On the 14 of October, some paramedics came to ACPS to teach us what to do if someone is unconscious. We learnt the chain of survival and how to do CPR. The first step involved asking the person if they were safe. The second involved calling 000 and giving them information calmly, like who do you need, where you were, patience name and age and what to do while waiting for the paramedics. After that, we gave the patience CPR. This was really interesting to learn about.
The excursion to the Melbourne Museum was the best excursion I have ever been on! We saw so many different exhibitions that included Whalebones, Butterflies and even Dinosaur bones. It was so cool! After that, we went to this other place where there were living spiders in little cages and we saw seashells. We got to listen through the seashell and hear them having a little conversation, which was weird because usually, I hear the ocean.
My favourite part was probably the iMax because it was like a 3D movie come to life. it was kind of scary because you could see all different creature close up and even learn some pretty interesting facts.
Thanks for reading,
Evangeline and Hadassah -4A
Over the last few weeks, we have been learning about our own curiosities. We first brainstormed what we were curious about and then choose one we wanted to know more about. We researched our questions and created action plans of how we could communicate our curisoity.
Some of us are curious about sports and are creating soccer fields, basketballs and even games to help people learn about different sports. Other are curious about animals, the solar system and the sun and are creating websites and presentations to share what they have learnt to the class.
Thanks for reading. We cant wait to show you our finished products.
In Art this year we have created some amazing personal paper sculptures about ourselves. We used the letters of our names to create the structure of the sculptures and we decorated each letter with drawings about ourselves and the things we like. We wanted to share some of these with you and hope that you come along to the Aitken Creek Learning Journey showcase to see more of our wonderful work.
Last week on the 7th of August some of the year 3’s and 4’s went on camp, while others stayed back.
The campers arrived at school nice and early to make their Journey to Mt Evelyn. When we got there we went on a bushwalk, which took us over 2 hours! When we arrived we had some free time and got to do some activities that included giant swing, teacher initiatives, flying fox, making damper, hut building, Kaos and archery. On the two nights we watched a movie and had a disco night.
- “My favourite activity was the giant swing” Aram
- “My favourite activity was they flying fox because I went flying through the air” Sanjay
(By Aram, Karim and Sanjay)
On the non-campers program, we got to do some really fun activities including science, cooking pizzas, watching a movie, making origami, ninja warrior and our specialist classes.
- “I liked doing different fun activities” Evangeline
- “I enjoyed cooking because we got to make pizza and eat it” Sehajleen.
- “My favourite thing was the ninja warrior because i was good at it” Emre
(By Evangeline, Emre and Sehajleen)
Hello and welcome!
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
This week was CAMP week and we were lucky enough to be in Group 1 with Miss Murray and Ms Dhammi!
We participated in a number of fun activities over the past 3 days.
During cooking we made our own pizzas using english muffins as our bases. We had mushrooms, tomato sauce, cheese, spinach and italian herbs to choose from for our pizzas.
“The pizzas were so good!” – Bailey
“I thought it was fun getting to choose our toppings” – Eshal
In Lego Robotics we worked in groups to make a robot out of lego that could move by connecting it to our iPads.
“We used out imagination to create cool things” – Hazim
“We worked as a team to complete our work and created cool masterpieces” – Riley
We learnt how to make creative things out of paper. We got to choose what we wanted to make and got to watch tutorial videos on our iPads to help us.
“Origami was the best!” – Janna
“I found it tricky” – Jaipreet
We watched Toy Story 1 with Group 6, Miss Kaya.
“I liked how they represented the characters in it” – Ahmed
“I thought Toy Story was going to be boring but it was actually really good” – Mohammad
We did an obstacle course on the playground. We then watched Ninja Warrior Junior because it was raining.
“It was the best thing ever because I was very good at it” – Emre
“I enjoyed it so much I did it a second time” – Ishan
In forensic science we were learning how finger prints work and how police solve crime mysteries.
“The fingerprinting was very messy” – Natalia
“The puzzle was tricky to solve but we worked as a team and solved it!” – Aleisha
We had a lot of fun during the non-campers program!
From Group 1
This term our big idea is ‘Curiosity’. In the first two weeks we explored different provocations linked to curiosity. We used our CBL journals to give reasons and explain our thinking.
- “I think cameras were made so people can remember things. They have changed and are now easier to get the photos” Mohammad
- “I know this is a battery and rechargeable because it was inside the computer” – Shahwaiz
Over the past few weeks, we have been investigating important explorers, traders and navigators from history. We first picked a person we were interested in and completed a KWL chart to show what we already knew and what we wanted to find out. Then we used our wonderings to research information and find facts. We used our CBL journals to paraphrase information. We will be making a timeline of their life and journey, so stay tuned.
- “I’m curious to find what happened to Amelia Earhart”- Jaisal
- “I want to know how Marco Polo died”- Riley
- “I learnt that Amelia was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean” – Zac
- ” I learnt that Sally Ride was the first American woman to go into space” – Sarah
- “I now know that Amelia Earhart was curious about planes from watching a p[lane in the sky” – Fatimah
In maths, we have been learning how to solve problems using different division strategies, such as an array, number line and fact family. We learnt that division is connected to multiplication and this is called a fact family! We have also been exploring 2D shapes and some of the terms we learnt are symmetrical, vertices, faces, sides, parallel, regular and irregular shapes, right angle and even all the different names of shapes.
In writing, we have been learning about diary entries and letters. We have been able to think about different perspectives and use our information learnt in CBL to write from the perspective of our chosen person. We have also been working hard with our independent writing pieces!
During Term 2, Grade 4 students learnt about the topic ‘the house’. In this unit, they had the chance to learn vocabulary related to rooms of the house as well as things that are typically found in a house such as doors, windows or lamps.
Students used the vocabulary and modelled language structures to convey information about their own houses as well as to describe what they could see in pictures and videos shared in class.
One of the activities they carried out over the term was getting in small groups and designing a house in which they had to label the rooms and stuff found in it. They were encouraged to use the internet to research about additional words they were willing to learn in order to make a more detailed house project.
Enjoy some of the pieces of beautiful work carried out by the students over the term.
In maths, we have been learning some more strategies for addition and subtraction. One of the areas we looked at was finding the missing addend. We learnt how to use the inverse operation to find the missing number and also check our answers. We love doing maths!
In CBL we learnt more about the UN goals. We have been reading some comics about them and even played a game called Go Goals.
- ‘I now know that there are lots of people struggling to survive because of poverty’ -Zac
- “I found it interesting that not many people have access to the internet’ -Ela
- ‘I learnt that there are lots of people without jobs’ -Riley
- ‘The game was fun because we got to use our knowledge to answer the questions’ -Shahwaiz