Thursday, 15 November 2018

Year 4 Measurement

Recently Year 4 students have been investigating formal units of measure for capacity, length and mass.


Monday, 12 November 2018

Maths, Orienteering and all things Gardening!

We are having such a busy term so far in Hogwarts. Year 3 are currently working on division in Maths and have been exploring sharing different items into groups and the relationship between multiplication and division with fact families. 

We have been continuing with our orienteering program with international coaches from Orienteering ACT, Freddo and Saara. Last Wednesday out session looked like it would be rained out but our amazing coaches came up with a fun mapping symbols team relay race and an individual time challenge indoor course in the hall using lots of obstacles. We had a fantastic time and all worked hard to try and improve on our times each turn on the course.  

Our Hogwarts vegetable garden is growing incredibly well and we have lots of flowers on our strawberries and tomatoes which is very exciting and our carrots are getting close to being ready to harvest. We would love you all to pop in and take a look the next time you are at school. 

Orienteering when it's raining outside....

Monday, 29 October 2018

Term 4 is off and running!!

What a busy few weeks we have had for the start of term 4. We came back from our break to find our vegetable garden looking amazing. ( A big thank you to Gary and Phillip for all of their hard work watering over the holidays!)

Last week Year 3/4 were incredibly lucky to be able to begin our four week orienteering progr, run by international coaches Frederic and Saara from Orienteering ACT. The aim in orienteering is to navigate your way around a course with a series of checkpoints. The course is marked on a map with coloured symbols. We will be learning about compass points for direction, how to read maps and how to use specialist orienteering equipment such as SI Sticks to record our accuracy and time around a mapped course.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Hogwarts Garden

At the end of last week some of the Hogwarts students helped Mrs. Evans, Miss. Markos and Mr. Larsen to plant out the large garden bed just outside our classrooms. We now have carrots, cucumber, celery, tomatoes, strawberries, snow peas, spring onions, capsicums and lots of different herbs growing. We are hoping that we will be able to harvest and taste some of the fresh food from our garden during next term.

What are your best gardening tips for us?

Friday, 14 September 2018

Year 3/4 Assembly

It has been a very busy two weeks in Hogwarts, we had our Grandfriends Morning and Student Led Conferences last week and today we hosted the assembly. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our parents/carers/grandparents and other loved ones that have taken the time to come in and share lots of our amazing learning with us. We have had a fantastic time showing you all of the different activites, games and learning that we work so hard on every day to help us become smarter!

Earlier this term we were learning how to write to explain, today in our assembly we sang the Water Cycle Rap, which we used to help us learn how to explain the Water Cycle.Take a look at the rap we sang and danced along to!

During the assembly, we shared some of the amazing Lipograms that have been written during our Quickwrite time. A Lipogram is a piece of writing where we describe a picture with one letter omitted. So if the letter 'e' is omitted then you can not use any words in your writing with that letter in it. We work hard to use lots of descriptive language in our writing.

To finish off our assembly we shared some of the Soil Solutions that were made during our Science Inquiry - Beneath Our Feet. We also showed some of the annotated diagrams that we did of our solutions.

Thank you again to all of our family, friends and loved ones that have shared in our learning!

What is something interesting or new that you have learnt about or are currently learning about? 

(Most interesting answer gets a bonus 5 raffle tickets!!) 
- Mrs Van

Monday, 3 September 2018

Grandfriends' Morning 2018

To celebrate National Literacy and Numeracy week, we were excited to invite all of our wonderful Grandfriends into school to share our learning this morning. We taught them some maths games and shared quality picture books. We showed them how to write a Lipogram using a picture. Lastly, we shared our portfolios with our Grandfriends so that they were able to see some samples of our amazing work. It was a very busy morning and after all of their hard work they were treated to a morning tea in the hall. 

What has been your favourite activity during Grandfriends' Morning?