos from tonight’s end of year concert performance. Many thanks go to all the families who supported us by sourcing all these great outfits so that the children looked so wonderful on stage!

A Quick Preview

I wanted to share with you all this lovely moment from this afternoon. After lunch the children were quietly finishing off some work and while they were working a couple of them were quietly singing the song we are performing for the end of year concert. Slowly the momentum built until all the class were quietly singing the song – no music or direction – just a group of fantastic children enjoying the fun of singing a song together.

They didn’t know I was filming until they were finished and I thought I would give you this lovely insight as to what it was like in our classroom this afternoon.

Concert Preview