Week 2

This week has been a great week! We have been very busy completing the work Miss Baker gives to us for example our newspaper articles, which are now completed and on the wall. We have also been learning about complementary and supplementary angels and have continued to learn more about our bushranger topic.

Tuesday is the day when Miss Baker is busy around the school doing maths jobs so we are taught by Mrs Gibson. Our Main topic this term is Bushrangers so she decided that we should write a narrative based on a picture set in the time of the bushrangers. We will be continuing the narrative next Tuesday.

We also mentioned that we finished our newspaper articles which by the way look great. We all put a lot of time an effort into them to get them done and to make them look as good as they are! They are based on something that we did in the holidays and then we had to report on it.

This week in Maths we have been learning about complementary and supplementary angles. Miss Baker has taught us the correct ways of drawing them and measuring them.

This week for homework we were also given our first group of topics for our first practise public speaking round. We were not looking forward to this let me tell you we are all trying to avoid it! The topics include:

1. If I could have been any bushranger, I would have been………because………

 2. A Social Justice issue that is important to me is………………..because………..

3. Parents have all the answers!

We will be performing our speeches on the Thursday and Friday of Week 3.

Reading Groups this week involved different activities for different groups, such as; creating a timeline of Ned Kelly’s life, finding definitions for bushranger language (for example wombat-headed, magpie-legged, splay footed officers), Venn diagrams comparing different bushrangers, puppet shows, profiles on the Kelly Gang and of course reading more about bushrangers with Miss Baker.

On Monday a lady from Minnie Vinnies came to talk to us about how we can help the charity and make a difference. If you would like to know more you can read Charlotte’s review on her visit.

Hope this gives you an idea of what we got up to this week. We are all very much looking forward to our excursion on Monday to the Old Melbourne Gaol and the Treasury Building.

By the crazy friends Millie & Bianca

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