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3/4 commemorates ANZAC 2018

In the 3/4 Learning Area we discuss current affairs to deepen our understanding of the world around us. One such discussion & investigation has been about ANZAC Day.

We understand that we do not celebrate this day but rather commemorate it. Please visit this link.

3/4 Learning Area commemorates ANZAC 2018

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Monday 30 April 2018 Assembly

The 3/4 learning area will be running the Monday 30 April assembly next week.

We shall be sharing some camp videos & handing out medals from last term’s Mangahigh Maths Challenge.

Please join us if you are free.

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Cave Hill Creek 3/4 Camp Day 1 – Part 1

Dear 3/4 Parents, please check out the link below to see what the 3/4 Students have been doing on camp.

Cave Hill Creek 3/4 Camp – Day 1 – Part 1

The countdown is on… one sleep to 3/4 camp, woo hoo!

One sleep to camp… yesterday we sent home a letter about camp. Place it on your fridge door as a quick reference guide.

Camp Letter 2018

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Cave Hill Creek Camp Grade 3/4

The countdown is on! Camp is only a few weeks away for the grade 3/4 students and the excitement is building 🙂

Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th April, 2018

Here is a letter from Cave Hill Creek with some information about what to bring to camp and how to keep up-to-date via their website and social media. Students were given a copy of this letter to take home.

Please click here for Cave Hill Creek letter



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This term, Grade 3 / 4 students have been experimenting with
hot introductions for their narrative writing.
They have worked so hard to use
an interesting
first line in their stories.

Here are just a few that just may,
make you want to read more.

a snapshot of a small moment:

I am sleeping and I can hear something so I’m not sleeping. I’m going to look around, I decide. Boom! Just then I realise I’m now not in my bedroom because my bed is soft and this is not soft.       By Lachlan

My eyelids slowly opened and I wondered where I was. It was like I was on a very big grass field, on a mountain with 3 animals.       By Saleem

There was a tiny city called the Lonely City and there lived an old lonely man called the Lonely Man. Everybody hated him. They hated him because he was mean to everyone and because he had no friends. He lived in a lonely house with no neighbours. “Oi,” said the man as the naughty pigeon knocked over his broken chimney.     By Zahra

I walked into my room and I was surprised nothing was wrong so I stood where I was and suddenly everything broke.     By Branko

using dialogue:

“Ahh,” shouted Indigo. “I’ve slept in and I hope they haven’t left without me to go to the village to sell the poems,” I cried. “They know I am the youngest child,” I whispered. “Why would they leave me,” I cry. I look around and all I can see is my teddy bear Indie, my wardrobe and Max’s remote control racing car. The room felt empty without my oldest sister Amy.     By Ella M.

“Food!” shouted the tropical fish. “I want food!” the tropical fish continued…
By Zobia

“Mum,” yelled Jess. “Where’s the hammock?” Jess asked. “In the backyard,” mum replied. “Thanks,” said Jess. So Jess put on some shoes as quickly as possible and ran out to the backyard and found the hammock and walked slowly to it. Then out of the corner of her eye she saw something glittering the sun.     By Khloe

“Wake up Lilo,” yelled Oliver. “Hmm, why do I have to wake up?” mumbled Lilo. “It’s your birthday Lilo” whispered Oliver.     By Ella R.

“AAAAGGGGHHHH!!!!” that’s me, having a painic attack! Right now, I’m in my bed with the lights off and my blanket over me having a total meltdown.     By Reggie

“Hey Mum.”  “What?” “I have to go to soccer.” “Okay.” So Charlie went to his soccer game. When they got to soccer pitch they could see lots of squishy mud and it didn’t look good…     By Charlie

“Hey don’t touch that” I screamed to Luis.     By Otto

  “Come on worm, we’re under attack! It’s a super big 20cm blue wren!” “Is it trying to eat us?” asked worm. “Yes it is,” shouted Officer Beetle.     By Ben

“Sword cat, hold on!!!” shouted Arrow cat. She shot an arrow with a rope connected to it, into the air and they were flung in the air into the enemy base.     By Shant

 “Long live the King!” said everyone in the crowd. But unknowingly at this very moment the enemy was approaching.     By Theo

  “Go away,” shouted Dad. He hates birds eating his chips.     By Christian

asking a question:

Have you ever been late on the first day of high school? Well today is my day and I’ve just heard the bell and I’m running like lightning.     By Finn

 Have you ever gone to MasterChef when it’s on fire? Well I have so let me tell you about my story.     By Harriet

Have your pets ever had a fight with a bird? Well today it happened to me in my six storey mansion.     By Oscar B.

a sound effect-onomatopoeia:

Wham, Thud, Smash! One, Two and Three crashed into the ground of the bank defeated by Paws (a Ninja guinea pig) and Ears (Paw’s twin brother, a Ninga too).
By Harvey M.

Boom! Boom! Boom! ”Flopster, stop dancing” begged Hoyoo.
“I can’t” roared Floster.
Boom! Boom! Boom!     By Will S.

Briiinnnggg goes the minion’s alarm as they wake up.     By Kemda

an action lead:

I jumped out of bed. It was real. It was 3 o’clock. The bell for end of school is going in 30 minutes and I’m home alone.     By Zak R.


“You’re welcome”
from the hit film, Moana!

Another wonderful dance from the “Footsteps” classes!

Can you believe
these 3/4 and 1/2 students
learnt this dance in
under 30 minutes!


Click here to see Gr 3/4 and some 1/2 students dancing to “You’re welcome” from Moana

3/4 Assembly

We had a wonderful turnout
last Monday, for the
Grade 3/4 Assembly.

Here is the video recapping
our 2018 year, so far!

Grade 3/4 Assembly video

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Portraits & other special things, in the 3/4 Learning Area!

Our Golden Lucky Cat welcomes everyone to our Learning Area.
Our self portraits line our walls, and our beautiful fish and camouflaged stick insects engage our curiosity.

Can you spot Lucky Cat & our animal friends?

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Welcome to the 3/4 blog for 2018!

Through play, the 3/4 students are developing the 4 C’s:
Collaboration and
Critical Thinking skills!

Stay tuned for more posts!


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Book Week Cross-Age Activities

The art work students completed during the cross-age activities in Book Week was absolutely delightful.  There is such a buzz in the air when students get to work with other students across the school.  Friendships are made and it is wonderful to see the senior students helping the younger students with the activities.  I have put together a range of photos for everyone to enjoy.  The list below shows the Picture Story Book that was selected and the activity that matched.

Nannie Loves Patchwork Quilt
Gary Pigeons in the city mural
All I Want for Christmas is Rain Rainstick
Go Home Cheeky Animals Wrapped Animals
The Snow Wombat Wombat Burrow
Chip Magicclay Chip
Mechanica Symmetrical Collage

‘Hana’ dissection

The Grade 3/4s took apart some hana in Japanese Science last week and identified all the various parts that they could.  We found the stigma, sepal, pollen, petals and more!

Then we made Japanese/English sentences describing what we found:

Pollen ga arimas. Stigma ga arimas. Sepal ga arimasen.

Scraps of Wool and Ribbon wanted!

Book Week is coming to Moreland next Monday when we have our Dress-up Day.  Students are encouraged to dress up as their favourite story book characters!  All students will be involved in cross-age activities to celebrate Book Week.  I am  collecting wool and ribbons for one of our Art Activities based on a short-listed picture story book.


If you have any scraps or odds and ends,  could you please drop in the box at the front office.  It would be appreciated if you could drop it in tomorrow or Thursday.

Many thanks.

Prue Satchwell