The goal of our Literature Appreciation Program is to expose students to the delights of literature by reading and exploring books in a fun and hands-on manner.
As part of Bookweek, many students participated in the City of Gosnells poster competition.
This year, 37 of our students entered a book in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Make Your Own Storybook competition.
The book, Zoobots, was the inspiration for them to create their own zoobot from recycled materials.
The Year 2 class are currently exploring fairy tales. After reading the Emperor’s New Clothes they decided to make their own clothes for the Emperor and they created some very interesting outfits using toilet paper!
After reading the short story, Smart Ice-cream, by Paul Jennings, the Year 3 class created their own “smart ice-cream”. The jury is still out as to whether their ice-cream has worked for them!
The students made new houses for The Three Little Pigs
The Year 4 class greatly enjoyed decorating “Dots” – little annoying characters found in the Emily Rodda novel, The Key to Rondo. Their “Dots”, however, ended up looking kind of sweet!
The Year 5/6 class created storyboards for the Morris Gleitzman novel, Once. The novel generated an enormous amount of discussion as it sensitively deals with the issues related to the Jewish Holocaust, as experienced by 11 year old Felix.