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Term 3 - Welcome
Another great start to a new term for 2019! 

Students' have been enjoying learning about money and symmetry in our environment. We have been learning in a fun and hands on way and linking it to real life situations.

In Literacy we have been focusing on our inferences when viewing pictures and reading our texts. We have also been comparing points of view in stories and how this changes our understanding and opinions when we are reading the same story but from different points of view. 

Ms Clapsis and I would like to say how proud we of the class and we were so happy to see their efforts in cross country. B4 have been enjoying their Edu Dance lessons every Friday and we can't wait for our concert in week 9. 

Term 3 - Office Display

Term 2 - Week 10 - 6 Thinking Hats Rotations

Today in B4 the students were introduced to the '6 Thinking Hats' to look at "A Feast for Wombat" by Sally Morgan, from different perspectives. 

Blue: The Big Picture
White: Facts and Information
Red: Feelings 
Green: Creativity
Yellow: Benefits
Black: Disadvantages
They enjoyed exploring the use of the "6 thinking Hats" and changes their thinking when it came to answering questions about stories read in the class.
It was great to see them all working together so well.
Awesome job B4

Term 2 - Week 9 - Fraction Lesson
This term in Numeracy, students have been focusing on fractions. Students worked in groups to cooperatively and collaboratively place common fractions on a number line. They were encouraged to use their problem solving skills to check and make changes to their number lines.

They all did a fabulous job during this task and enjoyed the 'hands-on' learning opportunity.

Term 2 - Week 9 - Ballet Incursion
Phoenix Primary School were lucky enough experience some fantastic dancing skills. The Act, Belong Commit organisation allowed the performers to come out and share their dance skills with the whole school. Students enjoyed break dancing, ballet dancing, tap dancing and salsa dancing. The focus was on never giving up and working hard to reach your dreams and goals. It was a fantastic showcase of skills and the whole school thoroughly enjoyed the Ballet Incursion.

Term 2 - Week 9 - Science Lesson
This term, Year 3 students have been focusing on 'Heating Up'. 

They all participated in an experiment and the focus was learning how to conduct a fair experiment and working in groups to share ideas and responsibilities.

Students were able to:

  • conduct an investigation of the conduction of heat through different materials.
  • make predictions about what will happen to different materials placed in hot water.
  • observe, record and interpret the results of their investigation.
  • identify the differences in conductivity of different materials.

All students enjoyed this experiment and worked well in their groups.

Term 2 - Week 8 - Forensic Science Incursion
B4 had a great time taking part in the Forensic Science incursion. There were eight stations where the children worked in small groups to solve clues and record the answers on their forensic report. Please ask your child to explain what they did. The one and a half hour session went very quickly. A wonderful time was had by all.

Term 2 - Week 8 - Nutrition Classes
We are very lucky to have Tanya Jones, a dietitian, come to our school to talk to the children about nutrition. B4 had their first session yesterday. The class were engaged throughout the whole session and we look forward to the next two. These sessions are free as they have been funded by Cockburn Council. Each child was given a booklet of "Best of Healthy Recipes for All" comprising of simple and tasty step-by-step recipes. Enjoy trying some of the recipes at home.

Term 2 - Week 7 - World Environment Day Incursion
Year 3 students attended the World Environment Day excursion on Wednesday, 12th June, organised and supported by the City of Cockburn. I would just like to say how proud I was of all the students. They showed wonderful manners throughout the day and represented Phoenix Primary School in such a positive way.
Over the course of the day, we participated in 5 activities.
  1. Evaluating pollution in the water at Bibra Lake
  2. Observing Mini Beasts
  3. Making edible Aquifers
  4. Planting trees
  5. Marsupial visit at Native Arc
I was so proud of all the students who attended. They were immersed in many new learning opportunities and many came back discussing all of the new things they learnt at the excursion.
All students have written a recount of the day. Please feel free to come into the classroom and read about all of the wonderful and educational things they did throughout the day!
Thank you for your on going support.

Term 2 - Week 4 Update
Wow, how are we already week 4?
Ms Clapsis and I have been so impressed with how well B4 have been working.
We would like to congratulate B4 on their hard work and effort towards NAPLAN. The students' sat their last test today and we have been so happy to see how hard they tried.
Numeracy Update-
This term, students have been focusing on place value, ordering numbers, telling time to the nearest minute ad interpreting data representations.
Literacy Update-
In Talk For Writing (T4W) we have started a new story, The Papaya that Spoke. This text helps us to focus on using speech and the correct punctuation in our writing.
Science Update-
Year 3's have been focusing on Physical Science. 
Our focus is on
  • describing how heat can be produced such as through friction or motion, electricity or chemically (burning)
  • identifying changes that occur in everyday situations due to heating and cooling
  • exploring how heat can be transferred through conduction
  • recognising that we can feel heat and measure its effects using a thermometer
Thank you again to the year 3's for their efforts and hard work over the past fortnight.
Well done!
Miss Sedgwick and Ms Clapsis

Term 1 - Week 10 Update
We can't believe we are almost at the end of Term 1. 

B4 students have been working extremely hard this term and if you come in and visit our classroom, you will see just how hard they have been working.

B4 have enjoyed creating and publishing their very own stories and then turning those stories into comic strips. We have been enjoying getting ready for Easter and competing some Easter art and crafts.

Maria and I would like to thank parents and guardians for their ongoing support in the classroom. Term 1 has been an absolute pleasure with students from B4. They should all be very proud of their accomplishments.

We wish you a very safe and happy holiday.

Happy Easter everyone.

Term 1 - Week 9 - Science
The year 3 students thoroughly enjoyed their Science experiment this week. Each glass jar had water in it, one was cold water, one was room temperature and the other had boiling water. We put a couple of drops of blue dye in each of the jars and observed what happened. The students discussed how the dye moved and dissolved differently in each jar. We talked about how the hot water made the dye move faster and the cold water moved slower. The year 3 had a fantastic time discussing their observations and findings with their peers. Well done year 3's!

Term 1 - Week 8 - Harmony Day
We would like to thank everyone for taking part in Harmony Day.  A special thanks to the family members who gave up their time to stay in our classroom,  and to the parents who shared their food.  A wonderful day was had by all.

Term 1 - Week 7 - Numeracy Group Rotations
B4 enjoyed our numeracy rotations today focusing on 3D shapes and Place Value.  Each group had a turn rotating around each work station. 

One group worked with me focusing on naming and labelling the features of 3D shapes. Another group enjoyed making the shapes with toothpicks and playdough.  The 3rd group played a card game using place value and making the largest number they could with the cards they were given.  The 4th group were on the computers completing  maths tasks working on their number skills!

Great work B4! The hard work and effort is so fantastic to see!

Term 1 - Week 7 - B4 Update
What a fabulous start of Term 1 we have had so far!  The class has been working hard and enjoying learning many new concepts. 

Numeracy - learning timetables, fractions, 3D shapes and place value.

Literacy - Narrative and Persuasive Writing.  NAPLAN Practise and lots of new spelling rules.

Science - States of Matter (solids, liquids and gases)

The students thoroughly enjoyed our fraction lesson today using skittles to figure out the fractions of each of the different flavours in their packets.

They had a blast!

Assembly Date

The B4 class will be hosting the assembly on Wednesday 27th February at 8.50 am.  We hope you will be able to come and listen to all the special announcements.

We are also looking forward to seeing you all at our parent information session this afternoon at 3.10 pm in our classroom.

Kind regards,

Rebecca and Maria

Welcome to our classroom
Welcome to B4! 
It's been wonderful seeing the students walk into the classroom so happy and excited to be there.
The students haven't taken long to get back into a routine and it's been fantastic to see!

Just a few notices for the beginning of the year:

- Please ensure your child has all of their stationary and ensure it's been labelled.
- All students need a drink bottle, especially for the hotter days.
- All students must wear a hat at break and sport in Terms 1 and 4.
- B4 has access to Prodigy and Studyladder for ay home use. Feel free to come in and see us and we'll give you the login details.

Next Thursday, 21st February, at 3:10pm we will hold our Parent Information afternoon.

We hope to see you all there.

We are looking forward to a fantastic year ahead.

We appreciate all your time and support.

Maria Clapsis and Rebecca Sedgwick


Term 1 Office Display


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