Welcome back to Term 4!
This term the student’s will be participating in Bike Ed, which is a great program that will benefit all riders, regardless of their experience. Thanks to those who have volunteered to help run the weekly sessions. It really makes Bike Ed run more efficiently if we can have more helpers, as groups can be smaller and students can get more out of each session.
Have a look at the link below and if you can help out with any of the vacant slots then please let me know 🙂
This term our inquiry topic is based on Australian History, beginning with discovering what life was like for the aboriginals before the Europeans arrived. We will then find out about world explorers, why they left Europe to discover new lands, and finish with looking at the impact the first European settlers had on the aboriginal way of life. If you have any items of interest or expertise that relate to these areas, we would love to hear from you.
In Maths we have been revising the language of chance relating to events occurring – eg, impossible, very unlikely, unlikely, even, 50/50, possible, likely etc. We investigated a deck of cards and played games to predict the chance of certain cards being chosen. The next few weeks we will be tackling decimals and fractions. Many find these topics tricky and need lots of practical experience, practise and discussion to consolidate understanding. Please look for opportunities in everyday life to help your child understand the basics eg, cutting fruit and vegetables into quarters, halves, thirds etc.
Homework will come home on Friday however reading and Mathletics can still be encouraged this week. Those students who fail to hand homework in on time will attend “Homework Club” during lunchtime or Year 4 sport. Please help establish the routine of completing a small amount of work at home each week.
A couple of reminders for camp (Wednesday 10th) this week:
– Please be at school at 7.30am.
– Do a head lice check prior to camp.
– Remember to bring lunch and a drink bottle for the first day.
– Bring and sign in any medication required for camp.
– Raincoat and warm clothes.
– No electronics; cameras can be brought at own risk/responsibility.
Don’t forget Film Day is tomorrow (Thursday 27th April).
Remember to bring your costume to school if you haven’t already and please be at school at 8.30am to begin make up and get ready.
I just received information about our costumes for filming day from Bruce. Please take some time to think about your costume for our movie as filming day will be here before we know it. We will be organising/making some items in class. If you have an issues or need any assistance, please come and see me. We will need parent help on the morning of filming to assist with make up. Let me know ASAP if you can help 🙂
ALL ANTS TO WEAR BLACK CLOTHES AND THEN ACCESSORISE DEPENDING UPON CHARACTER…
QUEEN – Crown, royal dress
BULLANTS – Leather jackets, jeans
SOLDIER ANTS – Army gear, swords, spears
SUGAR ANTS – Hippie gear, bright colours, headbands, jewellery etc.
FIRE ANTS – Red scarves, mystical feel
WHITE ANTS – Lab coats, glasses
BLACK ANTS – Black tie and jacket, black sunglasses
PRINCIPAL – Adult clothes
POLICEMAN – Police uniform
POLITICIAN/LAWYER – Adult clothes
JUDGES – Black robes (art smocks?), white wigs (could we make these?)
WALKER – School uniform
WORKER – Construction gear, hardhat, reflective jacket, checked shirt/overalls
ALL ANTS SHOULD HAVE ANTENNAE IF POSSIBLE. PIPE CLEANERS ARE A REALLY GOOD WAY TO DO THIS.
QUEEN’S THRONE (just needs to be a chair with some cloth draped over it)
SIGN “DO NOT STOP ON THE ANTS” – This needs to be about A3 size and attached to a stick so that it can be “hammered” into the ground.
PARTY PARAPHENALIA – Tooters, streamers, balloons etc.
DESK NAMEPLATES for PRINCIPAL, POLICEMAN etc…these can just be made from cardboard or similar with the name written/printed on.