Monday, 28 November 2016

Swimming Fun!

Year 3 had lots of fun at swimming this year! Students were able to learn new strokes and improve their swimming styles. 

Friday, 4 November 2016

THINK before you speak

Stage 2 have been focussing on thinking about our words and how they can impact on others. We have been using the acronym THINK to shape the way that we use our words. It's been challenging! We are learning to use our words to build each other up. 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Learning about Angles

Year 3 have started learning about different types of angles. 3S and 3B worked together to make some examples of angles. An angle is the amount of turning between two arms. 

Right angle: an angle that has 90 degrees of turns between the arms. We found right angles in lots of objects in our classrooms. 

Obtuse angle: an angle that is bigger than a right angle.

 Acute angle: an angle that's smaller than a right angle. It's little and cute!

PAT Test login

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Stage 2 have been learning about sustainability in HIGE and Science and Technology. Mr Coote gave us a challenge to conduct a sustainability audit of Inaburra School and write a proposal of a change that we could make to make our school more sustainable. Year 3 conducted their audit on Wednesday - we found lots of things that Inaburra is already doing to be sustainable! We also discovered some areas that we could improve in. As an added bonus, we got to enjoy the sunshine and spend time walking around different parts of the school that we don't usually get to see. 

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

More Design Challenges!

Some of our Year 3 students formed teams to see how tall they could design a tower made only from 20 plastic cups. The winning towers were over 140cm tall! We learnt how towers must have stable bases or they will fall down if they get very tall.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Design Challenge

On Monday afternoons Year 3 have been working on some interesting design challenges requiring them to work effectively in groups and to use their knowledge and skills from a range of curriculum areas.

Last week students had to design a paper plane that would fly the furthest. This week students had to make the longest possible chain they could from one piece of paper. It has been very interesting to see the different ways that students think and cooperate. Students are learning to persevere, even when tasks can be difficult or frustrating. They are working hard to cooperate with others and solve problems as they arise. 

Monday, 15 August 2016

Movie Recommendation - Akeelah and the Bee

Students at school on Tuesday last week (those who were not attending Band Camp) watched the movie 'Akeelah and the Bee'. It is a story of a young American girl who enters the National Spelling Bee. An inspirational movie that introduces the students to the idea of a Spelling Bee, which is happening this week and next week at school. We recommend you watch it with your child if they have not seen it yet.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Monday, 25 July 2016

Student Teacher - Mrs Brown

Welcome to Mrs Stella Brown, who has joined us as a student teacher. Mrs Brown is studying at Swinburne University (online) and will be working in 3B for the first four weeks of Term 3. She is originally from England but now lives in Menai. She has two daughters in primary school and a cute little dog called "Topsy". We are very lucky to have her joining us this term!

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Welcome back to Term 3!

Dear Year 3 and parents, 

We hope you all had an excellent break! As you know, school starts back tomorrow (Monday 25th July). Here are some reminders of what's ahead this week

Monday: first day back, library lessons

Tuesday: Gala Day, PE for the students remaining at school 

Wednesday: Sport as usual 

Please remember to top up any stationery you may have run out of at the end of last term (lead pencils and glue sticks especially!). 

We are looking forward to a wonderful term full of exciting learning and lots of fun. 

Mr Butchatsky and Mrs Schipp 

Monday, 18 July 2016

Fairy Tale Celebration

To celebrate our learning about fairy tales and fractured fairy tales this term, Stage 2 watched Ella Enchanted. They also had to bring a prop or element of fairy tale costume. It was lots of fun!