I’ll huff and I’ll gruff

Learning stories and being able to act them out is a great strategy to help developing our reading skills.
Check out this acting out and retelling of the story of the ‘Three Little Pigs’.

Literacy Kings and Queens

Last week in our literacy group we learned ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’.

We made a castle, crowns, treasure, gifts, pies, bread and honey.

We did pretend play being kings, queens, knights and dragons.

We learned about the letter ‘s’ and what sound it makes.

By Alexa, Amber, Claire, Chris, Declan, Hayley, Jackson, Jai, Jaycob

Reading across the school for Book Week

Today was a special day at YPCC. To celebrate ‘Book Week’ the students and teachers participated in a ‘whole school reading day’. The teachers chose a book from the 2012 CBC Short listed books and some winners from previous years. The stories were shared with small groups of children from across the school and then participated in an activity in response to the books.
It was great to see how enthusiastic the children from all year levels were during each reading and the works created in response were fantastic.
We had students using water colours to paint their images, facts about Thylacines, rockets being launched using vinegar and bi-carb, mozzies and midgies, bears where there were no bears, chatterboxes, kings and magic mirrors, Jeannie Baker inspired views through the students own windows, a very funny adaption on that Wonky Donkey, vine inspired artworks that the goat could not eat, creatures from across the planet and a very entertaining ‘imagination story’ in the gym.
Check out the slide show below and listen to the podcasts of students and teachers sharing their experiences of the day.
Book week podcast 1
Book week podcast 2
‘Book Week Cross Age Day’ on PhotoPeach