In reading we have been looking at summarising, visualising and vocabulary. We have been reading A Different Dog to practise these skills.
In writing we have been focusing on writing Haiku poems. We have also been using a 4 square planner to write persuasive texts.
In maths we have been doing multiplication using grouping. We have also been practising our 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s
In CBL our Big Idea is Change. We played a game to learn about the different areas of government and what they were responsible for. We have also been researching the local Hume government to find out what they do and what they are responsible for.
Today in CBL we were exploring how to use makey-makeys. We used alligator clips and a makey makey circuit board that connects to the computer. This is called a peripheral device as it connects to the computer with a USB.
We assembled the makey makey using the instructions and we tested it out. After we had set it up we started to play games using the alligator clips to control the computer.
We enjoyed playing games – Harnav
We used fruit to make music – Prisha
We used metal buckets to play pacman – Aiden
We used paper and grey lead drawings – Mahdia
We used playdough to control the computer – Alyssa
We played a game called music makey makey – Eshal
We enjoyed playing with the alligator clips – Charli
This term in CBL we are learning about scientists and power. We researched famous scientists and started a plan for our biography. We also did a celery experiment with red and blue food die . We hypothesised that the leaves would change colour. We also looked at different experiments and completed the scientific method proforma.
We have been learning how to summarise the key information of a paragraph. To do this we highlight the key words and then create a sentence using those words. The summary should be shorter than the original text.
In maths we have been doing addition algorithms with regrouping. We have been learning how to use the CUBES strategy to work out worded problems.
At assembly last week 3D and 3E sang a song called ‘I am Australian’. We chose this song because last term our Big Idea was Discovery and we discovered Australian History. This song included information about who inhabited Australian since the beginning, including the First Australians. For the chorus we included the Auslan sign language hand movements.
Charli – My favourite part was introducing the grades at the beginning