For home work we had to do a reflection and post it on our blog.Here is mine.

Over the past two weeks we have been learning a lot about refugees and asylum seekers. We have been reading a lot of books that have been very sad. I especially like the book that Anh Do wrote. It was a book about how Anh Do and his family come to Australia from Vietnam. It is an amazing story. I think this unit is going to be a good one. Refugees go into detention centre when they arrive. I think that is not acceptable

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The Weird Sounds Poem By Emilie And Katrina

I made this Poem with my Friend Katrina. You should check out her blog. Here is a link

We are learning Onomatopoeia poems

Woosh Woosh  a gust of wind flew right past me

Creak Creak someone walked in

Crash Crash something broke

Whisper Whisper I heard a sound

Drip Drip the tap turned on

Screech Screech someone’s runner skidded

Flick Flick the lights started flickering

Clitter Clatter my brother walked in my room

Sorry Sorry I fell down the stairs

Hope you like the poem

Bye Emilie out

A Place To Call Home…

Our inquiry unit is called A Place To Call Home. It is all about how refuges and asylum seekers come to different country’s to get away from really bad things like war, violence or arguments.

These are 5 thing I want to find out.

*How do they cope with all the coldness of  the sea?

*What is the difference between an asylum seeker and a refugee

*Do asylum seekers get put in detention centres?

* What happens when they run out of food and water.

*If they have money to build detention centres why don’t they build houses instead?

Thanks Emilie

“All Aboard!” Review

The stars were certainly shining at the Besen Centre in Burwood! I had the pleasure of being a part of the St Scholastica’s Primary School concert on Wednesday the 7th of October at 7.00pm.

The title of the concert was “All Aboard!” The actors were taking the audience on a journey around the world. It was amazing how they all really engaged with the audience by looking and giving faces like they were supposed to respond. My stand out performances were definitely the teachers and the two children, Susan and Edward that played the Chinese instruments were amazing. I loved how it was broken up into well-known songs, such as New York, New York by Frank Sinatra. The acting parts really fitted in as well. The concert went for the right amount of time. Not too long and not too short.

The costumes were amazing I especially liked the Walk like an Egyptian one which was made by one of the mums. How clever.

The audience was mainly a mix of parents and grandparents, they seemed to enjoy themselves because of all the clapping and laughing!

I really enjoyed the concert and would recommend it to all young families. It is a shame we will have to wait another 2 years for the next one. At the next concert I will get the experience of sitting in audience.

Reported by Emilie Rush 5/6S