Grade 4/5/6

What is going on in Grade 4/5/6?

March 29, 2017
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Term 1 2017

This term has absolutely flown by with all of the exciting things we’ve been doing.

We had our House Captains and School Captains inducted at an assembly by MP Mary-Anne Thomas and the 4/5/6’s performed our class song.

Grade 4/5/6's perform their take of Can't Stop the Feeling for Mary-Anne Thomas.

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Our Malmsbury Environmental Action League learnt how to conduct a waste and biodiversity audit.

Volunteers from the Kyneton Sports and Aquatic Centre came and ran a soccer clinic with us.

We went on a whole school excursion to the Castlemaine State Festival and the Grade 4/5/6’s listened to a visiting artist talk about creating art with recycled materials. The students then participated in an art workshop where they made their own abstract masks and could incorporate cable ties into their artwork.

Looking forward to another exciting term!

What was something exciting you did or learnt in Term 1?

September 15, 2016
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Term 3 – Writing and the Daffodil Parade

One of our focuses in writing has been on explanations. The 5/6’s did a fantastic job at researching and developing their explanations. Some of the topics included how and why chameleons change their colour, how sound travels under water, how certain animals have become extinct and how some different science experiments work. We displayed them in our classroom for everyone to read.

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Our most recent success was our music performance on the truck at the Daffodil Parade! Some of the Grade 5/6’s performed while riding on the back of a truck along the streets of Kyneton. They did an excellent job representing our school and playing Spring Gully Jive that was composed by Andy Rigby.

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We are looking forward to all of the exciting things that Term 4 has in store!

What was your favourite part of the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival?

 

March 23, 2015
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Castlemaine State Festival

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On Thursday (19th March) the whole school went to the Castlemaine State Festival. We saw a show about dinosaurs, we did a dance and song workshop, we did an art activity and had a tour of the art gallery and museum.

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo – First we watched a show that was about Australian dinosaurs (they were puppets). Michael was the presenter of the show. First Natalie and Eddie got to meet the baby dinosaurs. Then a huge dragonfly flew onto stage and into the crowd, some of us got to touch him. We also saw a dinosaur that looked like a big emu and another that had a long neck (only its head could fit on the stage). Michael had forgotten to feed the babies Mum, she had escaped and walked onto stage and scared everyone. At the end we checked we still had all our limbs, which we did. It was amazing!

Dance and Song Workshop – Bernie began his show ‘Mana’ by telling us about his genealogy (his ancestry, where his family has come from). He then taught us a song that used sign language   (Auslan) that was about ‘climbing the ladder’. He also did dances from New Zealand (Hakka) and Hawaii. He did a fantastic dance using 7 hoops to make different animals, like snake, butterfly and bee. We finished with a hip hop dance.

Art Activity – We did an art activity about Australian birds. We drew them using pens, water pencils and a water brush.

Then we finished with the tours before we went back to school. It was an amazing, educational and tiring day.

What was your favourite activity and why?

Where has your family come from? What is your genealogy?

Bernie talked about how each hoop represents a challenge. What is one challenge you have faced in your life and how did you overcome it?

 

February 21, 2014
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Grade 5/6 band is active!

The Grade 5/6 band 2014 performed in public for the first time at school assembly this afternoon. Joseph’s conducting makes the piece seem entirely improvised but the musicians themselves know the amount of time spent in rehearsals… Click below to watch and hear!

What did you enjoy most about the performance footage?

In what ways would you like to see Grade 5/6 band 2014 hone their performance skills?

July 29, 2013
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Victorian State Schools Spectacular 2013

On Saturday the 27th of July the Ensemble Music Group went to Hisense arena to be part of the Victorian State School Spectacular.

We had to sing a lot of songs. It was really cool because there were dancers and other performers. There were thousands of people there and the lights changed colour depending on the song. Some schools were in the Mass dance group but we were in the Mass choir. There were circus acts and gymnastics. One girl sang ‘I will always love you’, made famous by Whitney Houston. She got a standing ovation because she got it spot on. The whole thing was amazing!!!

Thank you Carolyn, Darren and Joseph for preparing us for the event.

Below are a couple of images from the Thursday rehearsal.

Performers, how did it feel to be part of such a huge production?

Audience members, what were your favourite parts of the performance?

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