4B’s Brilliant Blog about Maths!

Over the past few weeks in maths we have been looking at data. Data includes generating a question, collecting answers to the question, representing this in a table and then making graphs from the information.

First we thought of questions we wanted to ask the class. We then chose one and surveyed our class mates. Some of the questions were:

“Who is your favourite author?”

“If our school had a sports team, what should it be called?”

“What is your favourite Fast Food restaurant?”

“What’s your favourite animal?”

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

“What is your favourite movie series?”

“What is your favourite game?”

“Who is your favourite song artist?”

Next we put our information into a table and found the totals for each answer. We then represented our data using a column or bar graph. We created graphs both digitally and manually.

Miss Murray then showed us a cool way to make a pie graph with our data. First we had to use unifix blocks to make our column or bar graph. We then connected them all together with an extra white unifix block on top. Next, we got a strip of paper and lay it next to our colourful tower. We marked each colour and coloured it on our strip of paper. We then connected it in a circle to use as a template for our pie graphs.

Here is the process…

Week 4 & 5 in 4C

Hello and welcome, 

This is what we have been learning during weeks 4 & 5! 

Reading: 

In reading we have been learning about the main idea in non-fiction texts. We can find the main idea by looking at the title and the pictures. We can also find the main idea by looking for repeated words.

‘I found it really easy looking for the main idea in non-fiction texts’ – Sameen

‘I learnt how to look for the main idea in non-fiction texts.’ – Aekam

‘ I found that using the title helped me figure out what the main idea was’ – Emma

Numeracy: 

In numeracy we have been learning how to collect data using different types of graphs. The types of graphs we have been looking at are; Pie graphs, picture graphs, line graphs and bar graphs.

“I learnt how to collect data using tally marks’ – Saad

” I learnt how to make a picture graph to represent my data’. – Rehmat

‘ I learnt how to use different types of graphs to represent my data.’ – Sameen

‘ I learnt how to read a line graph.’ Aekam

CBL:

In CBL we have been researching about Sea Monkeys! A Sea Monkey is a type of shrimp. We have also been researching about different animals life cycles.

‘I learnt that Sea Monkeys are brine shrimp.’ – Caitlyn

‘Sea Monkey eggs look like powder!’ – Madilyn

‘This term we are raising Sea Monkeys as our class pet’. – Manaal

‘ I learnt that Sea Monkeys are a sea creature.’ – Shanna

‘ I learnt that you have to wait till the water is clean before you feed your Sea Monkeys.’ – Maha

Writing: 

In writing we have been learning to write a procedural text. A procedural text is a text you follow to achieve something.

‘My procedural text about how to bake peanut butter cookies’. – Mia

‘My procedural text is about how to make toffee apples!’ – Sathuya

‘My procedural is about making something explode safely.’ – Aekam

Our Learning in 4D

On the 14th of October paramedics from Ambulance Victoria came to visit and taught us about CALL, PUSH, SHOCK as a part of Restart a Heart Day. In an emergency where somebody collapses, you would call 000 and tell them where you are, what happened if the person is breathing. If they aren’t breathing you push on their chest to the beat to the song Baby Shark which is 2 compressions a second! Look for the AED sign which helps restart your heart if it’s needed.

In CBL we planted our own plants with a group to see how they will be affected by the environment. We wrote a hypothesis about what will happen and had a constant and variable to compare them both.

My variable is to see if my plant will grow without sunlight – Devyan

My groups variable plant is growing a little bit – Stef

In my group we are trying to see if our plant can grow by watering it orange juice. No growth yet – Riaz

Have a look at our twitter for pictures of our learning! https://twitter.com/MissB_ACPS

Thank you for reading our class blog!

Grade 4 – Term 4 Spanish – Mr Pablo

With the end of the year coming up, we’ve begun learning how to say in Spanish the various activities well be doing throughout the summer holidays. This topic has been really exciting since it reminds us that we’ve nearly completed Grade 4! We look forward to learning how to say these in activities in Spanish through the use of engaging and competitive games.

‘I’ve enjoyed saying in Spanish what we’re going to be doing throughout the summer holidays’ – Lily (4B)

‘I’ve enjoyed playing the house points game in Spanish’ –  Leen (4B)

Grade 3 – Term 4 Spanish – Mr Pablo

With the start of Term 4 underway, we’ve begun to learn how to say and identify various items that we would normally find in a park. This learning will then take us towards touching on the ACPS Term 4 CBL topic, which is Environment. This unit of learning has particularly engaged us since we love the items that are to be found in a park, such as playgrounds and play spaces for children.

‘I’ve been enjoying learning about things we find  in a park’ – Lachlan (3C)

‘In Spanish, I enjoy learning how to speak Spanish and how to say different words’ – Luke (3C)

The start of Term 4 in 4C!

During the first three weeks of term 4 we have been learning about so very interesting things!

CBL:

In CBL we have been learning about the environment. We experimented with plants and we added unnatural things to the plants such as food dye.  We also got to Skype a marine scientist who collects whale and dolphins snot.

‘I put rocks in my plant!’ – Mia

‘I put food dye in my plant” – Sameen

‘I put grass inside my plant as well as red food dye’ – Harjap

Reading:

In reading  we have been focusing on  of poems and poetic devices such as; spoonerisms, neologisms, rhythm, onomatopa, sound play and word play. We have also been learning about  diagrams and their purpose.

‘ I have been practising my reading goal which is reading with expression’ – Arda A

‘We have been learning to identify poetic devices in different types of poems.’ – Emma

Writing:

In writing we have been focusing on alliterations. Alliterations are when sentences have more than one word that starts with the same letter. We have also been learning to create our own poems and include the different poetic devices in our writing.

‘I used alliteration in my writing’ – Aekam

‘We have been learning how to use poetic devices such as spoonerisms in our writing.’ – Emma

‘ In writing we have been learning to include commas in our writing to make our writing more fluent.’ Manaal

Numeracy:

In numeracy we have been learning about money as well as how to collect data. We have learnt how to add up large amounts of money and rounding to the nearest 5.

‘ In maths I have been using mental maths to help me add up different amounts of money.’ – Sachiv

‘ In maths we have been learning about probability’ – Will

‘ I learnt how to add up different amounts of money.’ Aekam

Restart a heart day:

On the 14th of October Ambulance Victoria came to our school  to teach us how to do CPR.  We all participated in an activity where we each had a go at doing CPR.

‘ The paramedics taught me how to restart a heart.’ Saad

‘ The three main things i learnt were call, push and shock.’ Navroz

‘ I learnt how to restart a heart by doing CPR.’ Chloe

 

Week 2 and 3 in 4B!

Welcome to our next blog post! We have been busy learning lots of new and exciting things over the past 2 weeks.

Reading

In reading we have been looking at poetic devices and diagrams.

Poetic devices – we have learnt about spoonerisms, neologisms and puns. We found our favourites and shared them with the class.

Diagrams – we have been learning the author’s purpose of a diagram and how they help us understand what is written in the text.

Writing

In writing we have been looking at poetry and procedural texts.

Poetry – we looked at the language features of poetry which included slang, similies, metaphors and alliteration. We had a go at writing our own tongue twisters and adding similies and metaphors into our writing.

Procedures – we explored the structure of a procedure and are looking forward to writing our own next week.

 

Maths

In maths we have been looking at chance, money and time.

Chance – we looked at different events and worked out whether they were certain, likely, even chance, unlikely or impossible. We also connected our fraction knowledge to the chance scale.

Money – we have been doing a money rich task where we were given a limit of $1,000 to spend in a week on a summer vacation and we had to work out a budget for each day and the week in total.

Time – we learnt about elapsed time and where the hour hand moves as the minutes hand moves. For example: when it is half past 3 the hour hand is half way between the 3 and the 4.

 

CBL

We have been looking at the life cycle of plants and what affects their growth. We developed a hypothesis for each of our Dwarf Bean seeds. Some are being kept in the cupboard in darkness and others are in the sunlight. We have different amount of water going to each group’s seeds. So far we have noticed the roots of the seeds starting to grow and it is exciting. We have created a procedure for our experiment and are recording our observations daily.

 

Keep your eyes peeled for updates on our learning journey.

4B

Week 2 and 3 in 4F

Over the past 2 weeks in 4F we have been doing some interesting learning. Read the descriptions below to find out what we have been up to.

 

Restart a Heart Incursion

On Monday the 14th of October we had an incursion about CPR. The incursion was ran by paramedics from Ambulance Victoria. In case you are wondering what CPR is, it is cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It involves you pushing on heart at a rate of 100 times a minute.

The paramedics taught us the correct way to push the heart. We got to do a quick game that was like a relay about being the first respondent.

“The incursion was entertaining!” – Decklan

“It was really fun, I liked pushing the heart down.” – Mehar

 

Challenge Based Learning

On the 23rd of October we started an experiment that involved us planting cat grass. We came up with different hypothesis to see the different things that affect the growth of a plant.

We broke into groups, each group focused on a different way to care for the plant. One group had the control plant, they had to give the plant all the things that a plant needs to grow, water, soil and sun. Other groups watered their plants with vinegar, cordial, coke and salty water. While others kept their seeds out of the sun, planted the seeds deep within the soil or with tissues, oval dirt or sand instead of soil. Another group has given their plant the correct amount of sun and soil, but has decided not to water the plant at all.

We have been recording the changes that we have seen through written observations, photos and measurements.

We are pretty excited to see what will happen over the next few weeks!

“We spray in the morning, but then the next morning it is dry and there is no sign of the water.” – Thehan

“I wonder how different the plants will be compared to the control?” – Baani

“I liked how CBL this term is different to what we have done in the past, we got to plant the seeds which is something I haven’t done at school.” – Lavanya

First 2 weeks back at school

Hey Everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying your first weeks back. We certainly are!

Week 1 we headed out to Melbourne Museum where we explored a range different areas, our favourite for sure was the Imax movie, did you know Bugs have super powers like night vision, mind reading, invisibility and so much more. Since being back at school we have been reflecting and expanding our wanderings around our big idea of environment.

Week 2 Skype a scientist, this week we Skyped a plant pathologist all the way from Kentucky can you believe it? we were so excited. We got to ask him so many questions and he spoke to us about rare plant diseases that will make citrus plants extinct in about 10-15 years…Goodbye orange juice and lemonade!

This week we also got a visit from Ambulance Victoria for Restart a heart day, Boy was that a challenge! We got to practice giving CPR on a rubber heart it sure is tougher than it looks.

So as you can see we have had a pretty epic first 2 weeks back at school. I can’t wait to see where the rest of the term takes us!

Thanks for reading

-4E

Ambulance Victoria

On the 14 of October,  some paramedics came to ACPS to teach us what to do if someone is unconscious. We learnt the chain of survival and how to do CPR.  The first step involved asking the person if they were safe. The second involved calling 000 and giving them information calmly, like who do you need, where you were, patience name and age and what to do while waiting for the paramedics. After that, we gave the patience CPR. This was really interesting to learn about. 

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