Category Archives: 4B

4B’s Brilliant Blog about Maths!

Over the past few weeks in maths we have been looking at data. Data includes generating a question, collecting answers to the question, representing this in a table and then making graphs from the information.

First we thought of questions we wanted to ask the class. We then chose one and surveyed our class mates. Some of the questions were:

“Who is your favourite author?”

“If our school had a sports team, what should it be called?”

“What is your favourite Fast Food restaurant?”

“What’s your favourite animal?”

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

“What is your favourite movie series?”

“What is your favourite game?”

“Who is your favourite song artist?”

Next we put our information into a table and found the totals for each answer. We then represented our data using a column or bar graph. We created graphs both digitally and manually.

Miss Murray then showed us a cool way to make a pie graph with our data. First we had to use unifix blocks to make our column or bar graph. We then connected them all together with an extra white unifix block on top. Next, we got a strip of paper and lay it next to our colourful tower. We marked each colour and coloured it on our strip of paper. We then connected it in a circle to use as a template for our pie graphs.

Here is the process…

Grade 4 – Term 4 Spanish – Mr Pablo

With the end of the year coming up, we’ve begun learning how to say in Spanish the various activities well be doing throughout the summer holidays. This topic has been really exciting since it reminds us that we’ve nearly completed Grade 4! We look forward to learning how to say these in activities in Spanish through the use of engaging and competitive games.

‘I’ve enjoyed saying in Spanish what we’re going to be doing throughout the summer holidays’ – Lily (4B)

‘I’ve enjoyed playing the house points game in Spanish’ –  Leen (4B)

Week 2 and 3 in 4B!

Welcome to our next blog post! We have been busy learning lots of new and exciting things over the past 2 weeks.

Reading

In reading we have been looking at poetic devices and diagrams.

Poetic devices – we have learnt about spoonerisms, neologisms and puns. We found our favourites and shared them with the class.

Diagrams – we have been learning the author’s purpose of a diagram and how they help us understand what is written in the text.

Writing

In writing we have been looking at poetry and procedural texts.

Poetry – we looked at the language features of poetry which included slang, similies, metaphors and alliteration. We had a go at writing our own tongue twisters and adding similies and metaphors into our writing.

Procedures – we explored the structure of a procedure and are looking forward to writing our own next week.

 

Maths

In maths we have been looking at chance, money and time.

Chance – we looked at different events and worked out whether they were certain, likely, even chance, unlikely or impossible. We also connected our fraction knowledge to the chance scale.

Money – we have been doing a money rich task where we were given a limit of $1,000 to spend in a week on a summer vacation and we had to work out a budget for each day and the week in total.

Time – we learnt about elapsed time and where the hour hand moves as the minutes hand moves. For example: when it is half past 3 the hour hand is half way between the 3 and the 4.

 

CBL

We have been looking at the life cycle of plants and what affects their growth. We developed a hypothesis for each of our Dwarf Bean seeds. Some are being kept in the cupboard in darkness and others are in the sunlight. We have different amount of water going to each group’s seeds. So far we have noticed the roots of the seeds starting to grow and it is exciting. We have created a procedure for our experiment and are recording our observations daily.

 

Keep your eyes peeled for updates on our learning journey.

4B

Melbourne Museum and IMAX Cinemas

Welcome back to 4B’s Blog Posts! We all had AMAZING holidays and have had an exciting start to Term 4!

On Wednesday the 9th of October, the Year 4 students went to the Melbourne Museum and IMAX Cinemas.

We took a bus to the museum and when we arrived we got into our groups to go through the museum. Our class was with Miss Miller’s class and half of Miss Bell’s class. We put our lunches and drink bottles on a giant trolly and they moved it into storage for us later.

The first exhibit we went to was the Marine exhibit, past the Blue Whale bones. We saw a squid and a video of it. There were videos and lots of bones and jaws of different sharks. There was fish DNA and lots of information about the marine animals.

Next we went to the 600 Million Years exhibit and saw dinosaur bones and eggs. There was a timeline that showed us when the different dinosaurs lived and how long for. They also had fossilised dinosaur poo. Yuk!

Our 3rd exhibit was the Forest exhibit. We got to go in a cave and see these rocks and the animals that live in the water areas of forests. They had lots of nature sounds playing while we explored. We saw some frogs and a turtle. High up in a tree we saw a Tawny Frogmouth bird.  Can you find it?

It was then lunch time! Yay! We had lunch outside in front of the museum and IMAX theatre.

After lunch it was time for the IMAX cinema! The IMAX has an enourmous screen! We saw Bugs: Mighty Micro Monsters. It was 3D so we got to wear these cool 3D glasses. Because we were looking at bugs, the 3D glasses and spiders scared some people, including Miss Murray.

After the excitment of the IMAX movie, we moved back into the museum for our 4th exhibit, the Wild exhibit. We saw all these different animals and straight away found Simba, Timon, Pumba and Rafiki from the Lion King. They had interactive screens that you could touch an animal and find out if it was Secure, Vulnerable, Endangered or Extinct. It was very fascinating to find out none of the animals there were extinct.

Our last exhibit was the Bugs Alive exhibit. It was great to do this after the movie because we got to see all the animals that were in the movie. It was a creepy area because they had spiders and scorpians, etc. We saw the green ants from the movie and saw the leaves they had stuck together.

After an exciting few hours of exploration and movie, it was time to catch the bus back to school. Some of us tried to make people wave or toot their horns or smile at us on the way home.

Until next blog post, bye!

eSmart Week – what does eSmart mean to 4B?

This week is National eSmart Week, a week where we look at how we can be safe online.

This week we watched some videos and had some discussion and created our own understanding of what eSmart means to us.

“You can be safe online by not sharing personal details like passwords” – Dave

“Online safety means carefully reading the term and conditions to keep our personal information safe, we can ask our parents or an adult to help us understand it” – Eshal

“We can be an upstander online by reporting cyberbullying” – Kevin

“I was an upstander on an online game by helping another kid by making him my friend, helping him at the game and reporting the cyberbully” – Nathan

“Do not post personal information online like your age, where you live, where you go to school, etc” – Angel

“When posting photos, make sure that you are not in your school uniform” – Virraj

“If you wouldn’t say it in person, don’t say it online” – Prisha

“eSmart to me means to be safe online by not giving personal info and thinking before you post” – Yara

“eSmart means being smart with technology” – Olivia

“Make friends online that you know in person, don’t make friends online with strangers” – Adele

“eSmart is a chance to learn the importance of being safe online” – Zain

That is just some of our learning this week.

Remember these 3 key words when online:

Stop. Think. Post

Journey of Curiosity in 4B

Over the past 7 weeks we have been learning about different explorers and what made them curious.

We had to choose an explorer that we were curious about and we developed our research skills to find out information about them.

Next we organised our information into a timeline about our explorer. We used a website called www.visme.co to create our timelines visually and digitally.

Miss Murray introduced us to Google Tour Builder and we used it to map out the journey/voyage of our chosen explorer.

On Thursday the 29th of August, we had our school’s Journey of Curiosity after school. Our classroom was set up with MacBooks which had our Google Tour Builders on them to share with the community.

Lots of people came and were fascinated by our use of technology.

Stay tuned for more exciting things in the coming weeks!

From 4B

Identity- Paper sculptures

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.

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Campers of 4B

Hi all,

We are the campers from 4B and we would like to share some of the higlights from our camp last week.

We all met at school and then got on buses. The buses took us to Silvan Reserviour where we ate our snack. After snack a camp member met us and we found out our groups. We then walked with our groups to camp. The walk was muddy and took an hour and a half.

At camp we met the other camp staff and they went over the rules and expectations of camp. We then got time to explore the camp before starting our first activity.

The activities were:

  • Archery
  • Flying Fox
  • Teacher Initiatives
  • Giant Swing
  • Hut Building
  • Bush Cooking
  • Kaos

The groups rotated through the activities over the 3 days, however only 1 group got to complete the last activity due to the others being cancelled because of the weather.

Before we had dinner on the first day we found out our cabin groups.

Our night activities were:

  • Movie Night – we watched ‘Sing’
  • Disco – including a Limbo competition

“I was happy because I was with Miss Bell and our group was called The Koalas, my favourite animal” – Prisha

“The Giant Swing was my favourite because I liked going to the top” – Kevin

“I liked camp because we got to do free time and there was a basketball court so we could play basketball” – Oliver

“I loved camp because we got to do really fun activities” – Harry

“I loved camp because I went crazy at the disco!” – Dave

“I liked hut building because I got to be with some of my friends in my group. We built a very big hut.” – Cooper

“My favourite part about camp was finding out who was in my cabin and playing basketball” – Nathan

“I loved camp because I went to the top of the giant swing” – Chelsea

“My favourite part of camp was when we got to do hut building and we got wet because it wasn’t waterproof” – Alana

“I loved camp because I went on the giant swing for the first time” – Olivia

We are all looking forward to camp next year!

From the 4B campers!

Non – Campers: Group 2

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

Ninja Warrior: 

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

Forensic Science:

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

Lego Robotics:

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

Origami:

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

 

Non-campers Group 1!

Hello everyone!

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.

Cooking

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

Lego Robotics

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

Origami

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

Movie

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

Ninja Warrior

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

Science

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