Reading Everyday Creates Lifelong Readers
At Thornlands we place great importance on reading as we believe it is a vital skill that each child requires in order to succeed throughout their lives. A wonderful quote by famous children's author Tomi De Paola states beautifully how reading can impact on your child's learning,
"Reading is important because, if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything".
Please encourage your children to read daily and remind them to use the reading program Wushka, home readers or just any texts of interest, to enhance their reading throughout this term and into the Summer holidays!
Booklists for 2021 school year
In the coming weeks you will receive your child's booklist for 2021 so please keep an eye out for these. Once again we are going through the Lucky Charm Newsagency at Victoria Point. Please note that copies of your child's booklist will also be made available on our school website for your convenience.
Celebrating science & technology
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.
Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres.
Fortunately, here at Thornlands, Science is taught as a core subject of our curriculum which inevitably means that our students are exposed to scientific concepts very regularly. During Science week however, teachers pay particular attention to the concepts and theme of the year which in this case was ‘Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans’
With this in mind, the theme embraces the innovative technologies, capabilities and skills needed to achieve economic, environmental and social sustainability of our oceans. It features insights and inquiries into workable solutions that generate healthy oceans, healthy economies and healthy communities. Our fabulous Year 5 students were guided by Mrs Cross in their research and discovery into this year’s theme- Below are some examples of their amazing projects.