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Measuring Mass in Grade 3/4

Measuring Mass in Grade 3/4

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.

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Grade 3/4 Class Olympics

Grade 3/4 Class Olympics

During Term 3 the integrated topic has been The Olympics. Students have discussed the history of the Olympic Games and researched some of the countries who have competed. The chosen countries are close neighbours of Australia including Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Zealand, Tonga and The Cook Islands. Not only did students research these countries but they also represented them during classroom Olympic events including the paper shot put, paper javelin and standing long jump. There was also a paper, scissors, rock competition as part of a Chance and Data activity when students discussed the likelihood of winning their group and recorded the results of their competition as a pie chart.

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Celebrating Roald Dahl Day 2016

Celebrating Roald Dahl Day 2016

Did you know that September 13th is Roald Dahl Day? At Belle Vue Primary school today we celebrated

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Final Arrangements for Camp

3-4 Camp Final Letter

The final note for this year’s 3/4 Camp at Phillip Island Adventure Resort (including contact information) can be viewed here.

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Compass Points

Compass Points

During Maths we have been learning how to give directions using the points of the compass. To help us we created a traditional compass rose and carried out a small experiment to demonstrate how magnets work. We also used them with simple maps and discussed how directions are a way of describing what direction to travel in between two points often using the words “to” and “from”.

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Grade 3/4 Students Prepare for Student Led Conferences

Grade 3/4 Students Prepare for Student Led Conferences

Students have been preparing for their Student Led Conferences that will be held on Thursday 21st July (3/4W) and Thursday 4th August (3/4S). The day is a celebration of the student’s work throughout the year and is an opportunity for them to show off their achievements. One of the many ways of preparing is to have mock conferences and the students have enjoyed playing the different roles (student, teacher and parent). This has also allowed them to clarify their thoughts about why they have selected each piece of work. We are all looking forward to the real conferences.

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2016 Term 3 Newsletter

Grade 3-4 Term 3 Newsletter 2016

You can access the Grade 3/4 Term 3 Newsletter by clicking here.

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First Aid Training

Grade 3/4 First Aid Training

Students in Grade 3/4 undertook some first aid training this week with St John’s Ambulance. The Primary School First Aid Awareness Course saw the students discussing a range of first aid issues. This included how to get help in an emergency and the importance of giving specific location details to the emergency services. Students discussed DRSABCD (Danger, Response, Send for Help, Airway, Breathing, CPR, Defibrillation) and they also practised putting other students into the recovery position.

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Grade 3/4 – Biodiversity Audits

Grade 3/4 – Biodiversity Audits

During Term 2 we have been carrying out a number of Biodiversity audits within our school with a particular focus on the wildlife living at Belle Vue. We watched out for birds in the different parts of the school and created a list of the different species observed. We also recorded all the different bugs that we found in a variety of places around the school grounds.

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Wildlife Treasure Hunt

 

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Grade 3/4 Camp – 2016

Camp Letter

Click on the following links for parent information for this year’s Grade 3/4 Camp to Phillip Island Adventure Resort:

Grade 3-4 Camp Letter to Parents 2016

Grade 3-4 Medical Info Form 2016

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