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.
In 4E, we have been creating google forms for the preps, grade1’s, grade2’s, grade3’s and 5/6’s so we can know which book to buy for those grades. From the information we collected we found that the grade 3’s like scary stories more than the other types of books. We looked at graphs to find out the information about the grades and what types of books they like. We looked at different books based on what grade we were looking at. We have also been looking at the book club catalogue to make the perfect library for each class.
By doing this, we learnt that;
some grades like things that we did not expect
how to make graphs on google sheets
some graphs can look the same even when they are a different types of graphs and this is because the information is the same
This week it has been book week and today we got to dress up as our favourite book characters. Some of our favourite characters in 4E were; Where’s wally, Sarah from ‘The way I love you’, Stacy from ‘The secret ghost’, Harry Potter, Marvel and some different Disney characters.
In class we were given the challenge to use the book week theme ‘escape to everywhere’ to help us with ideas for our writing and different text types.
Below are some pictures of our costumes and the start of our writing pieces.
In 4E we have been looking at houses and how towns are built. We looked at area and were given an area of 170cm squares, which scaled to 170m squares. We then made our blueprints by thinking about what we need in a house to survive. We had to find the area and perimeter of each room. Some of us worked by ourselves or in groups to have a larger area.
After we had drawn our blueprints, we learnt about nets to make 3D shapes. We then built our house by drawing the nets and drawing what it would look like on the inside. We then made a town by thinking about where our houses and roads would go and included some shops and parking lots.
After our town was constructed, we used the spheros to navigate through the town (spheros are robots which can be coded in different ways). It was a bit challenging to use the spheros because sometimes it was hard to tell where the front was and sometimes we put the wrong code in.
We also made persuasive advertisements by looking at realestate.com and the features of a persuasive advertisement.
Some of us loved making the houses out of paper and using the spheros to go through our town.
This term in Visual Arts we have been exploring all the wonderful artifacts that have survived in Ancient Egypt. We made Egyptian Pharaoh necklaces out of board, gold paint and foil paper. The Pharaohs were the Kings and Queens of Ancient Egypt and they wore very elaborate and beautiful jewellery to show how powerful the were. Many of these pieces of jewellery were found in the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings where the pyramids were built. This is how we know what kind of things they wore. Do you like our necklaces?
This term we have been focusing on drama and drama skills. These have included voice projection, creating a character, blocking (where we stand, enter and exit a stage) and production tasks such as sound engineer, backdrops, props and costumes. We have been working in small groups to create a play and add our own touches to it, before we film and share these with our Buddy Classes.
To prepare for our plays we have also been working on our teamwork and drama skills through warms ups such as “I am a…”, Mime relay and Time Machine were we work as a group to create a scene.
We also had a greta time with the non campers playing drama games such as First Line and Mime Relay, the students showed great imagination in presenting short improvised plays.
With the term fast ending, don’t forget to practise your lines which you can find on Showbie.
Grade 3/4 camp is on from Wednesday May 31st until Friday June 2nd. For all children not attending the camp, they will be participating in the non campers program which will run during normal school hours.
All non campers will need to meet on the basketball courts on Wednesday morning to be divided into their groups for the activities for the three days. Students will stay in the same group and in the same room for the three days of the non campers program. There are great fun learning activities planned for the three days including cooking, science experiments, team building challenges, Sphero coding etc. Students who have iPads please bring them charged ready to use as usual.
All children attending camp need to be at school between 8.30am – 8.45am. They will need to go to directly to their classrooms.
PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BRING THEIR OWN LUNCH ON THE FIRST DAY. PLEASE CLEARLY LABEL YOUR CHILDS LUNCH.
If you have identified your child as needing medication please bring this medication to Ms Kingsley (Room 42) or Ms Huntly (Room 37).
Student Clothing and Camp Items
Below is a list of items that you should bring to camp. Please put your name on everything and make sure that you have adequate rain gear. Camp activities can continue in the sunshine and the rain. Older, warm, comfortable clothes are preferable to fashionable ones.
Waterproof raincoat is essential (nylon jackets, sweatshirts, and fleeces are NOT waterproof)
5 x Shirts (including long sleeves)
3 x Warm Jumpers/Windcheaters
3 x Long Pants (Tracksuit pants, Cargo Pants etc.)
6 x Pairs of Socks
6 x changes of underwear
1 pair of pyjamas
1 pair of runners
1 pair of boots – such as gum boots (suitable for wet weather)
1 pair of thongs (for showers only)
Plastic Refillable Water Bottle
Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, hair brush)
This term we have been making hieroglyphic drawings and learning about how they were a written language. The ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphics to write about the history of Ancient Egypt. We learnt to make our own coded messages and wrote our names using them. They were really hard to draw and the ancient Egyptian scribes, who were special writers, must have been really good at writing because each letter was so hard to draw. When we finished our coded messages we decorated the boarders in gold. The ancient Egyptians loved gold and only very important people like Pharaohs who were like Kings and Queens wore lots of gold.