- 3/4 Learning Community
As part of our “Living Things” Science ERP focus, we caught the bus down to the Melbourne Zoo last Wednesday. We were blessed with a warm sunny, day and had lots of fun learning about some endangered animals who were “local legends” at the zoo. The children learnt about their habitats, threats and how they can be a hero and help to save these creatures.
Noah- The Corroboree Frog is endangered because of diseases from other countries. We can be a hero for these frogs by donating money to scientists because they need to discover a cure.
Illy- The Australian Fur Seal is endangered because of all the rubbish and finishing nets in our oceans. We can be a hero for these seals by using bubbles not balloons, and not dropping plastic on the ground.
Declan- The zebra is endangered because cattle is eating all of the grasses and drinking all of the water. We can be a hero by buying special beads that raise money for cattle feed.
Luke- The Helmeted Honeyeater is endangered because people are cutting down too many trees for paper and toilet paper. We can help by using less paper and choosing recycled toilet paper.
Hannah- Lemur’s are herbivores and their status is near-threatened. They live in Madagascar which is an island off Africa.
We have had four wonderful weeks of swimming at the Swim and Survival academy so far this term. Here are some photos of the children enjoying their lessons.
The 3/4 team are so excited! There is only one week until we get the keys and twelve sleeps until the children have their first day of school in the beautiful new space on Monday June the 5th. At the moment, we are talking a lot about the kinds of thinking that we need to be able to work collaboratively and independently in our new open learning space.