Friday, 28 July 2017

Learning about Australian Celebrations

After watching an ABC Splash video about Australia Day and how Australians celebrate it, we reflected on this and our other learning about Australian History so far this term...
  • What celebrations have we been learning about?
  • How do people celebrate them?
  • Do people know WHY we have Australia Day?
  • How do you celebrate it?
  • Do you understand why the Aborigines feel a certain way about it?

Grade 4's:
This week we have been looking at Australia celebrations like NAIDOC week and Australia day. Australia day people think lucky for us we get a day of work let's celebrate but if you are a Aborigine they don’t say they want to celebrate because Australia day is the day the Aborigines got invaded by the English people. The Aborigines call Australia day invasion day. Last week we learned about NAIDOC week I learnt a lots about NAIDOC week as our languages matter. We watched a video about Australia day. People celebrate celebration by having lunch or dinner together or getting together for the day.
Some people don’t know why we have Australia day
This week we have been learning about binary code. We learnt that 1 is low and 0 is high. We are sending letters to people in our family or a friend I was sending one to my aunty Monica because she is going to America in two days but I forgot to send it so it won’t get to her so I have to write a new letter and send it to America. We have also learnt about Australian history.
Last week I went on ABC ME !!! we did news to me and we did a jumping competition and I won against Sam and Siana A by about one toe it was so close!!! I brought in some barefoot sandles that my mum crochet they look really cool.
This morning we watched a video about Australia day
We also said the places where people from our family come from
These are some of them:
There are a lot of countries where people are from but I think the most common is England and Ireland.
I have a grandpa from england.
A lot of people don’t know why we have Australia day the reason is to celebrate the first fleet.
For art this week we are doing the bush I’ve kind of messed it up but I know how to fix it we are doing some of Mrs Yores art from when she was teaching middles about 4 or 5 years ago the art pieces are really cool so far.
For maths we have been doing algorithms and angles but personally my favourite has been algorithms.
I think term 3 2017 is the best time ever!!!          
This week the middles are have being doing different celebration in Australia and aboriginals it is a lot of fun so first of all I did slides of aboriginals and one of my ones was where did aboriginals get there languages from?  and l did about 7 or 8 slides and it was a lot of fun after I did that l and this week we have being learning celebrations this week and today we have done what do we do on Australia day? And we also said where do people come from, such as Irish, welsh, English and a lot of  other ones.
Do people know why we have Australia day? It was the first fleet of aboriginals came to Australia.
How do you celebrate it? I celebrate it when i go to the city and have a bbq.
Madeleine K
This week we have been writing letters to someone in our family some people are doing it overseas and some people are not and I am writing it to my Mum and we have been doing different celebration in Australia and aboriginals.Today we watched an Australian day video and we have also learnt about Australian history and every country in our class. When we celebrate Australia day some people make a BBQ on Australia day and we went around the tables and we had to say what languages we are and I am Italian and English.
Last week I went on ABC me and it was so fun. We did a hula hoop competition and I won and we had to say that's new to me.
This week the middles have be learning about aboriginals and aboriginal history the middels watched a video about aboriginals and in the video these people came over on boats
They were people from England and when they saw it they said go away we do not want you here.
And then today we're learning about Australia day. Australia day is on January 26th. And then the middles watched a video about Australia day and it told us how special it is.
This week we are learning about Australian History and Celebrations and how they celebrated in the past. Some people talk in different languages in my class like: Indian and English. I celebrate with my family and family friends for Australia day and we have an BBQ.    
This week we were learning about Australia day and the aboriginals call it sorry day. Every country celebrates Australia day some people make a BBQ on Australia day. We also did letter writing and we did addition and angles for maths. People come to Australia  because it's a free country and  they think it's the best country to come to.
This week is the 2nd week of the term. This term was fun so far throughout this year. For writing this week we did letter writing and I sent it to my Grandma. For maths we did place value, addition and angles. For religion we did holy communion. And for inquiry we did Australian celebrations. The celebration we were learning about was Australia day. The reason we celebrate Australia day is that the English colonized Australia. The reason we have australia day is that we know that the first fleet came in 1788 on January 26. I celebrate Australia day by having a BBQ and spending time with my friends and family. I think that the aboriginals felt upset when the first fleet brought animals and stuff from England.
This term we are learning Australian history and we are also learning about aboriginals and their flag. The yellow on their flag means the sun and the red means the land and the black means the people. We are learning also about celebrations like Australia day and NAIDOC Week.
Maddie w
This term we learning  about Australian history and some of the ancestors of the people in my class are:

We are also learning about the special reason about Australia day. It is celebrating the first fleet sailed into Sydney and claimed Australia for the English.   
This week we have seen things about Australian celebrations and this morning we looked at some of our different cultures in our backgrounds! That part was so fun when i found out how many I've got! Here they are.
I am :
  • Scottish
  • Irish
  • English
  • danish
One cool story I learnt about Australia was that Australia day is also called invasion day and sorry day! This is also because they kind-of invaded the aborigines.
To say about all of this week was quite fun and very interesting!!!
So this week the class was learning about our background. Here are some of our backgrounds:
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Chinese
  • Italian
And other languages
And we are learning about Australia day which is about when the first fleet came to Australia. Well I celebrated it  with a BBQ and it’s amazing.
I feel very sad for the aborigines because the English took their land.
This week in middle s Ms Scott has been teaching the class celebrations, like Australia day.
This week in middle s we have been learning about celebrations that all cultures celebrate.
The most popular celebrations was Australia day. I think people celebrate Australia by going to the beach and having a BBQ. I think people don’t know why we have austraila day. I celebrate Australia by having a BBQ. I think aboriginals don’t like Australia day.

Did you know that we have different countries in middle s. Here are some of them:
  • Irish
  • Indian                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  • African
  • Chinese
  • Danish
  • German
  • Welsh
  • English
My ones are African and English.
This week we’ve been looking at Australian celebrations  and Australia day. On Australia day people think ‘hey it’s a day off work lets celebrate’. But for aboriginals its different. Australia day is celebrated on the same day the English came to Australia and invaded the aboriginals. The aboriginals call it invasion day. Australia day really celebrates  when the English colonised Australia.
Australia is one of the most multicultural countries - Our class has:
  • Lebanese
  • English
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Scottish
  • Maltese
  • Polish
And even Kenyan people. I could go on forever but there are at least 24 people in our class and we found about 30 different places in the world that we all came  from including those ones i just listed! Today we also watched a video on Australia day it told us about what people do and how they celebrate Australia day as well.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Welcome Back to Term 3!

Grade 4's can be found on their blogs...

During the weekend I had great holiday. On the end of the school My family and I visited Adelaide. At the end of of school me and my family rush to the airport before 7:00pm. When we walked into the plane I got bored in the plane for take an hour. I was so tired when we reached to Adelaide and I was so Happy and excited  after 2day we come home after going to the park and to beach house
Maddie W
The other day we did a recount writing on our holidays. This was my recount On the last day of the first week of holidays. me and my mum traveled on bus and train to the Melbourne museum. This was a surprise to my cousins because their Mum (my aunty)  did not tell where we were going but they did know that we were meeting up. We were secretly going to meet them on the second last box of the train and went to the museum. And had lots of fun.
Daniel :}
This week we were doing smash maths on our chromebooks and we played maths games and then we watch a video about the first people in Australia  then when the class finished watching it, Ms Scott shared a slide with us  it had some activities for us to do and we had to do a word search I thought it was fun and the activities were about aboriginals. The videos were in good, they gave me lots of information. Then the next day in class we got shared another tab from Ms Scott it was practicing our times table I got up to the 9x tables it was hard but fun, other people found it difficult.
This week we learnt about Naidoc week. We did a lot of activities. I did the aboriginal art. It took us a long time to finish. Every term 3 we have something special sport thing. This term 3 we do dance fever on wednesday. So to warm up we did yoga only.
On thursday we did a multiplication trainer. We got to choose how much time we get to finish in. The time we can choose are 10 minutes 8 minutes 5 minutes 1 minute or 10 seconds. I chose the tens and nines times table. This week is term 3 week 1 so I am getting use to school again.
This week we learnt about NAIDOC week. We had a lot of activities to do and I did the multiplication trainer it's all about times tables. I did the tens times tables and I nearly got all of them right.We also did smash maths on multiplication. I played three games. We also did dance fever and we did the mexican wave.
This week we learnt about Aboriginals. Also the grad fours got their pen licence. And we went on smash maths on our chromebooks for maths we did art on old trees in a desert. Ms scott tort as lots in the first week of term three. Some people are going on ABC ME.
Inti :)
During this week I learnt about NAIDOC Week. It’s about aboriginal people (it is really fun). So the class had 9 options.Some of them were...
  • Start your own hall of fame featuring aboriginal role models
  • Listen to aboriginal musicians or watch an interview with Traditional elders on ABC Splash
  • Make your own Aboriginal trivia quiz
Well I chose Make your own Aboriginal trivia quiz it was amazing
This week middle s has been doing our writing of what we did on our holidays and l did 4 pages and it was fun and out of all the middles of grade fours nearly all of them have got their pen license. Also we have been doing a NAIDOC activity and l have done a word search and what did the Aboriginals and I have done it all on my own that was really fun, and we have done a activity with Simon and James, from Dance Fever and that was really fun to what we did is we had to stretch and we did a giraffe and so we had to eat some pretend leaves and we had to go on to our tippy toes and with your hands and scrunch up the and pretend to go to the ground when we dropped and we also did smash maths and it was multiplication and division l played 2048 and that was fun to and that was the week and of what i did and that was a fun week end.
Celia :)
On the holidays I went to the gold coast and byron bay it was really fun the place that I stayed at had a 16 metre pool and in the front yard there was cows and bulls and we walked around byron bay a lot and we saw people with no shoes on so my mum made these things called barefoot sandals she crochet them. Then when we came home we had about 2 other weeks then we went back to school. The first week of school the year fours got their pen licence and today I’m getting filmed by ABC ME I am sooooo nervous. We now have dance fever come every Wednesday. Dance fever are two guys that are teaching us all different types of dances last Wednesday we learnt yoga. They played really weird music in the background but it was still fun. And that’s all from me!
Madeleine K
This week we have been learning about Aboriginals and the grade fours got there pen license. And on Wednesday we have sport and pe and for pe we had dance fever. And I am going on ABC Me on tv and when you go on tv they just ask you questions and you have to answer them.
Josh :)  
On the week 1 of term 3 we had a really exciting week! Here is some stuff we learnt about.
  • Dance fever
  • Binary code
  • We learnt about aboriginal
  • I’m going on ABC ME
That my favorite thing. Going on ABC ME is going to be fun. I had a good week at middle s!
This term we did dance fever it was very fun because we did exercise and stretching. The helpers names are simon and James. After that we did sport in the classroom it was a bit hard because the space was too small.
This week we did some recount writing and the focus was descriptive writing! I had about of page of it.
Also this term we are studying Australian history. The main focus would be Aboriginal culture. And for literacy we are making things like posters about things like that because of NAIDOC week. One of the things that really helped was that Ms. Scott let us borrow a book about history for our class.
I’m reading :
  • “Who am I? - the diary of Mary Talence”
To top it off this week was SO fun!!!!     
This week is the first week of the third term and it has been jam packed with AWESOMENESS! As well as that we got told that next month we’re going to the Australian immigration museum!
we also did this week:
  • Dance fever
  • the ABC me people are coming
  • I get to see all my friends again
  • We’re learning about Australian History
  • The grade fours are getting their pen licences
  • We have been playing smash maths games for maths
This term we’re learning
about Australian history and our teacher said that we should borrow an Australian historical fiction book to read from the Library, my book is called ‘My friend the enemy’. We’ve been learning a lot about NAIDOC week it stands for National, Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance, Committee. Me and my partner eve did a poster and a quiz on aboriginal music as well.
This week was our first week back for Term 3. These are some of the things we have done this week
  • Dance Fever
  • Grade 4’s are trying to get their pen licence
  • ABC Me is coming to film the kids how haven’t been filmed before
  • NAIDOC Week
  • Recount writing
  • Multiplication trainer
  • I had keyboard
  • And best of all seeing all of my friends
  • Also because the class is learning about History we had to get a Historical fiction book I got 2 books one of them was called The letters of Rosie O’Brien and the second book is Meet Nellie
  • Because we are learning about History we are going to the Immigration Museum
Because we was NAIDOC week we have been doing NAIDOC activities. Me, Madeleine and Oscar are partners it is really fun. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee.
This week has been jam packed with lots of things that we have been doing that are really fun!
We did...
  • Dance fever
  • Some people are doing ABC me
  • The grade 4’s got there pen license
  • We had to do recount writing without went and got
  • We have been learning about NAIDOC week {Our languages matter}
We did lots of fun things this week.
For term 3 we are learning about Australia’s History.
On Wednesday we had library and we had to borrow an historical fiction book and I got “Nira's many lives”.

Our Term 3 Learning about Australian History

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