Australia – Research and Postcards

This term our intergrated unit has been on Australia.  We have worked in groups and each group has researched one state or territory in Australia.  In our research we looked at our states flags, emblems, capital cities and landmarks.

We have also read the book “Meerkat mail” by Emily Gravett.

We all drew on our knowledge from our research plus what we had learned about postcards in the book “Meerkat mail” and wrote postcards, pretending we were visiting a place in Australia.

Taylah – year 3 wrote:

Dear Mum,

I am having the time of my life in the Northern Territory.

I am at Katheron George.  Next I am heading to the Devils Marbles.

I will come back on Sunday.

From Taylah


Dreamer in the Deep

Today our whole school was lucky enough to watch a puppet show called “Dreamer in the Deep”.

Lily’s best part was when the seahorse appeared and when the seahorse met Dreamer (the main character).  She was wondering how the puppeteer moved the rod puppets so quickly.

Erica’s favorite part was when the seahorse met the sea dragon.  She wondered how the puppets moved.

Michael loved all of it.  He thought it was awesome and loved the glowing “stuff”.

Julia loved the puppet show and thought that the puppeteer very talented.  She has never seen anyone do something as amazing at that!

Mary loved then ending when Dreamer went to sleep peacefully.

Keanu loved it and also loved it when Dreamer went to sleep.

Bella thought the show was brilliant and loved it when Dreamer backflipped out of the boat.  She also loved it when the shark came.

Bethany also thought the show was brilliant.  Her favorite characters were the crab and Dreamer.  Bethany loved it when the shrimp sang and the crab played the musical instrument.  This was also Cameron’s favorite part of the puppet show.

Sam thought the puppet show was awesome and hopes it comes back next year.  His favorite part was when the shrimp sang and the crab played the musical instrument.

Jerell was amazed that the whole puppet show was done by one puppeteer.  His favorite part was when the boat sail hit Dreamer and Dreamer fell out of the boat.

McLaren thought that it was awsome how the pupeteer moved the characters.  His favorite part was the same as Jerell’s.

Samuel also liked the part when Dreamer got hit by the sails and fell out of the boat.

Jazzmin thought Dreamer in the Deep was great and loved when the seahorse got stuck in the cage by a big lion fish.  She also loved it when the eel got chased by a light bulb fish.

Antonio thought the show was fantastic.

Louise liked it when the seahorse got chased by the big fish.  She also liked watching the seahorses dancing.

Alyssa loved it when the eel got shocked by the big light buld fish.








Beach Day video

I have been working on using different media formats and have inserted some of our beach day photos into a movie maker.  Please click on the link above to see our adventures on the beach in February.

Mrs Hazzledine

Sea Creature Research








Our grade did some research on a few different types of sea creatures and animals on our laptops.

The animals we researched were coral reef, jellyfish, crabs, octopuses, shark and dolphins.

Here are some quick facts about a few of the sea animals:

  1. Sharks have no back bone.
  2. Octopuses have three hearts.
  3. Jellyfish hae no heads.

We all thought that doing research on sea animals was awsome!

Julia, Mary, Molang and Jesse

Canadian Bay Mt Eliza

On Thursday 23rd of February the whole school went to the beach.

At the beach everyone explored the rockpool.  In the rockpools we saw crabs, starfish and clams.

We ate our recess at the beach and then had a sandcastle competition.

Lily and Erica