Wow! What a fantastic tournament that was. Dodgeball certainly brought out the best in the students. It was great to see everyone displaying the school values. After the round robin games we had a finals tournament.The games were:
1st place trophy: Ms Murray’s class vs Ms Ashby’s class
3rd place trophy: Ms Kichakov’s class vs Ms Huntly’s class
5th place trophy: Ms Mayor’s class vs Mr Borrell’s class
After a fierce battle, and coming down to the last two students, it was Ms Murray’s class that prevailed and took out 1st place. Not only did her class display great game specific skills they should also be commended for their teamwork and cooperation. Well done! The rest of the results are below.
1st: Ms Murray
2nd: Ms Ashby
3rd: Ms Huntly
4th: Ms Kichakov
5th: Ms Mayor
6th: Mr Borrell
Also, we gave out our Sportsperson awards. Teachers were looking for students who were constantly showing all of the school values throughout the tournament. One of the most coveted and highly respected awards in the Craigieburn and Victorian community, there was obviously very fierce competition for these. Although the awards are still laminated there is talk that next time they could come in the form of a plaque, or maybe even a statue! But most importantly these students have earned the respect of their peers and teachers. They are:
Congratulations to all participants and stay tuned for when our next sport is announced!
This week we have started looking at fractions in Maths. We now know that fractions are equal parts of a whole. We have made fraction posters of ‘fractions’ and ‘not fractions’ to help us understand this. We have also used the halving strategy to halve a variety of different wholes. Stay tuned… We will be learning lots more about fractions over the next few weeks!
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!
In CBL the Sustainable Development Goal we are focusing on is Life Below Water. Our solution is to clean the school pond every Wednesday and Thursday, to save the living creatures in it. Every Wednesday and Thursday we will go to the pond to see if it is nice and clean. We want to keep our precious pond clean forever and we want to keep the tadpoles that live in the pond alive! So please help us keep our pond clean by not throwing rubbish in it!
The Pond Cleaners
(Nayonika, Anna, Insia, Nathan, Adit, Aadya, Charli, Jenna and Emily)
This week we have been learning about renewable energy. We have learnt that renewable energy is powered by sources that don’t run out like sunlight, water and wind. On Thursday we watched a BTN clip on renewable energy and read comments that children had written in an online forum in response to the clip. We then thought about our own opinions on the use of renewable energy. Using the persuasive techniques we had learnt, we created our own opinion pieces on this issue. Here are some examples:
In my opinion I think all of the world must use renewable energy. Coal will make greenhouse gases and pollute the entire universe. Only a fool would want to pollute the the universe and make green house gases. It will also kill our animals. So if you don’t want to kill our precious animals, use renewable energy. For the good of the world we must all use renewable energy. If you’re not going to use renewable energy who is? – Will and Zion
In our opinion, we must use renewable energy. If we use coal it will be harmful for
our planet and cause pollution. Coal will run out if we use too much and we won’t have any for later. Animals will die because burnt coal will produce smoke which will kill our animals.
It will also cause bad health for others and will have a harmful effect on our amazing planet. – Anuk and Kanav
Why use dirty black coal when you can use clean energy like solar energy, hydro energy and wind energy? My opinion is we must use renewable energy rather then coal. So save the earth from climate change and chemicals. Only a fool would use coal! – Aum and Valentine
In my opinion Australia must use renewable energy because it is sustainable for our future. This won’t harm our environment. The government must donate money to create renewable energy. Just think of the innocent Animals which suffocate from burning coal, it will be better if we use other techniques. – Anna and Insia
As a mid year reminder here is the app list for families:
Year 3-6 Student iPad App List
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.
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.