Blogs 3+4’s

Working Hard

Working Hard

The 3/4 students have all had a great start to the year. We have got to know each other at the start of the year and are now working hard, especially in maths and planning our imaginative narratives. We are looking forward to sharing some of these with you as soon as we have completed them.

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Maths

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2017 Coding and Chess Clubs

2017 Coding and Chess Clubs

Below are the flyers for our chess or coding clubs in 2017.

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Open the link, follow the steps on how to enrol your child into the club.

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Mad About Science

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In preparation for our next inquiry unit on forces and movement, the 3/4s had a great time at our ‘Mad About Science’ incursion. We learnt about Newton’s Laws and had a go at lots of hands-on activities that demonstrated the law that things that objects that are still continue to be still and objects that are moving continue to move unless acted on by an unbalanced force. The activities were really cool and we had lots of fun beginning our inquiry into this topic!

 

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Sustainability and Upcycling!

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This term we have been learning about sustainability. Specifically, we have been thinking about how we can reduce, reuse and recycle. Last week all 3/4 students attended an incursion about from the local council and were inspired to ‘upcycle’ items we would usually throw in the bin to be carted off to landfill. We researched examples of upcycling and what various everyday items (such as milk cartons, tissue boxes and coffee pods) could be turned into. We designed our new creations and then set about creating them. Check out what we came up with!

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Procedural Texts

In 3/4 we have been learning to write procedural texts. For one of our pieces in of writing in 3/4B we came up with creative ways of eating oreos. First we watched some Youtube videos of people eating oreos in all kinds of interesting ways to get some ideas. Next we came up with our own ideas and wrote our draft procedural text. We brainstormed how we could include adverbs to make our writing more detailed and added them into our final piece of writing. Finally, we ate the oreos!

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MCG Excursion 2016

MCG Excursion 2016

Students in year 3-6 culminated their studies in relation to the Olympic Games, with a visit to the MCG. This visit included a tour of the grounds and facilities, including a meeting with athlete Sean Roe.

Read some of the recounts attached to share the students’ excitement:

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3/4s in the Art Room!

Year 2/3T, 3/4B and 3/4JL started the semester with a printing project. They were inspired by Andy Warhol’s ‘Flower’ series. They began by cutting out a flower from a foam sheet and then printed it using bright, fluro paint colours. They then used pastels to create a line patterned background and finally painted a wash over the pastel background. The display in the library attracted many compliments for our young artists. Well done!

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The children created textured paper by using texture plates and rubbing blocks. It made a great background for their various scratch art projects.

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These children are currently working on a foil relief project that emphasizes shape – one of the ‘Elements of Art’. The children cut out a circle shape which became the face of a sun or a moon – or a sun/moon. The children then cut out shapes for eyes, eyebrows, noses, mouths, cheeks etc which were glued onto the face. This was then covered with foil to really highlight the shapes used. The children then coloured their faces using either warm (for sun) or cool (for moon) colours. Next came the favourite step of this project so far…….the 3D paint!!!! This was used to add further interest – just had to watch some children or they would have used it all! Although these faces are already stunning, there is still more to do before they are finished. You’ll have to wait and see how they look when they are completed!

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2/3T and ICT

In Grade 2/3T students have created 2D shape picture designs using their laptops and desktops! 

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They have also been learning about data collection and graphing in excel.

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Clever Kids is Back!

Clever Kids is Back!

Students participated in their first session of Clever Kids this term. Students were involved in many different activities including, coding, gardening, drama, knitting, yoga, zumba, cooking, chess, science, clay making and guitars.

I love my Clever Kids activity because when you go to the garden there’s a lot of plants and lots of tools to use. It’s messy but really fun to do. It helps to know good plants for the garden and for winter.

By Daniel K

Clever Kids was really exciting. We did great things in Snazzy Science. The first was the egg drop, then we did Mentos with soft drinks and bottle rockets. My favourite was the bottle rockets because ours was the highest. Next term I want to do drama.

By Kon

I really enjoyed my Clever Kids lessons in ‘Fun with Clay’. We made three different things each. I made a pizza on a plate, a Christmas tree and an ‘s’ which stands for Summer. Fun with Clay was my number one choice and I got it. Yay! We also learnt about all of the materials.

By Summer

I love playing chess because we verse each other and it’s very hard, fun and confusing to play chess.

By Dean

Wow. I love drama in Clever Kids. In drama you get the opportunity to do lots of acting in different scenarios. It is really fun. It will be so hard to choose something else next term.

By Ajuni

Here are some pictures of the different groups.

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Camp Briars

2016 CAMP!

My favourite activities were canoeing, flying fox and a game called ‘a minute to win it’.

I was very lucky since I was one of the first people on the flying fox. It sounded like car wheels screeching it was painful to listen to, but very fast and super fun. At the end it hit a tyre and bounced back to stop it from going any further. The string that the seat hung from went on for eighty metres.

Canoeing was the activity I enjoyed most. Kathy and I got in an orange canoe. We soon learnt how to hold the oars and paddle. The dam water looked very filthy and dirty to us, but still we gave it a try. We thought it looked easy by the looks of it, but it wasn’t for sure.

You may know that ‘a minute to win it’ is a TV show. We took turns doing the activities within a minute, in our six groups. It was finally my turn, I had to bite an ice cream stick with a dice at the tip of the other end. Then walk to get a ping pong ball and walk backwards to the table and put the ball in a cup without turning around to see where to put it.

I enjoyed all the games and activities very much.

By Cindy 3/4JL

My Camp Highlights!

My stomach was roaring when I found out my next activity was canoeing. I was a little bit scared but because I had been canoeing before I knew it was fun. I was also scared because I didn’t want to fall in the GROSS and dirty water. When we were walking to the canoes it was so far away but I was still excited. My group and I was finally there, my legs were aching. Brett showed us how to use the paddles and how to avoid falling in. I finally got in the canoe with Isabella and it was relaxing to be floating in the water until Daniel in grade 3 was splashing me, I tried to splash him but I couldn’t. Brett called everyone out to explain the race that we were going to but it took Daniel and his partner to come because they were going the opposite way! Brett finally explained the race and as he said GO we set of and went Lachlan and Miss Brown won the race only because their paddles were the biggest.

I really liked camp it was the best and it was so fun with a capital F!

By Kayleigh 3/4B

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