Friday, 29th September
Dates to Remember ...
- 29th - School Disco (see below flyer for details)
- 29th - End of Term 3
- 17th - Term 4 begins (Tuesday)
- 25th - Athletics Carnival, Grades 2-6
- 27th - Grandparent's Day
2023 TERM DATES
- TERM 1 Monday 3rd February - Thursday 7th April
- TERM 2 Wednesday 26th April - Friday 7th July
- TERM 3 Tuesday 25th July - Friday September 29th
- TERM 4 Tuesday 17th October - Wednesday December 13th
2024 TERM DATES
- TERM 1 - Wednesday 7th February - Thursday 11th April
- TERM 2 - Monday 29th April - Friday 5th July
- TERM 3 - Tuesday 23rd July - Friday 27th September
- TERM 4 - Tuesday 15th October - Tuesday 17th December
GALA DAYS (Grades 5 & 6)
- Term 4 - 17th November
*ALL THESE DATES PLUS MANY MORE ARE ON THE SCHOOL CALENDAR
Farm Day Dates
- Prep - 27th October
- Grade 2 - 10th November
Other grades and dates to be confirmed
What's Happening in Grade 5?
By Sophie & Zara
This term in Grade five we have been learning about adaptations. An adaptation is either structural or behavioural. We will now list some examples of structural and behavioural adaptations.
Firstly a structural adaptation can be many things. Here are some common examples: camouflage, body covering and body parts. Camouflage is when animals blend in with their environment and can’t easily be seen, like the leopard. An example of body covering could be that feathers not only keep birds warm and dry, but help them to fly by controlling air flow. The last structural adaptation we will be showing today is body parts. The kangaroo has a special pouch that it keeps its baby in until it is old enough to explore the world.
Secondly a behavioural adaptation can also be many things like hibernating, defending themselves and storing food. An example of hibernating can be many animals such as bears, bats and hedgehogs go into a deep sleep during the cold winter months. This saves energy during a time when not a lot of food is available. An example of animals defending themselves could be giraffes will kick predators such as lions with their legs. Our last one is storing food. Some animals like squirrels will hide their food for the winter months when not a lot of food is available.
Some things we have learnt this term would be what behavioural and structural adaptations actually are. We have learnt a lot of examples of structural and behavioural adaptations like the examples we have already shared with you. We also did a fun activity on a made up creature where we had to find the structural and behavioural adaptations. We definitely learnt a lot from that!
We definitely learnt a lot this term on adaptations and we hope you have learnt a lot too!
Can you spot the turtles in our adaptation art?
Grades 2 & 6 Buddy Time
This is a reminder that no one is to park in any of the Mt Esk parking spaces, these spaces are for Mt Esk visitors only. Parents are asked to park in Larmenier car spaces only.
Larmenier car park is the three rows above the drop&go section.
Parent Drop Off & Pick Up Process
P & F News - Larmenier Disco Night
If you would like to play netball, here's a great opportunity to learn!
Design a Mascot Competition
If you are feeling creative in the school holidays, check out the Design a Mascot Competition and win a prize pack for the school. Entries close October 15th.
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