Grade 2/3/4SC

June 25, 2015
by malmsburyps

Genius Hour.

Genius Hour is 2 hours of making and or creating. It has to be something you’re interested in.

This week our grade had Genius Hour, here is some information about our projects.

Molly and Natalie were sewing sock dolls and clothes for them. You make a sock doll by getting a sock, sewing the sides to make arms, stuffing it then sewing up the hole at the bottom of the sock. Molly and Natalie love sewing.


Brodie was researching different types of rabbits. He went on Google to research about the different rabbits and he was using the information to create a powerpoint presentation. Brodie chose to research rabbits because he likes rabbits. He has a pet rabbit and he wants to learn more about them.


Bella’s Hair Salon was a BIG hit! Loads of people went there. You could get your hair sprayed a different colour or styled.




Tobe’s duck poster is very interesting. Tobe loves ducks and likes learning more about them.IMG_3027

Harrison’s drawings looked awesome! (and he didn’t copy them off images, he drew them all himself!) If people don’t have an idea for a character in a story then they can use one of Harrison’s characters. Great idea Harrison!IMG_3029

Erin’s sewing was cool. She was sewing a skirt for Isha.IMG_3039

Mia was learning more about her culture. Her mum helped her. They created a powerpoint presentation so we could all learn more about her culture and country at Uluru. We learnt some Pitjantjatjara words and saw pictures of her country.IMG_3045

Ella made a horse out of cardboard. It was very tall! Ella loves horses.IMG_3048

Brandan and Frankie made a powerpoint presentation on AFL history.IMG_3021

Rosie and Eliza made very messy, interesting science experiments.IMG_3035

And I wrote this report on our Genius Hour! It was a really fun Genius Hour and we are excited for the next one!

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November 14, 2014
by malmsburyps

Jump Off!

In the morning we did four different activities. We played helicopter, practised on long ropes, practised tricks and saw who could skip the longest without stopping. The winner were-

Prep – Sylvie and Angus

Grade 1/2 – Isha

Grade 3/4 – Tess and Francis

Grade 5/6 – Shay and Dom

Our school champions with 3:40 of continuous skipping were Dom and Francis.

At lunchtime we had a showcase, where we could show off our mad skipping skills that we had been practising. We saw preps skipping and even doing criss-cross, and other doing tricks with a long rope. The last group of students did flips, piggy backs, backwards and 360s with the long rope. They were amazing.

We raised over $780 for the heart foundations thanks to all our fundraiser and their sponsors.

Let’s keep our heart health and skip everyday!

What tricks can you do with a skipping rope?
Can you beat our champions time (3:40) of continuous skipping? What was your time?

November 6, 2014
by malmsburyps

Maths is Cool!

Cool MathsEach Wednesday Grade 3/4s spend 30-40minutes doing Cool Maths. Cool Maths is like Genius hour, but it needs to be related to maths. We choose our own topic to work on, for example shapes, measurements, cooking or using numbers in lots of different ways. We plan what we want to do on Monday and our plan must be approved by Tara. After Cool Maths we write a reflection about what we did, what skills we were practising and any challenges we faced.

What do you like about Cool Maths?
What have you done for Cool Maths?
What sort of challenges have you faced and how did you overcome them?

October 30, 2014
by malmsburyps

Look what we can do…

Graphs on a computer… yes we can!

Yesterday Grade 3/4s learnt to make a graph on the computer, using excel. We were making graphs of our footy tip results. First we created a table on excel that showed our scores for the round. We used a formula (=SUM) to add our results together. Then we turned our results into a graph. This is a graph we did together as an example, before we did our own. It was quite challenging, but we learnt lots of new skills.

Have you made a graph on a computer, what was it about?
Do you know of any other types of graphs that you can make on a computer?
Making graphs would be important for what jobs?

October 28, 2014
by malmsburyps

The first, second and fifth lines rhyme with each other and have the same number of syllables (typically 8 or 9). The third and fourth lines rhyme with each other and have the same number of syllables (typically 5 or 6).

Line 1: Introduces the character

Line 1,2 and 5 rhyme with each other

Line 3 and 4 also rhyme

This is one we wrote as a class-

There once was a dog called Lily,

who was acting very silly,

she was jumping around,

not touching the ground,

because her jumper was frilly.

Can you write a limerick of your own?

October 20, 2014
by malmsburyps
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Survival Backstroke

We enter the water safely

In between the flags

Make a pizza cut it in half

My bathers are so cool

Instructors tells you what to do

Never swim alone

Going to get changed right now

What was your favourite activity at the pool?
Where do you go swimming?

October 9, 2014
by malmsburyps

Tree Planting

2014-10-08 11.10.11On Wednesday the Grade 3/4s and 5/6s went to the Malmsbury Reservoir. Coliban Water ran activities for us.

We went for a walk along the wall with the keepers and looked at the pump that sends water all the way to Bendigo.  We looked at native and introduced animals (An echidna is native and a carp is introduced) and then we played a game.

Then we got to plant lots of trees. Malmsbury planted over 700 native plants.

What have you done for your community?
Can you name a native animal or plant?

May 14, 2014
by malmsburyps


Last week grade 3/4s went to Camp Sunnystones in Bacchus Marsh. The bus dropped us off in the middle of nowhere and we had to walk the rest of the way to camp.

We went rock climbing, learnt archery (using real bows), played a game of survival, completed a low ropes course, built bush huts, geocaching and did team building activities called Dreamweaver, tyre puzzle and the spider web.

The first night we went for a spot light walk. We got to click two rocks (quartz) together and they made a spark. We also saw a trap door spider and we counted how many aeroplanes we could see in the sky. On the second night we had a talent show. Each night before bed we read a story in the pit or in front of the wood fire.

On the last day we had to imagine that we were lost, so we had to build a shelter. We had to use whatever we could find (eg/sticks, rocks) to make our hut. We had a rest around the campfire and drank billy tea and tried damper cake. At the end we tested how waterproof our huts were.

Camp was AWESOME!!!

What is the best camp you have ever been on and why?
What do you like most about camps?

March 21, 2014
by malmsburyps


Today Bahareh (who is a dentist) came to visit us at school. She was teaching us about the importance of brushing your teeth. Here are some tips that we learnt today-

  • You need to brush your teeth twice a day.
  • You need to flick your wrist and toothbrush when brushing.
  • Make sure you brush all your teeth (make sure you don’t miss the back teeth).
  • If you don’t brush your teeth they will fall out.
  • Don’t forget to brush your tongue.
  • It’s really important that you brush your teeth before bed, because if you don’t bacteria will attack your teeth and cause cavities.
  • Brush your teeth in the morning too.
  • Your toothbrush can’t fit in between your teeth to reach the food that may be stuck there, so make sure you floss.
  • You should brush your teeth for 3-5 minutes, and brush each area ten times.
  • You should replace your toothbrush every 3 months or when it gets worn out.
  • You should use toothpaste that has fluoride in it and use a dob about the size of a green pea.
Do you brush your teeth twice a day?
Have you gone to the dentist? What did the dentist do?
Have you had any cavities before that needed filling?
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