April Fools Inspiration

We closely examined and discussed the above painting ‘April Fools’ by Norman Rockwell. What unusual things can you see in this everyday scene?

We created our own Norman Rockwell inspired masterpieces. Our task was this: draw an everyday scene of something you know well. What unusual elements could you add in?

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Preposition Treasure Maps

We are learning all about prepositions.

To demonstrate our understanding of what they are and how we use them, we had to create a treasure map, with directions to find the hidden treasure! We wrote our prepositions in RED so they stood out!

We crumpled them up and mounted them on brown cardboard so they looked like real treasure maps!

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Terrific Talking Marks!

To become experts at using talking marks, we completed this fun activity.

Mrs Jones had heaps of pictures of characters from movies we know and love. There was Shrek, Mickey Mouse, Boo and more! We took in turns to pick two characters each. We then had to imagine the conversation these characters would have, if they were to ever meet!

First we drafted these conversations, then we published them. This way we got to practice using talking marks on and off the computer!

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Welcome Back!

The first term has gone by so quickly! And what a fantastic term it has been with Grade 4/5 class, especially our new grade 4 students! Keep checking into our blog next term because we will be posting about all of the exciting things we get up to! See you soon :)

Calligrams

 

When we were learning about poetry, we had the opportunity to publish some beautiful calligrams.

A calligram is a poem, in the shape of the object of what the poem is about. We all picked a different object each and wrote a free verse poem about the object.

We then drew an outline of our topic, and filled the outline with our creative poetry.

What do you think?

Amazing Angles

We are learning about angles. We have learnt that there are different types of angles; acute, right, obtuse, straight and reflex. We thought of great ways to remember which type of angle was which!

Then we went outside and had a competition; who could find the most angles around our school? There was a rule – you must find at least one of each type to be eligible!

We could see angles everywhere we looked! Look around you now…can you see any?

All Types of Energy!

We have been learning about electricity and energy in Science. This week, we learned about the different types of energy, where they come from and what they are used for. We watched these videos her, from the Origin Energy website:
 

 

After that, we had to label a map of Australia, with where we thought hydro stations, wind power stations and solar power stations would go. We compared our answers with this map here:

Some of us were close, some of us were not so close!

Why do you think the different stations are placed in different locations?