Jersey, Hereford and Fresian

Did you know that Jersey, Hereford and Fresian are all differnt types of cows? That’s right, there are many different breeds of cows, some give us milk and some give us meat. It’s very rare that one type of cow is used for both meat and milk.

Last week at school we learnt all about cows. We read lots of facts about them and we also enjoyed some great stories about cows, like The Cow that Laid and Egg, Belinda, Crazy Cow and many more.

We made crazy cows on Friday and we displayed our cows facts with them. We learnt so many interesting things!

Cows need to have a baby before they can make milk. Dairy cows have long legs and meat cows have short legs. A group of cows is called a herd. By Tess

Cows use their tails to swish the flies away. Cows feed their babies for 6 months. Mother cows and daddy bulls don’t live in the same paddock. By Grace J

Cows have two toes on each foot. Cows are mammals and they eat grass. They turn the grass they eat into milk. If a cow has a wet nose it means it’s healthy. By Jamie

A fully grown cow weighs as much as 3 pigs. In summer cows eat grass out in the paddocks. Cows have no top teeth. Manure is made from cow poo and straw. By Fintan

A calf drinks 5 litres of milk a day. A cow’s nose is called a muzzle. There are different types of cows, some make milk and others give us meat. By Jackson

A dairy cow is milked twice a day, in the morning and again in the evening. A dairy cow has a bony body. A cow will drink a full bath tub of water each day. By Grace H

When cows chew grass the grass goes into the 1st stomach where it is made soft and then it goes into the second stomach where it is made into cud which is the size of a tennis ball. By Jack

The cow chews a cud the size of a tennis ball for 8 hours a day. Meat cattle have a fleshy body. It takes 5 minutes to milk a cow by machine and 15 minutes to do it by hand. By Jarrod

Bulls and cows are kept in different paddocks. A male cow weighs 1000 kilos and the female weighs 600 kilos. A dairy cow is milked twice a day. By Edward

Cows have poor eyesight and they can’t see the colour red. Cows do have a good sense of smell though. Crayons can be made from beef cattle. By Neivh

A dairy cow has a large udder. A cow has four stomaches. A cow eats 200 pounds of grass and hay. Cows lick their babies to clean them. By Emma

A dairy cow always stays close to the dairy. In winter cows eat hay and in summer they eat grass. The cow will produce milk for ten months. By Jessie

A cow can drink a full bathtub of water in one day. A group of cows is called a herd. A cow has four stomaches. The mother and father cows don’t live in the same paddock. By Cody

Jersey cows give the creamiest milk. Dairy cows can produce 30 litres of milk per day. It takes 4 litres of milk to make a tub of sour cream. A machine can milk 100 cows in one hour. By Milly

A cow spends ten months a year making milk. The cow has to have a baby before it can be milked though. A dairy cow is milked twice a day. A cow’s cud is the size of a tennis ball. By Cameron

Cows can’t see very well but they have a great sense of smell. A cow will have only one baby in a year. After having a calf it will produce milk for ten months. By Amelia

A boy cow will be called a bull when it grows up. If you milked cows by hand it would take a whole day to do 60 cows. A machine can do 60 cows in one hour. By Alannah

What else did you learn about cows?

Can you remember the difference between dairy cows and beef cattle?

Book Launch

Yesterday’s Book Launch culminated all the work the children had put into creating thier own stories. The process began in Term 3 as we were studying Fairy Tales. The children were able to chose a Fairy Tale to model their story on or they were able to use their own original ideas.
We then began the writing process, focusing on introducing and describing our good and bad characters in detail. After this was the difficult part, the introduction of the problem. Once the problem had been detailed the children worked on the solution and ending for thier stories. The writing part took the children many weeks and we couldn’t have done it without the help of some wonderful parents, so thank you to those parents.
Once the writing had been complete children thought of a title that matched their story and started work on their front covers. Front covers completed and it was onto blurbs and title pages. We began to see some wonderful pictures on both front and back covers.
Miss Hunichen and Mrs Morris then worked hard to type up all of the children’s stories so they would be ready to illustrate. Illustrations began in the last week of Term 3 and were completed by children this week. We are so proud of all of the children’s efforts and think that their books look fantastic.

Gr 1B Book Launch on PhotoPeach

Gr 1C Book Launch on PhotoPeach

What part of making your own book did you like best?

Which part of the process did you find the hardest?

Welcome Back

It’s great to back for our final term together. We hope you all enjoyed your holidays and are ready for a busy term. Mrs Morris and Miss Hunichen enjoyed their two weeks off school and got lots of things done. Mrs Morris got a new puppy called Maffy and Miss Hunichen spent some time in Queensland. Listening to the children talk about their holidays on Monday we learnt that lots of children had been to the movies, either to see Madagascar or Diary of a Wimpy Kid. A number of children had visited the Royal Melbourne Show and been on rides and bought showbags. Some of them had been away, Ocean Grove, Venus Bay and Queensland were popular destinations. Children had also enjoyed spening time with families, visiting nannas and pops and playing with cousins. It was great to see so many children had also done some reading over the holidays.

You can have a look at some photos of Miss Hunichen at Dreamworld in the slideshow below

Miss Hunichen at Dreamworld on PhotoPeach

What was your favourite part of your holidays?

What didn’t you like about the holidays?