Term Two Class Presentations

Today, 3/4C students delivered class presentations related to our inquiry topic.

We have been studying sustainability in class, and the students have been building their knowledge about a variety of environmental issues throughout the past nine weeks.

The class presentations were prepared at home as a homework task. Students chose a specific topic related to sustainability. They completed research at home and created a visual display (eg. slideshow or poster) to complement their presentation.

A variety of topics were chosen, including:

  • Active travel
  • Take Three For The Sea
  • Compost
  • Protecting marine life and endangered birds
  • Recycling
  • Plastic bags
  • Sea Shepherd
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Hooded Plovers
  • Borrow and Bring Back Bags
  • Clean Up Australia Day

Prior to today, we discussed the important elements of a quality presentation.

All students worked hard at:

  • Speaking clearly and loudly
  • Making eye contact with the audience
  • Elaborating on information when necessary
  • Engaging the audience with a smile!

Here are some photos from our presentations.

After each presentation, students were provided with quality feedback from the class. Presenting in front of an audience, which is called public speaking, is not an easy task, but it can be very rewarding. Miss Jordan is incredibly proud of all of the students in 3/4C for doing such a wonderful job with their presentations!

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What did you think of the homework task?

What did you learn from listening to your classmates’ presentations?

How do you feel about public speaking?

 

New Inquiry Topic!

Our new inquiry topic this term focuses on the environment and sustainability. We have called our unit…

Eco Warriors

To launch the topic, we brainstormed different environmental issues or actions. You can see some of our ideas in the Tagxedo word cloud below.

Tagxedo

To increase our knowledge about the environmental issues facing our planet, we have been reading a variety of articles and online texts, and listening to BTN stories. All students are analysing each of these on their iPads.

Early next week, students will select an issue they would like to investigate further and they will complete a variety of tasks during the term to demonstrate their learning.

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Can you share an interesting fact about a particular environmental issue?

How do you help the environment?

What does the phrase, “Every individual matters, every action counts” mean?

Enviro Week

This week is EnviroWeek across Australia.

Enviro Week logo

Our school is celebrating Enviro Week by promoting a special activity each day. These are:

  • Monday – Pledge Day. All students in the school will make a pledge to be more environmentally friendly.
  • Tuesday – Nude Food Day. Students are encouraged to bring food and drinks that have no packaging.
  • Wednesday – Earth Hour. At 2.30pm, classes will avoid using electricity.
  • Thursday – Ride to School Day. Students travel actively to school instead of coming in cars.
  • Friday – Open Garden. Parents are welcome to look at the grade four vegie gardens after assembly.

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A student Enviro Team, led by Mr Burdess and Mr Harris, have helped to promote Enviro Week by making and displaying posters, writing articles for the school newsletter and making announcements at assembly.

The students below are the 4A and 4B members of the BHPS Enviro Team.

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The students in 4A and 4B each made a pledge to be more sustainable in their everyday lives. You can read them all below.

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Why is EnviroWeek an important event?

How can you be more environmentally friendly?