Using Educreations app

Today we learnt about place value. We made numbers using MAB blocks, took photos of them and then put the photos into the Educreations app. We then had to explain the number using the photos and audio. The most exciting part was sharing what we had done with the whole class by mirroring it onto our interactive board. The lesson completed with a task where we had to show what we had learnt in our maths books.  

Weekly Maths Challenge

Family Maths Challenge – THE LETTER “M”

Write down as many mathematical words as possible that begin with the letter “M”.

Make your list and put the number along with the words you have found in your blog post by Friday.

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Last weeks answer was 30 for a square base and 20 for a triangular base.

Well done to everyone who entered their answers

A special memtion goes to Nicholas and his grandmother who used blueberries to work out their answer to the problem.

Who do you respect?

I respect my mum because she is caring, helpful and hardworking. She always helps me with my homework. I respect my mum becasue she always gives me kisses and cuddles at bedtime. I respect her becasue she alwuys takes good care of me. Isaac

I respect my dad because he is very nice, generous and considerate. Whenever I need him he always helps me. My dad talks to me if I need his help about something. If I get stuff wrong he doesn’t laugh at me. If I feel sad he helps me or if I feel sick he looks after me. Ollie

I respect my mum because she is kind to me , she loves me a lot and respects me. My mum is a hard working person and does everything for me so she deserves my respect. My is really nice to me and does the cooking for the whole family. My mum reads books to me and helps me when I need it. My mum loves me and I love her. We are family and family and we respect each other. Lila

I respect my dad beacuse he is very nice, hard working, kind, honest, awesome and very smart. He reads me stories, he never tells lies, he loves me and is very friendly. Rohan

I respect my friends. I respect my friends beacuse they all respect me and help me when I need it. They are honest, hard working, kind, caring, beautiful and cool. They’re awesome, gorgeous, lovely, responsible and great. Ruby is respectful and kind. Erin is sensible and fun and Grace, Nandita, Tilly, Cydnii and Lila are friendly. Merri

I respect my mum beacuse she is loving and caring. She is also funny and thoughtful. She always asks me how my day was and how I did at school. She always helps me with my homework. She tells me lots of stories that she makes up about me. Tilly

I respect Sonya becasue she tries to teach me stuff that I might not know. She respects me so I respect her. She is kind, thoughtful, honest and caring. She does not yell at me. She provides us with fun and interesting activities for us to do. Grace

I respect my mum. I respect her beacuse she is my parent, she is in my family, she does nice things for me, she helps me with my homework when I am stuck, she lets play the WII nearly every week and she takes me on nice holidays each year. An example, last year for my birthday she took my whole family to Sydney and let me see a Dr. Who session at the Opera House. Hamish

I respect my friends because they are really nice. When I’m down and sad they make me feel happy. I have never had that many firends that who have been so nice to me as the ones at Newlands. They always make me stuff. They always wait for me outside. If I need help they help me. My friends rock. Cydnii

I respect my dad beacuse he is hard working, kind, helpful, honest and a grateful person. He tells me jokes, he always sure I am alright and he give me great cuddles. Ruby






Numeracy Activities

Everyone is enjoying participating in our morning numeracy tasks and games. I really enjoy playing race to 21. What has been your favourite activity?

Inquiry based learning unit ‘Who Am I?’

Inquiry Learning Term 1

Unit Overview

Civics and citizens and Interpersonal Development unit of work which focuses on respecting the rights of others to hold different values and attitudes from their own. Learning our school values and how we can apply what they mean in everything we do at school. Learning self-respect and the importance of understanding how our actions affect others. Understanding how we can make positive contributions to our local and school communities.

Key ConceptsRespecting the rights of others to hold different values and attitudes from their own. Enjoying a sense of belonging. Making decisions as an individual and as a group member. Making informed decisions and accepting responsibility for consequences resulting from ones actions. Using a range of problem-solving strategies to solve problems. Suggests, considers and selects appropriate alternatives when resolving problems. Describing how relationships with a range of people enhance wellbeing. Describing roles and responsibilities in developing and maintaining enhance wellbeing and positive relationships.

Family Maths Problem

Welcome to our first family maths problem for 2013.

You need to use all the mathematical symbols and numerals given to solve the problem. The answer is 8.

Give us your answer on this post. All families who participate will receive a certificate of participation. Entries close on Friday 15th February.

This problem was taken from the iPad application: Name that Number.


Use of Technology in Grade 3/4

Newlands Primary School uses the internet as a teaching and learning tool. We see the internet and mobile technology as valuable resources, but acknowledge they must be used responsibly.

Grade 3/4 have been completing many activities this week which are designed to prepare them for the full implementation of iPads into their classroom which is planned for next term.

We participated in the Safer Internet 2013 online presentation. This meant that we joined over 22 000 students across Victoria in this activity.

Parents and carers can access the information we learnt on the below website to learn more.

All students in Grades 3/4 have been given a Cyber-safety agreement. All aspects included in the document have been discussed in class and parents have been asked to also sign the document to show that they are aware of our school guidelines and that they have discussed them with their child.