Visual Arts Term 4 2015

Year 4 students used glass paint to decorate their radial sun designs on aluminum foil.visual arts 3 visual arts 4

Year 3 and 4 students made “Chihuly” style clay sculptures based on the glass artist Dale Chihuly. After the first firing the sculptures were glazed and re-fired.

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Years 1 and 2 students have been learning how to sew in straight lines on hessian as part of their threads and textiles unit.

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Music Count us in song

IMG_0808 IMG_0806 IMG_0802On 29th October 2015 the choir students went to Federation square on a beautiful sunny day to sing the ‘Music Count us in’ song Gold. Our own James gave a speech to around 13 schools, who were also participating, about what music means to him. Thousands of students all around Australia sang and played music to the same song at the same time, including all the Greenvale Primary Students. It’s organised as a celebration of the importance of Music Education in schools.

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Veggie Garden

This term the Year 4 students are very busy integrating their Economics unit of study with their reading and writing program in the classroom.

The students worked hard to prepare soil and plant a variety of vegetables and herbs in their very own veggie garden! Students take turns watering and pruning the wonderful variety of produce and will eventually pick, prepare and sell to the local community!

To convince families to purchase from our organic veggie garden, the students are busy creating catchy slogans, jingles, television advertisements and persuasive texts! They will also practise their mathematical thinking skills when they create a budget and calculate profit after the sale of all the yummy veggies!

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Life Cycles

During our Term 3 Science Unit, the Year Four students explored the life cycles of living things, including plants and animals.

Students were super excited to grow their very own broad beans inside a glass jar! Over the course of 4 weeks students observed and monitored the growth of their broad beans and recorded the various stages of development.

With a little water, sunshine and TLC, the students were amazed at how quickly their broad beans sprouted and flourished!

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In addition, students impressed with their wonderful research projects on the life cycles of various animals.

Teachers were amazed at the students’ creativity and very impressed with their improved confidence during oral presentations!

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State Athletics Championships 2015

Congratulations to both Maddox and Sienna who represented Greenvale Primary School at the State Athletics Championships, held at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park.

Maddox and Sienna both competed in the hurdles events for their respective age groups, against the toughest competition from across Victoria.

Sienna placed 4th in her heat with a time of 16.01 seconds. Unfortunately she missed out on qualifying for the final by only 0.02 of a second!
Overall Sienna finished as the 10th fastest hurdler for her age group in the state. An amazing result, well done Sienna.

Maddox also placed 4th in his heat with a time of 13.90 seconds. This time qualified him for the final.
In the final Maddox improved on the time by running a 13.87.
Overall he finished as the 7th fastest hurdler for his age group in the state. Another outstanding result.

Both students should be extremely proud of the effort, athleticism, commitment and hard work to compete at such a high level. We wish them all the best for 2016.

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Year 5 Camp to Phillip Island Adventure Resort

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6th – 9th October

On Tuesday the 6th of October, the Year 5 students went to Phillip Island Adventure Resort.  Everyone was very excited to arrive.  After saying goodbye to our families we headed off for a long trip but it was all worth it when we saw the sparkling ocean and cabins waiting for us.

We had some delicious food including fish and chips, cheeseburgers, chicken wraps and much more.  We also got to enjoy some magnificent activities that some of us had never tried before.  I know the 18 metre high giant swing scared some people but everyone loved the extremely fast flying-fox.  Other students were very proud of their canoeing skills.  Other activities were circotron, archery, ponding and low ropes.

On Tuesday night we settled down and watched a movie.  On Wednesday night we went for a night walk. On Thursday afternoon we all walked to the beach after buying an ice-cream. We played in the sand and played different sports and had a blast.  Then it was time for our awesome disco on Thursday night – we were wearing our fabulous ‘glow in the dark’ t-shirts that we created earlier in the

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Happily Ever After!

During Term 4 our Inquiry topic is ‘Happily Ever After’. We will be studying lots of different Fairy Tales. On Tuesday the 13th October we had an exciting in-school activity by Carp Productions. This show explored Fairy Tales in a fun and interactive way, getting all the students involved in the story. Students learnt not only about the stories, but had an opportunity to experience performance for themselves. We all enjoyed the show, it was really funny!! Below are some photos, even some of our own students performing in the show!

 

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