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.
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.
- Evaluating pollution in the water at Bibra Lake
- Observing Mini Beasts
- Making edible Aquifers
- Planting trees
- Marsupial visit at Native Arc
Term 2 - Week 4 Update
Wow, how are we already week 4?
- 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
Term 1 - Week 10 Update
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
Term 1 - Week 7 - Numeracy Group Rotations
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
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!
We are also looking forward to seeing you all at our parent information session this afternoon at 3.10 pm in our classroom.
Rebecca and Maria
Welcome to our classroom
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