Morning Verse
The Sun with Loving Light,
Makes bright for me each day.
The soul with spirit power,
Gives strength unto my limbs.
In sunlight shining clear,
I reverence oh God.
The strength of human kind,
Which thou so graciously,
Hast planted in my soul.
That I with all my might,
May love to work and learn.
From thee comes light and strength,
To thee rise love and thanks.

Morning Tea Verse
Before the flour, the mill,
Before the mill, the grain,
Before the grain, the sun, the earth the rain,
The beauty of our will.

Lunch Verse
Earth who gives to us this food
Sun that makes it ripe and good
Dearest earth, dearest sun
Thanks to you we give each one
Blessings on our lunch.
Home Verse
Guarded from harm
Cared for by angels
Here we stand loving and strong
Truthful and good.

Class Three

TERM 3 Overview 

Class 3 will begin the term with a main lesson introducing the topic of money. The children will hear stories from ancient times of exchange and bartering. They will create their own money system and make items in the classroom to sell and buy. This will lead to the whole class preparing for a stall to sell produce from the garden, craft items and baked products. They will then each have the opportunity to sell their goods and experience using real money.

Students will then delve into a grammar main lesson, revising work from term 2 and extending their knowledge to develop sentence structure and identify parts of speech. The class listen to stories, poems and partake in games which incorporate and represent parts of speech and elements of grammar. Recitation and writing their own sentences will lead onto developing short story writing.

The term will be completed with a building main lesson where the children will learn about various homes of the world regions and the relationship to the surrounding areas. This will be linked to our recent building project of the mountain wall at school and home visits in the local area. Various trades-people will come to the class and explain what they do and how they do their job. The class will also visit some current local home building sites. This main lesson will incorporate an understanding of tools, craftmanship, materials, safety and also preservation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ places and sacred sites. During this main lesson the children will have a project to create and build their own home to bring to school for presentation.