Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Hogwarts Parent Information Sheet

We would like to say a big thank you, to all of the parents and carers that were able to join us for our information session this morning. If you were unable to attend, the information sheet handed out on the morning is posted below. If anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to speak to your child's classroom teacher.


Monday, 5 February 2018

Welcome To Hogwarts in 2018


Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts. We are so excited to have you all returning and would like to give a huge welcome to all of our brand new students to Fraser this year. To get us started take a look at the fun welcome back rap we are watching to start off the school year.




This year we will have five year 3/4 classes and Mrs Van will become our resourcing teacher to support all five classes. Our classes are:


Dumbledores - Mr. Arranz


                                   


Potters - Mrs Evans


                                  


McGonagalls - Miss Markos


                                 



Weasleys - Miss Vernon


                                 


Grangers - Miss Murphy

                                  


Diagon Alley (Resourcing) - Mrs Van




We have lots of exciting and fun activities and games planned for our first week of school and we look forward to getting to know lots of you even better. Our focus to start the year off right is to "Be Awesome", check out the clip we watched about being awesome.
  


We know that sometimes it is not easy for our loved ones to find out what we have been learning about and how our day was at school. So we have included a list of questions that you could use to spark some discussion at home, we hope you find these useful. The full list of 50 things can be found at this link: 50 Questions To Ask Your Kids After School




The first class novel that we will be listening to is The Gizmo by Paul Jennings.



We are excited to continue sharing lots of our amazing learning and reflecting with you all this year. Each blog post has a question for you to share your thinking, so we look forward to seeing your contributions. Parents and carers, make sure that you subscribe to our blog by entering your email on the top right where you see, Follow by Email to be notified each time a new post is added to our blog.

We are going to finish our post with a fun clip about what some children want to be when they grow up. Don't forget to answer our question at the end.







What do you want to be when you grow up and why?

Monday, 27 November 2017

What a week!!

Well, week 7 was an incredibly busy week for all of us in Suessville! We started with Japanese fun day where we made Kites, played games, read a Japanese story, attended a Japanese performance and tasted some Udon and Soba noodles. We finished off the week with our excursion to Birrigai. We had an amazing two days where we got to learn how to build tents with just a few sick poles, some rope and a tarp. We built fires and cooked damper on sticks and experienced going to school in the 1950's. There were team challenges where we worked together to solve puzzles and high ropes activities to test our nerves. We finished off with an Early Settlers Simulation where we were put into families and had to earn money to buy a fence for our plot of land, to build a shelter, to build a dam and purchase animals. After all of our hard work, the Governor and his soldiers came to visit each family to inspect their land. 







We are now back at school getting ready for our End of Year Concert this Wednesday, we look forward to seeing you all there!


What was your favourite activity at camp?

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Science Inguiry - Night and Day

Today we began our new Science inquiry, Night and Day. Students  will be exploreing the sizes, shapes, positions and movements of the Sun, Earth and Moon. They will investigate how shadows change throughout the day and link these changes to the Sun’s apparent movement across the sky. We have already learnt that the sun doesnt actually move but that we move around the sun while turning on an axis.Take a look at one of the interesting clips we watched to help our learning.


What is something you would like to learn more about during our Night and Day inquiry?

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Design and Technology

As part of our Design and Technology learning we have been looking at different obstacle courses and their designs. Our task was to investigate what resources we have available in the Play Shed and then use them in a creative way to make a challenging, fun and safe obstacle course for us to use at school. We have taken an inventory list of available equipment and we are beginning to design our courses. Once we are finished we will even get to make some of them up and test them out. Keep an eye out for some of our finished designs in the near future!





What materials that you have at home do you think would make a great obstacle?

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Welcome back to Term 4

Welcome back to our final term this year to all of our Seussville families, we hope you all had a safe and enjoyable holidays. We have another busy term ahead of us here at school and have hit the ground running. In Mathematics Year 3 are learning all about multiplication and Year 4 are currently investigating different types of angles, they have been hunting for different types of angles in the school environment.


We have also begun our new Geography inquiry called Australia's Neighbors. We will be looking at Vanuatu, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand in detail and we started off our learning with a quiz game to to learn some interesting information about each of the countries. We are super excited to learn about other countries and their culture, government, currency, flora and fauna, food, industries and natural features.


In English we have started the term learning about poetry. We have been reading some fun rhymes and have had a go at creating some animal alliteration.

What interesting sentence can you create using alliteration? 

For example: Lazy leaping lizards lick lemon lollipops.