Hooking in your audience

Close your eyes and imagine you are listening to a story. This is not just any story; it is the world’s most boring story ever. No image is being painted in your mind as the narrator’s voice drones on and … Continued

Term 2 Review

Hi everyone, I cannot believe how quickly Term 1 has raced by. We have had a very productive term. Our Writers Workshop has been a great success and we will be continuing with this next term as well. Our focus … Continued

Welcome to the Stick Insects (Year 3) 2018

Hello everyone, It was wonderful seeing all the joyful faces of the students and parents on Tuesday, our first day back. We have been very busy this week with our Learning How To Learn program. So far we have explored … Continued

Emotional Thermometer

Hi Everyone, The old say ‘making a mountain out of a mole hill,’ is very true for all of us. We all have had moments when we have let our emotions rule logic. Last night I created the Himalayan Mountains, … Continued

Past and Present

Hello to all our Main Arm community, How can we show that the present is different from or similar to the past? This was the question that I posed to Year 2 this fortnight. After great discussion and brainstorming we … Continued

History Can Teach Us Alot.

Welcome back to week two Term 4. We have started our integrated literacy and history unit, “Families Past and Present.” We have been researching about the past. Zerai will tell you all about it: We have been writing a diary … Continued

Up, Up and Away

After a busy term we have finished our units of work for math and now we can have more fun putting this knowledge into an investigation. So we thought why not have a paper plane investigation. The students don’t even … Continued

Group work and learning

The Perils of Group Work The last few weeks we have been working on our ‘Waggle Dance’ performances. The children have been placed in groups and have been working together to compose a dance, song or both, that informs their … Continued

Busy Bees

Busy as Bees Taking notes is an important skill for literacy. It enables students to develop their reading, writing and listening skills. Note taking also builds concentration. During our information unit we have been mastering the art of taking notes. … Continued