Last week during Science Day, the whole school participated in a number of different science experiments. In Miss Mayor’s class we engaged in an experiment called ‘Colour Magic’. It involved skittles, water and a sugar cube. We made predictions about what we thought would happen when we put the skittles in the water.
“I think the colour of the skittles will mix because the water spreads it” – Zain
“I think it is going to spread the colour” – Tiana
“I think it’s going to be like rainbow shapes” – Maria
After our predictions, we conducted the experiment and observed what happened.
We then made predictions about what we thought would happen when we place a sugar cube in the middle of the bowl.
“I think the sugar cube will absorb the colour of the skittles from the water”
We watched the sugar cube push the colour away.
We discovered that higher concentration of sugar (sugar cube) pushes lower concentrations of sugar (skittle colour) outwards.
We had so much fun doing this experiment! It was so cool! 🙂
The Year 3 team has been engaged in a strong but friendly dodgeball competition. Over five weeks, classes are pitted against each other in a round robin style event with a finals week to follow. Teams have been faring very evenly with the exception of Ms Murray’s 3B class who have so far remained unbeaten. Will this continue into the last week? Could 3B remain undefeated throughout the finals series? These questions remain unanswered but one thing is for sure, it will take an almighty effort to overcome them.
Teachers have also been on the lookout for students who are best displaying the school values to win our prestigious Year 3 Sportspeople Award. One of the most sought after awards at ACPS there are only two students from each class that will win it. Past winners have moved onto many great things, namely Year 4. These students will be forever immortalised on a laminated plaque so they can be treasured forever. Good luck to all participants out there!
This term in Spanish we focussed on learning about food and physical activity. First, we worked in groups on creating a short role-play about a particular meal: ‘desayuno’ (breakfast), ‘colación’ (snack), ‘almuerzo’ (lunch) or ‘cena’ (dinner). Each group chose food items eaten in each meal, and learned how to translate these items into Spanish online. We learned that while we can’t always trust Google Translate, it can be a very useful tool. After translating, we wrote scripts, using some English, our translated Spanish words, and two phrases we learned: ‘¡Tengo hambre!’ (I am hungry!) and ‘Voy a comer…’ (I am going to eat…).
When we had all presented our work, we moved on to learning some new vocabulary about sport. So many sports in Spanish look or sound just like they do in English! Rugby, Hockey, Fútbol, Boxeo, Atletismo…We enjoyed finding out some Spanish words about a sport of our choice.
Finally, we got curious! There are so many people living in each of the many countries where Spanish is spoken… what sports did they like? Did they invent any sports? Do they go to the Olympics?
After sharing what we were all wondering, we set about to find some answers. Did you know that Panama, a Spanish speaking country in Central America, has the third best Baseball team in the world? Fascinating!
Keep practising Spanish at home during term 3. One way you can practise is by using this website https://rockalingua.com/ We use this website often at school.
On Thursday the 25th of May, Aitken Creek Primary School had their Open Morning. The theme for the Open Morning was Rich Maths Tasks. 3B and 3D would like to thank Miss Georgiadis for running the Open Morning and all the parents and other staff that helped out.
We had to design and make a paper plane each. In our group we had to estimate how far our paper plane would fly and who in our group would have the longest flight.
We were lucky enough to get some help from some of our parents and our teachers.
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.
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.
Waterproof raincoat is essential (nylon jackets, sweatshirts, and fleeces are NOT waterproof)
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)
Plastic Refillable Water Bottle
Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, hair brush)
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
Today we worked with our buddies to create different forms of shelter to assist with survival. All students put their creative minds together to construct different versions of shelter using only the material available in the play pod. Not only was this a creative learning experience but it also allowed students to develop their relationships with one another and have a good time 🙂