Week 9

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Happy first day of Summer! 

Christmas has officially arrived in 4F. 

Some of our 'elf' selves, reindeer paintings and snowflakes. 

Writing prompt: The day I got stuck in a sand globe.

Don't forget the Christmas carols tomorrow at 4:30pm. 

Spirit Night

Thursday, November 26, 2015

I think we can safely say that everyone was blown away by the standard of the production put on last night. The time spent rehearsing has clearly paid off!

**Click on the image for a larger view**



Christmas Carols

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Our school Christmas Carols are next Wednesday afternoon the 2nd December. Year 4 are singing the Australian version of the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Come and join in the fun!

Spirit Night

If you haven't heard about Banksia's Spirit Night, you must have been living under a rock. Last night, students went through a full rehearsal in preparation for the show. We have 6 students from 4F participating. I hope you've got your tickets as it's going to be amazing!!

Here's a sneak peek.

Using iMovie in English

We had a very active English session yesterday. In small groups, students used iPads to film snippets of our school using iMovie. Students even managed an interview with Mrs King and Mr Hartshorn. They then needed to edit their clips, add sound and voice overs. Their aim is to create a persuasive advertisement for Banksia Beach State School. 

Where did that term go?!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Well it's week 8 and we are certainly on the home stretch to holidays.

Here is some of what we've been working on over the past couple of weeks: 

Revising money. Students had to add the coins on each card then put in order. We then played 'I have, who has?'  

We have also been working on time word problems and using number lines to solve. 

In English we have been analysing the persuasive features used on breakfast cereal boxes. First we did one together: 

Then students used the information to analyse cereal boxes in pairs. They then had to create a poster with this information.

Staying updated

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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Term 4

It's hard to believe that it's already halfway through week 2! My apologies for the delay in my welcome back post.

Important Notes:

- Family Fun Day this Saturday from 2pm. School needs to know numbers by tomorrow.

- Next Monday (19th October) is a Pupil Free Day.

Our timetable has changed slightly this term and as such, we will now be doing literacy rotations Monday and Tuesday. If you are free on Monday morning for 1/2 - 1hr, I would love an extra helper.

This term we are continuing our focus on Advertising and will complete a written and reading/comprehension assessment in relation to this. Students will need to analyse a commercial and explain the effectiveness of the persuasive language features. They will also need to write an opinion of the advertisement.


- Identify persuasive language features used in advertising
- Explore, identify and analyse a variety of moving image advertisements and to compare a variety of television advertisements from the past and the present.
- Research a toy website
- Research a TV advertisement from the past
- Evaluate an advertisement from the past
- Research visual and sound techniques
- Compare two advertisements
- Review structure of persuasive writing
- Research cereal box design features
- Plan breakfast cereal package design

- Understand how to compose an effective persuasive design for a breakfast cereal package
- Design breakfast cereal package  




Make calculations with money; calculating money problems
Count and identify equivalent fractions, represent and locate fractions on number lines; identify equivalence tenths, hundredths and other fractions; read, write, represent and record fractions as decimals; create representations of decimal numbers, equivalence between decimals, estimate decimal amounts; model, represent, compare and sequence decimals to hundredths; relationship of families of fractions
Calculate addition using a range of mental and written strategies

Apply place value to partition, rearrange and regroup numbers, calculate subtractions using a range of mental and written strategies

Solve multiplication problems using a range of strategies

Solve division problems using a range of mental and written strategies





Compare area, use informal measurement

Measure and compare volume using centicubes and draw on grid paper

Read a timetable, solve simple time problems, convert between units of time; focus reading calendars.
Inquiry into time (eg How long does it take to read a book?). Look at measurement conversions, how to use a stop watch, what data should be collected, recording data and presenting findings)  

Chance and Data


Links to Geography inquiry and assessment – students need to collect and represent their data in relation to sustainable/unsustainable practices. They need to represent their findings and take action.
Describe the likelihood of everyday events using the language of chance. Order events on continua based on their likelihood of occurring; Likelihood of events – spinners, certain colours being more likely; Collecting data, investigate methods of collecting data in real life applications, write relevant questions to collect data; Representing Data investigating methods of displaying data, producing an accurate and relevant data display; Interpreting data; Representing data using digital resources; Define different methods for data collection and representation and evaluate effectiveness. Construct data displays from the given or collected data.


Patterns and Algebra
Describe and continue patterns created from multiplication, solve multiplication problems, identify unknowns in equivalent number sentences using multiplication; Identifying equivalence in division – continue patterns, solve word problems, find unknowns in number sentences

Radio adverts

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Gosh we had some fun today! Firstly, students revised the language features found in persuasive texts, then they were put into small groups to create short ads. Each group was given a task card which told them what they had to advertise and to whom. We loved Ellie's short closing statement, and everyone was in hysterics with Blake's accent. Well done 4F!


Persuasive language

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

We continued our work on persuasive language in advertising today. The class viewed commercials, then discussed and analysed them.

Students: Add a slogan you hear (and the product) during a television or radio advertisement