Grade 4/5/6

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

June 20, 2014
by malmsburyps

Our favourite board games

2014-06-19 12.04.12

On Thursday we had a board games day. Joseph, our music teacher, came in with lots of board games. One of the games was called Wings of Glory. The aim of the game is to fly your plane around using movement cards and get close enough to shoot your enemy’s planes. If your enemy got near enough and you were in front of them, depending on the distance, you would take 1 or 2 damage cards. the cards had random 0 to 5 damage levels and, if your card had a gun jam symbol whoever shot you couldn’t shoot for three turns. At the start of each round we all put down three movement cards, then we all moved our first movement, then the second, then the third.

We played lots of other games: Monopoly, Uno and Avalon. In Avalon, if you were the good guys you had to try and succeed at least  three quests out of five. The bad guys had to try and stop the good guys from succeeding in the quests while not being discovered.

Another game was Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers. Using tiles we had to create landscapes which included forests, creeks and hunting grounds. As we placed tiles we also placed our tribesmen to gather berries from forests, fish from creeks and hunters to hunt deer, mammoth and boar.

What is your favourite board game?

How is it played?

May 10, 2013
by malmsburyps

Interschool Cross Country

Today six Malmsbury Primary School students competed at the Interschool Cross Country at Hanging Rock. The 9-10 year old competitors had to race 2 kilometres and the 11-13 year old competitors had to race 3 kilometres.

The people that went to the Cross Country were Percy, Charlie, Ethan, Dom, Francis and Jude.

In the 9 year old boys race Francis came first and Charlie came eighth. In the 10 year old boys race Dom came fifteenth. In the 11 year old boys race Percy came tenth and Ethan came forty first. Jude came tenth in the 12- 13 year old boys race.

There were about 80 people in each race. Everybody from our school ran a time under 20 minutes. That was a great effort!

Congratulations to Francis as he has made it to the next round – the State Cross Country at St. Arnaud.

Have you ever competited in a Cross Country race?
What is the longest distance you’ve ever run?

May 3, 2013
by malmsburyps

Water Safety program

This week we have gone swimming for our Water Safety program. We have been learning about reach rescues and throw rescues. With a reach rescue you have to get something to reach out with, it needs to be big enough to reach out so the person can grab it . You lay down on your tummy and reach out to the person who is drowning and pull them to the shore. With a throw rescue you throw something that floats to the person who is drowning and encourage them to grab the thing that floats and not let go. Then encourage them to swim to a solid piece of earth.

Have you ever saved somebody who was drowning?
Do you know how to save somebody who is drowning?

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?
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