Category Archives: 4C

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!!

Anzac Day- Discovery

This term we have spent some time in Art creating a display for our Schools Anzac Day ceremony. We have learnt about the symbolism of the poppy and have created paper poppies using acrylic paint. In addition, we have also used our prior knowledge of using water colour paints to create some Anzac sunsets for our display. Our display a way of commemorating the sacrifice may Australians made for our country.

Discovery in 4C

Hello everyone! This is our first blog of the Term!

We have been learning about Discovery in CBL. First we drew what we thought a scientist was. A lot of our scientists in our drawings wore glasses, were boys and worked with chemicals and potions.

Yesterday we looked at different provocations for the areas of science we will be focusing on: Chemical, Biological, Geological and Physical Science.

Some of the activities included looking at videos, making land forms out of playdough, drawing the rest of the animal based on a biological feature and mixing common kitchen items together to predict and record what happened.

As we did the different activities we added our thoughts to our CBL journal on our iPads. We answered questions and wrote down our further wonderings.

Thank you for reading. We look forward to learning more about science this term!!

 

 

Term 1

Wow we can’t believe how fast the term went! It was an exhilarating term .

We learnt about community, different cultures and traditions and how we can build a community in our classroom. We used a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) to evaluate our classroom. We now know what we need to work on for next term.

4C discussed and decided to change our learning space. We changed the library space, sanctuary and made sure we had group and independent learning spaces. Here’s our new layout:

Some of our highlights this term were Athletics Day, meeting our buddies, celebrating World Neighbour Day with different cultures food, getting to know each other and building our 4C community!!

Have a great holiday!! See you in Term 2!

 

Exploring the Art of indigenous communities

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!

Athletics Day

Wow we never knew Athletics Day was going to be this fun…and exhausting!!!

4C got to try a lot of fun new things such as hurdles, long jump, discus, 100m sprint, race walking, triple jump, baton relay, shot put and a few more!

My favourite sport was triple jump because I liked the hop skip part of the jump – Kate

I enjoyed hurdles because I liked jumping high – Inaya

I liked the 100m sprint because you can run really fast and it’s exciting – Simrat

I liked jumping triple jump because jumping in the sand felt nice and soft – Angel

At school we did a reflection about our favourite sports. Most people liked hurdles the best. We also were given “Well Done” ribbons for our achievements.

Athletics Day was so much fun that we wish we could do it again!

 

The Writing Process

In 4C we have been learning about the writing process. First in groups we looked at different samples and tried to figure out which stage they belonged to by discussing the features.

The stages of the writing process are:

  1. Writer’s Notebook
  2.  Planning
  3.  Drafting
  4. Revising
  5. Editing
  6. Buddy Conference
  7. Teacher Conference
  8. PUBLISHING!!!

Next in small groups we made computational thinking posters about the writing process. This required lots of group work and thinking. Here’s what we came up with:

We then voted on the display we liked best to have in the classroom.

Thank you for reading about 4C’s writing process. We look forward to writing this year!