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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday we celebrated ‘Better Buddy Day’, raising awareness and money to support the Alannah and Madeline foundation’s protection of children against violence. We spent the day doing actiities with our buddy grade, Prep H.
In the morning we worked together to create a dance with our buddy using the moves and skills we have learnt in Performing Arts and PE this semester. At 11am we took part in the National Simultaneous Storytime, enjoying the book The cow tripped over the moon by Tony Wilson. After lunch we made a Spanish rain sticks with our buddies using our arts and craft supplies.
On Thursday some of our parents joined us for open morning to help us with our Eureka Tower math challenge.
Thank you for coming in and sharing in our learning!
In reading we have been inferring the aurthor’s message from the pictures in the text. To do this and linking with our big idea of survival we have been exploring the books by Jeannie Baker. We have also started to create our own collages conveying our message as authors inspired by the UN sustainable development goals we have been learning about.
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.
Waterproof raincoat is essential (nylon jackets, sweatshirts, and fleeces are NOT waterproof)
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)
Plastic Refillable Water Bottle
Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, hair brush)
In Health and PE this term, we have been focussing our learning on soccer skills. In soccer, we are learning the correct kicking techniques when passing to our team members and scoring goals. It’s so much fun to learn new skills and games we like to play at break times. I can’t wait to see what sport we’re learning next! Watch this space!
We have enjoyed our first week back in term 2 learning about Anzac day. We have been exploring our provocations about survival nd the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We will be continuing to work on this through out term 2.
Listen to some of our classmates describing what Anzac Day means for them. 4A Anzac Day
On Thursday at assembly, Isabella laid a wreath, on behalf of our classes to pay our respects to the Anzacs.
ACPS held a whole school assembly to commemorate Anzac Day on Thursday 20 April. It was led by the Student Leadership Group who presented information on Anzac Day as well as personal poems and family stories relating to this day.
All classes created a wreath and these were presented by a class representative during the assembly. The school also paused to listen to the Ode, the Last Post and reflected during a one minute silence before ending the assembly by singing our national anthem.
Thank you to all the parents who attended this assembly. It was fantastic to see so many in the audience to support the student leaders and the school with the commemoration.
The students all did an amazing job of being respectful and calm during this important assembly of remembrance. Congratulations to them and our teachers as well for supporting our students.
In 4A we have been learning lots of new things. Our big idea this term has been identities are continually changing and are influenced by place, space and time.
In Maths, we have learning about place value, recording numbers in various ways and renaming numbers. On Fridays we chanllenge ourselves with automatic recall of multiplication and division facts. We are improving each week.
In Reading, we have been learning about read and respond. Read and respond is when you read, think and respond. We have also been learning about questions to ask while reading. Questions about the text, authors purpose, monitoring yourself, inferring, summarising and main idea and connections to the text.
In Writing, we have been learning about the different types of texts, narratives and poems. sizzling starts. They help us with free writing sessions and Write On Time. We have also been learning about the writing process and giving feedback.
In CBL, our challenge has been to celebrate identity and culture. We are planning a multicultural day with our prep buddies as our solution.
In Buddies, we have been positive role models by working in teams, using our imaginations and supporting our buddies to do well at school.