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Animal Research Reports & Google Drawing Avatars

This term, we have been learning about Endangered Animals. We visited Healesville Sanctuary. This was where we encountered many Australian animals that are currently threatened or endangered.
We chose one of these to be the center of our research.
We were each given a grid to begin our planning. We jotted down information or keywords we came across whilst researching.
We then worked on writing paragraphs and understanding the structure of an Information Report.
We each write a Report about our chosen animal. We also used Google Drawing to create an Avatar of the animal. W
Check out our hard work!

Healesville Sanctuary

On Monday 1st May, the 5/6 level traveled to Healesville Sanctuary to introduce this terms inquiry unit.

We were introduced to some of Australia’s most endangered species.
We got to have close-up encounters with some of them too!
One of the Sanctuary’s rangers told us what we can do it help endangered species.

Which was your favourite animal? Why?
What was something you learnt whilst at Healesville Sanctuary?
What are some of the things we can do to support endangered species?

Did you enjoy the day? Why? Why not?

Natural Disasters

This term, we have been learning about Natural Disasters.
We have all been busy putting together Google Slide presentations to represent some of our learning about our chosen type of disaster.

Some of the disasters we chose were volcanoes, tsunamis, floods, bush fires, cyclones, etc.

We had to find information about the follow…
– How the disaster occurs
– Where in the world the disaster is most likely to occur
– How long the disaster lasts
– The effects the disaster has on people and the environment
– Describe a well-known disaster
– Facts about the disaster

Here are a few of our presentations.

During our Phillip Island visit we were fortunate to visit the historic Churchill Island.
Here we learn about the history of the Island.
As one of our Art activities, we had to sketch something from Churchill Island and choose only one aspect of our drawing to highlight using coloured pencils.

What information can you share about the history of Churchill Island?
What is something you remember seeing at Churchill Island?

Endangered Animal Habitats

As part of our Integrated Studies we designed and built a habitat for the endangered animal we are researching. We used a variety of materials to produce a diorama. Here is a short video with some photos of us constructing them.

We look forward to sharing the end products with you.

Can you guess which animals might be living in these habitats?

Assemby

This afternoon 5/6 WM and 5/6 MA presented to the school at assembly.
We shared some of the work we have been doing in the class post out trip to camp.
A group of students along with Mrs Watkins rewrote the song ‘Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah’ with lyrics that were about our Phillip Islnad trip.
Below you will find the PowerPoint we used at assembly. Our version of the song is also on the PowerPoint. We have also included the song for you to sing along to.

Leave us a comment and let us know what you think about our version of the song.

Endangered Animal Art complete

We finally have our canvas painting ready to share at our assembly tomorrow. Mr Willie kindly gave our classes two sheets of plywood to mount our work onto. We hot glue gunned our canvas’ together to create two large artworks.

We are all VERY impressed with the final outcome! See what you think!

20150528_143416 20150528_143337What do you think? Do you like our artwork?