Rhinos is one of the year 4 classes at Woodlea. They are taught by Mr Payne and supported by Mrs Hafiz and Mrs Cook.
This term our theme has been 'Hunted'. We have imagined that we were shipwrecked on our school field. As scientists we explored our environment to see what flora and fauna we could find. We used identification keys to classify bugs and also learnt how to forage. We learnt that we could eat nettles (even though they didn't taste of much!) As artists we explored the art of Australian Aborigines. As programmers we developed our skills using Kodu and programming apps such as 'Hopscotch' to make games that involved hunting. You may want to practice your coding at home by downloading Kodu. It's free and lots of fun!
In English we have learnt how to write an argument and hold a debate. We have also learnt about folk tales. We read a variety of texts such as Anansi and the turtle, Jabuti the tortoise, Raven, Tiddalik the frog and How the Koala got his stumpy tail. We then wrote our own folk tales to explain how different animals became the way they are.
As often as possible children from 4R will add news about what they have been doing in school, this is some of our latest news...
"We saw Danny Wallace and he was talking about putting poo in his neighbours pockets. It was really funny! Cathy Cassidy was the next one up and she said she really liked Alice in Wonderland. Everytime at school she said she would wear an Alice in Wonderland costume." Regan
"Today we went to Preston North End for World Book Day. It was so crowded we thought we were going to get crushed!!! " Ellise"
"We met Jonny Duddle he lived on a real pirate ship. He was a very good drawer he drew a parrot in about 2 minutes and it was extremely detailed." Ellie
"We went to the 'biggest world book day show on earth' we listened to some authors. It was fun but we had to sit down for ages!" Freddie
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