3/4D and all of Killara P.S are participating in something called Active April. Active April is where you track all of your physical activity. It is a race to the top of the ladder.
All physical activity boosts your heart rate. The harder you work the higher your heart rate goes. When you do any athletic activity your heart is getting stronger. When you have a strong heart you are healthier. There are many different athletic activities you can do. If you would like to join click here.
What physical activity do you? Do you think boosting your heart rate is important?
On Friday, 3/4 D and several other 3/4 classes went to the gym for the Forensic Science Incursion. Everyone had a great time!
Phoebe, our guest, told a fascinating story about the crime scene, and showed us different tables filled with interesting things to help solve the the 2 mysteries:
Who attacked Joseph Connor?
Who stole valuables from the auction house?
The information on the many tables taught us about DNA, fingerprints, and even a tent encasing a small lamp glowing with ultraviolet light. Almost all of things on the tables were things forensic scientists use to investigate a crime scene. Phoebe even said the ink on the fingerprints table was identical to that used in the FBI! After carefully putting together all the clues we had gathered, we solved the mystery!
We also used the information learned from the DNA activity to find a student (Abbey C from our class) who matched the description, and Phoebe handcuffed and questioned her. She admitted to all the crimes, but despite our wishes, she was freed.
Did you enjoy the incursion? Which activities did you like the most?
As part of Active April, the Learning Lizards and 3/4C participated in classroom chair aerobics.
In partners, we took a chair and completed some exercises. We did dips, step-ups, push-ups, crunches and squats.
We are working hard each day to exercise or participate in physical activity for at least 30 minutes.
The Premier’s Active April Challenge is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to promote healthy and active lifestyles and get Victorians to join in the fun of increased physical activity by completing at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day. As a participant, you can log your daily activity with the Active April app and chart your progress throughout the month. You can also create and join teams, track the progress of team members and discover events that are taking place in your local area.
The Learning Lizards are one big team competing against other teams in the school. All of the 3/4 classes have made a commitment to play games with each other for 30 minutes each day for the rest of April! We have played kickball with Mr B’s class and today will be competing in Cross Country.
What activity have you participated in lately? Do you participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day?