Adobe vioce natural disaster project

In 3/4w we have been doing a project on adobe voice about natural disasters. We had to draw pictures and take a photo of them. We also have to record our voices to explane how they occour.

Here are some of the disasters we did:

  • Volcano
  • Tsunamis
  • Cyclone
  • Earthquakes
  • Flood
  • Bushfire
  • Tornado
  • Avalanche
  • Droughts                            

What did you think about our disaster explanations? 

Terra Transformations

This term 3/4W has had their integrated unit as Terra Transformations. We all did a project, we could choose from a poster,  booklet,  power point presentation or video.  It was very fun presenting our projects to the class. Some people’s presentations were amazing,  incredible and educational. Here are some of our projects:

What natural disaster do you like the most and why? Look at one of our presentations and please give us a feedback (a compliment and a suggestion).

Magnificent multiplication Post by Bill and Nali

In 3/4w we have been learning about multiplication every week we test our multiplication skills by taking a test. We have to practice a  multiplication to be ready for the test.                                                                                                               Here are what some people are practicing:

  • 2 times tables
  • 3 times tables
  • 4 times tables
  • 5 times tables
  • 6 times tables
  • 7 times tables
  • 8 times tables
  • 9 times tables
  • 10 times tables
  • 2 extension
  • 3  extension
  • 4  extension
  • 5  extension
  • 6  extension
  • 7  extension
  • 8  extension
  • 9  extension
  • 10  extension

What is your favourite times table and why? 

Epic Swimming by Tom and Jess

This term, 3/4W went swimming at Aquarena and really enjoyed it.  We went outdoors into the diving pool and practised in water that was deep. At the end of our 8 day swimming course, we had improved our swimming and survival skills. 9 out of 10 students would like to go to swimming again. Here are some strokes that we did.

  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Stingray
  • Butterfly
  • Freestyle

What is your favourite stroke? If so, why do you like it?

Coding Post By Amy and Gillian

This term 34w has been fantasticly experiencing coding. We learnt many different ways to make different games. Thanks to Ms Wong and Miss Price 34w now feels experienced with coding and some people practise at home. If you would like to start coding go to

and join scratch today!

If you’re having trouble trying to make a game download scratchjunior on your ipad or iphone to get you started with coding.

How do you feel about coding? What do you like about it? 

The Fantastic Knitting Club Post By Amy and Rhiannon

This term the 34s have had a splendid term of being part of the knitting club. It was wonderful to have so many participate in the Knit One  Give One company (KOGO).  Students had fun learning this new skill. I hope next term will be just as awesome.

If you have never knitted before, you can go visit the following sites:

  • www.wikihow.com>Knit-a-scarf
  • https://www.youtube.com>watch                                                                                                                    D.I.Y.Knitting:How to knit a scarf for Super Beginners 

Have you ever knitted something? If so, please tell us about it.

Epic and Enjoyable Term 2!!!

This term, 3/4W have had a super term doing so many different activities. Some of our highlights included:

  • Cross country because you got to do your personal best.
  • PE playing the Star Wars game because we got to verse one another and this was a lot of fun.
  • Science incursion with Rick in the hall because we learnt new things about science including sound and vibrations.
  • Fizzics incursion because we got to see a fire made from flour, air and heat.
  • Running club because you could improve your running around the school by beating your personal best.
  • Presenting on a natural disaster because we used our creativity and it was fun.
  • Using hexagons to connect our learning for integrated unit on natural disasters because we found out that a lot of things we learnt were linked.
  • Writing our persuasive pieces and finding a powerful image to match it because it was great to see how people used different persuasive devices.
  • Coding because you get to make new games and learn new things.
  • Learning about data and graphing because it is interesting to compare results.
  • Knitting club because we got to learn a new skill and make scarves for people who don’t have that much money.
  • Our blog because we got to write posts and reply to one another.
  • Reading groups and making an ad for the books we were reading.

What did you enjoy or find the most interesting this term? If you are not in 3/4W, what do you think sounds the most interesting? 

Super Scienceworks

This term 3/4W went on an excursion to Scienceworks located in Spotswood. Some of our highlights were:

  • Visiting the planetarium and seeing the movie where we saw the night sky and the movie Tilt. We learnt why we have seasons on earth.
  • Learning how big our earth is compared to the sun. If the sun was gym ball, the earth would be a tiny bead.
  • The Think Ahead exhibition where we learnt about the future. Some things we saw were video games that were controlled by your hands, things were controlled with your eyes, how to be eco friendly, what the past, present and future looked like.

Here are some of the future cars we designed at Think Ahead:

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What was your highlight at Scienceworks and why? What questions do you have about 3/4W’s highlights?

Blasting through A FOREST for persuasive arguments

This term, 3/4W have been learning about persuasive writing. Guess what A FOREST is? A FOREST is a way to remember to include persuasive devices for the arguments part of your persuasive writing. See below to see what A FOREST stands for:

Alliteration: for example, homework is stressful and silly.

Facts

Opinions

Rhetorical question

Emotions

Statistics

Three – rule of three. For example dogs are playful, cute and cuddly.

Everyone worked in groups to make a persuasive argument video that included: a linking word, the topic sentence, evidence and devices from A FOREST.

This is a video we made with arguments.

Please watch our videos. Did you like our videos? If so, why? Can you also identify which parts of A FOREST were used? 

Welcome to 2016!

Hello 3/4W,

Welcome to 2016! I am very excited to be your teacher this year and am looking forward to teaching and learning with you in all different areas.

We have many different things to look forward this year including:

  • Our integrated unit ‘Deciding Together’
  • Year 3/4 camp
  • Swimming
  • Athletics Day
  • Year 3/4 Dance Drama

This year we will be going to so many different places with our learning. One of my favourite Dr Seuss books has a lovely quote:

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What else are you looking forward to this year and why?