Category Archives: 4C

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!!!

3/4 Camp!

Last week, a group of students from 4C were lucky enough to go to camp at Phillip Island. At the camp there were fun activities such as the giant swing, flying fox, archery, low ropes course, team rescue and intiative course. On the giant swing you get put into a harness and you hold onto a rope to swing back and forth.

The giant swing is a lot of fun because it feels like you’re flying – Inaya

During archery I got a bulleye on the first turn! – Emerson

On the flying fox it felt like you were zip-lining from tree to tree – Jason

At night we went to the Penguin Parade. There were 1316 penguins that slowly come out of the ocean at night and walk to their burrows! We got to see the penguins up close as we watched from the boardwalks.

Meanwhile back at Aitken Creek Primary, the non-campers did fun activities such as making pizza, Spheros, Bloxels, made oobleck slime and watched a movie while eating popcorn!

It was a great experience for everyone!



These past few weeks, 4C have been learning about time in Maths. We’ve been looking at telling the time to the minute. Some of the activities we’ve done have been making clocks, using time dominoes, clock puzzle with a hidden message, estimated time and using a numberline to figure out elapsed time questions.

I only used to know how to tell time to the nearest hour or half hour. Now I know quarter past and quarter to – Kate

I didn’t know what elapsed time was before we did the activities – Clayton

First it was hard for me to tell the time. Now I’m learning to tell time to the minute  – Sophia

Thanks for reading!


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.

Better Buddies Day

Yesterday was Better Buddies Day! We wore purple and raised money for the Alana and Madeline Foundation.  We did lots of fun activities with our buddy class Prep H. These activities were based on our specialist subjects such as Spanish, P.E, Art and Performing Arts.

First we practiced saying our vegetables and fruits in Spanish and then made a face by cutting them out and arranging them together. We were inspired by the portraits of the famous artist Arcimboldo.

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Here’s some of our art

In Performing Arts we made a dance in groups based on a lip sync and dance battle. We made videos and shared them with each other.

For P.E we went on a photo scavenger hunt on the oval. We had to take photos of our group doing things like flying, everyone giving each other a high five and a model pose.

We had fun with our buddies on Better Buddies Day. Hope to see Prep H soon!!