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.
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.
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!
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?
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!
This is the link for the Home Learning. It is for weeks 4 – 5.
Home Learning – Week 4-5
This week we had an open morning and invited our families in to talk about community. We worte about what communities we were in, like our family and frinds, school, sports clubs and cultural or religious groups. We wrote about what behaviours we displayed to be a great member of our community. Some of these were caring for our friends and being respectful. -By Jayden
We would love to get your perspective of ‘what is community?’ Please leave us comments
Today we participated in Safer Internet day. We joined a virtual classroom with over 145 other year 4, 5 and 6 classes from around Victoria. We learnt about how we can make the internet a more respectful place. We all wrote a pledge, a promise, to use the internet in a fun, safe and respectful way.
John – “I will never cyberbully”
Aaliyah K- “I will always know who I’m talking to.”
Lalit – “I will not show my real identity”
Aaliyah A – “I will always think about who’s behind the screen”
Alfie – “I will defend any one getting hurt by responding to negative words with positive words”
We also participated in the Forever Challenge, where we decided if we should post, share or delete the pictures in the scenarios given to us.