Over the past 3 days we have been doing some exciting activities, such as making pizza muffins, participating in a ninja warrior course, forensic science puzzles, origami, lego robotics and we watched Toy Story 1.
We also got an extra session of our specialist.
Making pizza muffins:
On Thursday we got to cook our own pizza muffins in staffroom 2.
“While waiting for our muffins to cook we wrote up our own procedures informing the reader on how to make their own pizza muffin” – Ahmed 3C
‘We got to design our own pizzas and participate in a drawing contest’ Zahira 4D
“I got to make my own recipe” Davika 3B
We got to participate in our own ninja warrior course on the BIG playground!
“Some obstacles were a little bit tricky” – Farwa 4E
“It was fun and challenging but I still liked it!” – Alara 4E
“We got to climb the Eiffel Tower!” – Adele 4B
On Friday we investigated in forensic science. We got to participate in a range of different activities.
“We got to study our finger prints” – Ahmed 3C
” We got to guess what was in the mystery box” – Davika 3B
“We had to try and solve puzzle from a crime scene” – Farwa 4E
“We had to describe the room without looking up!” Zahira 4D
In lego robotics we got to work as a team to make lego creations that move!
“We had to download an app on our iPad to make the lego creation move” – Janav 3E
“Some people couldn’t make the creation they wanted but they still had a go!” – Daksh 3C
“When we were making our lego creations we could use the app on our iPad to make it change colour and make noise” Suprateek 3E
In origami we learnt how to make different things by folding paper in a certain way.
“I got to make a ninja star” – Arda 4C
” It was very challenging so i only got time to make one thing” Alara 4E
“We used our ipad to watch tutorial videos” Davika 3B
“Some of us got to make more than one creation!” Zahira 4D
During Term 2, Grade 3 students learned about adjectives which they used to describe themselves as well as to other people such as classmates and family members.
Students carried out a research project over the last weeks of the term in which they had to investigate how to survive in one of three Latin American environments given (the Amazon jungle, the Aconcagua mountain or the Galapagos Islands). During this project, students researched about possible dangers, equipment and clothes needed, wildlife present in the area and those skills that would be handy to posses in order to survive the adventure trip.
Enjoy some of the pieces of beautiful work carried out by the students over the term.
Over the last couple of weeks in Health and Physical Education we have been participating in our Volleyball unit. In our first lesson of the unit we researched to create posters on different skills and volleyball rules. We have now been putting those skills into practice. We are enjoying Volleyball as it is something different and new to many of us!
During term 1, Grade 3 students had the opportunity to learn a lot about the family vocabulary in Spanish. Not only they got to know the names of the different family members, but also they can convey who they live with.
They showed a great level of engagement week after week, which could be clearly noticed in their participation in class in general, but especially in the wonderful family trees they created using the new words learnt.
As a wrap-up, students got in groups and took part in a photo shooting and editing project. It basically consisted of dressing up, take a “family” photo with some of their classmates, and finally, brainstorm together the photo edition in order to make it look old.
Some of the grade 3B and 3E students’ work is attached. Hope you can enjoy it as much as we did.
In Spanish for Grade 3, we learnt all about the different types of family members. This gave us the opportunity to create our very own family trees in our books. We also got to dress up as different family members and pose for a family picture.
‘I liked Rockalingua because there’s a lot to learn there’ – Emir (3C)
‘I enjoyed dressing up as a family member’ – Aleyna (3C)
In the last couple of weeks during Health and Physical Education we have been learning how to drop punt an AFL football. We have been practising how to hold the football, to drop it down onto our foot, and point our toe to our target. Some of us have been lucky to receive help from SEDA AFL students. We have been having lots of fun!
On the 14th of March, Aitken Creek Primary School held a ‘Collaborative Art Project’ to celebrate “Who We Are: We Are Artists!” We had a great attendance for the event and were excited to see our families and parents creating art with us and showing off their creative talents! It was such a nice opportunity for us to connect with each other and The Arts!
We continued our project over the next few weeks during our Art sessions, so that everyone in the community had an opportunity to contribute and to explore our artistic skills. What did we learn from this event? That we are all artists!
Our display is now up, and continuing to grow. We are impressed by the uniqueness of everyone’s piece and we can really learn a lot about our schools identities as we explore the individual artworks and connect them together.
Thank you to everyone that attended. We hope you have the opportunity to check out our display near the school library.
On Tuesday 26 April, Student Leaders took a day from their learning and caught the train into the city to visit the Melbourne Shrine. It was the first time most of us had visited the Shrine – or even taken the train! – and we had an absolute ball throughout the day!
We left Craigieburn at 8:35am and after arriving at Flinders Street station, caught a tram up St Kilda Rd until we reached the Shrine tram stop. Catching the train and tram was a highlight for a lot of us and we had fun trying to keep our balance on the tram as it rocked along the road!
At 10am we were at the Shrine to meet Drew, who is a volunteer guide there. He spent an hour with us and took us on a tour of the main areas within and around the Shrine. After watching a video that told us why the Shrine was built (and how), we walked outside and discussed the huge losses that WW1 had on the population of Victoria (and the world) as well as the forward thinking of General Monash. According to Drew, he added the words “and women” to the quote on the side of the Shrine:
“This monument was erected by a grateful people to the honoured memory of the men and women of Victoria who served the Empire in the Great War of 1914-1918”
It was here that Drew separated us into groups to explain the huge losses and injuries that soldiers, nurses and others would have faced at the end of WW1. As an example, out of the 14 of us there would have been four who died and did not come home; seven who came home injured, disfigured or disabled in some way; and three who would have arrived back in Victoria healthy in body – but of course, mentally traumatised in some way by what they had faced. This would have then affected their families and friends………
After we had been given an idea of the results of WW1, we walked around to see the statue of Man and Donkey, stood on the Forecourt admiring the view towards the city and the soldiers practising their formations for the commemoration service the following week, walked up the imposing staircase and then spent time in the Sanctuary, where we had a small service which displays how the Remembrance light moves across the stone at 11am on the 11th of November each year. We then laid poppies in remembrance and walked downstairs to the crypt to see the Father and Son statue.
The Father and Son statue honours the courage and sacrifice of two generations of Victorians who served and died in the First and Second World Wars. We also thought it represented standing up for others, bravery and watching each other’s backs. We thank Drew for the wonderful information he shared and the enthusiasm he used to share this with us. We really enjoyed walking around the Shrine with him and were disappointed we only had an hour!
However, after we ate lunch we were able to go back into the Shrine and spend another hour or so walking around the galleries. We saw posters, pictures, artefacts and spent time reading rolls of names of those who had served. Some of us even tried to find the names of relatives on these rolls! This was a favourite part of the day for many of us – there is so much to look at and see!
After a climb to the balcony to admire the view, we stopped by the Eternal Flame to again pay our respects and then headed back into the city through the Botanic Gardens.
Following a break at Federation Square, we caught the train back out to Craigieburn for the last leg of our excursion. It was such an amazing day learning some new and interesting facts and wandering around the Shrine and the city!
Last year we represented our community at the Legacy School Anzac Day Commemoration Service, but this year we were unable to do so due to a date clash with our 5/6 camp in the last week of school. We are so glad we were able to still visit the Shrine to pay our respects this way and pass on the respects of our school community!
As Student Leaders, we are scripting and hosting our whole school ANZAC Day assembly – it will be held on Wednesday 24 April at 2:30pm. We welcome everyone to come and pay their respects with us on this day.
We also invite the school community to join us at the Craigieburn commemoration service held on April 25 at Anzac Park – there will be a dawn service held, followed by the morning service which starts at 10am.
For the next four weeks we will be participating in the Sporting Schools Tennis Program. We will be walking to the Hume Tennis & Community Centre at the start of our PE lessons where coach James and Daniel are teaching us new skills including forehands, volleys, serves and how to score our own games.