What’s happening in 4C?
- We have been doing reading responses.
- We have been participating in reading groups.
- We have been focusing on non-fiction books.
- Learning the structure of Information reports
- We have been doing writers work shop.
- Reasherching good websites to use for our information reports.
- Joining our letters when handwriting.
- Multipulcation strategies (such as arrays, repeated addition, using the algorithm and the box method)
- We have enjoyed completing Blitz Masters drills.
- Learning about Anzac Day and why we remember the soldiers who went to war.
- Beginning to look at the First Fleet (Captain Cook, Aboriginal perspective and important events of the past)
By Brodie Green and Logan Taylor 4C
Grade 3-4 Class Newsletter. Term 2 Week 4.
3/4D’s Experience at the Athletics Clinic
On the 4th of May 3/4D participated in an Athletics Clinic run by Little Athletics. Our instructor Karlie, taught us what we need to know for Athletics such as shotput, triple jump and relay races.
In triple jump we learned the three basic steps hop, skip and jump we also learnt that you have to start on the white line. To learn how to do triple jump we had a go at doing hop, skip and jump in the coloured hoops.
In shotput, Karlie gave us all bean bags and she put coloured hoops in front of the teams. If we got it over the yellow line we get 10 points, if we get it in the hoop we get 20 points and if you get it over the white halfway line you get 30 points.
In relay racing one person in each team had to run to the end of the court. For the next person to go, the person running had to high five the next person in line and the first team to run once and sit down wins!
We all had fun and enjoyed our experience!
3/4D had a spectacular morning at the clinic!
By Methasha and Saanvi
3/4 Student Council
Congratulations to these special students who have been chosen to represent their class in the 3/4 Student Council. These students were selected by their peers and teachers as they demonstrate the school’s values of integrity, courage, success, equity and relationships. They will meet 3 times a term to discuss any ideas they may have to improve the school.
3/4B Tom, Jonathan, Tayah, Sameya
3/4C Riley, Zoe, Jessica, Josh
3/4D Molly, Damien, Heidi, Molly
3/4E Jay-de, Chelsea, Harry, Maddy
This Term, students in Grade 3-4 are exploring the design process and making their own inventions as part of Inquiry.
Students in 3-4GH are having a ball at the moment creating their inventions. After all of the work spent improving their designs, they are now able to put them to the test!
To have 50 students so engaged and working safely on a huge assortment of tasks, from painting, to gluing, to working with a parent on having their cardboard cut by a stanley knife or glued with a hot glue gun, or spray painting, or sanding and drilling holes with Ronnie (our maintenance man)… it is incredible to see! And most of all- the teamwork! Students are seen helping one another, putting their own projects aside to support others when they needed, and praising one another for their efforts.
Well done and keep enjoying pushing your problem solving and creativity!
On Friday 18th November, approximately 50 Grade 3-4 students set off to Pakenham to participate in a T20 Cricket tournament against other local schools, hosted by Cricket Australia.
It was such a superb day, with all Berwick Chase students showing impressive teamwork and positivity, such as by supporting their opposition for their efforts!
Well done to everyone who went on the day and thank you to the staff and parents who made the day possible by attending.
First Aid in Schools
Yesterday, grade 3-6 students participated in First Aid in Schools.
Representatives of St John came to speak with students in small groups about how to keep themselves and others safe. The process of DRSAB (Danger, Response, Send for help, Airways, Breathing) was gone through in depth with the students (students are too young to learn about Compressions and Defibrillator).
It was great to see all students completely engaged in the lesson, recognising the importance of knowing how to help others.
Grade 3-4 Camp
WOW! What a jam packed first week back it has been, particularly for the Grade 3-4s!
Students this week from Grade 3-4 ventured in two separate groups to Coonawarra Camp in Cobbannah, Victoria.
They stayed for a total of two nights and three days, and enjoyed a wide range of activities. From ropes courses to archery to a giant swing, students had a ball!
A huge thank you to Miss Shean and Mr Cliff who organised the camp, and to all of the staff who worked tirelessly over the camps to ensure students were kept safe and had a marvellous time.
Needless to say, all teachers and students will be getting a very good sleep tonight!
Have a look at some of our awesome photos on the video links below or the photos below…
Grade 3-4 3D object exploration
This week, students in Grade 3-4 explored the properties of 3D objects by first designing a robot or mode of transport on isometric grid paper, and then creating their design using a range of resources.
eSmart week in 3-4
This week and last week, the Grade 3-4s welcomed Grandparents and any family members (who are not very tech-savvy) to come and join the students in the classroom for some technology training, as part of eSmart week!
Everyone had an absolute ball and produced some really exciting work with their family members, including iMovies about cybersafety and Publisher posters about their family member.
Jemma, in 3-4GH, had her 7 Golden Retriever puppies come in today to visit!
The adorable dogs enjoyed the attention but looked very pooped by the time they left us.
Thanks Jemma for letting us meet them!
Elysse’s Community Initiative
One of our students has been working hard to have a new crossing placed near Skyline Way. Her proposal was presented to Berwick Chase students who were then asked if they would like to sign her petition to have the crossing installed.
Since then, through Elysse’s initiative, a local councillor has visited our school to receive the proposal and share his interest in it at an assembly.
Congratulations Elysse for your hard work and community mindedness.
We hope your initiative is successful for the benefit of our whole community!
Father’s Day Breakfast!
Today students from 3/4EF held a special Father’s Day Breakfast to celebrate their Dads and Grandparents.
“I felt really excited about having my Dad come into the classroom to have breakfast and complete a fun activity with me. But… it was also embarrassing having him there! He kept watching me and was cracking bad dad jokes, which of course no-one laughed at! There were lots of dads drinking tea and coffee and heaps of dads with beards! All the dads in the room looked amazed by all the food that our teachers had prepared. All of us students really enjoyed having our dads into the classroom to have breakfast with us. I hope all the dads had fun as well! Happy Father’s Day.” – from a student in 3-4EF
Today is Crazy Hair Day!
Students have been invited to participate in Crazy Hair Day today in order to support the Grade 6 Graduation.
All students who participated were asked to bring a gold coin donation. This money will greatly help the Grade 6 students in preparing for their Graduation celebrations.
Take a look at how cool the Grade 3-4s look today, too!
Cooking to practise procedures
Students in Grade 3-4 are learning about procedures in writing at the moment. As part of our immersion into this writing text, we have been cooking!
Today 3-4GH made Mars Bar slice. We had an absolute ball working in teams of 6 to make our own team slice.
First in Reading, we had watched a video that showed the process of making the slice. We then had to order the procedure by cutting and pasting sections of the recipe into the correct place.
Following this, we worked on making the recipe in our groups. While we were making the recipe, students in each group had to work together to interactively write the recipe, showing the process as it was being done.
We all worked so well together and enjoyed eating the slice at lunch time after it had set!
SEDA football clinic
Yesterday the Grade 3-4 students participated in a SEDA Football Clinic for one hour.
SEDA is a leading provider of hands on education and partner with peak industry organizations in sports, arts and building. They provide secondary students with industry opportunities they will not find anywhere else and promote learning for life with a focus on preparing students for a successful future.
SEDA students come to BCPS annually to work with students in supporting their skill development in a sport as well as concurrently develop the coaching skills of the SEDA students.
Last Friday, students from Grade 3-6 had Athletics Day!
Students were driven by bus to Casey Fields where the Sports teachers had organised rotational events that the students participated in all day, within their matching age group.
It was fantastic to see all students giving each event their best effort, parents coming to support and assist teachers on events, and the staff even having a run against students in a relay race (well done to the students for winning…)
A great day all round for everyone! Congratulations to the students who were successful in moving onto the District competition.