CELEBRATIONS

Ramadan

When is Ramadan?

Ramadan is on the 9th day of the Islamic calender.

During Ramadan, what don’t Muslims do during daylight?

During Ramadan Muslims don’t eat or drink when it’s daylight.

Ramadan is a time for what?

Ramadan is a time of worship and contemplation. A time to strengthen family and communities.

During Ramadan when do Muslims eat?

They eat before the sun comes up and after the sun goes down.

What is the meal called at the start of the day?

The meal is called Suhoor.

What is the meal called at the end of the day?

This meal is called iftar.

What is Eid al-Fitr?

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan.

What is the meaning of Eid?

Eid means festivity.

What is the meaning of the word Fitr?

Fitr means to break the fast.

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CELEBRATIONS

IMG_1106IMG_1103HANUKKAH

How long does the Hanukkah celebration go for?

Hanukkah goes for eight days and eight nights.

Hanukkah is the Hebrew word for what?

It is the Hebrew word for dedication.

What is a Menorah?

The Menorah is a nine branch candelabra which gets lit during Hanukkah.

Why does it have nine candles?

One candle is lit each night and the ninth candle is used to light the other eight candles.

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People eat potato pancakes and jelly filled donuts.

What is a popular toy that children play with during Hanukkah?

The children play with a toy called a Dreidel.

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We made our own Menorahs.

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They are on display in the corridor.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN 3/4B!

Our integrated topic this term is “Celebrations”. We have learnt about American Independence Day and made our own hats and fireworks. Independence Day is celebrated every year on the 4th of July and is important because this was the day that lots of people signed the Declaration of Independence. Fireworks, parades and parties are how Americans celebrate Independence Day.

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Week 2 we looked at Bastille Day which is celebrated in France on the 14th July every year.

Did you know the Eiffel Tower was built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille? This event was the start of The French Revolution.

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Week 3, Diwali is the Indian “Festival of Lights” it is celebrated on the 15th of the Hindu month which is in October or November. Diwali means “Rows of Lighted Lamps” the festival lasts for 5 days. People give each other gifts of sweet and candles and the houses are decorated with lamps. Fireworks are used to help celebrate the festival. It is called the “Festival of Lights” because everyone lights oil lamps and put them around their homes, streets and in gardens.

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FEAST 2015

FEAST 2015 was on the 9th September at the George Jenkins Theatre.

3/4B did a play called How The Animals Got Their Coats.

 

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Lilly, Cassidy, Carla and Matilda were the narrators.

Ky was the grandfather, Grace played the girl and Matthew was the boy.

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Chinta and Emma were the wise tortoises.

 

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Jake and Chloe were the mean hyenas.

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Blake, Kobey, Tyreese and Scott were the helpful leopards.

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Kayden, Maurice, Tatiana and Jessie played the galloping zebras.

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Owen, Darci, Mac and Akilesh made awesome giraffes.

We did a fantastic job!

 

TESSELLATION

As part of our numeracy this term we have made our own tessellating pattern.

 

 

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Tessellation is a pattern made of identical shapes.

The shapes must fit together without any gaps.

The shapes should not overlap.

A pattern of shapes that fit perfectly together.

3/4B all make their own tessellating pattern.

Have a look how they turned out!

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TRANSFORMATIONS!

TRANSFORMATIONS

These are transformations:

TURN

FLIP

SLIDE

After any of  those transformation (turn, flip or slide), the shape still has the same size, area, angles and line lengths.

Our task was to make a template of the first letter of our name and turn, flip and slide it, then decorate it.

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Character Traits

3/4B are working on narratives this term.  As part of our learning we are developing the character traits of our characters.  This has meant that we have really had to think hard about what our characters are like.  Are they nice, mean or sad, positive or negative,  active or not, confident or nervous and what do they look like.

 

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We have drawn and described our characters on a brown paper bag and placed all of their traits inside.

This is a picture of our display.

ANGLES

ANGLES

BY 3/4B

As part of our numeracy we have been learning about right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles.

Right angles are always equal to 90°

Acute angles are less than 90°, less than a right angle.

Obtuse angles are more than 90° and less than 180°.  Bigger than a right angle and less than a straight angle.

As part of our learning we made a cool display showing the different angles, it kinda looks like a whole lot of Pacmen!

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2D SHAPES

In 3/4B we have been investigating 2D shapes. 

We worked in groups and made posters about our shape. 

We learnt about faces, corners, vertices, angles, polygons, regular and irregular shapes and much more.

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Blake, Owen and Scott researched hexagons.

Did you know that inside of a beehive are little hexagon shapes!

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Akilesh and Maurice investigated an octagon.

Did you know that umbrellas are in the shape of an octagon!

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Matilda, Tatiana and Darci learnt about heptagons.

A heptagon has a Latin prefix – hepta meaning 7 and the Greek suffix gon meaning angle!

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Kobey and Kayden investigate squares.

4 edges, 4 points, 4 angles and is a polygon, amazing!

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Jake, Ky, Jack and Mac researched a pentagon.

A pentagon is a five sided shape.  Did you know there is a building in America called the Pentagon because it is shaped like a pentagon!

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Carla, Jessie and Matthew learnt about nonagons.

Nonagons have 9 sides and can be regular or irregular!

 

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Lilly, Cassidy and Grace discovered information on decagons.

A decagon has 10 sides, 10 corners, 10 edges and 10 angles!

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Chinta, Hope, Emma and Mellony learnt about the triangle.

Tri from the start of the word means three and angle the other part means the side, three sided polygon.