This term we’ve been focusing on poetry. We’ve been learning about different poetic devices such as alliteration, similes, metaphors, repetition, onomatopoeia and rhyming. We’ve also been analysing other people’s poems to see what we notice.
Alliteration is when you use the same letter at the start of a few words such as rough red rocks – Ansh
Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates a sound like BANG! or CRUNCH! – Clayton
We started investigating poetry by going to the pond outside and used our 5 senses to write down what we noticed.
From our notes we turned them into poems! Here is some of our work:
What is awesome about poetry is you can write about your feelings, capture a short moment in time and be creative.
Have you tried writing poems before?
We had a great Fun Run this week. Together we ran 3 laps of the school block. It was very hot and tiring but we made it! When we started we had soo much energy and by the end we exhausted!
I had a lot of fun walking with my friends – Inaya
I had fun with Blessing because she kept telling jokes – Emerson
The Fun Run was great because we got to meet some new people – Angel
Also this week we had visitors that taught us Spanish dances like the salsa. Some students got to dress up in costumes like the big frilly skirts you can see in this picture.
In Spanish class we played ‘Who Wants to be a Millionarie’. We researched information about South America. Did you know that the longest river in South America is the Amazon? Some of us won a chance to cook next week with Mr Boris.
What a busy week for 4C!!
Bye for now!
This term in maths the grade 4’s have been learning about multiplication. We’ve been looking at different tips and tricks to learn our times tables such as using your hands to practise your 9 times tables. Together we have explored different ways to show multiplication through arrays, equal groups, repeated addition and skip counting.
Here are some of our think boards we made this week:
We also played some fun games like Land Grab where you roll two dice and colour in the array. The aim is to grab as much land as you can.
For the past week, we’ve been practising a song with 4A to perform at assembly. The song is about counting by 8s to learn your 8 times tables. You will also teach you some of our times table tricks. Hope to see you there!
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!!
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!
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!!
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!!
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!
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!!!
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!