Category Archives: 4C

4C’s Classroom Agreement

We have created our Classroom Agreement in 4C!! First we looked at our school values of Respect, Teamwork, Achievement and Responsibility.

Here we did an activity about how we can make respect grow in 4C:

We discussed our Positive School Wide Behaviours by making posters where we wrote how we can display behaviours around different areas of the school.

This helped us to create our classroom expectations. They were:

  • We will move if we get distracted
  • We will respect each other
  • We will show teamwork in the school community
  • We will take care of our and the school’s property
  • We will be responsible role models
  • We will never give up
  • We will try hard to achieve our goals
  • We listen to who is talking

This lead to creating our Classroom Agreement:

In 4C we are a community who shows all the school values by displaying respect to everyone, helping each other and never giving up in everything we do. We will show teamwork by including people and their ideas.

Thank you for reading. We hope to have a great year in 4C!!


Learning Environment

In 4C we looked at different types of classrooms and thought about how we learn best. Then we designed our classroom with a partner on a piece of paper and made sure to include quiet and group spaces. We presented our ideas and made a plan together that we agreed upon. Together we moved the furniture according to the plan.

Here’s what we came up with:

Batik painting- Nature in Art

This term we have experimented with Baitk painting. This Art style is a traditional art form in many Asian countries and is used to decorate fabrics that are turned into clothes. Our paintings were inspired by nature and we used primary colours to mix secondary colours with fabric paint. Fabric paint is runny ahd hard to control so they were a real challenge to paint. The outlines of our work were painted with cold wax- (Batik is usually done with hot wax but our pictures have the same effect as ones made using hot wax). We think our effects are really beautiful, what do you think?



Storm Boy, Aitken Creek Radio & Biodiversity

Hi teachers, parents, guardians and friends,

For the past few weeks our class has been reading the text ‘Storm Boy’ by Colin Thiele. It is set in a national park just off Adelaide.

Check out Kashyap’s and Ayan’s description of the Coorong below.

Kashyap’s – The Coorong

It is written in third person from the perspective of a narrator. We were thinking about how the characters felt in the text. We put ourselves ‘in their shoes’ and are currently writing perspective pieces from a range of characters including Storm Boy, Hide Away Tom, Fingerbone Bill and the tiger snake. We will be sharing some of these soon on ACR (Aitken Creek Radio) and on this blog.

The school now has its own radio station! We will be sharing some of our learning and interests on the radio soon. We would love to get some feedback on the types of podcasts you would like to hear. Comment below some of the topics you would like to hear about.

It is coming to that time of year again where we start to look into solutions to our challenge. This term our challenge is ‘Preserve Biodiversity’. Last week were looking at some of the potential problems that impact biodiversity. These are just a couple:

  • Plastic Bags
  • Micro beads/Micro plastics
  • Cleaning Liquids
  • Palm Oil
  • Chemicals
  • Pollution
  • Oil
  • Introduced Species
  • Coal/Fossil Fuels
  • Rubbish and Waste
  • Deforestation
  • Excessively Fishing and Hunting or removing protected species

We needed to make a video to demonstrate what we know about these impacts. During recording we needed to think about the camera angles, close ups, camera and audio quality.

We will load some of these videos soon!





4C’s Invention Convention

4C celebrated their CBL solutions with an Invention Convention showcase for parents, friends, and classmates.

On Thursday the 21st of September we had the Invention Convention. On this day we presented our inventions that we worked hard on throughout Term 3. We were really pleased from the results of the parents that had attended. A lot of people got really good feedback on their amazing inventions such as the Code Tracker, the Smart TV (updated version), the Vibration Chip and much much more. -Yas

Ava and Tenayah: Today we had our parents and buddies come in our classroom because of our invention convention to show our inventions we had lots of people ask questions and ask what our invention was we had and we were proud of our work I hope we could do this again.

Stella: First we had the invention convention which was amazing. We got parents to come over and look at all 11 groups to check out our inventions! After snack we did the same thing but with our buddies which was fun as well. Once the buddies left we did a reflection for the whole term from what we learnt.

Layla: The invention convention was amazing and exciting because so many people wanted to know about our invention and it was really fun. Next we did the same thing but with our buddies which was really exciting because we got to present to them and they learned something new. It was cool to see everyone in their footy team and all the colours. Today was an awesome day and I hope other days can be like this.

Ryan: I have made a invention called the cleaning robot. There were some parents who came in the classroom. They are seeing some inventions. They are asking questions.

Kashyap: I really enjoyed CBL this term especially because it was based around technology. Curiosity is a really open thing so it was very fun.

Anmol: We had our invention conversation, it went pretty well. It was an open morning for parents. The parents came in with the kids and… yay!

Josh: Today was the invention convention. I was nervous and thought that nobody would like my invention but a lot of people liked my invention. A lot of my friends’ parents said my invention was good and that it was a good idea.

Eliot: I think we have really done well with our curiosity journals and I’m proud of you all and have a good holidays and I also think I really learnt some research skills. Also I can think a lot better when I’m not distracted. When I was building my prototype, I had to build it three times and the third time I really felt proud of myself. Ms. Kingsley helped me with my final design so she deserves all the credit really. We all deserve credit for what we have done with our big idea and these journals have great covers and we all deserve praise and we’re all great students and sometimes we’re teachers to Ms. H.B and Ms. Kingsley!

Totem pole Installation

We finally created our installation for the Specialist showcase and it looked amazing! The hardest part was working out how we wanted to arrange our work. We had to work together as a class and we decided that we were going to arrange them in order from largest to smallest. After taking some time to work this out we used blue tack to stand our totem poles on the tables. Did you see our work at the showcase? if not you can have a look at the pictures below and tell us what you think.

Specialist Showcase- Artrooms

We were so happy to see so many families come to see the work of students on display at the Specialist Showcase this year. Parents and students were able to come into the Art rooms and participate in a variety of activities such as mindfulness Mandala colouring, Pop Art murals painting, bubble art and experimental painting using mineral paper and inks. Everyone had a great time spending time together and making some very creative Art. Some of the Pop Art Murals from the night of the showcase still need some work. If you want to help finish them come to Art club during blue school timetable at lunchtime and give us a hand to finish them. See below for the pictures of what kids and families created.

Art Gallery – Specialist Showcase!

Were you at the Specialist Showcase last week?! It was a huge success and was fantastic to see so many parents coming down with us to see the highlights of our specialist classes. Hopefully you had a look at the Gallery while you were there because we had a great showcase of student work ranging from Term 1 to Term 3. It was like walking through a sea of colour and creativity! If you didn’t get a chance to see the gallery, or you want to see some of it again, check out the gallery pictures in this blog. There’s also some great pictures of some of us and our parents enjoying the art activities. It was pretty busy at times in the art rooms, so hopefully everyone who came a long had a chance to participate. Grade 1s and 2s had already done the activities in Miss Kirk’s room, so they were great teachers on the night to those of us that hadn’t done them before! In Miss Thomas’ room, there was painting happening for a secret picture, which she will shortly be revealing! Please enjoy these pictures!

4C Does Weeks 7 & 8!

Week 7 was Literacy and Numeracy week at ACPS, filled with exciting activities like coding, Bloxels, writing, and rich maths tasks. Week 8 was eSmart week, which was also packed with activities for our students to learn about being safe online.

Literacy & Numeracy Week: Choose Your Own Adventure
This is me, Rivindu, and Adriano’s Choose Your Own Adventure story. It was a really fun time making this book but there is still more pages to come I tried to work on the book as much as I can and I hope as I continue it will succeed. – Hassan

Literacy & Numeracy Week: Maths Rich Task
Students were challenged to survey their peers on reading preferences, interpret the data and identify the right text types, then select the books from a catalogue for a new classroom library–all within the budget of $300! Finally, students created a catalogue with a summary of their chosen texts. Everyone was very immersed and came up with some great results!

eSmart Week (Week 8)
We watched videos and movies about these kids who were giving away their personal information, like one them gave away their personal information and told his friend but it was really a 37-year-old man. In other one this girl wanted to download an app called quickpick like Facebook and her friend posted a photo of her spilling water on herself and it got shared around and she got really embarrassed.
We learnt never give away personal information about yourself online—your birthday, where you live, your address. You could also get hacked.
You will kidnapped and if you give some of your personal information the people can rob your house. – Taleisha, Ryan & Eliot

Puppy Visit
On the 8th of September, Friday, we heard a sound when we came inside the classroom. It was the sound of a puppy! We all rushed into the classroom to see. The puppy was a Shetland Sheepdog. Our teacher Mrs. Hall-Bowden had owned the puppy for only a week. Its name was Pàdraig. He is so adorable. We all wrote an information report about Shetland Sheepdogs, we summarised an information report that Mrs. Hall-Bowden wrote. We all had so much fun! -Mahrosh, Riley, Tenayah

On Friday morning Mrs H.B. brought her puppy in the class and it was so cute. He was so playful. We had a lot of fun playing with him his name was Pàdraig. Everyone was taking so many photos of him. His breed is Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) – Jake & Anmol


Curiosity in Art-What is installation?

We have been curious about installations and what kind of art works they are. We have discovered that Installations are artworks that becomes part of a space or an environment and can be made by one or more artists. We made Totem poles out of tubes that represent each one of us and we plan on creating a class installation using everyone’s artwork. We were inspired by the Aboriginal memorial Totem pole installation at the National Gallery of Australia. We hope our installation demonstrates our ability to work as a team and our school values of respect, responsibility and achievement. Look out for our installation around the school, it will be finished soon.