Investigating Natural Disasters

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The students have really settled in this term and done some extraordinary thinking. From being inquirers into their learning to collaborating and also being curious. The Year 3s have a lot to celebrate!

What better way to celebrate our end of term with our IB community evening this week. It was fantastic to see so many parents come along to the evening, and the Year 3 team would like to thank you for taking the time to come celebrate the wonderful learning happening. All the students have put in such hard work this term and it is wonderful we get to celebrate this learning to end with a bang!

As you would have noticed, the students have been diving deep into their first few weeks of our new unit of inquiry ‘How we organise ourselves’. This transdisciplinary theme explores the central idea surrounding how humans respond to extreme natural events in many ways. Within this unit students have begun to explore many different natural disasters and how us as humans can help prepare, and respond to these disasters. At this stage of the inquiry, the grade threes have been exploring and voicing what they are curious about, to shape the learning in our classrooms.

The students have been exploring different scenarios surrounding natural disasters, to understand the impacts of these on real people. Don’t be alarmed if you have seen some caution tape in around the grade 3 classrooms, it all a part of the show! There have been different sounds, sights and images that have been used to provoke students to inquire and question to develop a deeper understanding. There have been some fantastic wonderings amongst all the grade 3 classes and students have been empowered to use their voices by being curious and questioning.

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