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Celebrating Easter and Exploring Under the Sea!

Celebrating Easter and Exploring Under the Sea!

The Blue Whale is the largest animal that has ever lived on earth, and can grow to about 30 meters long! We also learnt that just their tongues can weigh as much as an elephant!

Pre-Primary Blue at our Wilson Campus finished up Term 1 with a celebration of Easter where we remembered Christ’s amazing sacrifice for us. The Pre-Primary students loved learning about how Jesus was completely human (he felt pain and sadness) and He was also completely God. Even though He could have saved Himself from the cross, He died for us because of His great love!

We read and retold the Easter story in a variety of ways and each student grew a ‘resurrection garden’ and made delicious hot cross buns. We also enjoyed an Easter Egg hunt. As we bit into the delicious chocolate, we noticed that our hollow eggs reminded us of the empty tomb. ‘He is not here; He is risen, just as He said!’ Matthew 28:6

At the end of Term 1, we had a class discussion about what we wanted to learn in Term 2. Mrs Carville wrote all of the students’ ideas on the board, and then sorted them into themes such as ‘On the Farm’, ‘Our Community’, ‘Minibeasts’ and ‘Space’. Next, the students voted, and it was decided that our theme of inquiry this term will be ‘Under the Sea!’

The students were very excited to arrive at school after the holidays to find our home-corner transformed into an ocean-themed play space complete with rowboat, fishing games, dress-ups and a giant whale. We are looking forward to seeing what the students can add to this area, and where our inquiry journey will take us! Some students have already brought information books from home and are keen to share their knowledge with their peers. For example, did you know that the Blue Whale is the largest animal that has ever lived on earth, and can grow to about 30 meters long?!? We also learnt that just their tongues can weigh as much as an elephant!

It is wonderful to be able to follow the interests of the students as we explore the amazing world that God has made. We plan to use this opportunity to investigate how we can be His stewards as we care for our environment – including all the creatures that live under the sea. I wonder if we will be inspired to be more waste wise, to fish responsibly, or to conserve water? One thing is for sure; there is so much to learn about God’s world, and we will have lots of fun along the way!

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