Grade 4/5/6

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

April 24, 2013
by malmsburyps

Grade 5/6 camp – Beach Carnival

On Day 2 of camp we went for about an hour walk to the beach. After a snack we had some free time. Some of us played cricket, others went in the water or played in the sand. If we went in the water we were only allowed in as far as our knees.

After lunch our instructors arrived, Josh and Kat. We split into four groups. Each group had a colour: Jane-Red, Carolyn-Green, Tara-Purple and Mick-Blue. Each group got their faces painted by the group leader.

The first activity we did was a relay. We then played a game where your team lined up and you had a bucket in front of you. You got a cup and your team had to run back and forth from the sea getting cups of water to put into the bucket until it was full. The part that made it hard was the fact that only one person could go at a time.

Then we played ‘Cannon Ball Throw’. You each got a baseball with a tail attached. The aim of the game was to  get the cannon ball into a hoop. You got double points if you threw it into your colour hoop.

Thirdly we had a competition on who could dig a hole into the sand  until they hit water and get a hand full of water without  any sand. It was fun and challenging because we had to make sure there wasn’t any sand in it. We had to make the hole as big as you can. We had to fill in the hole as fast as possible.

After that we built the biggest sand castle in a certain amount of time the biggest sand castle was the red team.It was really fun and we all had a great time.

We played a game with bits of hose pipe. It was musical chairs but with hose and you started lying down.

The last activity was one person had to lay on the ground and the rest of the team had to bury their body below the waist and make it look like a mermaid tail. It was good.

Finally we went for the long walk home. On the way we saw a seal hunting and we watched it eat a fish.


Have you ever been to a beach carnival before?

Have you played anything similar to this before?

August 3, 2012
by malmsburyps

Exploring 3 Dimensional Shapes

Grade 5/6 have been looking at 3 dimensional shapes and learning to identify the number of faces, edges and vertices. We used Frameworks building shapes to create spheres, cubes, square based pyramids, triangular and rectangular prisms. We also used a collection of different shaped boxes to discover the nets of the shapes. We had fun with some online interactive activities that helped us to identify 3 dimensional shapes and use problem solving skills to complete problems involving the shapes and their characteristics.

What are some other 3 Dimensional shapes that you know?

Why is it important to learn about 3 Dimensional shapes?

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