On Friday 20th April, 3/4 attended an all-day AFL 9’s gala day at Gordon Barnard Reserve as a first for this division for 3/4. The weather turned it on for us, with the sun shining and everyone in high spirits for the entire day making the day a huge success!
We had 2 boys teams and 2 girls teams involved in the day, each displaying a great attitude to teamwork, persistence and all of Belle Vue school values.
Not only did we see great sportspersonship, but we also saw each student and team get out there and give it their best. Considering many of our students were new to playing AFL, each and every student succeeded as they got out there, picked up new skills and improved in their gameplay as they went. The teamwork and camaraderie that was displayed on the field was something we can all be very proud of.
Thank you to Greythorn for putting on a BBQ for everyone on the day and feeding those hungry stars.
A special mention also goes to Fiona Davidson who helped out on the day and managed one of the girl’s teams, as well as keeping score for each of their games. Thank you!
Overall, a very successful day. We will be back!
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Coding is a really important skill that all children of the 21st century need to understand. Inevitably, technology will be part of many future jobs and therefore it is essential that students learn how to code (and understand code) so that they can thrive in the future.
Coding activities can be classified as “plugged” (using computers or technology) or “unplugged” (not using technology). Over the past few weeks the grade 1/2 students have been completing unplugged activities, using simple codes to represent movement forwards, backwards, left, right and to shade a shape. On this page are a few photos of grade 1/2 learning how to be code masters!
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Respect is a positive feeling or action shown towards someone or something considered important, or held in high esteem or regard; it conveysRead More »
Last Wednesday, 21 March, 2018 the whole school celebrated ‘Harmony week’ with our annual ‘Multicultural day’. The day started with a parade, students came in wonderful costumes representative of their cultures. It was evident that a lot of thought and effort went into the costumes which was fantastic to see.
The parade was followed by a learning rotation. The kids participated in activities such as origami making, learning how to play the European sport; ‘fist ball’, making Chinese dragon masks, learning how to play French boules referred to as ‘Petanque’ and making pasta necklaces (just to name a few).
After recess the junior school had the pleasure of watching ‘Around the World and Back again’ by Two Friends Productions whilst the middle and senior school engaged in a second learning rotation. After the first show, the middle and senior school students then watched the show whilst the junior school engaged in a second learning rotation. The presentation was an engaging and fun filled story about a Captain and his sailor assistant who travel the world making amazing discoveries. The story explored various continents, countries and their cultures. The incursion was fantastic, it provided lots of learning and laughs and was thoroughly enjoyed by students and staff!
The students then had a special pizza lunch that was organised with the help of our wonderful PFA that consisted of authentic Italian pizzas from ‘Via Condotti’. This was followed by gelato from the ‘Something Sweet’ gelato cart. Students enjoyed either vaniglia (vanilla) or fragola (strawberry). Both the pizza and gelato were delicious! After lunch, students discussed and reflected on the day’s events as well as developed their understanding of the significance of Harmony week.
Multicultural day 2018 was a fantastic success. It demonstrated the wonderfully diverse yet collaborative community we have at Belle Vue Primary School. As a community we were able to lead by example what it means to live in harmoniously in a multicultural community. Students, staff and parents should be proud of the successful day it was. Thank you to everyone for their contributions, Multicultural day 2018 is certainly one we will not forget!
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Our prep students had a great time celebrating their first Multicultural Day at Belle Vue Primary!
We learnt about and celebrated all our different cultural backgrounds! All students looked fantastic dressed up in an outfit that represents their cultural background!
We learnt about lots of different cultures around the world, created harmony paper chains and also learnt about Chinese New Year and created Chinese Dragon masks!
We loved the incursion performance about two sailors who discovered lots of different countries!
All students enjoyed an Italian lunch which included Pizza and Gelato! It was delicious!Read More »
MEASUREMENT – HEIGHT AND LENGTH
3/4 have been exploring measurement in maths and comparing their height to the width of a long jump to see if how far they can jump depends on their height. In groups, they used a tape measure, chalk and an an outside space to do long jump (no run off). First they measured each person’s height and recorded it under their name. Then each person jumped as far as they could from the line drawn with chalk and no run off. They then measured this distance and recorded it under their height to compare. See them in action below!
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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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