Room 13 has had a positive start to the new year, diving head first into our learning. Some of our students share their highlights below.

This year in English we have been learning reading strategies like how to visualise what we are reading. A highlight has been our narrative writing of adventure stories. We have learnt about sizzling starts and including them in our stories. A sizzling start is when in the first paragraph of the book grabs the reader’s attention by throwing them into the action! (Harper)

This term in Math we have been learning place value with numbers into the millions. We are also working on how to read 12 hour and 24 hour times, and the differences between these systems. One difficult thing we’ve worked on is factors and how to create factor trees. Even though it was difficult at first it is easy when you get the hang of it and most importantly it was fun to learn. (Chezlina)

In Health we have been doing the 4 school values. They are respect, responsibility, resilience and inclusivity. We’ve created cartoons, responsibility circles, posters and acrostic poems. My favourite was resilience as it was fun learning about famous people who have shown resilience. (Adam)

So far in History we have been researching the First Settlers of Australia. We are also learning about Captain Stirling, Major Lockyer and what it was like at the start of the Swan River Colony. One task we did was to pretend we were Captain Stirling and use his map of the area to decide where the best place for a settlement would be. We have researched convict and searched up our last names to see if we were related to any convicts. (Hannah)

In Science we are learning about solids, liquids and gases. Solids, liquids and gases are made out of atoms. The atoms in solids are packed tightly in rows. Liquids have atoms that are moving around each other and gases are bouncy and floaty. If you heat water up in a pan the atoms bounce and turn into gases. If you take a glass of water and put it in the freezer it will turn into a solid. Our featured image is a picture of some of us showing what the atoms in a solid look like. (Cooper)