Category Archives: 4A

Discovering the Art of Wayne Thiebaud

We would like to share with you some of our amazing chalk pastel drawing of cakes that were inspired by the Artist Wayne Thiebaud. He was associated with the Pop Art movement and he liked to paint everyday things. He painted lots of colourful and delicious looking cakes so we had a go at creating our own. We learnt about shapes and how to turn shape into forms to draw our cakes. We then learnt how to shade our work by blending tones and experimenting with light and shadow effects.

Cities at sunset- Discovering mixed media drawing and painting techniques.

Last term we created some amazing mixed media drawings of imaginary cities using watercolour paint and oil pastels. We discovered different ways to use these materials in Art to create different effects and designed some imaginary cities to apply our drawing process.

We think that everyone created some really amazing effects using reflections and sunsets and really mastered mixed media drawing and painting techniques. What do you think of our works?


Powerful contrasts in Art

As part of out CBL investigation of power we have been exploring how contrasts in artworks can make them visually powerful.

We explored the theme by making Zebra drawings using line and shape as our stating point. When we finally learnt to draw our Zebras using lines we then experimented with colour contrasts until we discovered what combinations work best. After this stage we applied two contrasting colours to our drawings and completed them with a patterned background to make the Zebras stand out.

We really enjoyed making these drawing and are very proud of what we have created. We hope you like them, please let us know what you think.

State Government Leader Certificates

This term our Student Leaders were presented with Certificates of Congratulations from our local State Government representative. Thank you to Ros Spence MP for recognising our excellent Student Leaders of Aitken Creek Primary this year.

Our Student Leader Group has been very busy this year so far – taking on the role of Peer Mediators during break times, hosting school assemblies, assisting with organising school wide events, writing and hosting our school Anzac Day assembly as well as attending both our local Craigieburn Anzac service and the the Melbourne school service at the Shrine.

We are looking forward to these leaders taking on more roles like these as the year continues.

Week 4

Preservice teachers
We have been lucky to have 2 preservice teachers working with us in year 4. They will be working with us for 3 weeks. They have been helping us with our CBL lessons with focusses on Day and Night, animals and their adaptations.

Better Buddies Day
Monday was Better Buddies Day. We worked with our Prep C Buddies to do activities. We did an art and spanish activity in the morning where we made a vegetable/fruit man to practise the names of the fruit and vegetables in spanish. After lunch we went on a scavenger hunt to find the items on a list and competed in a dance off for performing arts.

Lalit “I was excited to work with my buddy.”

Shivya “I liked the scavenger hunt because we had to take photos and find the items on the list. It was challenging.”

Talia “I learnt to say the names of some fruit in spanish”

Skyping a scientist
This week we Skpyed a scientist who works in the field of microbial ecolocy. We expanded our knowledge about microbes. We learnt how microbes can duplicate and split into two. DNA is molecules giving instructions to your body.
Did you know microbes are everywhere! But you can’t see them with your eye. You need special equipment like microscopes and lasers.

Mother’s Day
We have been working on a special gift for our mum’s this Sunday.
From all of us in 4A we wish all mums a very happy mother’s day. We hope you get spoilt!

Anzac Day- Discovery

This term we have spent some time in Art creating a display for our Schools Anzac Day ceremony. We have learnt about the symbolism of the poppy and have created paper poppies using acrylic paint. In addition, we have also used our prior knowledge of using water colour paints to create some Anzac sunsets for our display. Our display is our way of commemorating the sacrifice may Australians made for our country.

We learnt FRACTIONS!

This week we have expanded our knowledge of fractions. We made a fraction wall and used a Think board to show our understadings of fractions. We were able to plot fractions on a numberline, work out equivalent fractions by multiplying the numerator and the denominator by the same number. Some people drew fractions of a whole and fractions of a group and other people did decimal fractions and percentages.

“I learnt how to do an equivalent fraction. I know now, that to make an equivalent fraction I have to multiply the numbers of the fraction by the same number”- Harshil

“I now understand how to count on a fraction numberline by halves and quarters.” – Shivya

“I learnt that a fraction is part of a whole” – John

“I learnt how to divide the numerator by the denominator to calculate the decimal form. If I multiply it by 100 I get the percentage” – Siddak

Term 2 Week 1


We are excited to explore our big idea Discovery. We are working towards the challenge of, share an important scientific discovery. We drew what we think scientists look like and described what they do.
Do you think our ideas will change as we learn more?

Exploring the Art of indigenous communities

This term we have been exploring Papier Mache’ as our Art medium to make Australian animals. We got our inspiration from the Artist Peter Murray. He is an indigenous artist from Melbourne and we explored his work while looking at Indigenous art form different communities around Australia.

When we have finished constructing them we will decorated them with dot painting similar to the animals in his paintings.

We can’t wait to finish them this week!