Easter Experience

I thought the Easter Experience was an exciting and involving way to learn about the story of Easter. We arrived at Gordon Uniting Church happy and fresh as a daisy. A lady called Nicola took us through the time tunnel to the market place of Jerusalem. Nicola led us through a curtain into a courtyard, which was decorated like a marketplace from biblical times. Then someone handed me a coin, which Nicola said was a “shekel”. Then Nicola told me to give it to the “blind beggar” who was an old man sitting on a pile of bricks. Then they split us into groups and I was in the yellow group so they asked me to sit down and make a bracelet. The beads on the bracelet were blue, black, red, green, and yellow. Then they moved us to the next station, which was doing a Mexican cross. The teacher asked us to not turn the cross over, because then it would mess it all up. While we were making it, I heard a bell ring, and the teacher said, “ Time to go into the story of Easter girls! Have fun!” We went into another hallway that was darker then the other one and Nicola showed us into a small room where there was a short table with pillows sitting around it. A lady said ‘Welcome children to the last supper that Jesus ate with his friends’. After that they brought us into the Garden of Gethsemane. We saw Jesus arrested and taken into the court room. The high priest didn’t know what to do with Him, so he referred Jesus to the governor. The governor was afraid of the crowds so he said that Jesus could be crucified. We watched a video showing what had happened. After the video two ladies came and asked us to look in the tomb. But Jesus wasn’t there. Suddenly he appeared from a distance and told us he was alive. Following that we had a party to celebrate. It actually let me experience what it really would have been like back then. by Chloe

 

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Year 4 Camp at Galston Gorge

This year, Years 3 and 4 went to Galston Gorge for camp. Year 4 did rock climbing, low ropes, bush survival and BMX. Our favourite activity was BMX because you were able to go over hills and sharp turns. We enjoyed the food and loved sleeping in comfy cabins. The Galston Gorge camp relied on teamwork and friendship. It was an exciting opportunity to be able to go on camp. 

Ashley and Jessica

 

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Hyde Park Barrack and Sydney Tower

Both Year 4 classes took a trip to the city to learn more about the colonisation of Sydney. At the Hyde Park Barracks we saw how difficult life was for the male prisoners. We learned how to make bricks and how to stack them in a brick wall. There were many interesting artefacts to see in the museum. After eating lunch in Hyde Park we went to Sydney Tower. The view from the top was amazing and we could see where the first fleet had landed and how Sydney had changed so much. We had a great time.

The Easter Experience

IMG_1656 IMG_1684 IMG_1672Year 4 enjoyed learning about what happened at Easter by going back in time to when Jesus was on earth. They took part in an experience at Gordon Uniting Church where they saw the events first hand, that led to Jesus’ death. They made some beautiful crafts and were given some fun puzzle sheets.

Visiting The Rocks

Years 3 and 4 enjoyed learning more about the colonisation of Australia. We sketched the early buildings. With our tour guide we dressed as convicts and officers. We were shown around the part of Sydney where the First Fleet landed and learned about the first settlement.
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Making Music Together

Year 4 joined a local boy’s school to practise our music together. We had some workshops where we were able to improve our skills on all our instruments. Following the hard work we enjoyed a sausage sizzle together and some free time. After lunch our parents and friends came to hear us perform. The band made a wonderful sound, then the orchestra followed and we were very pleased about the progress we had made in one day

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