The G.A.T.E.WAYS Challenge is a team event to challenge, extend, excite and encourage primary students. The Challenge:
provides participants with opportunity for leadership
encourages team members to interact in an efficient and cohesive manner
is about problem-solving – recognising and negotiating obstacles and, as a team, finding solutions
practises skills necessary for competent performance
runs morning workshops on the day of the Challenge to prepare teams
gives satisfaction from activities as well as outcomes
emphasises having fun with learning
In Term 3, our Grade 3/4 and Grade 5/6 Pegasus Program at Apollo Parkway PS will focus on the G.A.T.E.WAYS Team Challenge. Twenty-four students will work with Miss Tomat each week to complete preparation challenges and reinforce skills in particular curriculum areas. Students will be grouped into teams of 4 earlier in the term so they can collaborate together, learn their team members talents, individual skills and interests and develop an understanding of the challenge they would like to lead their team in on the day.
Click here to be directed to the G.A.T.E.WAYS Challenge website.
When is the G.A.T.E.WAYS Team Challenge?
Term 4 – Week 1
Wednesday 11th October: Grade 3 and 4
Thursday 12th October: Grade 5 and 6
Winners on the day will secure a place in the National FINALS.
The text structure of an information report is to present information about an object, animal, person or place. You use paragraphs with topic sentences to organise the different bundles of information discovered in your research for the NHC.
See the examples below for an Information Report titled, iPhone.
A is for Animals offers an A to Z of animals in war, from mascots and messengers to creepy-crawlies. Animals are put to many uses in war. Sometimes they have jobs to do: the horses, camels, mules, and donkeys used to transport soldiers and equipment, as well as carrier pigeons and tracker dog with their special talents. Often animals are used as mascots and pets, or as symbols on badges and flags. A is for animals also looks at those unwelcome animals, such as insects, rats, and wild creatures, that make life in the field even more difficult and dangerous.
Click on the link here to listen about the role of Animals during wartime.
Although the Grade 1/2 students are focusing on Australian History and Animals at War, the following link shows images of 15 animals who assisted the soldiers in other countries during WWI and WWII. Click here.
Let’s start by exploring important events, people and places…
Defining Moments in Australian History examines events, people and places of profound significance to the Australian people. Here you can explore hundreds of key moments in Australia’s history compiled by a panel of leading historians and the general public.
What defining moment in Australian History has grabbed your attention and engaged you?
How do you feel this has contributed to making a better world?
Miss Tomat has enrolled the Apollo Parkways Pegasus group as participants in the 2017 National History Challenge. However, we will wait for all returned parent permissions, and finalise our group/individual entries before we mail our formal enrollment documentation.
Entries close 25 August 2017
Winners notified mid October 2017
State Presentation dates to be announced at a later date.