Our Year 4 Blog

December 7, 2018
by katemarshall
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Nude Food Challenge

This week, all the Year 4 classes have been counting up all the rubbish our class mates bring in. In 4M, we went from 39 down to 14! The improvement is unreal!

When people remember to bring in Nude Food it really makes a difference. Our school is looking great!

Sophie and Deeksha Green Team Leaders

December 4, 2018
by blakeherreen
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Year 4 Christmas Picnic

On Thursday 20th December from 12.30-1.00pm, they Year 4 students and teachers are planning to have their Christmas picnic.

  • When – Thursday 20th December from 12.30-1.00pm
  • Where – Blacks Walk
  • What to bring – bring your own SPECIAL lunch
  • Optional – picnic rug & Christmas accessories to wear
  • No sharing food will be allowed

Let’s have a jolly good time,

Year 4 TEAM

December 4, 2018
by blakeherreen
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Year 4 Inquiry

Year 4 INQUIRY projects

The Year 4 students and teachers would like to invite parents and families in to admire the hard work put in by the students on the recent inquiry unit.

We are coming to the end of our sustainability unit where our students have researched and designed new environmentally friendly packaging for food products.

  • When – Thursday 13th December 3.30-3.45pm & Friday 14th December 8.45-9.00am
  • Where – Year 4 classrooms

We hope to see you there,

Year 4 TEAM

November 21, 2018
by katemarshall
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Sustainable Solutions

In Inquiry this term, Year 4 have been looking at how to create sustainable solutions for packaging to reduce the amount of plastic waste in our environment. We have looked at the way that plastic is created and the impact of plastic pollution on both our school and the wider community. From this research we are now beginning to plan for and design our own packaging, keeping sustainability in mind.

I wonder what kinds of environmentally friendly ideas we will come up with?

November 15, 2018
by blakeherreen
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Year 5 & 6 Sports Uniform

Year 5 & 6 Sports Uniform

Laburnum Primary School now has a sports uniform for students in Year 5 & 6 to wear during Year Level Sport or sporting events (where your child is representing the school at an event).

If you are interested, please see the details in the picture above and order yours today for 2019.

November 8, 2018
by blakeherreen
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Week 5 – Term 4

Week 5 – Term 4

With Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, this meant it was a short week. Still, the learning continued on a number of areas:

  • Maths; Angles and Time – students are getting pretty good at using protractors when measuring angles of lines and shapes. Telling the time in 12 and 24 hour time is also extremely important, as is reading timetables.
  • Writing; Mandala Poetry – students have been using a mandala circle to help tell a story through pictures, then students needed to write a poem to match their amazing circles.
  • Reading; Visualising – visualising while we read is an important skill to have. This week we have thought about what image we have a in our head. We also looked at picture books with no words and had to visualise what the author might be saying or wanted to say.
  • Inquiry; Sustainability – we have continued to understand the importance of protecting our planet from waste. We have further researched plastic, plastic bags, alternative bags for shopping and their impact on our environment.
  • Spelling; Plurals – we have had a focus on how some words change when you have more than one. There are some regular and irregular plural words.

 

Cheers,

Year 4 Team

 

Reminders:

  • Just a reminder that the school is raising funds to help the farmers this coming Friday 9th November
    • Students are invited to wear something relating to farm life to school and asked to bring along a gold coin donation to help raise money for farmers in drought.

November 1, 2018
by blakeherreen
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Year 4 Science Night

Year 4 Science Night

On Tuesday 30th October around 40 Year 4 students and their families joined in the Year 4 Science Night. It was a great night filled with four fun activities all to do with SCIENCE!

  • Palaeontology – students looked at fossils and skull bones of a range of different animals, including carnivores and herbivores.
  • Air-powered rockets – students created a paper rocket and used plastic bottles that were jumped on to create pressure for the rocket to fire. Then students needed to calculate height and angles of the launch.
  • Biology and mini-beasts – students observed creatures collected from two local water sources. Students then needed to be scientists to determine what creatures were found.
  • Electricity – students used balloons and tested these on a range of materials to test the levels of friction and static electricity.

Thank you to Mrs Trend, Miss Fielding and Mr Herreen. A BIG thank you to our amazing parent presenters; Marcus Jones, Pavi De Alwis, Jo Fluke and Jyothi Mysore.

October 25, 2018
by blakeherreen
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Week 3 – Term 4

This week the Year 4s have been continuing their work on the following:

  • Maths; Mass and Money. We have used scales and build on our understanding of comparing weights. We have some very savvy money savers and spenders in Year 4, as shown in our spending, saving and calculating change activities.
  • English; visualizing while we read and writing a discussion about a topic of their choice. It is important to write and show both sides of the argument in a discussion.
  • Inquiry; we have been looking at sustainability. This has had us look at the rubbish that students bring to school, how we can better cutting our waste and identify the issues around plastic production and waste.

Reminders:

  • October is ‘Walk to School’ month (ride, walk or scoot to school)
  • Tuesday 30th October 5.45-7.00pm is the Year 4 Science Night (for those that have returned the notice). Students attending and an adult are asked to meet at the Year 4 line up are at 5.45pm to participate in 4 fantastic science experiments

Cheers,

Year 4 Team

October 22, 2018
by meaganr
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G.A.T.E.WAYS Festival

Dear Parents/Carers

For your information:

G.A.T.E.WAYS December ‘Festivals of Workshops’ for Prep to Year 6 students

G.A.T.E.WAYS are very excited to inform you of details of their end of year Festival extravaganzas!  They have been running Festivals for many years now and they are a lovely way to finish our year.

The Year 1- 6 Festival will be hosted by Firbank Grammar School in Brighton on Thursday, 13 December and Friday,14 December from 9.30 – 3.15.

This is a PARENT ENROLLED program.

ENROLMENTS OPEN MONDAY, 22 OCTOBER.

PLEASE SEE THE BROCHURES BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ENROLLING

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October 9, 2018
by katemarshall
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Term 4-Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a wonderful break! The Year 4’s have had a wonderful start to Term 4.

The  inquiry unit for this term is called ‘How the world works’ and will be focusing on sustainability. We will look at waste and use a design and technology focus to explore ways to minimise our impact on the earth.

Independent Reading continues to be a favourite part of the day for many of our students and this term the Year 4 team will continue to work with Di Wilkinson, a literacy expert. The current focus in writing is discussion.

In Numeracy students will begin this term with a focus on Money and Financial Maths as well as Mass.

There is a Year 4 Science night on Tuesday 30th October so please keep this date free as it would be great to see some students and their parents there!

Here’s to a wonderful end to the year!

Year 4 Team

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