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
During Book Week, we celebrated ‘Food from Everywhere’ by sharing dishes from different cultures with the rest of the class. This was such an engaging experience as it allowed some of our classmates to taste food from another culture for the first time! We were able to enjoy and appreciate the flavours from around the world! After enjoying the feast, we showed our curiosity by asking questions about the food.
“I wonder when this dish was first made?”
“What ingredients are in this food?”
“Would this still taste good if I added more ingredients to it?”
During this term students have been working on their “Curiosity’ in dance.
Each class began the term by creating a list of wonderings. In year 3/4 the students were interested in Hip Hop dancing and curious about how they can use their bodies to express emotions. We learnt some basic Hip Hop dance moves and choreographic language such as ‘canon’ and ‘locomotor movement’ and used these to create a dance to Bars and Melody’s song ‘Hopeful’. We discussed the meaning of the song and how the issue of ‘bullying’ can affect people. At the end of each lesson we videoed our routine so we could track our progress and use a variety of self-reflection and feedback tools.
In 3F we have been learning about prefixes. These can be the letters re, in, im, dis, pre, mis and un. A prefix is a group of letters that can be put at the front of the word to change the meaning of the word. We used prefixes in word mania to make longer words so that we can get more points. Some of our new words were dis-like, re-read, re-play and unhappy! In our class we also have Word Mania Champions. These are students that can make words with 5 or more letters! Our longest word so far is information which has 11 letters.
Hi viewers, Today we are going to talk to you about Book Week. Book Week is all about encouraging everyone to read. On Tuesday the 22nd of August, we dressed up as our favourite book character. Then we had a parade to show off our cool costumes. We also had lunch on the cricket pitch because the sun was out.
On Wednesday we listened to children’s picture story books that have won awards and been shortlisted. We ate our lunch with our buddies and read our favourite books together.
On Thursday the 24th of August, we invited parents to join us for our reading session. We practiced our fluency by reading different plays and acting them out using reader’s theatre. Our parents joined in as well and it was lots of fun! We used our fluency checklist to help us reflect on our reading and how we could improve.
On Friday we had our cultural food celebration. Students brought in special dishes from their culture or food that they were curious about. Dishes included gulab jamun, rice cake, indian sweets and savoury dishes like samosas and biscuits. It was great to taste different foods we had never tried before!
We have been curious about installations and what kind of art works they are. We have discovered that Installations are an artwork that becomes part of a space or an environment and can be made by one or more artists. They can also include sound, video and moving parts. We made Totem pole out of tubes that represent each 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.
At Science works, we learnt so much new vocabulary! First we saw the Lighting show. It was amazing! We were introduced to the large Tesla coil which creates thousands of volts of electricity. We were safe because we were protected by the large black farrida cage. We learnt that electrical charges are in everything. Volunteers came up to try different experiments. Balloons can help move electrical charges around. This is called static electricity. We learnt about the positive and negative symbols. A positive and negative charge=attract. But two of the same charges like a positive and a positive=repell. Then it was time to play with the Vandergraft. It looks like a big metal ball. A volunteer stood next to it with a handful of confetti in her palm and her arm stretched out. The static electricity flowed through her to make the confetti fly away. Her hair also stood up! To repell this charge all she did was jump down so that her feet could break the charges flow.
We learnt about the rules of electricity. Circuits help to make electricity. If there is a gap in a circuit then it won’t light up. Conductors let electricity flow through them. Insulators do not allow electricity to flow through them. Wood and plastic are insulators and metal is a conductor. Then we needed to predict what a lightning bolt would strike. We learnt that you will be safe in a car and an airplane if it hits you. We were shown a strategy if we were outside in dangerous weather. We were told not to lie on the ground because lightning can travel along the ground after it’s hit. The safest pose is to bend down, stand on one leg and put your hands on your head. Standing under a tree is also dangerous because lightning strikes tall objects and then can travel through your body.
Last Friday we went to ScienceWorks. The bus trip was probably 45 minutes long. My favourite rooms were the Lightning and Science rooms. The Lightning room had a show in it and lots of experiments. The Science room had a couple of things. Finally the Sports room had a couple of games and exercises. The playground had lots of things. I also climbed trees. It was exhausting and fun. – SS
On Friday 25th August we went to ScienceWorks. It was fun. My favourite part was the drive back to school. – EM
On Friday 25th August we went on an excursion to ScienceWorks. Lola’s favourite part was the Lightning room. It wasn’t a room where you looked at objects, it was a show. Aaliyah’s favourite part was the Lightning room also. It was amazing and Lola’s hair was unbelievable. While we were there our friend Taylor was on holiday in Queensland. – AK, LM
On Friday 25th August 3C, 3A and 3E went to ScienceWorks. In my opinion we had so much fun. I wish that we could go back soon. My friends and I made a program and we had to see who could go to the highest level when we were climbing the trees. – SJ
On Friday 25th August 3C, 3A and 3E went on an excursion to ScienceWorks. We went in the Lightning room and Phil turned the lights off and the lightning came out of nowhere. That was my favourite part. – OA, FH
I also liked the Lightning room. It was really fun. I had never seen real lightning before in my whole life. – HO
On Friday August 25th 3C, 3E and 3A went on an excursion to ScienceWorks. It was a really long way on the bus but when we got there we put our bags on a trolley and went to the lightning room. After that we had lunch and went to see the science exhibit. – HS
There was magic tricks and lightning and balloons and the fun thing was watching lightning. It was dark. – GO
On August 25th we went to ScienceWorks. I really enjoyed going there. They had a lightning room where there was real lightning. Wow! It was very fun going to ScienceWorks. – GK
I had fun at ScienceWorks. My favourite thing at ScienceWorks was the magic door. – AB
At ScienceWorks we had the racing track and I had a draw with Senitha. We also went to the feeling room and I felt weird when Harjas pressed a lot of buttons. In the Lightning room I opened my ears a little when I saw the lightning and it was really loud. – RS
At ScienceWorks we went to the Lightning room first. It was really dark and loud. When Phil turned the lights off, lightning came. It was so cool! – A.Am
At ScienceWorks we went in the Lightning room. At the end there was a lightning show. After that we had to go eat lunch. – SR, YK
On Friday August 25th, we went to ScienceWorks. Some of the things that were there were running races, visual soccer and the really cool thing there was a Lightning room and they used real lightning. We were safe because the lightning was in a big cage. We also had a rock climbing wall and there was a magic door that spun around and you went to another area. I also really liked the bike with the flying skeleton. – A.Ak
On Friday 25th August we went to ScienceWorks. In the building there was a build a car space and outside there was a yellow door room that was an old coal mining spot. – JA
While we were at Scienceworks, one of our classmates was in Queensland having lots of fun!…………
Me and my brother were in the pool for pretty much the whole day except for when we had breakfast, lunch and dinner. We went on a waterslide that leads into the pool. I went on it so many times! – TS