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 2 Overview 2019

Term 2 begins with a farming main lesson which includes a three day camp to Greenwood Orchard in Merrigum. The class will be camping at the biodynamic orchard and visiting a biodynamic dairy, biodynamic vegetable farm and a camel dairy. The children will be involved with various hands-on activities, such as feeding the calves, bringing in the cows, feeding camels as well as taste testing all the treasures from each farm. Back at school the class will be learning how to make a worm farm, compost, biodynamic preparations and improving their general gardening skills and techniques.

This will be followed by a building project. The class will work with Sioux Dollman, (her rendering work is on the hall and various classrooms in the school) for three days, to build a creative wall from recycled bits and pieces, to then be rendered and sculptured. While working on this project the children will also be able to apply various measurement skills learnt during term 1.

A measurement main lesson will continue during the term studying time. This includes the history of time, seasons and months, creating a calendar and applying the use of analogue and digital time.

To complete the term, stories of authority and rulership from ancient literature will support a grammar and writing main lesson. The children will continue to write a weekly journal entry.  This provides an opportunity for them to write freely on any topic of their choice.

The class will also begin their individual music lessons and be preparing for their first music performance. It will be an exciting term with many hands-on experiences to keep the children involved in active learning as well as book work.

FRENCH POETRY COMPETITION

The annual Berthe Mouchette French poetry recitation competition will be held this year on Friday May 10, during the school day, with classes 3 to 9 participating.

The students have begun to memorise their poems, with slow and fast video versions available below for students to practise. Ask your child to show you their poem. The Alliance Française website is also worth having a look at too afmelbourne.com.au

– Jen O’Donnell  French teacher K-10

 

SLOW

Une comptine : La fête des rois
J’ai la fève, je suis roi.
La couronne est donc à moi Le roi boit, le roi boit,
J’ai la fève, je suis roi !

FAST

Une comptine : La fête des rois
J’ai la fève, je suis roi.
La couronne est donc à moi Le roi boit, le roi boit,
J’ai la fève, je suis roi !