Grade 4/5/6

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

September 13, 2016
by malmsburyps

Term 3 – Camp and Buddies

As Term 3 comes to a close, over the next three days we will be sharing some snap shots of the super fun and exciting things the Grade 5/6’s have been doing.


On the second week after the holidays, the Grade 5/6’s went on Urban Camp. We did lots of different activities including the Melbourne Zoo, Etihad Stadium, the Old Melbourne Gaol and MSAC just to name a few. Oh and we did LOTS of walking. Here’s Toby in the butterfly house at the Melbourne Zoo with a new friend.


In maths, the Grade 5/6’s have been doing a lot of work on measurement, shape and angles. We used our knowledge to create house designs using Planner 5D and during a session with our buddies, we helped them to make a house design too! Here is Maya teaching Maggie and Isabella how to design a home using Planner 5D. The link is included so you can try it at home!

Please tell us about your favourite camp memory or a room you might add when designing your own dream home!




June 4, 2015
by malmsburyps


2015-06-01 15.07.34This week we helped our buddies with Craftanoon. We were learning to weave paper. How do you weave paper you ask, well it’s easy.

1. Fold one piece of paper in half (portrait)

2. Cut almost all the way up using scissors, 1 cm apart and leave 1 cm at the top. Make sure you cut from the middle, where the paper is folded.

3. Cut the other piece of paper into strips, the other way so they are short

4. Use one of the strips to weave in and out of the other piece of paper, under and over, under and over

5. Glue the end down

6. Do the same with the next strip but the opposite, over then under, over then under

7. Repeat steps 4 – 6 until you’ve finished

What other craft activities could we make?
What is your favourite craft activity?

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?

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