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Our Outstanding 3-6 Year Concert!!!

Last Thursday we had our 3-6 concert and the gym was jam-packed with guests. There were lots of wonderful performances on the night.

When we were back stage we were all very nervous and excited to perform. Our song was a 90s hip hop mash up of ‘Ice Ice Baby’, ‘Can’t Touch This’ and ‘Everybody Dance Now’.  Our costumes were a black tshirt, black pants and a check shirt tied around our waist.

As soon as the song started to play we used all our energy to perform our best to the crowd. All our hard work and practise has paid off!

A special thank you to our 2 amazing Performing Arts teachers for all their hard work!!

 

BOOK WEEK!!!!

This week is Book Week and we got to dress up as our favourite book characters. The theme this year of Book Week is Find Your Treasure. On Tuesday was our dress up day and we had a parade with all the other Grade 4 classes.  We saw so many great and cool costumes!

I dressed up as Captain America because I like all the details of the costume – Jason

I dressed up as Matilda because she reads books and books have treasure!! – Gurnoor

I dressed up Cleopatra because she has lots of history behind her story – Hazal

Here are some of our costumes:

We even got a visit from a special Green Crayon aka Miss Kingsley!!

During the parade Miss Officer came around with her sheep and let us pat him!

Don’t forget that the book fair starts today! 4C can’t wait to buy some books!

P.E with 4C

During PE this week with Mr Muscari, we played a new game called the Rock, Paper, Scissors Challenge! We were divided into two separate teams and Mr Muscari laid out 10 hula hoops across the gym. When the teacher says “GO”, one team member from each side runs and plays rock, paper, scissors with each other. Whoever win keeps on going to try to make it to the other side. If you lose you go back to your team. Mr Muscari got the idea for this game from a viral video on the internet.

Then we played indoor soccer; blue team vs green team. The score was 1-0 in blue’s favour. Onil scored the winning goal!

P.E with 4C is always a fun time!!

Choose Your Own Adventure

This week we have been working on our Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) stories. Choose your own adventure means that the reader is able to choose where they want the story to go.

First, we read Countdown to Danger, a CYOA story and when it came to a choice, the class voted on which choice they liked best. Next, we started planning our own stories. We started by brainstorming ideas for our stories such as getting stuck in a haunted house or going on a space mission. After that we planned our own characters by describing their age, personality and appearance. Here are some examples by Nick and Mariah:

The next step was to plan problems relevant to our story and possible solutions. Have a look at Simrat and Hazal’s problems:

Next week we are going to begin to draft our stories. We are very engaged and enthusastic about our CYOA stories. Stay tuned!!

 

 

 

The First Week of Term 3!!

We’re back!!!! After an exciting holiday, 4C are back into the routine of school.

Our big idea this term is POWER!! 4C have started their new CBL journals on their iPads which have included pages about wonderings and a word association.

In Reading and Writing we’ve been focussing on the different parts of speech. Parts of speech includes verbs, nouns, adverbs and adjectives. A great way to practise this is by using Colourful Semantics to build sentences.

We also played the Silly Sentences game where you are given a letter and must think of a adjective, noun, verb and adverb to make a silly sentence like this:

You should play this at home!

In Maths we have been continuing to learn about addition and subtraction. We practised our skills and strategies through activities such as the $100 Word Challenge and Garden Path puzzle.

In SELS (Social and Emotional Literacies) we did a group activity called the Roundabout. We were given a problem and had to think of the solutions. Then we discussed the positives and negatives of each and acted out our best solution to the class.

We hope you’ve had a great first week back also!

 

End of Term 2!

We can’t believe how quickly the term has gone by! We are really excited for the holidays because we’ve worked really hard this term. Some of our favourite things this term include our CBL presentations about a significant discovery, 3/4 camp, non-campers activities, learning about the World Cup, using Makey Makey and playing dodgeball in Grade 4 Sport.

I loved camp because we got to see penguins! – Kate

I enjoyed playing dodgeball because we needed to use lots of teamwork. – Gurnoor

I loved playing with the Makey Makey as it was a new experience. – Emerson

We hope you’ve had a good Term 2 and enjoy your holidays!!!

3/4 Camp!

Last week, a group of students from 4C were lucky enough to go to camp at Phillip Island. At the camp there were fun activities such as the giant swing, flying fox, archery, low ropes course, team rescue and intiative course. On the giant swing you get put into a harness and you hold onto a rope to swing back and forth.

The giant swing is a lot of fun because it feels like you’re flying – Inaya

During archery I got a bulleye on the first turn! – Emerson

On the flying fox it felt like you were zip-lining from tree to tree – Jason

At night we went to the Penguin Parade. There were 1316 penguins that slowly come out of the ocean at night and walk to their burrows! We got to see the penguins up close as we watched from the boardwalks.

Meanwhile back at Aitken Creek Primary, the non-campers did fun activities such as making pizza, Spheros, Bloxels, made oobleck slime and watched a movie while eating popcorn!

It was a great experience for everyone!

 

Time

These past few weeks, 4C have been learning about time in Maths. We’ve been looking at telling the time to the minute. Some of the activities we’ve done have been making clocks, using time dominoes, clock puzzle with a hidden message, estimated time and using a numberline to figure out elapsed time questions.

I only used to know how to tell time to the nearest hour or half hour. Now I know quarter past and quarter to – Kate

I didn’t know what elapsed time was before we did the activities – Clayton

First it was hard for me to tell the time. Now I’m learning to tell time to the minute  – Sophia

Thanks for reading!

 

Better Buddies Day

Yesterday was Better Buddies Day! We wore purple and raised money for the Alana and Madeline Foundation.  We did lots of fun activities with our buddy class Prep H. These activities were based on our specialist subjects such as Spanish, P.E, Art and Performing Arts.

First we practiced saying our vegetables and fruits in Spanish and then made a face by cutting them out and arranging them together. We were inspired by the portraits of the famous artist Arcimboldo.

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Here’s some of our art

In Performing Arts we made a dance in groups based on a lip sync and dance battle. We made videos and shared them with each other.

For P.E we went on a photo scavenger hunt on the oval. We had to take photos of our group doing things like flying, everyone giving each other a high five and a model pose.

We had fun with our buddies on Better Buddies Day. Hope to see Prep H soon!!

Discovery in 4C

Hello everyone! This is our first blog of the Term!

We have been learning about Discovery in CBL. First we drew what we thought a scientist was. A lot of our scientists in our drawings wore glasses, were boys and worked with chemicals and potions.

Yesterday we looked at different provocations for the areas of science we will be focusing on: Chemical, Biological, Geological and Physical Science.

Some of the activities included looking at videos, making land forms out of playdough, drawing the rest of the animal based on a biological feature and mixing common kitchen items together to predict and record what happened.

As we did the different activities we added our thoughts to our CBL journal on our iPads. We answered questions and wrote down our further wonderings.

Thank you for reading. We look forward to learning more about science this term!!