What are Fractions?

This Term we have been learning about Fractions. We will…. Investigate equivalent fractions by exploring the relationship between families of fractions (halves, quarters and eighths or thirds and sixths) by folding a series of paper strips to construct a fraction wall. Count by quarters halves and thirds along with using mixed numerals and locate and… Read More What are Fractions?

Book Week 2017

Each year across Australia, The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Children’s Book Week. During this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children’s literature. Every year there is a theme to help celebrate. This year the theme is…   Escape to Everywhere There are… Read More Book Week 2017

All about coding

This term in ICT we have been introduced to some coding. What is coding? Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps and websites. Your browser, your OS, the apps on your phone, our class blog, and all websites – they’re all made with code. Learning coding empowers you to… Read More All about coding

Swimming Lessons 2017

During Week 2 all Year 4 classes participated in swimming lessons at the Adelaide Aquatic Swimming Centre. Swimming is part of the curriculum and is another way we can be active whilst learning about water safety. The skills we developed were: Water confidence Survival in the water Swimming technique Rescue of others Water safety Endurance and fitness… Read More Swimming Lessons 2017

Going mad for Mandalas

Our latest art project has been creating Mandalas. The word “mandala” is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. It is loosely translated to mean “circle.” Mandalas represent wholeness and can be seen as a model for the organisational structure of life. It is a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relationship to the world that… Read More Going mad for Mandalas

Musical Workshop

On Friday 23rd of June our class attended a music/percussion workshop with Jon Madin. Jon is a music teacher with a background in a variety of music experiences. His experience includes playing in folk/rock bands, multi-cultural bands, an orchestra, family music workshops and bush dancing. Jon has worked in musical instrument design including marimbas and… Read More Musical Workshop