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Coding and Problem Solving in 3D & 3E

This week in 3D and 3E, we have been looking at coding and problem solving in maths. We created a giant checker board and had to work out how to complete each of the puzzles. Every time we stood on a wrong square we would get a beep and the next person would start their turn. If we stood on a square and no sound was made, it told us that we were on the right square and could move to the next square to solve the puzzle. We had to use our memory to remember where exactly people had stood to get the puzzle correct. We then got the chance to create our own puzzles for our peers to solve.

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Poetry in 3D & 3E

In 3D and 3E we have been looking at poetry and how poetry uses descriptive language. We read a book of poetry called The Important Book written by Margaret Wise Brown and got some inspiration to try and write some poetry of our own. We had a go at writing in the style of the author by choosing a subject and describing it through poetry. Here are some of our final pieces.

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Peer Pressure Lesson

3D and 3E were lucky enough to have Kate and Tiem from 4A come into our rooms and teach us about the power of peer pressure. We learnt what peer pressure is and how positive and negative peer pressure can impact our lives. We even got the chance to make role plays to show different types of peer pressure that we might encounter at school.


A big big thanks to Kate and Tiem for coming in to share their knowledge with us!



Hi our names are Ali, Adriano and Bailey. We are from  3D. This term we have been learning about Power, both personal and electrical. Our CBL Challenge for this term was to use our power to make a difference. We have been looking at how littering can effect our environment and animals environments around us. We have the power to make a difference! This is where you come in. We are encouraging everyone to stop littering and start recycling to help improve our environment.

Did  you know… that every year the average Australian family produces enough rubbish to ll a three-bedroom house, producing about 2.25 kg of waste each per day.  ( Instead of putting your rubbish into the bins to send to landfill, you can recycle your cardboard boxes, paper, magazines, plastic bottles and cans.

Happy recycling and remember the power is yours!


Making Juice

3D and 3E have been looking at ways that athletes use power. We looked at the ways that athletes fuel their bodies to create personal power. Through our investigation we looked at sugar contents of drinks. We discovered that lots of drinks, including athlete sponsored ones, contained lots of sugar. We experimented and made our own sugar free orange fizzy drinks. We used oranges, bi carb soda and water. IMG_0246 IMG_0247 IMG_0250 IMG_0251 IMG_0252 IMG_0253

CBL Solutions

This term for CBL, our Big Idea was Discovery. Our challenge was to celebrate a Discovery. We researched and investigated a lot of different inventors and discoverers including Captain Cook, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Barnum Brown and Marie Curie.

For our presentations, we chose to celebrate discoveries that have impacted our lives. Some of us made an an archeology dig pit to represent how we discovered fossils, we made an erupting volcano to celebrate how volcanos were discovered and a puppet show to show how James Cook discovered Australia.

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Camp Reminders

We are on the final countdown… 2 more days of school before camp! Just a few final reminders before we head off:

  • All campers MUST be at school between 8.20am and 8.45am on Wednesday morning.
  • Students are to meet at the gym. We ask that everyone says goodbye to their parents before they enter the gym. Once students walk into the gym, parents are asked to drop their bags and sleeping bags off at the front of the school.
  • No suitcases will be accepted on the bus.
  • We ask that sleeping bags are not attached to bags.
  • Please label everything and we mean EVERYTHING
  • Please bring snack and lunch for the first day.
  • Remember to bring a plastic water bottle with you.
  • NO phones, iPads, iPods, DS, electronic devices, Pokemon cards etc

We look forward to an awesome three days at camp with the grade 3/4s

Miss Rae, Mr Traill, Miss Gulden, Mr Borrell, Mr Pearson, Mrs McNamora-Moyle, Mrs Neild, Mrs Patterson 😃


The Triantiwontegondalope

imageDuring our buddies session this week, Miss Rae read us a poem about the Triantiwontegondalope. It spoke about a creature that isn’t quite a spider and isn’t quite a fly. After we heard the poem, we had to visualise what the Triantiwontegondalope would look like. We worked with our buddies to create our own Triantiwontegondalopes.




Eruptions in 3D & 3E

As part of our CBL big idea of Discovery, we wanted to learn more about Volcanos and how they impact our Earth. We spent the morning using bottles, paper, water and flour to create paper mache` volcanos.

While they were drying we research information about volcanos and how they are formed. We also got to choose a famous volcano and research facts about our volcano. Here is some of the information that we have found out about volcanos and famous volcanos around the world:

Volcanos erupt when hot magma from below rises and leaks into the crust of the volcano. ~ Gemma

Volcanos are formed from tectonic plates that crash into each other and one plate slides over the top of the bottom plate.  Heat and pressure build up and cause magma to push up into the volcano to make it erupt. ~ Mason

Mauna Loa is in Hawaii. One of the five volcanos that form the island of Hawaii. The volcano is 4, 669 meters tall. The last eruption was in 1984. ~ Adriano and Tyson

K2 volcano last erupted two years ago and it was very dangerous because it erupts and the lava goes into the water. It is 813 meters tall.  ~Gemma

Krakatoa in between Java and Sumatra. The last eruption was in 2014. It has killed 36,000 people in an eruption. ~ Riley

Mt Fuji is in Japan. It is the tallest peak in Japan. ~ Ava

Mt Vesuvius is in ruin of Pompeii. It destroyed the entire city of Pompeii in AD 79. Mount Vesuvius is considered to be one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. ~ Ali

Mt Etna erupted last year. It is Europe’s highest and most active volcano. ~Anthony

After we had given time for our volcanos to dry, we got to paint them to make them look more like volcanos and less like bottles.

Then came the fun part, making our volcanos erupt! We put vinegar in our bottles with some food dye to make give our lava some colour. Then we put some bi carb soda in the bottles and watch them erupt!

Check out our photos from a great discovery day!


Buddy Bear Day

On Tuesday 3rd May we had Better Buddy Day at school. We met up with our buddy grade, 1F, to play games and do different activities around our school values. We started our morning with a game of musical freeze. After that we got into groups and spoke our our school values and what they mean to us. We then chose different parts of our values to act out.  IMG_0609IMG_0611