Indonesian Day

Information Reports using paragraphs! 

This week 3A have been practising using paragraphs to organise their texts when writing Information Reports. The following Report was written by 3A who worked in teams to write a paragraph each. 


Indonesian Day was celebrated today at Barwon Heads Primary School. All students rotated around to different Indonesian activities.

Bu Wall’s Mum made delicious noodles. We were very lucky to get them for free. We could not get seconds until lunchtime. We all loved the noodles and we did a word search while eating them. We think people loved this activity the most.

We had a wonderful time learning about puppets. The puppets had amazing features and great colors. We learnt which ones had good and which had bad characters.

We tasted some Indonesian fruits. After we tasted all the fruits we ordered them from favorite to least favorite. Most of us didn’t like the durian, it smelt awful! But some people loved it.

A lady called Maria came to teach us how to do Indonesian dancing. She was wearing a beautiful peacock consume with lots of glitter and gems. She played Indonesian music while we copied her dance. She was a great teacher, we had fun.

One of the activities was going outside to do sport. We got to play soccer and we also had a race. We also played prison break and had a wonderful time.

Miss Campbell and Miss Peterson taught us how to make kites and it was fun. We got split into the art room and our room. Then the teacher told us how to do it. There was lots of folding and stapling. The kites were butterflies.

We are all appreciative of the hard work that Bu Wall put in to making this day a success and would like to thank her very much. We all had a great day and learnt lots about Indonesia.

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Day and Night

Yesterday we used spheres to model the Sun, Earth and Moon.

The Sun is the largest object in the solar system. It is gigantic compared with the Earth, which is larger than the moon.

We used our spheres to show how the Earth spins on its axis (once every 24 hours causing day and night) and orbits around the sun (taking a year to do so). When the Earth is not facing the sun it is night.

There are some great websites such as ABC splash and NASA which show the process clearly too.

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What have you learnt about Day and Night?

Night and Day

This term we have a new inquiry topic!

We will be studying the relationships between the sun, earth, moon to help us understand how we experience day and night on earth. This knowledge will also help us to understand directions including North, south, east, west and how time can be determined using a sun dial.

This week we were all interested to learn about the New Horizons Spacecraft. This spacecraft is the size of a golf buggy and left Earth 9 years ago to reach parts of space so far away that they have not yet been explored. The spacecraft went near Pluto this week and beamed images back to Earth.

This is a link to an ABC news report about Pluto.



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What are you wondering about Night and Day and/or Space?




Well, it feels like we have hit the ground running! We have had a busy week of learning.

It was great to come back to school on Monday after two weeks of holidays. Everyone had big smiles on their faces and we were all happy to see each other again.

In Maths we have been learning about fractions. We know that fractions are a part of a whole. We have been looking at fractions of shapes and fractions of collections of objects.

We made our own fractions walls which are on display in our classroom.



On Friday we made a human fraction wall using 20 different fractions which included 1/4s, 1/3s, 1/6s & 1/8s.



This week we will continue to explore fractions.

What do you know about fractions?