As the season has changed, we have been closely exploring the outdoor environment. We took a walk through the autumn air and collected interesting leaves of different shape and colour to make our own ‘leaf-pals’. We are expanding our vocabulary by learning new words such as fragrant, picturesque, tangerine and dazzling. We are using these interesting adjectives in our writing to describe the leaves focusing on what they look, smell and feel like.
Through the RACV Street Scene Program we were learning how to use different roads safely. We listened to a story about safe ways to walk near the road environment, role-played ‘Stop, Look, Listen & Think’, and practised holding hands and using different crossings through games.
The Market Fresh Schools Program was delivered to PLC students on Friday 29th March. Students learnt:
Students viewed the story ‘Why Koala has a Stumpy Tail’ and considered how Koala and Tree Kangaroo did and did not look after each other. Students then considered how they can stay safe when they are outside. They practised the skills required to stay safe when learning to play a traditional Indigenous Australian game called ‘Kolap’.
PMP is a program where small groups of children rotate through a number of ‘stations’ taking part in activities designed to develop balance, co-ordination, space, body awareness and fitness. We really enjoy our PMP time in the stadium.
As a part of our integrated studies unit, ‘In Our Community’, we have been learning about how to stay safe and how and when to seek help. To support our investigations into the roles of different people in the school community, a paramedic from Ambulance Victoria visited us on Tuesday 19th March. We were very excited to learn about the role of paramedics in keeping us safe and learn about what we can do to stay safe.
This term we are learning about our community, the different people within it and how they keep us safe. We are very lucky to have had five police officers from Mernda Police Station pay us a visit! We asked them some great questions and learnt a lot about their role in our community. Our favourite part of the visit was sitting in the police cars and pressing the sirens - they were very loud!
During writing we have been using our five senses to explore and describe things in nature. We made wiggly worms using play dough and went on a nature hunt in our front playground. We enjoy using interesting adjectives in our sentences to make our writing more interesting.
We have been learning about and using the language of location and direction, such as ‘between’, ‘next to’, ‘behind’, ‘in front’, ‘forwards’ and ‘backwards’ to move through our playground obstacle course.