Sunday, 30 August 2015

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Week 8 Homework

Operation Christmas Child

This year we would like to invite our Inaburra families to be involved in supporting Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse. Through your family’s participation as a community we will have the privilege of bringing some joy and cheer to children in very underprivileged conditions around the world.

Children in K to 2 will be filling their boxes in class at school in allocated groupings. Your child will be encouraged to provide a particular item as well as a donation at least $2  to cover the processing costs of each box. Please see the note in your child's folder/bag.

Students should bring in gifts to fill their box from Wednesday 31 August.
Items should come in before the end of term.

Click here to see Operation Christmas Child Note.

Click here to see individual child allocation items.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Week 7 Homework

This week is another week full of exciting learning. Our focus in Maths is Time. In Literacy we are continuing our study of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. On Wednesday we will be working more on our designs and models for the Land of a Thousand Rainbows and to cap the week off we have got our Book Week celebration day on Friday.

This week's homework can be found at this link.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Bye Bye Koko and Kev

So far Koko the Koala has travelled from Sydney to NZ where he met his stowaway friend Kev the Kiwi. they then travelled to London to visit the Queen! After this they made the long this home back to Sydney. now they are heading west to South Australia.

It has been so much fun getting to know them and learning about their adventures. We look forward to following them in the future. 

Sunday, 16 August 2015

The Land of a Thousand Rainbows - Entry Event

This morning Stage 1 was introduced via video link to the Honourable Mayor of the Land of a Thousand Rainbows - Mayor Dimplewink. He presented to us a problem and asked if we were able to help solve it.

The Problem: The Land of a Thousand Rainbows is a vast and beautiful land; however, it is a land without transport systems. Recently the Mayor travelled to be a guest of the Mayor of Sydney City. He discovered that Sydney has an amazing array of ways to get around and desired to bring back these ideas to create an environmentally sustainable transport system for his island.

Mission: Students are to create in teams a model using maker methodologies (boxes, paper, lego ect) or a design using Minecraft. Students will have four weeks to complete this to be completed before a gallery walk and team presentation to the Mayor and parents.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Premiers Reading Challenge

The Premiers Reading Challenge (K-6) should be completed online by the end of next week -
21st August (11.59pm) for students. If you are having any difficulties with entering online please contact Mrs Chisholm before this date.

Monday, 10 August 2015

More Talented Students...

Billie-Rose came to school this week with very exciting news!

She competed in the McDonald's Sydney Eisteddfod on Saturday, 9 August and she won two awards!!

Billie-Rose placed third in Vocal Performance category for 9 years and under.

She placed fourth in Musical Theatre category for 9 years and under.   

Congratulations Billie-Rose!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Cars, Busses, Trains, Ferries, Bikes .....

Stage 1 Transport Excursion

On Tuesday 4 August 2015, Stage 1 students, teachers and parent helpers travelled to the city by bus to study different types of transport systems.

At Haymarket we saw the light rail. A bright red tram passed us by and we had our photo snapped in front of it. 

We walked through Tumberlong Park and observed all the different ways people travelled and moved goods. There were pedestrians, bikes, prams, trolleys, buggies, forklifts, diggers and trucks. Some of us discovered fish swimming in the Chinese Garden's ponds, ping pong tables and unusual blue and white striped exercise equipment. We ate our recess in the park but had to be alert because sneaky ibis birds were trying to get a free feed!

 After recess we played 'Spotto' at Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour. We made a tally of all the speed boats, power boats, sailing boats, ferries, naval ships, cruise boats and cargo ships. We were surprised to find a submarine and a 'pirate' ship near the Maritime Museum.

Our ferry trip from Pyrmont to Circular Quay was exciting. The boat was a bit rocky and the cool wind made us feel like icicles but we had a good view of the harbour. Some of us wished we could have hopped off for some fun at Luna Park but we had more transport to spot.

We arrived at Circular Quay and discovered that this was a great place to see transport systems in action. Lots of different types of transport link together at this place. People getting off the ferry had the choice whether to walk to their next destination or whether they would catch a train, a taxi, a bus, a cruise ship, a speed boat or a water taxi. We decided to walk to the Botanical Gardens.

On the way to the gardens we spotted a blimp high in the sky. It looked like it was following us and kept circling around us while we ate lunch. The highlight of our lunch break was rolling down a huge hill pretending we were tyres. Miss Lloyd even rolled down the hill!

Mr Host made us walk a really long way to Mrs Macquarie's Chair where the bus picked us up. We were all feeling tired and we were glad to sit in the warm bus for our trip back to school. In fact it made us feel sleepy!

We had an awesome time on our excursion. 

All our photos are in the City Excursion folder in the photos tab. Check them out!!