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Japanese Speaking Competition
On Saturday 16th September, four students from Campbell Primary School competed in the ACT Primary Schools Speaking Competition. Sophie W and Matt B competed in the year 3 and 4 division and Sarah W and Wilhelm G competed in the year 5 and 6 division. These students spent a lot of time throughout Term 3 preparing for this competition. They were required to prepare a speech using the language that they had learned in class and then spent many hours practising their speech orally so as they knew it from memory. All of these students did an amazing presentation on Saturday. They spoke confidently (in Japanese) in front of an audience of parents, students and teachers from other primary schools in Canberra and made Campbell Primary School extremely proud. All four students received a well-deserved participation certificate and prize. Congratulations to all of these students on their outstanding performances and a special mention to Sophie Weaver who came second in her division.
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21/09/2017
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The last two weeks of term are as busy as ever for year 2. Students will be continuing to re-craft their narratives based on Despereaux, and their recounts of a day in the life of James Cunningham, the boy who lived at Lanyon Homestead.

Learning Journey was a great success and students shared their fantastic achievements with families. Thank you all for coming!

The highlight of last week was Science Day. The focus was chemical science, looking at how materials mix and how they can be separated. The day started with some amazing experiments demonstrated by Jake Brown, an ANU chemistry student, (who also happens to be Mrs Brown's son!) He was very impressed with the enthusiasm and inquiry skills of year 2 students.



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19/09/2017
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This fortnight during one of our literacy experiences we made sprout houses. We were able to make predictions about what we thought they would grow in to. We have enjoyed looking after them and watching them grow. After making our sprout houses we each wrote a procedure about the steps we took to complete our project.

This term Learning Journey was a huge success. We all loved showing our hard work to our friends and family. Thank you to everyone who came along to celebrate how far our Kinders have come this year.

We would like to thank all our families for a fantastic term 3 and wish everyone safe and restful holidays. We are looking forward to the exciting adventures that term 4 will bring!

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11/09/2017
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On Thursday year 2 went on an amazing excursion to Lanyon Homestead, as part of our History unit of work. We travelled by bus and saw the many stunning blossom and wattle trees in bloom between Campbell Primary School and Lanyon Homestead.
When we got there the students went into different groups to begin the various activities.
Our first activity was creating a paper doll; one was of James, the little boy who grew up in Lanyon Homestead, and the other was Thomas, James’ friend who lived nearby.
We participated in games children played over 100 years ago; we played quoits, knuckles, cup-and-ball, and croquet!
After lunch, we were taken into the Lanyon Homestead house. Everything inside is still in original condition, except the fruit cake which is put out each day on the table in the drawing room! Inside the home is incredible, everything meticulously in place for us to view. We saw through each room with a guide named Chris. She was informative and students asked her many questions.
Lastly, we explored the grounds and saw the various sheds and places where over 80 people worked over 100 years ago. One of the sheds was set up with photographs, a desk and items to show us how it was originally at the homestead. One student was picked to dress-up in a night gown similar to what James would have worn to bed. Another student was picked to hold a candle in its stand to demonstrate how there was not any electricity at that time. Another student was allowed to hold a hand-made dolly that little girls may have played with all those years ago! On our walk we were shown an old horse cart that Mrs Cunningham, James’ mum, would have used to go and visit friends in nearby areas such as Queanbeyan.
We took the bus back to Campbell Primary School filled with many great stories of what we had seen. If you have not already been there it is a wonderful place to visit especially now that we are in spring time.

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KS had a great time making, eating and writing about their fruit rockets.
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08/09/2017
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This children in KS love participating in literacy groups.
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08/09/2017
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Book Week dress up day in KS!
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During our last AFL clinic we used our new passing and kicking skills to play a game of AFL.
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08/09/2017
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Our preschool students are really enjoying our Rocking Horse music lessons! Organised for the preschool classes by our lovely P & C Sub-Committee. Each Wednesday we will enjoy a 30 minute lesson that encourages us to explore music in many different ways. The lessons include:

- A developmental approach for babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers.
- A range of methods including Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze.
- A repertoire of rhymes, songs, multi-sensory   experiences, movement, dance,
- percussion, singing games, song-stories, lullabies, relaxation rounds and
transition songs.
- A sense of beat, rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics, timbre, form, texture and style
- selection of high quality pedagogical, multicultural, seasonal, celebratory and
thematic material for children.
- Exploration of percussion instruments.
- Improvisation and creativity.
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