Thursday, April 22, 2010

Term 2 Week 1

Welcome to Week 1! This week has been a week of discovering the past which is the topic for this term. We have learnt about ANZAC day and what happened in Gallipoli. We learnt that ANZAC stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. We read a poem called In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, who wrote the poem for his friend who died in the war. This Sunday, we will be remembering soldiers from Australia and New Zealand who have fought in wars for us. Are you going to a dawn service this Sunday? See our photos of us making ANZAC poppies with our Year 1 buddy class!

We have also been learning about Ancient China and how lots of inventions came from China, like: umbrellas, paper, silk, porcelain, gunpowder and much more. We brainstormed in groups how they make our lives better today. See our photos below...

This week's certificate was awarded for being on task at all times. The award winner is below!

The best part about this week was learning about discovering the past because now we realise how precious old things really are!