14 December 2021

The Pre-Primary have been very busy this term.

In HASS we have been learning all about Australia, the states and territories, our native flora and fauna and Australia’s famous landmarks. We read the story Possum Magic, an Australian classic, which led into labelling the states and territories on a map of Australia. We then made the Australian Flag and an Aboriginal Flag. We followed that with lovely dot paintings based on the well-known Indigenous Dreamtime Story Rainbow Serpent.

We also learnt about our native animals – kangaroos, koalas, wombats, kookaburras and the platypus. We studied their features, habitat, diet and interesting facts. We had an interesting visit from West Oz Wildlife where students had firsthand experience with our Australian Animals. Students had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the wildlife.

Pre-Primary’s also looked at our native flora. We learned about the Golden Wattle and Bottle Brush and created beautiful art works. 

We studied famous Australian landmarks such as Sydney Opera House, Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef. The students had a lot of fun creating, drawing and painting the wonderful landmarks of Australia.

In Science this term we have been exploring life cycles. We investigated the life cycles of plants, butterflies and frogs. Students planted beans and observed how the seed grew over four weeks. They also used art and craft to represent the butterfly and frog life cycles.

We’ve had a fun term and hope that everyone has an enjoyable holiday.