Category Archives: 3A

No Poverty – UN Sustainable Goal 1

Hello our names are Abaan, Priya, Saja, Raidyn and Mehul, we are from 3B.

The facts that we have are, that 22,000 children die due to poverty. Do you know that the poor people only get $1.25 dollars. More than one third of Africa lacks for clean water. 165 million people suffer from childhood mulnutrition. 3 million children die from mulnutrition each year.

We hope you learnt something new. BYE!

Craigieburn Library Visit

To celebrate our CBL solution being installed in the Craigieburn Library we went on an excursion there. The students were really excited to see what they had created being put in a public space. Once we got there the first thing we noticed was our solution at the reception desk. It looked amazing! There would have been over 300 contributions to it.

Meeting Josie, the Children’s Librarian, was fantastic and she showed us around the whole library. A highlight of the tour included seeing the mobile library and seeing the ‘floating room’ upstairs. We also did activities, read books, and even did a dance! It was so great to see the children really engaged in all of the books!

Survival of Ancient Egypt

This term in Visual Arts we have been exploring all the wonderful artifacts that have survived in Ancient Egypt. We made  Egyptian Pharaoh necklaces out of board, gold paint and foil paper. The Pharaohs were the Kings and Queens of Ancient Egypt and they wore very elaborate and beautiful jewellery to show how powerful the were. Many of these pieces of jewellery were found in the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings where the pyramids were built. This is how we know what kind of things they wore. Do you like our necklaces?

 

Year 3/4 Performing Arts

This term we have been focusing on drama and drama skills. These have included voice projection, creating a character, blocking (where we stand, enter and exit a stage) and production tasks such as sound engineer, backdrops, props and costumes. We have been working in small groups to create a play and add our own touches to it, before we film and share these with our Buddy Classes.

To prepare for our plays we have also been working on our teamwork and drama skills through warms ups such as “I am a…”, Mime relay and Time Machine were we work as a group to create a scene.

We also had a greta time with the non campers playing drama games such as First Line and Mime Relay, the students showed great imagination in presenting short improvised plays.

With the term fast ending, don’t forget to practise your lines which you can find on Showbie.

Constructing houses with cube nets

We are currently completing a rich task with 3A that is going for a number of weeks. Our last blog post about this task can be read here. 

Our project teams have spent the last few weeks designing and costing our 4 cube houses. Once we had decided how much they would cost to build and sell, our team chose two that we were going to build.

We used cube nets to construct our houses and made them look eye catching so people would be interested in buying them. Here are a few of our houses some teams built:

Some teams turned their houses into four apartments while others planned their houses to be a whole house.

This week we are planning out our floor plans and then will be creating persuasive advertisements for our houses. Who will buy our house? We will have to find out!

~ 3C

Non Campers Program

Grade 3/4 camp is on from Wednesday May 31st until Friday June 2nd. For all children not attending the camp, they will be participating in the non campers program which will run during normal school hours.

All non campers will need to meet on the basketball courts on Wednesday morning to be divided into their groups for the activities for the three days. Students will stay in the same group and in the same room for the three days of the non campers program. There are great fun learning activities planned for the three days including cooking, science experiments, team building challenges, Sphero coding etc. Students who have iPads please bring them charged ready to use as usual.

Mt Evelyn Year 3/4 Camp

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The year 3/4 camp is fast approaching.

All children attending camp need to be at school between 8.30am – 8.45am. They will need to go to directly to their classrooms.

PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BRING THEIR OWN LUNCH ON THE FIRST DAY. PLEASE CLEARLY LABEL YOUR CHILDS LUNCH.

If you have identified your child as needing medication please bring this medication to Ms Kingsley (Room 42) or Ms Huntly (Room 37).

Student Clothing and Camp Items

Below is a list of items that you should bring to camp. Please put your name on everything and make sure that you have adequate rain gear. Camp activities can continue in the sunshine and the rain. Older, warm, comfortable clothes are preferable to fashionable ones.

BEDDING:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow

CLOTHING:

  • Waterproof raincoat is essential (nylon jackets, sweatshirts, and fleeces are NOT waterproof)
  • Warm Jacket
  • 5 x Shirts (including long sleeves)
  • 3 x Warm Jumpers/Windcheaters
  • 3 x Long Pants (Tracksuit pants, Cargo Pants etc.)
  • 6 x Pairs of Socks
  • 6 x changes of underwear
  • 1 pair of pyjamas
  • 1 pair of runners
  • 1 pair of boots – such as gum boots (suitable for wet weather)
  • 1 pair of thongs (for showers only)
  • Beanie
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Scarf (optional)

ACCESSORIES:

  • Plastic Refillable Water Bottle
  • Bath towel
  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, hair brush)
  • Tissues or handkerchiefs
  • Torch
  • 4 x plastic bags for dirty clothes

WHAT NOT TO BRING:

  • Money
  • Mobile phones, iPads and iPods or computer games

Student Camp Program

If you have any further questions please see your child’s teacher.

Thanks,

Year 3/4 Team

 

Survival of Ancient cultures- How do we learn things about ancient cultures and how they survived?

This term we have been making hieroglyphic drawings and learning about  how they were a written language. The ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphics to write about the history of Ancient Egypt. We learnt to make our own coded messages and wrote our names using them. They were really hard to draw and the ancient Egyptian scribes, who were special writers, must have been really good at writing because each letter was so hard to draw. When we finished our coded messages we decorated the boarders in gold. The ancient Egyptians loved gold and only very important people like Pharaohs who were like Kings and Queens wore lots of gold.

Year 3 Sport

During term 1 and 2 the Year 3s participated in a kickball tournament. Every class played each other once and then we had a finals series. All of the students displayed great sportsmanship and the school values throughout the competition. They learnt about working as a team, sharing in each other’s successes, and game specific skills. A sportsmanship award was given out to one student in every class. Well done to all of the classes and congratulations to 3A on becoming the champions! The results are as follows:
1st place: 3A
2nd place: 3F
3rd place: 3E