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comings and goings from the smaller end of the school

October 6, 2013
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When Tylden came to Malmsbury

Last term the Grades Prep to 2 from Tylden Primary School came to visit Malmsbury.  They came to have some science activities with us because it is Science Week!

We were all in groups and we did one activity at a time.  There were five activities.  We made animal pictures.  We all made different kinds of animals that could live all around the world.  We got to create butterflies that can hide on different surfaces.  This is called camouflage.  We were doing some leaf stuff.  We put leaves in a science book and had to draw under them.  We got to take these home and we can put more science-y things in them.  In another activity we had clues of animals and we tried to guess what the animal was.  This was called ‘What am I?’.  We also had fun blowing up balloons to make rocket balloons.

At recess we ate jelly with a frog in it.  It was called Frog in a Pond.  The Tylden kids had made them for us.  We made Snake in Creeks for them.  We had a BBQ for lunch and we ate sausages with the kids from Tylden.  We liked eating the sausages!  We got to play with our Tylden friends outside.  At recess we had to have inside play because it was rainy, it was a bit wet at lunchtime too but we still played outside.

Some people already knew some of the Tylden kids, but there were lots of new faces too.  Now we know some new friends from Tylden Primary School.

What did you do for Science Week at your school?

What is your favourite science activity?

November 13, 2012
by malmsburyps
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Flat Friends are having a great time!

Hello to all our travelling Flat Friends and your Hosts.

We hope you are having some fantastic adventures while you are out travelling the world – we love seeing what you have been doing. The Flat Friends visiting Malmsbury are certainly having fun. They have been enjoying visiting some of our homes – fishing, bush walking, shopping at the local Farmer’s Market, apparently one Flat Friend has even been spotted driving a tractor at a local farm! They have also enjoyed some interesting experiences while at school – they all took part in a Gypsy music workshop last week and heard some awesome Aboriginal stories today.

We are working on some photo stories showing what your Flat’s have been up to, they will start to appear on our blog (and the Grade 1/2 blog – follow the link from our home page) in the coming days. Please keep checking our blog to find out what your Flat Friend is doing and to meet our other Flat visitors. We have seven Flat Friends visiting at the moment and we are expecting some more soon.

The Flat People we sent out into the world seem to be having fun. We have heard from Flat Bill, a policeman who travelled to Taiwan and we will soon be looking at some photos of Flat Bluebell on her visit to Gowanda, New York.

You can see Flat Bill in Taiwan here: http://taiwanstanley.wordpress.com/class-4/#comments

What place or experience would you share with a visiting Flat Friend?

If you had to choose one souvenir for a Flat visitor to take home what would you choose?

November 13, 2012
by malmsburyps
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Uncle Ron Murray’s visit

Malmsbury Primary School had a VIP visiting today when Uncle Ron Murray, a Koori elder and internationally renowned didgeridoo player, came to the school. Uncle Ron brought lots of Aboriginal artefacts with him, including four lovely didgeridoos that he had made himself. He told us how these instruments are made (did you know they are buried in the ground for almost 6 months?) as well as teaching us about some other traditional Aboriginal tools.

The whole school was entertained by Uncle Ron’s incredible playing and his great story telling. He used the didgeridoo to tell a story about a brolga and another one about a great dancer. The different sounds in the didgeridoo playing represent different animals and actions. Uncle Ron also showed us how the didgeridoo can be used for healing. A couple of kids and our teacher, Siobhan, helped him demonstrate – they all said it felt like vibrations all over their body. Everyone thought it was quite amazing.

Uncle Ron told us a story about the Karak, the red-tailed black cockatoo, which is his totem. We learned how this bird got it’s red tail and how the black duck became the red-beaked black swan. Our class really enjoyed the story-telling, but some of us also liked pretending they were Koori babies snugly wrapped in a kangaroo skin blanket. It was a fantastic visit.

Uncle Ron visits Malmsbury Primary School on PhotoPeach

October 16, 2012
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French Day Fun!!!

On Thursday the 19th September our whole school had a special French Day.  Everyone was encouraged to dress up in French-themed clothes, there was a lot of rouge, blanc et bleu!  We did lots of different French activities and we all had a great morning.  Here is what the Grade Prep/Ones had to stay about French Day:

Today was French Day. I liked that when you had to make your own badge wit hthe red, while and blue.

We got to wear French colours.  Some people are wearing blue, red and white.

Some people won prizes. The prizes were for best puppets.  The prize was a French ribbon and a chocolate frog.

We made puppets. Some people did shows with their puppets in the assembly area.  We used the new puppet theatre. It has blue and red curtains and it is painted red and blue. It has got the French colours on it.

Some people got to do performances with the puppet theatre.

At assembly each house group walked around in a circle showing off their French colours.

We made little bags with pepper and herbs. These are called bouquet garni.

We liked French Day because we got to do French and Performing Arts at the same time.

French was very good and we did lots of things. We watched a movie.   We had special Fench pancakes called crepes.

We played petanque. How you play is someone throws a snitch and other people have to throw these other big metal balls. Whoever gets closest to the snitch gets to throw the snitch for the next game.

French was really fun because we got to make our own puppets.

We love French Day!!

Thankyou Madame Sam, we had a great time!

 

October 7, 2012
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Ben’s adventures

During Term Three we have enjoyed taking all our Bear Buddies home.  Ben had a great time when he visited Mia.  He got to meet Mia’s cousin, who is also called Ben.  I bet they had a lot of things to talk about.  He also had a big sleep in Mia’s bed.  He looks very comfortable under Mia’s fluffy doona.

October 7, 2012
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Is that Boo out and about again?

Well, Boo the Bear certainly gets out and about.  When he visited Brodie he had lots of new experiences. He rode a motorbike and hung out with some chickens.  It is quite amazing the things he gets up to.

 

Which part of his visit to Brodie to you think Boo enjoyed the most?

What do you think Boo might have talked to the chickens about?

August 6, 2012
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Olympic’s Day

Today Malmsbury Primary School held an Olympic Day.  Everyone in the school was asked to dress up in the colours of the Olympic rings – yellow, black, red, blue and green.  There were some people who had gotten really dressed up and looked fantastic!

We spent the whole morning playing lots of different Olympic sports, like gymnastics, archery, weight-lifting, synchronised swimming and equestrian.  Who would have thought that we could do synchronised swimming or equestrian events here at school? We don’t even have a pool or horses! Despite our apparent lack of equipment we were able to have a successful Olympic events day.  We have really learnt a lot about using our imaginations, co-operation and working as a team and how to use sports equipment creatively.

The time we spent playing sports this morning will all go towards our PM Olympic Challenge scores.  There are lots of kids in the school who are getting close to having enough points for a medal.

Brodie gets into the Olympic spirit and shows his support for the Italian team.

What was your favourite event of Malmsbury Primary School Olympics?

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