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?

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?

February 28, 2014
by malmsburyps

Clean Up Day

2014-02-28 12.10.38Today Grade 3/4 participated in ‘Clean Up Day’. We went along the back of the school (Raleigh Street) and picked up heaps of rubbish. We had two bags, the yellow bag was for recycling and the white bag was rubbish. We found some recyclables and we almost filled the rubbish bag. Some of the rubbish we found was plastic, glass, a wrecked blue tarp, cardboard boxes, a milk carton and even a dead bird.

We think that ‘Clean Up Day’ is really important because it stops the rubbish from getting in the creek and traveling to the ocean. It also helps to protect and save animals and plants from eating or getting tangled in the rubbish. It also keeps Malmsbury and our school clean.

  • ‘It was disgusting when Riley picked up the dead bird’ – Tahlia
  • ‘We found a giant blue tarp’ – Saul
  • ‘I found glass in the gutter’ – Bella
  • ‘Tobe and I found a shampoo bottle’ – Cameron
  • ‘We found lots of plastic wrappers’ – Tobe
  • ‘We found some old newspapers’ – Brodie
  • ‘We found part of a skeleton (animal)’ – Frankie

What sort of rubbish have you found in the environment?

Why do you think ‘Clean Up Day’ is important?

What do you think happens when rubbish isn’t put in the bin?

September 20, 2013
by malmsburyps


Yesterday (Wednesday the 18th of September) 29 students from grade 3,4, 5 & 6 attended the Castlemaine and District Chess Tournament at Castlemaine Secondary College. There were more than 300 players from 14 schools.

All our students experienced the thrill of winning and the disappointment of losing. It was a bit scary competing in such a large tournament however everyone did their best and managed to win at least one game. Several of our students managed to win four or more of their 6 matches.

Our C division team achieved 3rd overall winning 30 out of 60 games.

One of the highlights for Darren and Tara was in between rounds 5 and 6. While many students from other schools were running around like headless chooks the Malmsbury students were to be found practising their Chess skills against each other or quietly sitting down around our bag area.

Well done to all competitors. We look forward to improving our Chess skills in preparation for next year.

Tara and Dom (grade 4)

What do you enjoy most about chess?
What is the most important rule/strategy/reminder in a chess match?

August 20, 2013
by malmsburyps

Science Day

Last Wednesday (14/8/13) Grade 3/4s and 5/6s went to Tylden Primary School for a Science day.

We got to do four different activities. One was about wind turbines, we needed to make a wind turbine that could lift a cup off the ground. Another activity was about epidemic and the facial tumour disease that the Tasmanian devils can catch. We played a game to simulate how the disease spreads, each day more devils got infected. We also cut up an apple to indicate how much of the Earth is used to grow food (It was less than 1/32 of the apples peel). The last activity was the favourite, we got to make chocolate chip banana cookies.

Which activity was your favourite and why?
How did that activity relate to science?
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