Spelling Rap

**Guest Post by Charleigh and Keely**

Charleigh and Keely were practising their spelling words. They decided to do the task card that was called Catchy Tunes. The instructions were to write a song or rap (they did a rap) using all of their spelling words.

Keely’s Spelling words:

  • Bibliography
  • Apostrophe
  • Camouflage
  • Battalion
  • Amphibian

Charleigh’s Spelling words:

  • Finally
  • Prepared
  • Terrified
  • Country
  • Brake

 

Can you hear all of the spelling words in the rap?

Alpha Productions: Hercules

After a busy week of NAPLAN last week, it was nice to finish off with the always wonderful performance from Alpha Productions. This year, we watched “Hercules”

Hercules is the story of the son of Zeus who is supposed to be killed by the Lord of the Underworld’s assistant. Instead, he is taken from Mt Olympus to Earth and grows up there. He finds he has God-like powers but cannot explain why. Eventually, Hercules finds out the truth and, with the help of his sidekick Pegasus, sets on a path to becoming a true hero. He falls in love with Megarra, who is secretly working with Hades, the Lord of the Underworld. They try to find Hercules’ weakness to defeat him, until Hades realises that Hercules and Megarra are in love and uses this against him. He makes a deal with Hercules and takes his strength for one whole day. Hades sets Megarra free and heads up to Mount Olympus to defeat Zeus. However, Hercules gets there in time and tries to stop Hades without fighting. Unfortunately, Hades is too strong for Hercules and when they are sword fighting, Megarra steps in and gets stabbed. Hercules makes a deal where Hades will take Hercules in Megarra’s place and this selfless act means that Zeus grants him eternal life as a God.

What do you think the message of the story was? Did you enjoy the performance?

Orange Day

**Guest Post by Charleigh**

Bullying: NO WAY!

Orange day was on the 20th of May 2015. It is where people wear orange all day. It is a day of no bullying, they have made this day for a special reason. At school, internet, social media and work all those places you can get bullied. Your friends could bully you and also strangers.

If you ever get bullied you never bully back you always go to a teacher, a parent or the closest grown up around you. Everyone has the right to feel safe and comfortable at school, work and where ever you are. Stay near adults and other kids. Most bullying happens when adults aren’t around. Talk to an adult you trust. Don’t keep your feelings inside. Telling someone can help you feel less alone. They can help you make a plan to stop the bullying.

Let adults at school know that you care about this topic. Ask the school to host an assembly on bullying. Ask for an anonymous survey to learn how many kids are being bullied.

There are many types of bullying. Here are some examples of bullying:

  • Name-calling, teasing, or spreading rumour’s
  • Leaving someone out of a group on purpose
  • Making nasty faces or hand gestures at someone
  • Making fun of someone for being different
  • Hair-pulling, biting, and pinching
  • Threatening and scaring others
  • Hitting, punching, yelling, and shoving
  • Telling other kids not to be friends with someone
  • Embarrassing someone in public

Support bullying on Orange Day next year. Wear something orange and show your support for Bullying: No Way!

Roald Dahl

**Guest Post by Summer**

Our class have been reading Roald Dahl books. Roald Dahl is a famous author and has been all around the world publishing famous children books and some adult (challenging kids books) our class has read Fantastic Mr Fox and Dirty Beasts. We are reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and are also watching the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie at lunch times.

Have you read Roald Dahl books before? What is your favourite?

Forensic Science By Brianna

**Guest Post by Brianna**

3/4D went on an incursion on forensic science. We were solving a crime scene. We got a worksheet and found out Information. We found out Information about who got hurt and how did they get hurt. In the end someone was guilty and that was a girl named Abbey in my class. Abbey and Joseph the guy who got hurt they fell in LOVE!

Do you think they lived happily ever after?

Do you like solving crimes?

NAPLAN

**Guest Post by Mia**

On the 12th, 13th and 14th of may, the year 3’s had naplan. On the 12th of  may they did language conventions and writing. On the 13th of may they did reading. finally,on 14th of may they did numeracy.

NAPLAN stands for:

National

Assessment

Program-

Literacy

And

Numeracy

Some thoughts from the year 3’s-

Abbey – 🙂

Madison – 🙂

Sebastian – 🙂

How did you feel about NAPLAN?

To my Grade 3 students

To my dear Grade 3 Students,

Tomorrow you will sit your first NAPLAN test. Before you take this test, there is something very important that I would like you to know…

This test does not assess all of what makes each of you exceptional or unique.

The people who score these tests don’t know that some of you love to dance, are good at drawing or can teach others how to use a computer program. They have not seen the creative drawings you do, the complicated dances you learn or how many facts you know about certain animals! They do not know that your friends count on you to be there for them when they are sad. They do not know that you participate in sports, help your Mum or Dad, or that you play with your little brothers and sisters. They do not know that you are caring and thoughtful, or that you try your best every day at school. They do not know these things, because these attributes cannot be tested.

The scores you get from this test will tell you how you went on one day, but they will not tell you everything. They cannot tell you that you have improved on something you once found difficult. They can’t tell you that you are funny or that you brighten my day! They can’t tell you how amazingly special you are!

So come to school ready to do your best on the NAPLAN test and remember that there is no way to ‘test’ all the wonderful things that make you, YOU!

See you tomorrow,

Miss Fraser

Keeping Active

**Guest Post by Madison**

Active April is over. That does mean that you stop exercising. That does not mean that you just laze around. What that means is that you always exercise. If you don’t your health will suffer so you better keep exercising.

What do you do to keep healthy and active?

Science & Cross Country

**Guest Post by Riley**

Science in class

In class we have been learning about science. Tuesday we were doing a matching up the science questions that we had to correct. And two weeks ago we had the forensic science incursion.

It was great.

Cross country

Last Thursday it was cross country it was a 2 kilometres race. Not many people made it into the school team.  I was one of the lucky ones who made the team out of four hundred students in grades in 3/4 and 5/6.

On Monday we will compete at Clarke oval.

What have you been enjoying at school lately?

Killara Cross Country

**Guest Post by Christopher**

Students in 3/4 were gasping for air as they ran almost four kilometers for cross country!

The weather when we had cross country was warm and no rain, so people could bare it. The people chosen for cross country had to be 1st, 2nd 3rd, 5th, 6th or 7th  in their age and grade to make it into the team.

The strategy I used is to jog in a fast pace then when you get tired speed walk then when you caught your breathe jog again etc.

What strategy did you use for cross country? Did you enjoy cross country?