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Sujata Symons

Year 3/4 Living and Non Living Things

The students in Years 3 and 4 have continued to work on defining living and non-living things. They have been exploring the life stages of humans and life cycles of plants and animals. We have worked on the life cycles of tomato plants, frogs and butterflies with an emphasis on how particular animals undergo metamorphosis (the transformation or change an organism undergoes).

Sequencing the Life Cycle of a Tomato Plant (Sera 4AU)

 

The Life Cycle of a Tomato Plant by Cedar 3DW

Year 5/6 Mission to Mars

After taking off from Earth in our rockets, the students investigated some of the challenges humans would face if they were to colonise Mars. They also undertook a design challenge in small groups to make a Lander using limited materials. They tested their landers from a height of one metre to see if their ‘astronauts’ landed safely or not. With their astronauts now on Mars, the last two weeks, have seen the students use Ozobots to simulate Rovers on the surface of Mars. The students used visual coding to create a travel plan which incorporated sequencing, branching and looping.

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Useful Italian words

Common Word List

Ciao a tutti, (Hello everyone),

I have attached a copy of useful Italian words and phrases that you can revise with your children at home.  We have spent the last week having fun and learning to play Italian games.  The Foundation students have been learning a song about body parts, the year 1 and 2 students are performing a short puppet show to their peers, the year 3 and 4 students have learnt how to play Tombola (Bingo) and the year 5 and 6 students have learnt how to play a board game.  Pictures below.

Buona giornata! (Have a good day!)

Signora Eleonora Schembri and Signorina Erin Ranieri

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Term 1 Science News – Mrs Symons

Welcome to Science at Greenvale Primary School for 2019.

Once again, I am very excited to be undertaking the Science Specialist role this year and I look forward to working with all of the students in Years 3-6. I will be working in the SCART room (room 35) from Monday – Wednesday. Each class will have Science in either Term 1 or Term 2 of the first semester.

Our Semester One focus is Biological Science which is understanding the study of living things.

Our topics for Semester One focus on:

Year 3/4 – Living Things

The students will explore living and nonliving things and the life cycles of plants and animals. There is also an environmental focus investigation on how to improve biodiversity within our school grounds.

Year 5/6 – Mission to Mars

The students will learn about the survival and adaptations of living things. They will explore and investigate the possibility of colonising Mars in the future. The students will design an organism capable of living on Mars.

Xoe, Cedar and Liam from 3DW investigating living and nonliving specimens.

Jordan S (3DW)

A scientific diagram of a living thing

Ayman, Lincoln, Omer and Cristian (6RR)

Making soda straw rockets

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Year 3 Colour Explosion!

Last Friday, 25th of May our school participated in a Colour Explosion walk-a-thon! The event was a HUGE success and the students were thrilled that they got to spend the afternoon covered in a rainbow of colours with their friends.

                         

Year 3 started the afternoon off all white and shiny with the rest of the school, but after that things started to get a little bit more colourful. We did a lap of the circuit which had parents helpers and teachers at stations covering us in coloured powder.

After that it was time for the colour EXPLOSION! The whole school had to throw cups and bags of coloured powder up into the air to create a colour cloud.

                          

Many students raised money by getting sponsers for their lap around the colour circuit and there is still time to get some sponsers in before June 8th!

 

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Maths Information Nights – Slides

Thank you to those parents who attended the Maths Information Nights for Year 3/4 and Year 5/6. Below are the slides from each of the sessions.

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Class Captains – Term Two 2018

Congratulations to the following Class Captains for Term Two.

3EW 3EB 3HB 3SM 34S 4BM 4MM 4WR 4RW
Keola Billy Ava Dane Aydin Sabrina Aisha Alexia Jannah
Melike Alissa Alphonse Lisa Dumini Omar Neth Matthew Marcus
  5EB 5LD 5AS 5JW 6JH 6AD 6MT 6RR
  Ranuga Logan Jessie Angus Tuana Deren Hunter Lara
  Verity Maryam Christopher Alliyah Jackson April Alex Joel
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Book Week

Last week, the Year Three students celebrated book week. It was an exciting day full of book related activities. We ended the day with a fun book parade and the much-loved book characters came to life, as they walked and waved past the parents and classmates. Thank you to Ms. Asuncion and the rest of the staff for organising such an enjoyable day. Congratulations to Celina and Oscar for winning Best Costume in Grade Three!

Here are some of the student’s experiences:

I dressed up as George, from George’s Marvelous Medicine. My favourite part was the parade because I liked it when we walked around to show off our costumes’ – J. D

‘My favourite part of Book Week is that I got complimented on my costume. I think my costume really fits my personality. Book Week was fun because we did lots of activities. My favourite part was the book report about our favourite books.’ – Z. A

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