Term Two Begins!

Today was the first day of Term Two. The teachers and students in 4A and 4B are happy to begin this busy ten week term.

It was great to hear about everyone’s Easter holidays today. Many students participated in our major school fundraiser, the Sheepwash Classic Fun Run, on Easter Saturday. And of course, everyone enjoyed some yummy chocolate Easter Eggs over the break!

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Sheepwash Classic photos courtesy of Mrs Linda Jordan

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We have lots to look forward to this term, including:

  • The district Cross Country next week for selected students
  • A new history-based inquiry topic
  • An exciting excursion to Melbourne
  • The return of our student teacher, Miss Campbell, in May
  • Lots of great learning on our iPads.

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Our term commenced with a fun maths lesson today.

Our focus in maths for the first three weeks is fractions, decimals and percentages. To launch this topic, we had a great extended maths session learning about fractions. Here is what took place:

  • Students worked in pairs – called “Fractions Friends” – to make play dough.
  • Everyone completed a “Brainstorm Splash Page” individually to show Miss Jordan and Miss Curtain their current knowledge.
  • The class had a great discussion about fractions and learnt about numerators and denominators.
  • Students worked with their “fraction friend” to make examples of fractions using their play dough.
  • Students labelled their play dough fractions and took photos using their iPads.
  • Students reflected on their fractions learning by beginning a Keynote presentation on their iPads. They will complete daily updates on their learning so they will have a complete fractions reflection journal by the end of the unit.

Check out our photos to see the learning in action!

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We are looking forward to extending our knowledge and applying our skills in more complex fractions, decimals and percentages work this term.

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What did you enjoy about your holidays?

Did you participate in the Sheepwash Classic fun run?

What are you looking forward to in Term Two?

What do you know about fractions?

What did you learn about fractions from this lesson?

Welcome To A New School Year!

Today is the first day of the 2014 school year at Barwon Heads Primary School in Victoria, Australia.

After nearly six weeks of summer holidays, Miss Jordan is very happy to join Barwon Heads Primary School! It is an exciting time for Miss Jordan as she continues her teaching journey at a new school with her fabulous grade four students.

We have a lot to look forward to this year including our new 1:1 iPad program, Bike Ed and our camp to Anglesea.

Miss Jordan is certain all the students in 4B will learn a lot in 2014 and enjoy being part of a wonderful classroom community. This blog will be a big part of our classroom program and Miss Jordan can’t wait to teach the students all about educational blogging. Miss Jordan’s class will be learning with the students in Miss Curtain’s class, 4A, in a big double classroom. Together, we are going to have a wonderful year!

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Miss Jordan welcomes the students in 4B to the 2014 school year and she looks forward to hearing how they all spent their holidays.

Miss Jordan travelled back to her family’s home in Pomonal (near Halls Gap) for her Christmas celebrations. In January she  enjoyed seeing friends, exercising, going shopping, cooking, painting, relaxing and reading. She helped to organise some last minute details for her sister’s upcoming wedding. Miss Jordan also spent some time at school setting up her new classroom.

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Miss Jordan with her brother and sister on Christmas Day.

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Miss Jordan with her sister and her mum enjoying high tea at Crown Conservatory in Melbourne.

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Leave a comment and tell us about your holidays.

What are you looking forward to in 2014?