In Room 18 during Term 4, we have been very busy learning letter sounds, looking at numbers up to 20 and exploring our Talk for Writing Text.

Early in the term, we were amazed to receive a letter and package that contained an oar from ‘Mr. Peffer’. Looking for clues in the letter, everyone eagerly set out on a hunt around our school, and were surprised and excited to find Mr. Peffer’s boat in our playground! This exciting event led us to the book Who Sank the Boat by Pamela Allen. We learnt the book, retold the events and created our own stories focusing on beginning, middle and end.

Within this theme, we have had lots of fun making boats, learning about items that sink and float, and exploring the world under the sea. Mr. Peffer’s boat has also provided lots of opportunities for dramatic play in the classroom.