Category Archives: 4C

Multiplication in 4C!

We’re back!

This term in maths the grade 4’s have been learning about multiplication. We’ve been looking at different tips and tricks to learn our times tables such as using your hands to practise your 9 times tables. Together we have explored different ways to show multiplication through arrays, equal groups, repeated addition and skip counting.

Here are some of our think boards we made this week:

We also played some fun games like Land Grab where you roll two dice and colour in the array. The aim is to grab as much land as you can.

For the past week, we’ve been practising a song with 4A to perform at assembly. The song is about counting by 8s to learn your 8 times tables. You will also teach you some of our times table tricks. Hope to see you there!

Our Outstanding 3-6 Year Concert!!!

Last Thursday we had our 3-6 concert and the gym was jam-packed with guests. There were lots of wonderful performances on the night.

When we were back stage we were all very nervous and excited to perform. Our song was a 90s hip hop mash up of ‘Ice Ice Baby’, ‘Can’t Touch This’ and ‘Everybody Dance Now’.  Our costumes were a black tshirt, black pants and a check shirt tied around our waist.

As soon as the song started to play we used all our energy to perform our best to the crowd. All our hard work and practise has paid off!

A special thank you to our 2 amazing Performing Arts teachers for all their hard work!!

 

BOOK WEEK!!!!

This week is Book Week and we got to dress up as our favourite book characters. The theme this year of Book Week is Find Your Treasure. On Tuesday was our dress up day and we had a parade with all the other Grade 4 classes.  We saw so many great and cool costumes!

I dressed up as Captain America because I like all the details of the costume – Jason

I dressed up as Matilda because she reads books and books have treasure!! – Gurnoor

I dressed up Cleopatra because she has lots of history behind her story – Hazal

Here are some of our costumes:

We even got a visit from a special Green Crayon aka Miss Kingsley!!

During the parade Miss Officer came around with her sheep and let us pat him!

Don’t forget that the book fair starts today! 4C can’t wait to buy some books!

P.E with 4C

During PE this week with Mr Muscari, we played a new game called the Rock, Paper, Scissors Challenge! We were divided into two separate teams and Mr Muscari laid out 10 hula hoops across the gym. When the teacher says “GO”, one team member from each side runs and plays rock, paper, scissors with each other. Whoever win keeps on going to try to make it to the other side. If you lose you go back to your team. Mr Muscari got the idea for this game from a viral video on the internet.

Then we played indoor soccer; blue team vs green team. The score was 1-0 in blue’s favour. Onil scored the winning goal!

P.E with 4C is always a fun time!!

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.

Choose Your Own Adventure

This week we have been working on our Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) stories. Choose your own adventure means that the reader is able to choose where they want the story to go.

First, we read Countdown to Danger, a CYOA story and when it came to a choice, the class voted on which choice they liked best. Next, we started planning our own stories. We started by brainstorming ideas for our stories such as getting stuck in a haunted house or going on a space mission. After that we planned our own characters by describing their age, personality and appearance. Here are some examples by Nick and Mariah:

The next step was to plan problems relevant to our story and possible solutions. Have a look at Simrat and Hazal’s problems:

Next week we are going to begin to draft our stories. We are very engaged and enthusastic about our CYOA stories. Stay tuned!!

 

 

 

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.

The First Week of Term 3!!

We’re back!!!! After an exciting holiday, 4C are back into the routine of school.

Our big idea this term is POWER!! 4C have started their new CBL journals on their iPads which have included pages about wonderings and a word association.

In Reading and Writing we’ve been focussing on the different parts of speech. Parts of speech includes verbs, nouns, adverbs and adjectives. A great way to practise this is by using Colourful Semantics to build sentences.

We also played the Silly Sentences game where you are given a letter and must think of a adjective, noun, verb and adverb to make a silly sentence like this:

You should play this at home!

In Maths we have been continuing to learn about addition and subtraction. We practised our skills and strategies through activities such as the $100 Word Challenge and Garden Path puzzle.

In SELS (Social and Emotional Literacies) we did a group activity called the Roundabout. We were given a problem and had to think of the solutions. Then we discussed the positives and negatives of each and acted out our best solution to the class.

We hope you’ve had a great first week back also!

 

End of Term 2!

We can’t believe how quickly the term has gone by! We are really excited for the holidays because we’ve worked really hard this term. Some of our favourite things this term include our CBL presentations about a significant discovery, 3/4 camp, non-campers activities, learning about the World Cup, using Makey Makey and playing dodgeball in Grade 4 Sport.

I loved camp because we got to see penguins! – Kate

I enjoyed playing dodgeball because we needed to use lots of teamwork. – Gurnoor

I loved playing with the Makey Makey as it was a new experience. – Emerson

We hope you’ve had a good Term 2 and enjoy your holidays!!!