Developmental Stages in the Human Lifespan

As part of our Inquiry Topic this term we have been looking at the different developmental stages in the human lifespan. We have been focusing on the stages from pregnancy to old age.  Earlier this week we brainstormed everything we know about each of the different stage in the human lifespan. This was a great activity because every student was able to have their say and write what they knew onto the poster.

Below are some photos of the students working on these posters.

This lesson was followed by an incursion with Lisa Hughes discussing the circle of life and the importance of maintaining a healthy body. Lisa also took the students through the stages that occur during pregnancy. This was very fascinating learning about how small the embryo is and how it develops into the foetus. The students where amazed at the way the babies body changes when inside the mother’s womb. Below is the diagram Lisa created to help the students visualise their knowledge and understandings.

We are looking forward to the Year 3 and 4 Parent and Student nights next week on Human Sexuality with Lisa Hughes. These will be held both Tuesday 3rd September and  and Wednesday 4th September at 7pm in the hall. Look forward to seeing all there.

Questions and Discussion:

  • What have you learnt about the different stages of life?
  • What have you learnt about pregnancy and the development of a baby inside the mothers womb?
  • Make sure you have a talk to Mum and Dad about your own family……. 

Buddies2 Incursion

Today we had an incursion run by Brainstorm Productions called Buddies 2. This program focus was on Internet Safety, Cyber Bullying, Positive Relationships, Teasing, Exclusion, Rumours, Friendship, Assertiveness, Social Skills, Conflict Resolution, Anger Management, Resilience, Empathy.

It was a fantastic production where the students where laughing and learning alot from the performance. It took the students on a journey through technology and computer games. It allowed students to gain an understanding on making the right choices online and in the playground.

Questions:

  • What did you learn from the production Buddies2?
  • Would you recommend this production to other schools?

Athletics

Today it was our school athletics day for years 4-6 it was a fantastic day. Everyone tried their best and participated in a range of events both track and field. The field events including triple jump, long jump, ball throw, high jump, discuss and shot put. The track events included the 1500m, 80m hurdles, 100m, 200m and 800m. Thank you to Mr A for all his hard work as well a big thank you to all the parents who helped run or support the students on the day. It was a fantastic day and well done to those students who made it through to district athletics in a couple of weeks.

Great work year 4’s.

Australian Healthy Eating Guide

Last week we were learning about the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating. We where concentrating on the 5 food groups, and how we need to make sure we eat a range of food to help our body function correctly.

We used the app ‘Nearpod’ to help us understand the 5 food groups a little better in using this app it provided us with a food group quiz. Make sure you click on the link and try it out for yourself.

Below are some student examples of their work on showing their knowledge of the 5 food groups and the importance of having a healthy and well balanced diet.

 

 

 

Melbourne Writers Festival

This years Melbourne Writers Festival is held on August the 22nd till September 1st. The festival has a range of activities and events.

This years School Program is ‘Write Around the World’. It requires students to write a story for the chance to WIN their family a trip of a lifetime! This is a great experience for all students to have a go and it will bring motivation and excitement to their writing.

For more information click here for full details and entry form.

Happy Writing.

iJobs

This term in 4EK we are having a huge focus on technology within our classroom. I decided to create a new jobs chart within the classroom and thought of a new an exciting way by using the template of an iPad. Below you can see the iJobs poster.

The Science of Happiness – An Experiment in Gratitude

This week 4EK took part in the Science of Happiness – An Experiment in Gratitude, as part of our explanation writing. We wanted to increase the happiness within our class and learn of ways to make ourselves happy when we are feeling down.
We watched the video then thought about someone who inspires us. Then we wrote down everything about this person and shared it with the class. This resulted in a lot of happy tears. The students then went home and read what they had written to the person who inspired them. Below are some examples of what the students wrote about the person who inspires them.

Lucas-
My grandfather Peter lives with my grandmother Virginia and is very religious. He has four kids and ten grandchildren I have never seen one argument between my grandparents he is very important to me.
My grandfather Peter is kind, forgiving and always ready to help someone in need. He has been very helpful especially in the past year with my diabetes. He incredibly patient and has an amazing sense of humour mixed in with lots of respect and care.

Sophie-
The person I look up too is my mum Jane. She is a mother of three and married to my daddy Andrew. Mum is a teacher two days a week. She is always there for me she is loving and caring and she always forgives me and never gives up. She is always trying her best and make time for everyone in the family and she still makes dinner and breakfast for me everyday. She takes my brothers and me to sports and school and supports the whole family. My mum is a super and I would be and lost with out her. I love you mum and I will always.

Dom-
The person that I inspire the most is my Mum. She never lets me down, she is always there for me, I trust her and she trusts me too. I love her a lot and she loves me too.
My Mum will always keep me safe, she looks after me everyday. I love her so much I will never forget her in my life, no matter what.

Tom-
My Auntie Tunta is someone who inspires me because she has done so much in her life. She is still going to work to teach German at a primary school even though she has to go to the hospital every week for Dialysis. She is also a Cancer survivour. She also has a wonderful son called Jacob who is deaf.
My Auntie is on a list for a kidney and she has to wait five years. She has to go to the hospital a couple of days a week, throughout everything she is always has a smile on her face.
My Auntie Tunta had her birthday on July the 12th last month. She is one person who inspires me the most because she is so strong and positive.