Save Our Ocean! I sea I care By Rhiannon Vicka Nicholas

This term 3/4W’s inquiry unit is called ‘ I sea I care’

We have been discovering how plastic has affected the ocean , and what harm it has done. We have been watching several videos on:

  • Micro plastics
  • Marine wildlife
  • Ocean of truth
  • Plastic oceans

Marine wildlife and sea birds have mistaken plastic for food.  They have also choked on plastic and been caught in fishing nets.

Would you like to be a marine animal who gets choked by plastic?

What changes can you make to save the ocean?

 

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A sea turtle mistakenly eating plastic thinking its food

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Plastic bags floating in the ocean

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This is what an ocean should like. A plastic free home

 

Welcome to Term 3

Welcome back to Term 3! I hope you enjoyed your holidays. We have amazing things happening this term including:

  • Our inquiry unit ‘I sea, I care’
  • Athletics Carnival
  • Camp
  • Cultural day

What did you enjoy on the holidays and what are you looking forward to this term? 

Terrific things in Term 2

Term 2 has been a whirlwind of fun. We have participated in so many different activities. Some of them include:

  • Matter Chef where we were put in 5 teams and we had to cook using eggs as our mystery item and a variety of ingredients. We were judged on our cooking and the judges had to taste our food. Ms Wong even tasted our food!
  • Swimming for two weeks. We really enjoyed learning new strokes and going on large inflatable obstacle course.
  • Having the forensic science incursion. We were told a diamond was stolen and we had to use clues to work out who was the thief out of four suspects.
  • The Winter Concert where some people in 3/4W played the violin and guitar for the orchestras.
  • Cross Country where we had to run 2km around a park.
  • The illustrator/author Craig Smith visiting 3/4W. He showed us some of his great drawings and we had a go of drawing a kid on a skateboard.
  • Art where we used clay to make pinch pots and clay figures.
  • Mad about the Science incursion where a scientist spoke to us about dry ice and taught us about the different states of matter – gas, solid and liquid.
  • Narrative writing where we wrote from the point of view of a character from a fairy tale. For example, writing from the point of view of Rumplestilskin or Goldilocks.
  • Narrative writing where we wrote a sequel to a fairy tale. For example, writing what happens next in Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
  • The Biggest Morning Tea to raise money for the Cancer Council with our Year 1/2 buddy class.
  •  Maths times tables. We are hoping to get our licences soon.
  • Having a student teacher, Ms Field, work with us for two weeks. She helped us with our science experiments.
  • Reading groups where we read interesting books including The Twits, In Big Trouble and Veruschka Babushka.
  • Maths fractions where we made fraction posters on what is a half.

What was your favourite activity this term and why?

State of Change

This term, our inquiry unit is called ‘State of Change’. We are learning about the states of matter and doing different science experiments. We have learnt that the different states include solids, liquids and gases. Solids are usually hard and don’t change shape. Liquids can change shape and they can be poured but they can’t change size. Gases are usually not visible and they can change shape and they take all the room that they are given.

Some experiments we have completed include:

  • Making popcorn
  • Making a volcano
  • Making sherbert
  • Making invisible ink
  • Melting chocolate

This is a video of one of our science experiments.

What has been your favourite experiment and what did you learn? Or what other science experiments do you know?

Welcome to Term 2!

Welcome back to Term 2! I hope you all enjoyed your break. We have so many exciting things to look forward to this term including:

  • Our inquiry unit on science
  • Cross Country
  • Swimming lessons
  • Grandparents’ morning
  • Year 3-6 Music concert

What did you enjoy on the holidays and what are you looking forward to this term? 

2017 Student Blogging Challenge – Week 2

This year, 3/4W is participating in the Student Blogging Challenge as you can see from our badge on the side.

Our task this week is to visit other blogs from around the world. So far we have visited and commented on Mrs Amri’s Crew’s blog and Mrs Norman’s Busy Bees. Here are the links to their blogs:

http://blogs.stafps.wlwv.k12.or.us/staff/amrij/

http://normannoise.edublogs.org/

We can’t wait to explore more blogs around the world. Here is a link to the classes in the student blogging challenge https://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/march-2017-classes/

What other classroom blogs have you visited and what did you like about it? 

Welcome to 2017!

Hello 3/4W! Welcome to 2017 and your blog for the year. Through this blog, we will be sharing and celebrating our work as well as reflect on our learning. Feel free to have a look at the blog and the previous posts.

This year there are many fantastic things to look forward to including:

  • Camp
  • Swimming
  • Buddies
  • PE
  • Athletics
  • Art
  • Excursions
  • Cross country

What are you looking forward to this year and why? 

 

Awesome coding in 3/4W

This year 3/4W learnt about coding. We used the program called Scratch and learnt how to add a score and a timer to games. We also learnt how to get characters to ask and answer questions. In maths we were learning about 2D shapes, 3D shapes and lines. We decided to make a game from what we had learnt.

Here are some of our games. Please play some of them!

https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/3193383/

What did you enjoy about our games and what did you learn? 

Ready, Set, Go for Term 4!

Dear 3/4W,

I hope you had a wonderful break! I had a very enjoyable break – I went to the Blue Mountains in Katoomba (a two hour train ride from Sydney). I went on a couple of hikes and visited some amazing sites including ‘The Three Sisters’ ‘Ruined Castle’ and the Jenolan caves. Here are some photos from my trip:

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We have some great things to look forward to this term including our unit called ‘Looking back – Looking forward’, Dance Drama, probability and measurement in maths and how to use precise words and phrases in writing.

What was your holiday highlight? What are you looking forward to this term?