Reading Challenge

Monday, May 30, 2016

Congratulations to all of our readers that auditioned for the reading challenge last week. 

Congratulations to Alyssa and Tegan who were voted as our best two. Although they didn't progress past the first round, we think they did a wonderful job of representing 4A! 


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

We have been learning all about angles, location, direction and scale in maths recently. Students love our math rotations and get to learn the same concept in different ways.

Key concepts we have been looking at:
  • Compass points: North, South, East, West
  • Direction: Clockwise / Anti-clockwise; Quarter turn, Half turn, Full turn
  • Angles: Right angle = 90 degrees; Angles larger or less than a right angle
  • Scale: For example, 1cm on map = 1 metre
Ask your student about their favourite activity from these sessions.

St Helena Excursion

We had a wonderful day on our recent excursion to St Helena. It is a very long day for the students, but so worth it! I'm sure they think it's a wonderful adventure. Here are a few photos from our trip.

In the days following our excursion students learnt about adding detail to their writing by 'showing, not telling'.

Week 6

This week in 4A...

Week 3

ANZAC Day March

What an amazing turnout for the Bribie Island ANZAC Day parade - participants and spectators! So proud of all Banksia Beach students who made the effort to march today, especially those in the marching band. Gosh they are awesome!


Seven steps - Plan for success!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Today we were 'planning for success' in writing by coming up with ideas relating to a prompt. Each student had a different category (main character, setting etc) and had to think of as many ideas as they could in 5 minutes. Students were then put in groups and had to come up with a plot outline using one of each of their ideas.

This session was noisy! But as I wandered the room, I could hear nothing but students creating, negotiating and reasoning. 

Week 1

Monday, April 11, 2016

This is a screenshot from our class this morning. We have kicked off Term 2 running by discussing what we are going to cover this week, and what is coming up this term.

Week 9

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Well where did that term go? It has absolutely flown! Here's some of what we've been up to this week:

We have been learning strategies to times large numbers by 10, 2 and 4. 

We have been identifying the events in the 1700s that led to the First Fleet. Today we completed a timeline of some of the events and discussed cause and effect. 

This afternoon we spent time creating Easter art. Students were given some ideas and they just ran with it. I love that they are all different! 

Lucky 4A - looks like the Easter bunny has been visiting our paper nests. 

Thanks for a wonderful first term. Wishing you a very relaxing holiday!