Students at the 3/4 level have been working on lines and angles. As well as discussing, estimating and measuring acute, obtuse and right angles we also looked at how they are used in the real world. We made paper airplanes discussing each fold as we formed a range of right angles. We then tested our planes.Read More »
The beginning of the year is the perfect time to discuss how to select a “Just Right” book. These books can then be used for independent reading. In order to effectively do this, students need to be able to describe the features of a book that is too hard for them as well as a book that is too easy. Once they have done this they are able to successfully identify the features of a “Just Right” book. 3/4W created this easy to use table that is displayed in class. It can be viewed by clicking here.Read More »
Information about the Grade 3/4 Camp including all relevant forms can be found at the following links:Read More »
Grade 3/4S recently learned that it is easy to get ‘ripped off’ when using cash for purchases! Some very devious shop keepers were asked to secretly short change their class mates during a shopping activity. Some savvy shoppers worked it out very quickly – but some had to tally up their purchases and check what cash they had remaining before they even realised they had been had!Read More »
Students in grade 3/4 have been designing questionnaires so as to collect data. They then tested their questionnaires within the class. Following this they discussed what worked well and what they found challenging.Read More »
The latest Term 4 newsletter can be viewed by clicking here.Read More »
Students have begun to discuss and describe the observable properties of solids, liquids and gases. This activity is part of the Matter Matters topic. Students asked themselves questions such as:
– Does this object have a fixed shape?
– Does if flow?
– Can it be poured?
During the term students will consider how matter usually exists in one of three states (solid, liquid or gas). They will discover the properties of each and understand the importance of heat.Read More »
The following debating topics can be chosen by students for this Term’s speaking and listening task. Students should read through the list so that they can decide upon their debate subject. In the next few days they will be asked to nominate a debate subject. They can then be allocated a time and an opponent.Read More »
During week 1, students have been measuring mass using a wide range of measuring equipment (including spring scales and balance scales). They have also been discussing some of the practical applications for mass, such as buying fruit and vegetables or weighing luggage at an airport. Students had to estimate the mass and then work out the actual weight of a range of items using both grams and kilograms.Read More »