May 19

Sovereign Hill Camp Reflection

May 9

The Night They Stormed Eureka

We have just finished reading our class book ‘The Night They Stormed Eureka’ by Jackie French. A question I was left wondering was what happened to Sam’s past self? Click the images to read them.

April 20

What I Know About Federation

This is a pre test and we haven’t been taught anything yet so I’m not sure if my answers are correct.

Before Federation, Australia was divided into 6 separate… States

Which other country might have been part of Australia? England

Who was Henry Parkes? I don’t know anything about Henry Parkes

Why were the initial attempts to become a Federation rejected?Because of the gold rush

What role did Alfred Deakin play in becoming a Federation? I don’t know who Alfred Deakin is or what he played in Australia becoming a nation.

In what year did Australia become a nation? 1901

Who was Australia’s first prime minister? I don’t know

How did Federation impact on Indigenous people and Chinese migrants? Because they were rejected and couldn’t vote, have a say or have rights.

What do you know about the Eureka Stockade? The miners didn’t want to pay fees so they rebelled against the police. The miners burnt a hotel and people killed each other. It was in Ballarat during the gold rush.

What are some big events that happened between 1901 and 1960? In 1901 Australia became a nation, world war 1 happened between 1914-1918, world war 2 happened between 1940-1945.

Who were some important people between 1901 and 1960? Don Bradman who was a famous Australia cricketer.

February 27

Breathtakingly Awesome Rule of Thirds

I found out today what the rule of thirds is. The rule of thirds is like putting a naughts and crossses grid over your photo. A photo follows the rule if the point of interest should be where the lines cross over. We had to take a professional picture where the photo followed the rule of thirds. I took of of my favourite place in year 3 and one of now. People had started since prep took a photo of their favourite place in prep. The picture of the maze follows the rule of thirds because the top of the maze is in line with the 1st horizontal line and the corner post is inline with the 1st vertical line. The picture of the netball goal follows the rule of thirds because the post is inline with the 2nd vertical line. It’s on the edge of the picture not right down the middle.

December 14

Blue! What rhymes with blue?

Over the past few weeks we’ve been learning about poems. We looked at a few on a topic of our choice. At the end we got to write one. Since I went on camp I had to use my colour poem. I hope you enjoy reading it.
Playing in the ocean in summer,
Throwing snowballs in the winter,
Picking blueberries in a garden,
Buying bubblegum flavoured ice cream,
Looking up at the cloudless sky,
Having the courage to fly,
Seeing glaciers floating around and falling down,
Drinking sugary blue heaven milkshake.


December 2

Dynamite on Stage!

Dance! Party! Pizza! Ice Cream! Soft Drink! Sugar! Lollies! Yesterday we had our whole school dance concert where each class had there own dance to perform to the whole school and all the parents. There were 2 ice cream vans, a wood fired pizza place and a sausage sizzle where there were sausages and lollies. This term was the dance term for performing arts so we had the whole term to practise. At first our class song was going to be a mashup of Lean on by Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring MO and Thunderstruck by AC/DC. The class voted to change the song to Dynamite by Taio Cruz.

The majority of the dance was from Just Dance but at the end we changed it because we did a semicircle of tricks. People stood in a semicircle on the edges of the stage and people did tricks in the middle of the stage. I did 2 tricks. The first trick I did was with Sophie where we did a backbend then walked in a bridge then kicked over, whilst Fintan did the worm in between us. The second trick I did was where Sophie, Mikaylah and I did a standing scorpion. Next Jarrod did a soccer trick. The last trick was Sabine, Amelia, Amy and Madi doing an Irish dancing performance. Amy wasn’t there on the day but Sabine, Amelia and Madi still did it. For the end we all did a pose and Olivia, Lauren and I did a cheerleading pose where I stood on their knees.

Once we’d finished the choreography we practised over and over again to improve our dance. Every week we had to practise the dance to make it perfect. Once it was perfect we had free dance at the end of each session.

I was really excited about doing the concert. I like to do dances on stages so I was really looking forward to it. After the concert I was really proud of myself. I had had a can of Fanta and a sherbet ice cream so I had a sugar rush with Amelia, where we had an unfamiliar addiction to laughing. We are suffering from a sugar rush hangover. I had an awesome time.

November 25

Slidetime Funtime! By Me

Over the past weeks we’ve been working on picture story books for our prep buddies next year. On Tuesday we are going to meet them and give them our book. My book is called ‘Slidetime Funtime’ and it is about 2 girls that realise that is more fun to play with more people on a slide. What we had to do was type a story out and then Mrs M printed it out. After we’d typed it we started making our front cover. The front cover had to include the title, who it is by and a picture. Then we did a title page and stuck our text on. The hard part was the part where we had to draw all our pictures on. It’s harder than it seems. We were making them as a gift for our buddy who will be starting prep next year.

I liked my front cover and my drawings. I was very proud of them. My book was very colourful and they matched the text. Next time I will probably add more detail to my pictures because I could have added more detail. It would make my pictures even better than they are. I’m very proud of my book and the effort I put in it.