Sovereign Hill Camp

What an incredible time our Year Four students had on camp this week! There were so many opportunities to uncover Australia’s history at Sovereign Hill on Wednesday and Thursday – from exploring the Red Hill mine and panning for gold; visiting the Chinese camp and businesses that existed in the 1800s; to socialising with our roommates in the Northern Barracks. We even dressed up as people from the Gold Rush to replicate the Eureka story!  These camp experiences and time spent with our peers help us to stretch our thinking and become more independent.

What was your highlight of our Year Four Camp to Sovereign Hill?

Was it what you expected?

What did you learn whilst you were away?

Inquiry wonderings answered

Year Four were excited today to hear from our friends in Darwin. The students of Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School kindly answered to our many wonderings about tropical and coastal environments. We were fascinated to hear about differences in climate and how natural disasters, like cyclones, have damaged vegetation and landscapes in and around Darwin.

Thanks Miss Kelsey and 3/4 students! We look forward to communicating with you in Term 3!

What did you learn about the tropical and coastal environments?

What are some similarities and differences to our environment?

Do you have any more wonderings?

 

 

Location Challenge

Year Four students were able to put their understandings of location into practice on Friday, when they ventured on a community walk with Foundation. We identified different routes to Epping North Conservation Reserve and were challenged to map directions, using at least three left hand turns and three right hand turns. Some valuable lessons about location were learned once we set out and when we mapped out clues uncovered along the way. What a wonderful opportunity to use the language of location!

We also explored the grassy woodland habitat with the Foundation students, looking at the flora, fauna and minibeasts at the reserve. This answered some of our questions and provided more wonderings.

What did you learn about location?

Was your walking route the most efficient? What makes you say that?

What did you learn about flora and fauna in the grassy woodlands habitat?