We had so much fun playing with the parachute. Our buddies and us were swaying the parachute around and we had a ball in the middle.We had numbers and when Ms Smart called our number we had to run around the parachute.We had so much energy and it was super awesome.Everyone was having a blast. Then after we finished that game we had a little break then carried on.We had numbers again then when Ms Smart called our number we went under the parachute and had to find another spot that had a space.When we finished playing the games a lot of people were huffing and puffing. After our other break we went to our classroom and we got dismissed.
This term we have been exploring Music in Performing Arts. As part of our CBL Big Idea, ‘Environment’ we have been looking at how music and can influence our feelings and represent different stories and places. We started the term with creating freeze frames in groups to express an environment that would suit different music played by the teacher. This included rock poses to suit upbeat rock music and calming activities to suit soothing music.
We then moved onto listening to a spooky song and creating atmospheric sounds to suit the environment. We used vocal effects and musical instruments such as bells, drums, tambourines, sticks and maracas to create sound effects to match the eerie song. We also listened to instrumental spooky music and brainstormed ideas for a scary story to present to the class while the music played in the background. We are looking forward to exploring environmental sounds further to compose different musical performances.
On Wednesday the 1st of November the students in 3A went on an excursion to the Craigieburn Library. We were very lucky because we were given the opportunity to see a professional illustrator, Sue Degennaro. In the workshop she showed us how to draw a wombat carrying lots and lots of silly stuff. There was a TV, a tennis racquet, toothpaste(that was squirting out everywhere!), anddd toilet paper… which was coming from his trousers. Sue also told us to make our illustrations more interesting by not keeping everything in a straight line and being creative. We had so much fun and can’t wait to get better at drawing ourselves.
‘The trip was very enjoyable’ -Pranav
‘The illustrator was really nice and taught us how to draw’-John
‘The illustrator made us happy’ -Bilal
‘We learnt lots of cool techniques for drawing’ -Siddak
This term we are sending home an optional grid with a set of open ended activities that will relate to our learning, our Big Idea or general personal life skills. A new grid will be provided to students every two weeks.
This Home Learning grid will be provided to students through Showbie as well as sent home via Compass and our Year 3 blog. Any tasks that are completed by students are able to be recorded in the “Home Learning” assignment on Showbie. For those students who do not have an iPad for use at home, they can record their home learning in their Home Learning book provided by their teacher.
Students will have opportunities to practise reading, maths and writing skills throughout the two weeks. There will also be CBL links and activities relating to personal and social skills and habits as well.
If there are any questions at all, please feel free to speak to any of the Year 3 teachers.
Ms Huntly, Ms Ashby, Mr Borrell, Ms Kichakov, Ms Mayor and Ms Murray
Another great term ended and we went out with a bang! This time it was lava lamps on the agender. Students have been waiting in anticipation to do this experiment for many weeks now and they weren’t disappointed. With just a few simple ingredients, oil, water, food colouring, and seltzer tablets, we were able to produce these colourful and interesting creations. Hopefully they didn’t make a mess back at home!
We finally created our installation for the Specialist showcase and it looked amazing! The hardest part was working out how we wanted to arrange our work. We had to work together as a class and we decided that we were going to arrange them in order from largest to smallest. After taking some time to work this out we used blue tack to stand our totem poles on the tables. Did you see our work at the showcase? if not you can have a look at the pictures below and tell us what you think.
We were so happy to see so many families come to see the work of students on display at the Specialist Showcase this year. Parents and students were able to come into the Art rooms and participate in a variety of activities such as mindfulness Mandala colouring, Pop Art murals painting, bubble art and experimental painting using mineral paper and inks. Everyone had a great time spending time together and making some very creative Art. Some of the Pop Art Murals from the night of the showcase still need some work. If you want to help finish them come to Art club during blue school timetable at lunchtime and give us a hand to finish them. See below for the pictures of what kids and families created.
Were you at the Specialist Showcase last week?! It was a huge success and was fantastic to see so many parents coming down with us to see the highlights of our specialist classes. Hopefully you had a look at the Gallery while you were there because we had a great showcase of student work ranging from Term 1 to Term 3. It was like walking through a sea of colour and creativity! If you didn’t get a chance to see the gallery, or you want to see some of it again, check out the gallery pictures in this blog. There’s also some great pictures of some of us and our parents enjoying the art activities. It was pretty busy at times in the art rooms, so hopefully everyone who came a long had a chance to participate. Grade 1s and 2s had already done the activities in Miss Kirk’s room, so they were great teachers on the night to those of us that hadn’t done them before! In Miss Thomas’ room, there was painting happening for a secret picture, which she will shortly be revealing! Please enjoy these pictures!