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

Year 1G News

The Year 1 boys had a very exciting start to Autumn Term and have immersed themselves into the wonderful world stories. We began the term with an excursion to the Claremont Library. Wilma shared with us the wombats she had made, terrific facts about wombats and the story 'Diary of a Wombat'. A very interesting fact we learnt was that wombats mark their territory with square-shaped poop! This is so they can find their way home as their sense of smell is poor. The square shape is so it doesn't roll away. Aren't they clever?

We had a visit from Mr Wells and our Year Five buddies and they shared with us the amazing stories they had written and created on book creator. We were so impressed and enthused by what we saw we began having a go at creating some of our own stories and books.

We limbered up ready to run the Inter-House Cross Country. The boys had to run 1000 metres which we worked out in math's is one kilometre. The training we had endured for weeks surely did pay off out on the field and as we learnt in Aesop's famous story 'The Hare and the Tortoise', we kept a steady pace.

We look forward to many more adventures!

Mrs Kristen Gray
Year 1 Teacher