Author Archives: Ward Carl

Camp Letter

A copy of the letter sent out to parents about the Grade 3/4 Camp can be found by clicking here.

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Grade 3/4 Integrated Topic

Grade 3/4 Integrated Topic

Grade 3/4 students completed an explanation text as part of the term’s integrated topic. Students learned about the relationship between the sun, moon and earth. This helped them to explain seasons, shadows, night and day. They used a range of technical vocabulary including axis, tilt, rotation, revolve, equinox and solstice. The photos show some of the resulting explanation texts and an experiment focusing on shadows.

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Grade 3/4 Newsletter – Term 1

The Grade 3/4 Newsletter for Term 1 can be read by clicking here.

Newsletter Term 1 2018

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Grade 3/4 – Place Value

Grade 3/4 – Place Value

Students in Grade 3 and 4 have been working on their understanding of place value. In particular they have been using expanded notation to express large numbers in different ways. For example, the number 25,482 can be expressed as 2,548 tens. Following whole class discussions the students consolidated their understanding by practising their knowledge using Maths games with their peers.

You can read a newsletter article containing more details by clicking here.

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Renewable and Non Renewable Energy Sources

Renewable and Non Renewable Energy Sources

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As part of this Term’s topic (Full of Energy), students at the 3/4 level have been designing, rehearsing and delivering presentations about renewable and non renewable energy sources.

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Insulation Experiments

Insulation Experiments

In previous lessons students learned about variables and how to conduct a fair test. Following on from this the students then designed their own

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Grade 3/4 Heat Experiments

Grade 3/4 Heat Experiments

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Grade 3/4 students have been exploring heat through a range of student designed experiments. A simple initial experiment saw them measure the changing temperature in a glass of warm and cold water. Using the same thermometer, type of cup and amount of water they discussed the only variable being the initial water temperature.

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Following this experiment students designed their own simple experiment. They could change only one variable. Experiments carried out changed the shape of the cup, placed a cup outside or put a cup inside a container of water. Students also learned to create a control sample as a means of comparison. Data was recorded and conclusions were formed.

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Term 2 Newsletter

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The Term 2 Newsletter can be viewed by clicking here.

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Grade 3/4 Camp 2017 – Camp Rumbug

Grade 3/4 Camp 2017 – Camp Rumbug

This year’s grade 3/4 camp took place at Camp Rumbug (near Foster North). Students were challenged by a wide variety of activities including abseiling, aeroball, flying fox, canoeing, raft building, orienteering, team challenge and a mud run. Students rose to the challenges and demonstrated the importance of the You Can Do It Keys (particularly the Term 2 focus – persistence). The school newsletter item (including photos) can be viewed by clicking here.

Lots of teamwork was required as well as hard work, a good example of this was the activity groups pulling together for the raft building.

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A major challenge was the abseiling with students needing to conquer the height of this obstacle as well as listening carefully to the instructions of the Camp Rumbug staff.

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It proved to be a very successful and enjoyable camp.

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Updated Camp Equipment List

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This amended equipment list was sent out today and can be viewed by clicking here.

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