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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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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In Years 5 and 6, students are seen as the leaders of the school. They are supported in becoming successful role models and independent learners. Students attend a leadership conference where they obtain skills and strategies to assist them in developing their leadership qualities. Our school leaders also have roles and responsibilities that help develop them into well-rounded individuals, by the time they are ready to move on to secondary school.
As well as the standard curriculum in classrooms, students at Belle Vue have opportunities to develop abilities and skills in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Students actively engage in Inter School Sport, Bike Education, School Camps, Extension Program, Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education and Multi Cultural Studies. The Year 6 students also take leading roles in our annual mid-year performance. All of these programs foster positive interactions, team building and an engaging curriculum for all students.
The Level 4 teachers work together to plan interesting and meaningful units of work, that are designed to promote inquiry learning. In 2014, our topics include Identity, Ancient Civilisations, Social Justice/Enterprise and Celebrations Around the World (via the World Cup).Read More »