Grade 3/4 had an interactive lesson learning all about the states of matter – solids, liquids and gases; and identifying properties of each. We had fun learning about Ooblek (goop) with an ooey-gooey ending from sticky to solid so students could see first hand and understand the states of matter involved in this experiment.
We looked at how how solids are packed tightly together and move slightly in place, liquids are close together but they can flow and move around and gases move around freely and quickly and bump and bounce off each other. We demonstrated this as a class pretending we were particles!
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The 3/4’s embarked on a journey that brought a lifetime of memories. What a wonderful, challenging and enjoyable 3 days we had at Campaspe Downs! Emotions ran high leading into the camp, but as soon as we settled, the adventures began. Not only did the Year 4 students help, guide and mentor the Year 3’s to make them feel comfortable and at ease, but ALL of our happy campers overcame challenges they thought they would never dream of doing.
Starting with climbing up a 10 metre wall, then onto building rafts, heading up high in the sky on the giant swing and possum glider and the much anticipated flying fox – one of the highlights of the camp. The staff at Campaspe Downs are also to be commended on their energy, helpfulness and guidance during our 3 day adventures.
Our 3/4 students are still reliving memories in class with writing a recount of their favourite activities and adventures. What a great way to end the year!Read More »
This week during Maths, 3/4 have been learning about the perimeter (fence) and the area (field) of rectangles, squares and polygons. They worked in small groups and compared areas by measuring the area of rectangles (including squares) by counting the number of square centimetres. They also worked out perimeter with familiar objects around the classroom by exploring efficient ways of calculating the perimeters of rectangles such as adding the length and width together and doubling the result. Here are some pictures of them at play!
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3/4 used unifix and MAB to become little architects to demonstrate and calculate the Volume (L x W x H) for appropriate buildings. They used their buildings and their objects to determine the volume by using the familiar metric units (cubic centimetres).
See below pictures of their work in progress – showing great team work!
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The Grade 3/4 Newsletter for Term 1 can be read by clicking here.Read More »
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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As part of the integrated focus in Animal Science this Term, Grade 3/4 students had the opportunity to experience Healesville Animal Sanctuary on Tuesday 5th December, 2017.
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At Level 3 we support students to manage the transition from junior to senior school. We foster independence and encourage teamwork. There is a continuing focus on the school’s values as well as the You Can Do It! program. Students’ autonomy increases as they develop individual working styles, take more responsibility for their learning and reflect upon what makes a successful learner.
Our Integrated Topics allow students to encounter new knowledge and skills in a meaningful and sequential manner. Subjects covered include the states of matter, animal science, Australian history and geography.
Level 3 students continue to take part in a range of specialist classes including weekly Art, L.O.T.E (Italian), Music, Library and P.E. Students also have the opportunity to be a part of Belle Vue’s extensive extra-curricular activities such as choir, dance club, running club and gardening club.Read More »