The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Year 3W News

It has certainly been a whirlwind of a term with the boys being involved in a multitude of activities. With Athletics Day, Book Week and a fabulous excursion to the Art Gallery, we have had a rich and diverse term filled with wonderful learning opportunities.

Athletics Day brought out the best in our class, with everyone supporting one another and working hard to compete for their House. We had some great individual performances but the highlight was definitely watching the boys cheer for their classmates and give everything a go.

This term we have looked into 'How the World Works', researching and classifying living and non-living things. We designed our own Zoos building enclosures that reflected the natural habitat of animals whilst also learning about measurement and scale.

Then we moved on to design our own species, producing scientific reports and our own books on Book Creator to introduce our new discoveries to the world. The boys demonstrated their creativity but also remembered to base all of their work on the research and knowledge that they had acquired. The project certainly captured their imaginations and the results are impressive.

Finally, we launched our new unit of inquiry into 'How We Express Ourselves' with a visit to Northbridge to look at the growing displays of street art, followed by a workshop at the Gallery to explore the rise of the Sneaker culture. There are definitely some budding designers in our midst but please be assured that the boys have been warned not to decorate your garage walls without parental consent.

All of this would not be possible without the continual support of the parents in 3W. Thanks must go to the brave volunteers who put their hand up to assist.

We have a few more adventures up our sleeves this year so watch this space.

Mrs Alison Webster
Year 3 Teacher