Category Archives: 3F

Totem Pole Art

The Aboriginal Memorial

In Grade 3 and 4 Art we’ve had a look at an Indigenous artwork known as the Aboriginal Memorial. Have a look at the picture above to see the installation; does it make you curious to know more?

We have had heaps of great wonderings from this image:

“I wonder why it looks like an Aboriginal Rain stick? Are we going to make our own and put them around the school?” – Cooper, 3F

“It looks like water pipes, are they cardboard, or pipes? What would happen if water spills on it? What would happen to them? It reminds me of a didgeridoo. I wonder why there is different designs because I notice that the sides have similarities and differences. Is it indoor?” – Mustafa, 3F

“Did you take the photo or is it off the internet? Is it bamboo? Who designed it? Who was the first indigenous person to die?” – Solomon, 3F

“Where is it? Why are there little holes? Where are they? Why are some thick and some skinny? Can you touch them? Where does the path go?” Ramin, 3F

“Did we do this on Better Buddies Day? I wonder why some of them are tall and some of them are short, and why there are rocks?” – Solomon, 3F

“Why are some of the patterns cut out? What was the date it was made?” –Shivya, 3F

“Is it a path?” –Zeynep, 3F

“I wonder they are different shapes and sizes?” – Maeesha

“I wonder why all of them are different and have different looks and why did they make it?” – Peter, 3F

“I wonder why they are inside?” – Taylor, 3F

“What happens when they get wet?” – Jessica, 3F

“I wonder how big they are.” – Simrat, 3F

“Who was fighting?” – Kovidh, 3F

The more we asked, the more we wanted to know! We are still finding out more about the image each time we go to Art, and we are creating our own!

Please enjoy some of our work so far and look out for the finished pieces in the next few weeks.

You can find more information about the Memorial here: https://nga.gov.au/AboriginalMemorial/home.cfm

Year 3 Sport Dodgeball Final

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:

Pranav Lamba
Talia Clarke
Solomon Ngariu
Shivya Jolly
Ghaith Mshalah
Samia Akbari
Youshia Kako
Aaliyah Akbulut
Priyadarshini Ramkumar
Kaan Bingol
Dante D’auria
Keiana Waqalevu

Congratulations to all participants and stay tuned for when our next sport is announced!

Term 3 Beginnings!

In term 3 our big idea is ‘Curiosity’.  We have old artefacts like cameras, phones and radio’s in our classroom.  They help us to be curious and discover new things.

“There are different magnifying glasses to look closer at our curiosities”. Ramin

“The big disc looks like a dvd cd” Peter

In CBL we have been learning to ask open and closed questions.  Closed questions are easy to answer and open questions have many answers and are more interesting to research.  Here are some of our questions.

We can choose to research what we are curious about. You can think and create things.  We are researching how to make a beyblade out of a bottle cap.  We are also writing a procedural text on how to make one.

Written by Ramin and Peter

Fractions!

Hi everyone, in maths we are learning about fractions.  We created a fraction wall to help us use the correct maths language. We have learnt about the numerator and the denominator.  The numerator always goes on the top.  The denominator always goes on the bottom.  We have folded shapes into different fractions.  We stuck them into our books and labelled them.  Here is some of our work.

We also watched a video about fractions.  It told us that fractions always have to have equal pieces otherwise they are not a proper fraction.

By Jessica and Juliet

STOP THINK DO

Stop, think, do is about no bullying.  It helps you to solve problems in the yard.  You need to stop what you are doing  and then think about whether it is a good choice or not.  Then you do what you think is best.  In our class we brainstormed times when we felt sad at school.

Then we role played different scenarios.  The first time we acted out a scenario that did not end well.  Then we performed the same scenario using the Stop Think Do technique.

SCIENCE DAY!!!

Hi readers.  Today we are going to tell you what 3F did on Science Day.  First we did a sultana experiment.  The materials included 2 cups, red food dye, tap water, soda water and some sultanas.  We first got one cup and filled it up with tap water.  We made predictions about what would happen.  Then we dropped sultanas into the water and they sunk to the bottom.  After that, we got the second cup and did the same thing but with soda water.  Then we put some more sultanas in and they started going up and down.  What was happening was the bubbles inside the soda water lifted up the sultana to the top.  The bubble slowly popped then the sultana sank back down. The we added food dye for fun!

Our next experiment was a reaction rockets experiment.  What we needed was bicarb soda, vinegar, soda, a balloon and a plastic bottle.  So we first got our plastic bottles.  Then we got a spoonful of bicarb and vinegar and we poured it in 3 times in the balloon.  Next we put a small amount of soda in the bottle  and strapped the balloons bottom to the top of the bottle and the vinegar dropped in and the bottle started to fill up and the balloon got bigger and bigger without popping.

Last is the third experiment that was really disgusting.  We called it colour magic.  We used 4 skittles, water, a plastic bowl and a sugar cube.  Then we put the smallest amount of water in the bowl.  Next we got 4 skittles and put all of them in the water.  Last we put a sugar cube in the middle.  We waited to see what would happen.  The sugar pushed all of the colours of the skittles to the edge.  Then it started to look alot like puke.  Thanks for listening.

Written by Dylan

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Year 3 Sport: Dodgeball Competition

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!

Spanish in term 2

¡Hola!

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.

Riley from 4D loves sport! See how proud he is of his work on ‘Baloncesto’.

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.

¡Chao!

Grade 3/4 Camp to Mt Evelyn!

Giant Swing

On camp, one of the activities was the giant swing.  The giant swing was 18metres high! We had to wear a harness and lots of people had a go.  It was challenging but mostly fun! We had to pull a blue rope to make us fly swiftly down.  It was very fast!

Watch Miss Kichakov scream!

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Written by Harper and Ronan

Archery

Archery is a basic game of bow and arrows.  The aim of the game is to shoot the target or pop the balloon. Sometimes people miss the target.  The white is one point, the black is two points, blue is three points, red is four points, yellow is five points and the middle is ten points! We had to stay behind the red cone.  After the students had three shots, they collected their arrows.

 

Written by Simrat and Alfie

Flying Fox

The flying fox is a swing that goes down a rope.  First we climbed a ladder with our harness. Then the instructor connected us to a rope and we swung fast down a hill.  To go on the flying fox you need to be strapped up so you can be safe.  A black tyre helps you to slow down and stop.  Walking off the platform was scary.  We loved the flying fox!

 

Written by Juliet and Tayla.

Non Campers Program

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.

Mt Evelyn Year 3/4 Camp

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The year 3/4 camp is fast approaching.

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.

BEDDING:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow

CLOTHING:

  • Waterproof raincoat is essential (nylon jackets, sweatshirts, and fleeces are NOT waterproof)
  • Warm Jacket
  • 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)
  • Beanie
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Scarf (optional)

ACCESSORIES:

  • Plastic Refillable Water Bottle
  • Bath towel
  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, hair brush)
  • Tissues or handkerchiefs
  • Torch
  • 4 x plastic bags for dirty clothes

WHAT NOT TO BRING:

  • Money
  • Mobile phones, iPads and iPods or computer games

Student Camp Program

If you have any further questions please see your child’s teacher.

Thanks,

Year 3/4 Team