Grade 4/5/6

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

May 8, 2015
by malmsburyps

Lego Figures

Lego Figures

This term we have been working on a visual text challenge. Our challenge is to make mini lego figures, by following the instructions (the pieces are tiny and the instructions are very detailed). We have to work as a team to successfully make our figures. The figures are Raphael from the Ninja Turtles, Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street, Optimus Prime from the Transformers and Popeye the sailor. We have finished Raphael and Popeye, and we have almost finished Oscar and Optimus. We have had lots of fun doing this so far, it has been very challenging and rewarding.

By Jasmyn and Chiara.

What is a challenge you have faced? How did you overcome it?
What is the best thing you have ever made out of lego?

March 17, 2015
by malmsburyps

Responsible Pet Program

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On Monday the 16th we completed a Responsible Pet Program session. Sharon and Chester came in to talk to us about being a responsible pet owner.

One important thing we learnt was what to do if an angry dog approaches us.

Step 1 – Stand still: because if you start running the dog will panic and chase after you.

Step 2 – Hands down: If your hands are in the air the dog will think you’re trying to harm it, if your hands are in your pockets the dog will think you’re hiding something and will attack you.

Step 3 – Quiet as a mouse: Dogs have better hearing than us, so yelling will hurt their ears and it would alarm them.

Step 4 – Look at the ground: Dog’s find it very offensive if you stare them in the eyes so they will get very angry. Then wait until the dog goes away.


We also learnt how to approach a happy dog, and that we need to ask the owners permission to pet their dog.

Step 1 – Walk up slowly and stop. You should be a lead length away.

Step 2 – Ask the owners permission. If you don’t ask the owner the dog may get scared.

Step 3 – Let the dog smell the back of your hand (closed fist, thumb in), so they can identify you.

Step 4 – Step to the side of the dog and stroke gently from the collar to the start of the tail. This way the dog will not get scared and you are safely away from their head.


My favourite part was when we got to meet Chester, he licked me -Tahlia

My favourite part was all of it, because I had so much fun doing it. Especially when Chester licked my hand.-Jasmyn

Written by Tahlia and Jasmyn

Do you have any pets at home? How many and what types?
What animal makes the best pet and why?
If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you choose and why?

July 20, 2014
by cfrost

Web game

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This week Grade 5/6 have been getting active. The weather hasn’t been that good. We still went out and did sport. In the middle of sport the rain started to come. So we went inside and played the web game. We had to wrap the string around us then chuck it to someone. At the end we untied the web and said something nice about the person that threw the rope to us.

Have you played a game like Web?
Have you played Web before?

February 20, 2014
by malmsburyps

What is a good buddy like?

Today the senior buddies of Malmsbury Primary School began training to ensure they are able to be the best possible friend, helper, guide and role model for their junior buddies. The senior buddies, selected from Grades 4-6 will be planning activities and supporting each other in ‘understudy buddy groups’. This means that junior buddies will still have someone around if their usual buddy is absent from school on a particular day.

Senior buddies listed the qualities they would endeavour to bring to their role. The word cloud below reflects their expectations after this first training session. The older students are certainly keen to start working with their Prep buddies!

What rewards and experiences are you hoping to get out of your work with a younger buddy?

Are there qualities of a good senior buddy that you can think of that are not listed above?

April 24, 2013
by malmsburyps

Grade 5/6 camp – Canoeing

The first activity we did at camp was canoeing. It was at the river and there was a lot of islands and bridges. We wore PFDs (personal flotation device), helmets and used paddles.

First we went past a reedy point and we rafted up. Rafting up is when  the first canoe  grabs onto something solid then the other canoes grab onto the first canoe. We then went up a bit further and rafted up again.

Next we went under a bridge. We had to lay down  in the canoe so as not to hit our heads.  Then we played a game. It was tiggy. The front person tagged other canoes with their paddle, which made them “it’”. When it ended we all paddled back. Canoeing was really fun.

Have you ever been canoeing or kayaking?
What is your favourite water sport?

February 21, 2013
by malmsburyps

Random Acts of Kindness week

For ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ week we brainstormed ideas for signs that we could create and display on the main road through Malmsbury. Our ideas were:

And here are some of our finished signs at work with the help of three of our grade 6 students:

What message would you put on a ‘Random Act of Kindness’ sign?
 What other things could we do as ‘Random Acts of Kindness’?

February 10, 2013
by malmsburyps

Teamwork – ideas from looking at geese

We discussed the following after learning about how geese work together when migrating:
  • communication
  • challenge each other
  • planning
  • shared goal
  • goal setting
  • everyone has a job
  • support each other
  • provide feedback
  • safety
  • the leader works hard for the group
  • sometimes the group comes under attack
  • share the leadership
  • encourage each other
  • when others are having difficulty we look after them
  • going it alone requires a lot more effort/energy
What other creatures can teach us about teamwork?
 Do you have special knowledge about how animals work together?

February 1, 2013
by malmsburyps

Getting to know our new classmates

We are getting to know our new classmates. To help with this we collected information about students’ pets, games, injuries and wheels. We recorded this data in Venn diagrams. Then in small groups we analysed the data and created some statements using fractions or percentages. Below are two examples:

  • 50% of grade 5/6 have a scooter, skateboard and bike.
  • 5% of grade 5/6 have a scooter and bike.
  • 25% of grade 5/6 only have a bike.
  • 20% of grade 5/6 have a bike and a skateboard.
  • 100% of grade 5/6 have a bike.
  • Thirty per cent of grade 5/6 have not required stitches, broken a bone, or had an extraction of some kind.
  • Four per cent of the grade 5/6 have only had stitches.
  • In our class 4% have only had an extraction – both were teeth pulled.
  • Thirty five per cent of grade 5/6 have broken a bone.
  • Forty five per cent of grade 5/6 have had an extraction of some kind, such as removal of tonsils, adenoids or teeth.
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