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## Thanks for a great year!

Thanks JGD for a fantastic year! I hope that everyone has a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here is some photos from our year that you can have a look at!

## The Day the Crayons Quit.

Today we read the great story, the day the crayons quit. The crayons had had enough of the treatment they were receiving and the owner of the crayons came up with a very creative response to the crayons problems…

## Junior School Sleepover

The Junior school sleepover was a great. Our class all said they had a great time. Despite the hot weather everyone still found enough energy to use the all-abilities playground and dance for a long time at the disco. Here are a couple of photos.

What was your favourite part of the sleepover?

## Mr Poole’s Farm Visit!

We had a great time today at Mr Poole’s farm. We took a bus just after recess for about twenty minutes until we arrived at the farm. After putting our bags in a safe spot near the house Mr Poole took us for a ride on the tractor to see many of the animals on the farm. We saw heaps of cows and quite a few of them had calves that we’re having a drink.

The Bull was in a separate paddock and he was pretty big. We also got to pat horses, check out the dicks and their eggs and of course give cuddles to their pet Dog Phoebe.

What was you favourite part of the farm visit?

## What would you take on a holiday?

Today in our Reading hour we took a look at the very cute Scaredy Squirrel. He decides to stay at home instead of take a trip to the beach. We discussed our on holidays and what some are some essential items we might want to bring with us. Some people came up with some great ideas!

http://www.scaredysquirrel.com/games/ScaredySquirrelAtTheBeach_kit.pdf

What would you take with you on a beach holiday?

## Making Inferences!

This week we haqve been talking about something called an inference. An inference is when we use clues from the text and our knowledge to make a guess about what is happening in the text.

#### Clues from text + Our own knowledge= An INFERENCE!

We read a couple of texts and made inferences from them and yesterday we made inferences using this great little animation. Check it out…

This short little video is another way of explaining what an inference is.

Some of students practiced their inferencing skills using this game (just click the link)

## Week 3, Term 4 Timetable

Here is our timetable for the week. We will be looking at making connections with what we read during our reading sessions. We are continuing our focus on take away in maths and we are all looking forward to our dance showcase on Thursday at 12:20 (this is not reflected on the timetable but it is definitely happening!)

## Finding out in Inquiry

In JGD we have been really loving our Inquiry sessions.  We have had heaps of different activities going on in the classroom check out some of the photos below…

## Sean’s BB8!

Today in class Sean brought in his new toy the BB8 Droid. This toy was super cute! We sat in a circle in the hall and allowed BB-8 to roll around stopping at some of us and then we would ask a question. You can control him to answer yes or no. This was a great way for us to think about the types of questions we were asking to try and find out as much information as possible.

Check out the BB8 in this video…

## Market Day is coming!

As a part of our classes investigations into money we will be having a market day on Thursday. At 11:30 we will be selling food that we have made, so please come on down and enjoy some food, all the treats will be reasonably priced and it should be a fun time!

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We have a minimum of 5 hours of focused reading time each week. The students have dedicated time to work with ‘Just Right’ Texts and are exposed to a variety of genres and text styles.

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#### Writing

Like Reading students are given lots of opportunities to write. Students work on their own and in groups to construct a variety of texts using both handwritten and digital forms of publication.

#### Inquiry Learning

In our class the students are encouraged to explore their own interest and ask questions about their world. We will regularly post updates of our Inquiry time on this site.

#### Specialists

We have specialist Art, Physical Education, Creative Arts and Library classes every week!