Adopt a WW1 Veteran



Our school has an amazing memorial board dedicated to the “old boys” from Moorefields School who served in World War 1.

We will be researching these men to see what they got up to in WW1.

You will need to go straight to this site to search a data base for the information you will need.

National Archives

1. Go to the site


3. Type in  the veteran’s surname

4. Type in the dates from 1914 to 1920

5. Click SEARCH

6. Click on the digital version icon

7. Now you have your veteran’s service records and information!


An interesting site that you may like to explore is the “Adopt a Veteran” Page which is part of the NSW Government ANZAC Commemoration site.

Peter Dalton and the Call to War


Hello Stage 3 people,

I found this great interactive site about a boy deciding if he should enlist in the army and go to the First World War.

There are some interesting interactives to look at – background information about how the war started, who the enemy countries were, what Australia was like at the time.

Please spend some time looking through the information to broaden your knowledge about WW1, and think about the advice you would give to Peter Dalton.

What would you do??

Unfortunately the site does not work on the iPads, so you will need to use another type of tech to access the site.

Have fun :-)

Peter Dalton: Enlistment and the Call to War




Please leave a reply in the comments section – What would YOU tell Peter to do – join up or not?



Stage 2 and 3 Jade will be making book trailers this term.

To help us think about what we are wanting to produce I found this Prezi about Storyboarding.

Please watch it so that we can make the best Book Trailers ever!

What’s the Fuss About Smoking?


Watch this anti-smoking video:


How effective do you think it is?

Why is it effective?

Any other comments?


This episode of Behind the News looks at smoking and the ways in which governments make laws to protect people.

Smoking Danger:

What do you think about smoking?

Should governments ban smoking?

What evidence do you have to support your views?


Look carefully at this KIDS FACT SHEET for important information about smoking.

Safety On and Near Roads


Here are some links for Stage 3 to use as they explore the issues around Road Safety and Schools.

Use these sites to get a “big picture” view of real world statistics and information from these government websites.

What you find out from these sites will help you come up with answers for the next part of our explorartion!

Pedestrians and Safety

World Health Organization – Road Traffic Injuries

World Health Organization – Infographic

World Health Organization – Child Injury Prevention

Did you find any shocking, worrying, or surprising information? Let us know what you think in the comments.


Digital Citizen Project


We are well on the way in our Digital Citizen Project this week. All groups are busy planning exactly what they will use in their presentations.

Now …

it gets CREATIVE!

Each group is making sure that their project is attention grabbing, different and special.

Some groups are using photos, animations, movies, stories, cartoons and puppets to make their plan interesting and applicable to the age group who will be their audience.

Great work – keep on thinking :-)

Any questions that need clearing up? Ask them in the comments section below. 

Poetry Project


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Well Stage 3 people, it’s time to get moving on your “Poetry Project”.

To help you along, with videos, suggestions, links etc I have set up an Edmodo account that I would like you to join.

Edmodo is a safe, online learning space – you will have to get the joining code from me – and then you can join up and have access to lots of resources and help as you need it.

Click on this Edmodo image for the link to the Edmodo sign in page ……

Solar Energy


Stage 3 students spent a morning in the sun racing their solar powered cars last week.

The cars were constructed during sessions with Ms Dongas and provided some very practical and hands on learning about energy. As you can see from the photos everyone was focussed on making their car move!

The Premier’s Reading Challenge


After a late start and some technical issues, we are finally registered for the 2012 Premier’s Reading Challenge. This is not a competition but the chance for your child to challenge themselves to read a number of exciting and interesting books.

Students choose a minimum number of books to read from the appropriate PRC list and five of their own personal choice books, which are recorded as read on the Child’s Personal Reading Log.

To experience a book, a child can listen to the book, participate in shared reading or read part or all of the book independently.

Students in each grade have to meet the following reading goals:


Number of books needed to complete the Challenge

Minimum number of PRC books for your Challenge

Maximum number of personal choice books

PRC booklist selection





K-2 , 3-4 , 5-6 , 7-9




3-4 , 5-6 , 7-9




5-6 , 7-9


I would encourage all students to participate in this wonderful learning experience, as we will be working as a team to achieve their reading goals!

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me in the Library.

Thanks – MrsP