Category Archives: 3A

Mood writing

This term we have started practicing mood writing. Did you know writers have the power to make the reader feel a certain way? We had fun using the emotions from the Zones of Regulation to act out an emotion. We needed to show our facial expressions as well as our body language to the class. They had to guess what emotion we were expressing and describe it. Excellent writers do not tell the reader how the character is feeling but they show it! We found this tricky at first and then we became more confident!

Here are some of our writing pieces. A writing trick is to also add in the type of weather which matches the emotion and to use similes.

 

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Term 3 Done and Dusted!

Wow! We cannot believe that Term 3 is over! What a busy term it has been! We have done so many things. Here are some of the highlights…

In week 4 some of the kids in our class got to go to Mt Evelyn Recreational Camp. What an experience! We got to do so many different activities including the giant swing, bush cooking and a disco!

We had Miss Wood, a student teacher, teach in our class for 4 weeks! It was so fun having her with us, we learnt so many things from her including how to make inferences while reading and how to work out equivalent fractions.

In week 6 we had Book Week celebrations. Everyone got dressed up as their favourite book characters. Look how amazing

 

Just yesterday we had footy day. Miss Miller decorated our class with yellow and black. We had a parade and got to do a research activity about our favourite sporting team.

What a term it has been! We cannot wait for next term!

Sphero Heroes

In 4F we have been exploring the digital world of Spheros over the last week.

What are Spheros?

Spheros are spherical robots that can be used for a variety of purposes.

We have been applying our knowledge of angles to code the Spheros to make a range of shape-based designs. These designs will form part of the Journey of Curiosity open night exhibitions this coming Thursday evening!

Come and check it out!

Identity- Paper sculptures

In Art this year we have created some amazing personal paper sculptures about ourselves. We used the letters of our names to create the structure of the sculptures and we decorated each letter with drawings about ourselves and the things we like. We wanted to share some of these with you and hope that you come along to the Aitken Creek Learning Journey showcase to see more of our wonderful work.

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Weeks 4 and 5 in 4F

We have been so busy over the past 2 weeks in 4F. Here is some information about what we have been learning! 

 

Over the last 2 weeks we have been doing a lot of learning in maths. We have been learning about angles and fractions. We have been drawing pictures and looked for right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles. A right angle is 90 degrees, an acute angle is less than 90 degrees and an obtuse is more than 90 degrees. 

 

In reading we are learning about news articles. We have learnt about the different features of news articles. The structural features include titles, by-lines, pictures, captions and the body. We have also been learning about different ways we can summarize nonfiction texts. One method we have learnt is the 5Ws and 1H. The 5Ws are who, what, when, where and why and the 1H is how. These help us to summarise.

 

In writing this week we have been learning how to recognise how to use apostrophes for contractions. A contraction is when two words go together to make one word. For example the word ‘don’t’ is short for do not. 

We have also been working on writing a newspaper article about what had happened during camp and non-camp activities. We are only up to our drafts, next week we will get to finish. 

 

Over the last few weeks 4F have been learning about explorers and navigators. We have researched facts about these famous people and organised our information into timelines about there explorers. We have been using Google Tour Builder and been making a tour about their explorer. Everyone has different explorers to learn about for example, Captain James Cook, Neil Armstrong, Christopher Columbus, and many more.

Non – Campers: Group 2

Hello and welcome!

Over the past 3 days we have been doing some exciting activities, such as making pizza muffins, participating in a ninja warrior course, forensic science puzzles, origami, lego robotics and we watched Toy Story 1.

We also got an extra session of our specialist.

Making pizza muffins:

On Thursday we got to cook our own pizza muffins in staffroom 2.

“While waiting for our muffins to cook we wrote up our own procedures informing the reader on how to make their own pizza muffin” – Ahmed 3C

‘We got to design our own pizzas and participate in a drawing contest’ Zahira 4D

“I got to make my own recipe” Davika 3B

Ninja Warrior: 

We got to participate in our own ninja warrior course on the BIG playground!

“Some obstacles were a little bit tricky” – Farwa 4E

“It was fun and challenging but I still liked it!” – Alara 4E

“We got to climb the Eiffel Tower!” – Adele 4B

Forensic Science:

On Friday we investigated in forensic science. We got to participate in a range of different activities.

“We got to study our finger prints” – Ahmed 3C

” We got to guess what was in the mystery box” – Davika 3B

“We had to try and solve puzzle from a crime scene” – Farwa 4E

“We had to describe the room without looking up!” Zahira 4D

Lego Robotics:

In lego robotics we got to work as a team to make lego creations that move!

“We had to download an app on our iPad to make the lego creation move” – Janav 3E

“Some people couldn’t make the creation they wanted but they still had a go!” – Daksh 3C

“When we were making our lego creations we could use the app on our iPad to  make it change colour and make noise” Suprateek 3E

Origami:

In origami we learnt how to make different things by folding paper in a certain way.

“I got to make a ninja star” – Arda 4C

” It was very challenging so i only got time to make one thing” Alara 4E

“We used our ipad to watch tutorial videos” Davika 3B

“Some of us got to make more than one creation!” Zahira 4D

 

4F First Week of Term 3

It has been an action packed first week back at school! We have done so many things.

In writing we have continued to work on our information reports. An information report is a text that informs the reader about a topic. Some of the topics that we are writing about include, gymnastics, magpies, space and cobras.

In reading we have been making predictions about our new class text, ‘Freya and Zoose.’ We had to draw and think about what the cover is going to look like based on the title and the information in the blurb.

In maths we have been learning about division and the different strategies we can use. We have looked at how arrays can help us with division.

In CBL we have done our provocations. We looked at old technology, one of the prov

ocations was looking at old phones. This was interesting because they didn’t have the same keyboard as modern phones. We got to use screw drivers to take apart and fix an old DVD player.  We also got to look at old cameras and how they worked, as wellas the films. There was a morse code video for us to watch as well!

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for next fortnight’s blog post!

 

Term 2 Done and Dusted!

So this is it! It’s hard to believe but we have made it, we are half way through the year! Time truly flies when you are having fun.

We have had such a busy term! Here are some of our favourite memories:

“I really enjoyed reading Charlotte’s Web and then watching the movie to compare” – Decklan

 

“I enjoyed using thinking evidence in reading because using the think marks helped me with my reading” – Jack

 

“I really liked playing kickball for year 4 sport” – Baani

“I loved doing my CBL solution, I created a persuasive piece of writing to promote health and wellbeing” – Farzad

“I liked everything!” – Saad

“I am so excited for camp next term!” – Asena

“I am excited to see what we will be doing in sport next term” – Alyssa

“ I enjoyed learning volleyball and footy in PE!” – Jayden D

“Something I am exciting for next term is to see what our CBL solution could be!” – Bebaik

 

We are looking forward to what next term holds for 4F! But for now all we can think of is how wonderful the next two weeks are going to be!

 

Happy holidays!

4C Class Report

Hello and welcome!

Writing:

In writing we have been learning how to write an information report. We now know how to structure and write our own information reports.

I wrote my own information report about lego. – Harjap

I learnt how to organise my information in my report about wolves. – Caitlyn

Reading:

We have been learning about the text features and the language features of an information report.

I have learnt the difference between text features and language features. Text features are the way the text is organised and language features are the way the text is written. – Maha

Maths:

In maths we have been learning how to measure objects around our classroom with scaled objects. We have also learnt different ways to solve multiplication problems.

We learnt how to use different strategies when working out multiplication problems, such as skip counting. – Sachiv and Navroz

CBL:

We have been creating our CBL solutions to help us with our future survival.

My group and I made 10 bins to help people organise the rubbish and to stop people from littering. – Madilyn

Aekam and I have created an app to convince people not to hun animals. – Mia

Sameen and I have made prototype to help sort out different types of rubbish. For example different types of plastics. – Emma

Thankyou for reading

4C

 

 

Our Writing

Hey Everyone,

We are here today to tell you about what we have been doing in our writing.

We have been learning to write our own persuasive’s by using OREO and choosing a strong prompt and deciding whether we agree or disagree with that topic. We have now published our persuasive texts and are sharing them with our class. We have been using TAG to get feedback from our peers in order to improve our writing.

Here are some examples of our published persuasive texts.

Thanks for reading

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