Term Four 2013
Civics and Citizenship – ‘Who’s on the Moon’
Task: Follow the instructions to complete the Australian flag.
After reading all the definitions for Democracy, write a definition of your own.
Post your definition at the bottom of this page.
Term Three 2013
Learning about Learning
We watched a video of 8 different learners learning 8 different ways. We discussed what we noticed about the ways that these learners were learning. Soon will we learn about what these learning styles are called.
1. Helping each other, team work, group work, partners, pairs, collaboration.
2. Music, singing, song, music notes, keeping the beat, listening.
3. Peaceful, calm, own space, not distracted by others, self learning.
4. Being in the garden, out in the environment, knows a lot about nature, outside in the fresh air, nature smart.
5. Learns by drawing, recognising shapes, needs to draw objects and ideas to learn about them, visualising, likes to look at things, likes to watch others to learn new things, see before doing, learn by looking and watching.
6. fixing things, learning by building and doing, self directed, working with hands, good at making things or sports, trial and error.
7. Looking at numbers, likes working with numbers, loves maths concepts, prefers maths to other learning areas, likes learning about things that have patterns, looks for numbers all around.
8. Learning by reading, likes learning new words, likes learning new words, reads instructional texts, learning from books.
Kinesthetic Learner (Body Smart)
Naturalist Learner (Nature Smart)
Auditory Learner (Music Smart)
Visual Learner (Picture Smart)
Linguistic Learner (Word Smart)
Logical Learner (Number Smart)
Intrapersonal Learner (Self Smart)
Interpersonal Learner (People Smart)
Term Two 2013
TERM TWO INQUIRY – GEOGRAPHY
AND IMMIGRATION STORIES
Anh Do ‘The Happiest Refugee’.
THE LINK BELOW WILL HELP YOU DISCOVER MANY AMAZING FACTS ABOUT OUR EARTH AND ITS CONTINENTS, COUNTRIES AND OCEANS
LABEL THE DIFFERENT CONTINENTS ON THE LINK BELOW.
TERM ONE MINI INQUIRY
WORLD’S TALLEST BRIDGE
Name: The Millau Bridge Type Cable
Location: Southern France Height: Highest Pylon is 343 metres.
WORLD’S HIGHEST BRIDGE
Name: The Siduhe River Bridge Type Suspension
Location: Hubei Province of China Height: 496 metres
Main Span: 900 metres long
WORLD’S LONGEST SUSPENSION BRIDGE
Name: The Akashi Kaikyo (Pearl Bridge) Type: Suspension
Location: Connects the cities of Kobe & Iwaya over the Akashi Strait, Japan
Length: 3,911 metres
WORLD’S LONGEST BRIDGE
Name: Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge Type: Railway
Location: Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway China
Length: 164 k
WORLD’S WIDEST BRIDGE
Name: Sydney Harbour Bridge Type: Suspension
Location: Sydney Australia
Width: 48 metres Interesting Facts Wide enough for 8 lanes of traffic, 2 train tracks, a pedestrian walkway and a bicycle path. The bridge turned 80 years old in 2012. There are 200 steps to the top.
WORLD’S OLDEST BRIDGE
Name: Caravan Bridge Type: Arch Stone Slab
Location: Izmir, Turkey Age: 2,863 years old (built 850BCE)
Interesting Fact: It is reported that St Paul used this bridge on his journey.
TYPES OF BRIDGES
The beam bridge
The beam bridge is a simple type of bridge, composed of horizontal beams supported by vertical posts.
The arch bridge
An arch bridge doesn’t need any additional supports or cables. In fact, an arch bridge made of stone doesn’t even need mortar. There are still many arch bridges built by the Romans 2,000 years ago, without mortar, which are still standing today.
Enjoy this bridge building video and learn some of the important differences between arch, suspension and cable-stayed bridges. These differences are important when deciding what kind of bridge would work best in any given situation. Engineers take into account the bridge purpose and location before choosing the best bridge design.
BUILD A BRIDGE LEARNING ACTIVITY
BUILD A BRIDGE GAME
GRADE 3/4 INQUIRY TERM 3 ‘Stories from the Stage’
To further enhance your performance presentation of Term 2 Inquiry learning, ‘Australia on the World Stage in the 80s’ and ‘Australians at War’, in Term 3, we will be exploring how stories are best communicated on stage.
So far we have watched your wonderfully entertaining performances in Alice in Wonderland Jnr, our 2010 production. You completed a P M I which focused on the good and not so good elements of your performance and wrote ideas for performance improvement. Many students used the language of theatre and performance when completing the PMI – well done!
Another form of musical story telling is through Opera. Opera Australia is a very famous company that tells many different types of stories through operatic song and music. Some stories are very dramatic and sad and some are full of fun like this clip from Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. The singer is Anthony Warlow who also starred in The Phantom of the Opera and Annie.
Here is a clip featuring good acting by child star Shirley Temple. Do you think it is good acting? Why?
This is not so good acting! Do you agree? Why?
Enjoy this Tweedledum and Tweedledee from a different stage telling of the Alice story. Do you think it is entertaining? Why?