The last few weeks our class have been tackling a new art project called Agamographs. What are Agamographs? An agamograph is a series of images that change at different angles. This work is named after the Israeli sculptor, Yaacov Agam who was born in 1928 and still living today (2017). This artist is known for… Read More Agamograph Art
This term we have been looking at different types of soil. What is soil? Soil is the loose upper layer of the Earth’s surface where plants grow. Soil consists of a mix of organic material (decayed plants and animals) and broken bits of rocks and minerals. One week we bought in some soil samples from… Read More Studying Soil Types
Over the last few weeks we have been talking in class about a very important topic known as bullying. What is bullying? Bullying is when a person or a group repeatedly and intentionally uses or abuse their power to intimidate, hurt, or damage someone else. It is important to know the difference between what is… Read More Say No to Bullying!
Narratives are always fun to write because they are a fiction text and you can use your imagination and create some interesting characters and new places. We have all been enjoying writing our narrative’s this term. We began by looking at the structure of a narrative. Orientation – which includes the who, what, when, where and why… Read More Creating an imaginative Narrative
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?
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
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
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
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
Welcome back for another big term of learning. Mrs Baldwin hopes everyone had a relaxing and WARM 2 week break! Term 3 is always the busiest of the 4 terms with loads of activities that will keep us on the go for 10 weeks. Here is just some of the things to loom forward to… Read More Welcome to Term 3