Monday, July 20, 2009
Our week of learning - 19th July
English: Lots of reading plus an hour on Spellodrome.
Maths: An hour or so spent on the Mathletics site, plus we played a fractions board game.
Science & Technology: Nothing this week.
HSIE (Human Society and it's environment): Since it's school holidays here in NSW, we had a couple of "out-of-the-ordinary" excursions this week.
On Wednesday, we caught the train down to Newcastle with some friends and went to Fort Scratchley. We took a tour through the underground tunnels which was very interesting - we both learnt quite a lot about Newcastle's involvement in WWII !
On Thursday, we attended a performance by Aboriginal dancer & musician, Matthew Doyle. He showed the kids how to play instruments like the didgeridoo and clapping sticks, taught them some dances and songs, and painted their face or hand with ochre.
Creative & Practical Arts: Aboriginal dance and music, painting.
LOTE (Languages other than English): He learnt some Aboriginal words at the performance.
PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education): No formal PE but lots of running around with his cousin and walking on our Fort excursion.
Life skills (cooking, gardening, housekeeping): He made some cupcakes & iced them (with the help of his cousins).