In class we have been busy building Roller Coasters to help us understand forces and motion. It was a very engaging task with everyone working well together to design, test and build some amazing Roller Coasters.
In class we have been learning about metaphors and other figurative language. We recently read the book 'My two blankets'. Cartwheel, the main character, comes to a new country to be safe, but everything around her is strange. She cannot understand what people are saying and she doesn't feel like herself anymore. This book, by Irena Kobald and Freya Blackwood, explores the power language has to make us feel included and safe, like a blanket. As Cartwheel's confidence with the language grows, and she learns to weave words together, she doesn't feel so foreign anymore. Using Auslan, Australian sign language, we tried to put on Cartwheel's shoes. We learnt a basic conversation so students were able to say 'Hello, my name is _____, question/answer, question/answer'. The video below is of the class performing Fireflies by Owl City in Auslan. We focused on the sign language so they are using a video to help with the lyrics.
This video is unlisted and only available via the class blog
This term in class, we have been looking at 'More than rain goes down the drain', a Geography unit about litter pollution and how marine creatures are affected. Today, and later this week, students have been given the opportunity to swim with a variety of marine creatures using Oculus Go and Ocean Rift. The app is quite realistic and students are able to listen to information about each creature and explore their habitat.
In Geography we have been studying 'More than rain goes down the drain', a unit of work that shows the problem of litter, especially plastic, and the affect on marine creatures. To go along with this work we created these wonderful arts works of marine creatures in the style of Heather Galler.
Do you think you can create a prize
We are looking for posters to tell people
about the Spring Fair. A poster will be
chosen from each class and it will be
displayed in the playground.
Details you need to include: • Event: Spring Fair • Date: Sunday 16th of September 2018 • Location: Thompson Park, Artarmon • Time: 10am – 3pm
You could include the following: cake stall, 2nd hand book stall, face painting, crazy hair, nail painting, Beyblade stall, chocolate wheel, lucky dip, water pistols, paper aeroplanes, bowl a wicket, Ninja Warrior Training Ground, kick a goal, chocolate toss, Chinese food stall, Indian food stall, sushi and Vietnamese rolls, sausage sizzle, slushies and drinks, gelato, inflatables and
For the school Public Speaking Competition, you are required to write a three minute speech about one of the topics listed below. These are persuasive topics and your task is try and convince the audience to your point of view.
DUE: Monday 27th August (Week 6)
Graffiti is art
Pocket money should be earned
PE should not be compulsory in schools
My life as a fly on the wall
If you were a superhero for one day, what would you do to impact the world?
Write a strong opening. Before you can begin persuading your audience, you need to open the speech in a way that will make them want to pay attention. ...
Offer persuasive evidence. ...
Address the counter-argument (the other point of view)
All of Year 4 were lucky enough to attend the theatre production of 78-Storey Treehouse at The Concourse. Everyone was very well behaved on the public transport and seemed to have a great time watching the performance. 'The legendary Mr Big Shot has arrived to make a Hollywood blockbuster! But when his first step is to fire Andy and replace him with a monkey – well, a gibbon named Mel Gibbon – the battle is on. Will the Treehouse Blockbuster ever get made? Who will win the battle of Andy and Terry? And why are those mysterious spy cows turning up everywhere?'
For our assembly item we are going to perform The Dreadful Menace (from the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 Trailer) as well as Allison's response ' The Ski-Jump Scare'.
This is from work we were doing in class about Imagery, visually descriptive or figurative language. Figurative language includes several types of language like personification, hyperbole, simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, etc.
These recordings are from rehearsal we have had in class. Hopefully we will have them perfect for the assembly.
Learning Intention: To understand the process of recycling and its importance to sustain our environment.
Task: Create a slide presentation about 'Why do we need to recycle?" You will be given five weeks to complete this task. It MUST include a bibliography (keep track of your websites/where you get your information from as you go). To help you keep on track, try complete an activity every few days.
Research the different types of recycling there are. Put this information on your slides, including the symbols and bins that are used.
Pick a recyclable item, on your slide draw the process of how this item gets recycled. Starting from when it is first manufactured.
Within your household, create a paper waste bin and a plastic waste bin. Put your newly designed logos on these bins. Encourage your family to use the recycling bins. At the end of one week, record in a table the items put in the recycling bins. Draw up your table into a slide on your presentation. Upload photos of your bins to your slide as well.
Create 3 slides, on each slide design a new recycling logo. Put lots of images of what can be recycled into that bin.
Now that you know how to recycle, write 1-2 slides about why we MUST recycle to sustain our environment.
Prepare a talk that goes with your slide presentation that you will be presenting to your class in week 10. Your presentation must go for 1 to 3 minutes.
For those students who are interested in learning raw programming (no GUI interface). It is a very basic program, although there are some quite advance things you can do with it, if you are willing to spend the time.
The repeat command is one of the easiest and most useful commands to use. repeat 4 [fd 10 rt 90]
It is also important to remember the correct spacing.
If you make something interesting bring a print out in, or use sendfile, along with the code you used.
For your assignment, you need to research and present your work on one of the early explorers or navigators from the age of discovery (1400-1799). Captain Cook should not be chosen, was studied last year. Your research should include the following information:
Facts about your explorer.
What voyages they made.
Why they made them.
What impact it had on other cultures (Important).
Other Inquiry questions to supports your research.
Both Primary and Secondary sources to support your presentation
You will present your PowerPoint presentation (or other appropriate software) in the last week of the term (Monday 9th April). A random name generator will choose the order of the presentations. Primary and Secondary sources A primary source is an original document or other material that has not been changed in any way. It is a reliable first-hand account usually written at or near the time the event(s) occurred.
Primary sources are better than secondary sources. Secondary sources are documents based on primary sources.
In conjunction with our Term One History unit of work 'First Contacts of Australia', we will be taking the students on an excursion to Kamay Botany Bay National Park and Education Centre. We will be visiting Captain Cook's landing place and learning about our Aboriginal heritage.
You would have received a permission note via the Skoolbag app, please ensure this is completed as soon as possible. The excursion will be next week on Wednesday 7th March.
What to bring:
Morning tea and lunch (you are unable to buy food there)
School hat and sunscreen
Comfortable enclosed walking shoes (runners) and sports uniform.
Wet weather gear (no umbrellas)
Small backpack to carry everything in.
Water bottle (labelled with name)
Bus leaves promptly at 9:00am - please be at school by 8:45am