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.
On Tuesday our class flew some drones. Before we flew the drones, we watched a video to show us how to use them. We then wrote a procedure of how to fly them and included if statements if something went wrong. Everyone had a turn at flying the drones and we tried to take a picture to show us a bird’s eye view. This helped us with drawing our houses from a birds eye view.
In Health and PE this term, we have been focussing our learning on soccer skills. In soccer, we are learning the correct kicking techniques when passing to our team members and scoring goals. It’s so much fun to learn new skills and games we like to play at break times. I can’t wait to see what sport we’re learning next! Watch this space!
This term we have been exploring our classroom with some different questions, pictures and creations. We have been responding to these questions and prompts to discover more about our CBL topic. Some of these have made us think about the future and what kind of world we want to live in when we are older or now. They have also made us think about how people live in different countries and what is different around the world. This includes how students learn around the world and what they can use for their learning compared to ours. Some countries don’t have a TV or even tables because they might live in a poor country. We have some questions for you to help us find out what classrooms look like around the world or in the past.
What did your school look like in grade 4 and how old are you?
What country was your school in?
How far did you have to travel to get to school?
Below are some pictures to show you what we have been doing.
ACPS held a whole school assembly to commemorate Anzac Day on Thursday 20 April. It was led by the Student Leadership Group who presented information on Anzac Day as well as personal poems and family stories relating to this day.
All classes created a wreath and these were presented by a class representative during the assembly. The school also paused to listen to the Ode, the Last Post and reflected during a one minute silence before ending the assembly by singing our national anthem.
Thank you to all the parents who attended this assembly. It was fantastic to see so many in the audience to support the student leaders and the school with the commemoration.
The students all did an amazing job of being respectful and calm during this important assembly of remembrance. Congratulations to them and our teachers as well for supporting our students.
In 4E we have been working towards our CBL solution to celebrate identity and culture. We first brainstormed our ideas and decided which idea we liked the most. We then split into different groups from the topics we wanted to take part in.
In our groups, we used an action canvas to show what we wanted to do and how we could do this. We found information about different cultures or different foods from different cultures by researching and using key word searches. When we found our information, we paraphrased it. This is when you find information and make it your own by writing it in your own words.
Some of us have been working really hard to create our products, which includes videos, games, recipe books and posters which include facts about different cultures and countries.
Below are some pictures of our work.
It has been a fantastic beginning to the school year with many happy and excited faces eager to join in and participate in PE. During Term 1 students at Aitken Creek Primary School in years 3 and 4 participated in a weekly one hour tennis program directed by the Hume Tennis Centre in Craigieburn.
Through the participation of the program students learnt about gameplay, the rules of tennis and the different hitting technique they use being the forearm and backhand. They have done a great job and demonstrated our school values of respect, achievement, teamwork and responsibility whilst out of school grounds.