During term three we learnt to draw human forms in the shape of superheros. We learnt to draw people using correct proportions design costumes for our superheros using textas and coloured pencils. We think we did an amazing job. Please tell us what you think of our creations.
Today 3B & 3F were researching rules and laws in Australia. We have used QR Codes, iPads and MacBooks to help us with our research. We needed to paraphrase the information we found. Our groups were mixed between 3B and 3F students and we needed to participate to get our work done and share our ideas.
- Today I learnt that every four years you need to vote for who is going to run the country or state – Jack
- Today I learnt that if you don’t vote you can get a fine – Elenice
- Today I learnt that road safety is extremely important because if you aren’t safe on the roads you could get seriously injured – Lilly Y
- If a child is in the front seat when airbags go off it can be deadly – Zain
- When you are driving you cannot look at your phone because if you are not looking at the road you could have an accident – Mason
- I learnt today that the size of an L plate is 150mm with a black L and yellow background. There are two different types of P plates, one is red and the other is green – Noah
- Today I learnt that Victoria was the world’s first state that said you have to wear seat belts in the car – Mia
- The movie rating was added in 1984 because adults don’t want their kids to be watching violent movies. Kids should be watching G or PG movies with parent permissions. – Mahnoor
- X 18 + is Australia’s version of R 18+ – Will
- You need to show proof of your age when watching an MA15+ movie otherwise you won’t be able to watch the movie – Navroz
- MA15+ might involve drug use, swearing and inappropriate scenes – Ayaan
During Week 1, we participated in a gallery walk where we explored different objects about our CBL big idea, Change.
In the gallery there were lots of interesting and interactive resources for us to explore. Some of the things included:
- Board games
- Transport materials, including licenses, L and P plates and various road signs
- Construction material with signs
- A voting box
- A sorting activity with different games and movies with the classifications
During the gallery walk, we had to place our vote for the sport we wanted to play for Term 4.
After the gallery walk, we shared our wonderings about the different activities
Madilyn: “Why do you have to do different speed limits in different places?”
Navroz: “Why do you need a drivers license?”
Bailey: “Why do you need L plates and P plates?”
Mia: “Why is it illegal for men to wear underwear under their kilts?”
Aadvik: “Why do we need ratings for movies and games?”
We also explored rules and laws and the difference between them.
Today we celebrated FOOTY DAY!!!
We came to school dressed in footy colours and jumpers. We were all so excited!!
In class we did some fun activities. We designed our own footy jumpers displaying our creativity and design skills.
Take a look at us at work
We also made our own footy cards by taking pictures of us taking marks and playing the game. We designed them using pic collage and book creator. It was so much fun
We look forward to watching all the finals that are coming up!!
This morning we had an open morning, where we welcomed families to come and see our learning about the “Power of Science”. For our fair we had to work in groups to research different scientists and how their discoveries worked and changed over time.
We had to prepare our presentations, which included:
- Planning our models and researching information
- Make our models and use Mac Books to create google slides for our presentation
- Set up our fair and rehearse what each person was going to say.
Some of us were really excited to present while some of us were nervous about presenting in front of all the families.
After the science fair we asked families to fill out a feedback form and provide us with warm and cool feedback about our presentation. We noticed that they were impressed with our presentations and we needed to work on our public speaking.
We also completed a SWOC analysis which allowed us to reflect on our strengths, weaknesses, challenges and what we learnt.
Thank you to all who were able to come to our Science Fair. We hope you enjoyed it!!
It was a sensational spring day for our book character dress up event. It was really fun to dress up as different book characters from different book genres.
We created posters about our characters where we had to explain the characters traits. This has been a big focus in our narrative writing this term.
For reading we found out our pirate names, which were hilarious!!!! Here is the list we used to find out our special pirate name. Leave us a comment with your pirate name!!
We also created little plays using pirate language. Some of the words we used were:
- Ah hoy- Hello
- Booty- Treasure
- Grub- Food
- Bucko- Friend
- Cap’n- Captain
- Me hearites- My crew
- Avast- Hey
- Landlubbers- Non sailor
- Davy Jones Locker- Bottom of the sea
- Spyglass- Telescope
- Sail Ho- See another ship
- Rum- Pirate drink
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On Friday we conducted lots of different science experiments. They were awesome! It was so much fun because we were able to learn about different things. Have a look at how we went!
1. Finding the sun spots
Seeing the sun through different lights!
Bailey – “It was weird”
Noah – “It was fun”
2. Making glasses sing
Sathuya – “ The glass made squeaky noises”
Mia – “ It was hard to make the glass squeak, but we got there in the end!”
Bebaik – “ The glasses were singing while they were wet”
3. Testing our strength
Aadvik – “ It was fun testing my strength!”
4. Making heat with sticks
Dane – “ at first it didn’t work but then we did it a little faster and it worked”
5. Testing our strength
Noah – “ Bailey was the strongest”
6. Testing gravity
Testing how gravity works by placing dominoes in a row
We would like to share with you some of our amazing chalk pastel drawing of cakes that were inspired by the Artist Wayne Thiebaud. He was associated with the Pop Art movement and he liked to paint everyday things. He painted lots of colourful and delicious looking cakes so we had a go at creating our own. We learnt about shapes and how to turn shape into forms to draw our cakes. We then learnt how to shade our work by blending tones and experimenting with light and shadow effects.
On Monday, the 13th of August, we had an awesome incursion from Mad About Science. A scientist came to our school to teach us things about the different states of matter. Her name was Lucie.
The first activity we completed was a sorting activity, where we had to use our senses to sort balloons and test tubes into the 3 states of matter, which are solid, liquid, and gas.
We were lucky enough to carry out an experiment to see what would happen when dry ice was combined with hot water and detergent. The results were bubbling!!!
We carried out another experiment to find out what dry ice was made of. For this we needed a beaker, hot water, a candle and dry ice. We poured the water into the beaker and carefully placed the candle inside. The dry ice was added and we noticed that the dry ice turned from a solid to a gas and caused the candle to go out. We also found out that a fire will get bigger if oxygen is added, but it will go out if there is more carbon dioxide. From this we discovered that dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide.
Will: “There are 4 states of matter, solids, liquids, gases and non Newtonian fluid which is a solid but can act like a liquid. For example putty”
Aadvik: “It was good that we got to learn something new about science”
Mia: “The Mad About Science incursion was fun and interesting”
Hunar: “It was fun because we learnt more about science”
Madilyn: “It was fun trying the experiments”
Caitlyn: “I learnt that when a solid goes immediately into a gas, it is known as sublimate”
Last term we created some amazing mixed media drawings of imaginary cities using watercolour paint and oil pastels. We discovered different ways to use these materials in Art to create different effects and designed some imaginary cities to apply our drawing process.
We think that everyone created some really amazing effects using reflections and sunsets and really mastered mixed media drawing and painting techniques. What do you think of our works?