Building Trust

On Friday we read a book called ‘Nobody Knew What To Do’ by Becky Ray McCain. It is a story about Bullying and how nobody knew what to do when bullies were planning to do hurt the main character Ray.

We discussed things we could do if we noticed a friend was being hurt or bullied in different situations. Here is what we came up with:

  • Use your voice
  • Make yourself comfortable in any situation, if we are not comfortable; it is okay to walk away.
  • Ask questions to understand what is going on
  • Think before we speak

After we read the book we discussed ways we can show trust by drawing a trustworthy and untrustworthy person.

Our next step was to complete a snowball fight! We needed to write an idea on a small piece of paper. The idea would be connected to how we can improve trust in our classroom and what activities we could do in the future.

We cannot wait to share these activities with you next term!

Buddies CBL Visit

On Thursday the 21st of June we went to our prep buddies class to watch their science show and concert performance.

Krew – I liked the lava lamp experiment because you can make it.

Rayshan – My favourite part was the volcano because it was pretty cool.

Alyssa – I liked the exploding cup because its easy to make

Anaadi – I liked the exploding cup because its awesome

Sariah – I liked the dance because it was entertaining.

Opening Morning

On Wednesday the 27th of June we will be having an open morning to share our CBL solutions to Discover Australian History.

The class will be open from 9am till 10am for parents and friends to come and have a look at our creations.

Eshal – My group created a website thats includes lots of information.

Harnav – Our group created a map of the First Fleets journey.

Charli – My group designed a penal colony that includes an Officers house and the Governor’s House.

Harjap – My group designed models of the ships of the first fleet.

We hope to see you there!

Presenting our discovery learning

Today we shared our presentations on important discoveries with our class and some of our parents who came along to be part of our audience. We were asked to share an important scientific discovery and have spent the last two weeks researching, planning and organising our information.

We presented on a lot of different discoveries including electricity, gravity, sound (and the telephone), New Zealand, the Great Barrier Reef, Samoa and the atom.

We gave each other feedback on our presentations and next week we will reflect on what we can improve on.

Keep checking back to see some of our presentations here on our blog soon!

~ 4D

Discovery in 4E

In 4E we have been learning about different discoveries and scientist that have impacted our world. We all chose a scientific discovery we were interested in and were able to use keyword searches and paraphrase important information. 

We first had to think about the type and amount of information needed for our presentations and created a rubric to assess our work.


  • “I think a 3 star presentation will include lots of information that explains each idea in detail. It should have at least a page worth of information per paragraph,” Melissa.
  • “A one star presentation will have very little information and would be less than 1 minute,”Lucas.

Some facts we have learnt while researching are;

  • “Albert Einstein won a Nobel prize in 1921 for his work in physics,” Lucas.
  • “Cars were invented in 1985-1986, by Karl Benz,” Haydar.
  • “Penicillin was discovered in 1928 when Alexander Fleming came back from a break and found a mould that killed bacteria,” Zain and Abaan.
  • “Galileo discovered that the moon had mountains just like earth,” Melissa.

Meeting our pen pals online

On Tuesday our class connected with our pen pals from Korumburra. We have written letters to them before but this week we spoke to them face to face using Skype! It was so much fun to see them!

We played Guess My Number first as a whole class (they won). Then we spoke to our pen pals in groups of 3 or 4. We asked lots of questions and found out about what games they played, football teams they follow and even about some pets! While we were talking with our pen pals, the rest of our class were working in the classroom.

We are waiting for the letters they sent us last week so we can reply. We will also be video calling them regularly next term so we can get to know each other better.



Over the past couple of weeks we have been looking at different ways we can showcase our learning from CBL this term. The Discovery Challenge is to “Discover our Australian History”.

Here is a sneak peak at what we have been doing in our classroom!

We cannot wait to share even more with you next week!


CBL Solutions

Our CBL challenge is to ‘Discover Australian History’.  We worked in groups to investigate our interests.  We narrowed it down to creating a penal colony and a ship from The First Fleet.

Students worked collaboratively to plan and design their projects.  They used ‘The Voyage’ game and their research skills to create detailed drawing with labels.

Students were excited to start building their projects.  They used recycled materials an available resources to create.  We co-constructed a teamwork rubric and use it to reflect on our productivity, effort and time management each session.

We have been working hard to create specific goals to achieve each session.  This has helped us to stay focused on a goal.  We have also been researching what we are making so that it looks accurate.  We are excited to showcase our learning and presentations to our parents and peers next week in our CBL gallery!

3B’s Discovery Solutions

This term, our CBL Big Idea has been Discovery and our challenge has been to ‘discover our Australian history’.

We have decided to create projects around Captain Cook and the First Fleet. Our projects are coming along nicely and we are wanting to share our learning with you.

Watch this space to find out more information and your invite to our CBL Discovery Showcase.

Thank you,


Cause and effect

In reading we are learning about cause and effect.

Cause is the reason (why something happens), and effect is the result (what happened)”

We watched news reports on BTN to practice identifying the cause and effect in different situations around the world.

Cause: Hawaii’s volcano erupted

Effect: Destroyed homes and cars, and people had to evacuate

Cause: Bad storm in Hobart

Effect: Formed a flood and swept people and property away

Cause: Australia joined the National Space Agency

Effect:  More jobs for Australians in the space department

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