Our Grade 4 Blog

August 16, 2018
by katemarshall
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Book Week

Dear Parents/carers

Every August, schools across the nation celebrate books and Australian authors and illustrators as part of Book Week. (20th -24th August)
This year we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be supporting Make-A-Wish® Australia.

On Friday August 24 you can help inspire your child to dress up as their favourite book character and if you would like to support Make-A-Wish, bring along a gold coin donation.

Book Week Competitions
We have two competitions running in our library during Book Week. (August 20-24)
1. Book Week Quiz. All you need to do is answer the questions on the quiz and place your completed quiz in the quiz box located on the small table next to the borrowing desk.
2. Book Week Clues. There are 8 clues around the library. Use these clues to find the titles of 8 very famous books. Write down your answers on the clue sheet and place in the clue box located on the small table next to the borrowing desk.

Should you have any questions about our Book Week activities, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you
Wendy Keogh

August 6, 2018
by katemarshall
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Tissues Please!

The Year 4 classes are in desperate need of tissues. If you haven’t brought a box in this year yet could you please send some in.

Thank you!

The Year 4 team

 

August 6, 2018
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Camp Quality

On Friday the 20th of July the Year 4’s attended a puppet show about the illness, cancer. The puppet show was about a school girl named Kylie and her battle with leukaemia, which we now know is cancer of the blood. Kylie suffered some side effects from the medication she was on. She lost the hair on her head and also her eyebrows. We learnt you cannot catch cancer from anyone else and good friendships are really valued for those suffering with cancer. Kylie also told us that the most important thing she did when she was sick was STAY POSITIVE!!

 

July 19, 2018
by katemarshall
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Life Education Van

The Life Education Van came to visit Laburnum towards the end of Term 2 and boy was it informative! We learnt about cyber safety and how to be responsible when using technology. Our presenter, Carol, asked us about different apps and games and we talked about how they were or were not appropriate for our age group. She also gave us some pretend profiles to look at and we had to decide if they were safe enough to add as a friend or not to be trusted. That was tricky! Finally, we looked at some examples of passwords and had to decide if they were strong (thumbs up) or weak (thumbs down). Carol also showed us a special trick to create a super strong password that no one would be able to guess. The best part though was when Harold the giraffe came out for a chat right at the very end. What a fun learning experience!

June 29, 2018
by katemarshall
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‘How Do Living Things Survive?’ Inquiry Projects

To complete our unit ‘How do Living Things Survive?’ Year 4 students had the opportunity to share their work with their peers. Students shared what they had learnt about their environment and the animals that live there. They got to choose how they wanted to present their work with students creating PowerPoint presentations, dioramas, posters and brochures.

It was a great way to finish off a busy term. Happy holidays everyone!

June 18, 2018
by blakeherreen
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Life Education Incursion

This week, the Year 4 students will participate in an incursion provided by Life Education. This is related to the Digital Technologies and Personal & Social Capabilities areas of the Victorian Curriculum. Visit the site below if you would like to read more on Life Education and their session on ‘bCyberwise’

https://www.lifeeducation.org.au/parents/bcyberwise 

They will look to cover things such as:

  • How to be responsible and respectful when using online technology
  • The importance of keeping personal information safe and not telling other people private passwords or arranging to meet with strangers
  • Strategies to use if exposed to inappropriate content online; for example deleting and blocking unwanted messages or talking to an adult
  • What to do if they or their friends experience cyberbullying or are being cyberbullied themselves

June 1, 2018
by katemarshall
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Werribee Zoo Excursion

On Thursday 17th May the Year 4’s went on an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo! We learnt about animals who are predators (lions and cheetahs), prey (antelopes) and both (meerkats).
We went on an African Safari tour through the zoo and came across some giraffes, zebras, hippos, camles and a very grumpy rhino!
We were lucky enough to witness some very hungry hippos emerge from the water and gobble up some lunch fed to them by the zoo staff!
It was a fantastic day and tied in perfectly with our inquiry topic ‘How do living things survive?’

May 30, 2018
by blakeherreen
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Year 4 Camp Information Night

       Year 4 Camp Information Night      

 

The Year 4 teachers will be conducting a Camp Information Night on Wednesday 20th June 2018 at 7.00pm – 8.00pm in the Staffroom. We invite all parents and careers to come along to find out about this great experience offered to the Year 4 students.

Please mark this date in your calendars and we hope to see you there.

Many thanks,

Year 4 Team

May 16, 2018
by katemarshall
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Cross Country

It’s hard to believe that cross country was two weeks ago already! The Year 4’s trained so hard in the weeks leading up to the race and each student tried their very best on the day. Congratulations to those who ran a top ten placing and made it through to district last week!

May 9, 2018
by blakeherreen
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Year 4 Excursion

 Year 4 Excursion 

                                                                Werribee Open Range Zoo

Year 4 students will be attending an excursion at the Werribee Open Range Zoo on Thursday 17th May 2018. Students will need to be at school by 8.30am in order to depart at 8.40am. We expect to return by 3.15pm

On the morning of the excursion an announcement will be made for students to meet in their classrooms to mark the roll. Students must wear full school uniform and pack a backpack with their water bottle, snack and lunch. The Werribee Zoo would appreciate minimal or zero rubbish.

Students that are asthmatic are to carry their individual inhaler with them at all times. Any medications should be handed to your child’s teacher on the morning of the excursion. If your child is prone to travel sickness, please provide your child’s teacher with a written note.

No money or electronic devices should be brought along on the excursion, this includes cameras. Teachers will be using a school iPad to take photos of the activities.

This excursion is linked to our inquiry topics of biological science and geography. Payment for this excursion is included in the Term 2 excursion levy. Payment can be made at the school office or by BPay.

 

Kind regards,

Year 4 Team

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