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.Read 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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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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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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Having a huge focus on Narratives in Term 3 meant that a book review poster seemed a wonderful way to reflect on all the hard work they had put into their writing and VCOP this Term.Read More »
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.Read More »