Music – Body Percussion

This term 3/4B has been learning about body percussion in music.  Today we got to perform in our groups our own rhythms.


I had to do clapping, stomping, clicking and more  to make a beat with my group. IMG_0292

The people in my group were Blake, Owen, Grace and me.





The kids in my group were Kayden, Carla, Matilda and me.  Mr Marsh wanted us to do our own group performances.  We stomped, thigh slapped, clapped and chest slapped.

It was hard because you had to remember it and stay in rhythm.IMG_0283


Mr Marsh recorded us doing our body percussion.

Jessie was the leader, Mellony was the counting person to keep us in time, Chinta was the scared one and Isaac forgot his rhythm.

I thought it was brilliant fun!IMG_0286





The people in my group were Akilesh, Jake, Cassidy and me.

We had to do body percussion stuff like clapping, stomping, clicking and pucking in time.  IMG_0293

Mr Marsh helped us work out our rhythms.  Then he recorded us doing our performance.

It was fantastic!



Matthew, Lilly, Tatiana and me were in a body percussion group together.

We had to stand up in front of the class and perform our own beat.

I stomped, Tatiana clicked her fingers and stomped, Matthew stomped and clapped, and Lilly pucked and stomped.

It was hard because we didn’t practice enough.IMG_0297

It was pretty fun!






Today in music we got to perform our body percussion in front of Mr Marsh and our class  It was pretty scary, but we did it any way.

We had some solos in ours. IMG_0284

The kids in my group were Ky, Scott and Darci.

I think we did pretty good.

Drumming Incursion

On the 11th of March the whole school had a drumming incursion. We had the drumming incursion in the music room.

First we had to sit on a chair and there was a drum in front of us. The person who was teaching us was Tim.

Tim had these drums and they were called djembes and Ken Kenny. When we put our hand on the drum, Tim would do a beat and vibrations would go through the drum.

Tim was singing an African song and there was cool actions in the song.IMG_0265

Tim was teaching us to keep the beat like he was saying da da so you can do the beat on your drum.

Finally we were just like doing these cool kinds of beats. The company that Tim was from was called Inrhythm.

By Tatiana


On Wednesday 11th of March, FEPS had a drumming incursion. Not just an ordinary drumming incursion, an African drumming incursion.

We sang a song while we were drumming. But I forgot the sounds. What I mean by sounds is that there were no words just things like la la and da da.IMG_0266

Our class teacher Mrs Hazzledine said she could hear us from our classroom to the music room .

It was really funny when Tim finished his song thing, we all did a thing where we punched the air. It was really fun.

It was the best!

By Ky


On the 11th March the school had a drumming lesson. The lesson started from 9am in the morning till 10.25am. I wanted to know what king of drumming lesson it was. We had to bring our chair to the music room.

In the music room I met Tim, he was in front of a set of drums. We sat in front of a djembe. Tim said we are doing African drumming in the lesson. Tim was from Inrhythm. Inrhythm is a company. Tim had a drum called Ken Kenny.

Next we learnt how to play different rhythms on our drums. Tim told us that we had to look at the Ken Kenny to know what rhythm to do. So we copied the beat.IMG_0267

After that Tim told us how to hold the drum. The trick was to let some air into the drum to have a good sound.

The last part of the lesson was doing a song about people who had finished harvesting and they were celebrating. The students had to do a dance. Clap, clap, push, push, they were the moves.

By Lilly


On Wednesday the 11th March, 3/4B and 3/4S had an African drumming incursion. The drumming teachers name was Tim.

When Tim was drumming and we weren’t, we could all feel the vibrations through the floor. It felt weird.

In the middle of it he sang all of us an African song and we all thought it was a weird song. None of us liked it.

We were all clicking, clapping, singing and slapping our legs and knees. Tim was from Inrhythm. We loved it. At the end all of our hands were really sore.

My time to say good bye, see you later everybody.IMG_0276

By Mellony



On Friday the 20th of February Frankston East Primary School went to the beach called Canadian Bay. Each class left at different times, my class 3/4B left about 9 30am.

When it was time to go everyone was so excited. When we got outside, the bus was waiting for us. I sat near the back next to Matilda.

It took ages to get there, well for me. We finally got there. When   I   got out I could see my sister waving at me so I waved back.

We had to walk to the actual rock pools but when I saw the rocks Matilda and I went rushing to the rocks. It took a while to find some crabs but finally we found a crab.

Then it was recess I sat on the steps near Matilda. Then it was time to make sand sculptures. In my group was Matilda, Lilly and mine and Matilda’s sisters.

By Carla


On Friday the 20/2/2015 we went to Canadian Bay Mt Eliza. We left around 9.30ish. Our grade went on the school bus.

When we arrived at the rock pools we found sea stars, crabs and sea urchins.

After that we made sand castles, Ky and two other people won it. Then we ate recess, then went back to school.

I felt happy at the beach. I liked finding the sea stars, crabs and the sea urchins. I didn’t like it when we left the beach.

This was the best time ever.

By Scott


On Friday the 20th February 2015 we went to Canadian Bay beach  at Mt Eliza. We went on a bus. The whole school went there at 9:30 am.

When we got there the teachers told us some rules. Then we went into the rock pools. There were three rock pools that we could go into and look for crabs and starfish. I went with Tatiana and her little sister Tanisha.

When we came back from the rock pools we ate our snack. I sat next to Tatiana I had popcorn water and an apple.

After snack we did a sand castle competition. Some other people and I didn’t join in. Ky and some other people in the group won. Tatiana and I watched Monique and Cadence and Tatiana’s little sister.

I had fun at the beach and I’m sure other people did as well. The prize for winning the sand castle competition was playing the x box 360.

By Matthew


On Friday 20th of February the whole school (Frankston East Primary School) went to Canadian Bay beach in Mt Eliza. We left school at about 9:30ish on a bus and it took a little while longer than I thought it would take.

When we got there we all went looking for crabs, starfish and other animals that live in rock pools. I had a bucket and I found lots of crabs and a few starfish.

After that we had recces. I ate a packet of twisties and sat up on the steps.

Once we had all finished eating we did a sandcastle competition. Carla, Lilly and I made a rainbow fish. Carla’s sister Shanell got some pretty looking rocks for scales but Ky, Antonio, Molang, Jordan and Lani won.

I really liked beach day this year!!!! My favourite thing was finding crabs.

By Matilda


On Friday 20th February 2015 Frankston East Primary School went to a beach called Canadian Bay in Mt Eliza. We left at about 9.30am and the whole school went. Our transportation was a bus.

When we got there we had to put our basket full of snacks down somewhere. Then we went straight to the rock pools. I was walking with my friend Gabby. We found crabs and sea stars. Gabby found a medium and small crabs. I found a big sea star, a tiny one, and the rest were just medium and small.

For snack I had twisties, an apple, and that’s all I remember. We all had to sit while eating. I was sitting with Blake, Akilesh, Scott and Mellony. We were sitting near Mrs Hazzledine and the snack basket.

At the end I felt happy, tired and exhausted. My favourite part of the day was when Gabby accidently stepped in a big puddle because she wasn’t looking were she was going.

By Chinta


On Friday 20th February 2015 we went to Canadian Bay or you can call it Mt Eliza Beach.   Almost most of the whole of Frankston East Primary School went. We went on the bus. We left 9:30’ish.

When we arrived we walked all the to the rock pools.   Blake, Jed, Mac, Steven and I helped to find sea creatures.

Blake brought the containers then we could put sea creatures the inside. We started to find the sea creatures. We got some crabs and a few big starfish but lots of tiny starfish.

We found sea snails and shells we didn’t find many crabs. Then we went back to recces. I had some apples and leftover lollies. Then we had the sand castle competition. Jed and I made an octopus. People kept on destroying it. We had a wall around and a castle around it. Then before we went back to school they destroyed it totally.

I had fun at the beach. Except when our octopus was destroyed. But it was great!!!! Especially when we had icy poles. I can’t wait to go next year.

By Akilesh


On Friday the 20th of February 2015 the whole of Frankston East Primary School went Canadian Bay for beach day.

When we got there by the bus we set up our lunch and went straight to the rock pools to find crabs starfish and other sea creatures. Then we came back and ate our recess. While we were eating Mr O said, “Whoever wants to join a sandcastle competition come over here.” I didn’t join the sandcastle competition.

In the end I ended up watching Brian make a fish. I felt excited.

By Jack


The whole school went to Canadian Bay Beach on Friday.

When I was in the rock pool I saw a spider crab. I held it and put it back. It had really big legs. I loved that creature.

When we were done all of us had a snack and they were delicious. When Cathy dropped her mango I decided to give her one of my cheese sticks.

We saw kids building sand castles like big ones and small ones. They were so cool.

Going to the beach made me happy because I love the beach.

By Darci


The class gets super – iMovie Making

da da da da dah …. 3/4B are making super student movie trailers about Superheroes.  The app on the iPads we are using to make the movie trailers is iMovie. 

Firstly our groups had to plan our iMovie, then we went outside to start filming it.  Some of the actors have been showing their super powers by kicking, punching, running, flipping and flying all over the place.  Everyone has been doing super with their movies.

Watch this space … movie trailers coming to a blog near you ….

Bubble blowing fun

On an exciting Friday 3/4B and 3/4S were experimenting with making bubble makers.  We used a range of different materials to make our bubble makers.  Some of the materials were:

  • string;
  • straws;
  • cups;
  • wool;
  • sticks; and
  • sticky tape.



















We all went outside to test our bubble makers.  The bubble makers with a cup on the end worked well.  So did the bubble makers with straws.

We found out that the bought bubble mixture was sticky and made good bubbles.  The bubble mixture we made was not as sticky and the bubbles popped.



3/4 B’s holidays

3/4B have just got back from school holidays.   The school holidays went from 28th of March to 14th of April.  The reason why we finished on Thursday was because the next day was Good Friday.

At the start of the school holidays it was Easter.  We all enjoyed Easter and Easter Bunny found us!  Most of us even had an Easter egg hunt and we found a lot of Easter eggs.

Some of the activities we did during the holidays were:

  • visiting family;
  • played video games;
  • celebrated our birthdays;
  • went to the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground);
  • went to the circus;
  • going to the movies to see The Croods, Jurassic Park and Oz the Great and Powerful;
  • visiting family in other places.

We all had a fantastic time.

National Day of Action Against Bullying!!

Today we celebrated the National Day of Action Against Bullying.

The grade 3/4 students discussed what a bully is, and what it means to be a bystander.  We then made some flags to “SAY NO TO BULLYING”.  Here are some of the flags that were created.

Beach Day

“At the beach we went in the rockpools.  All the kids were getting wet beause they were in the water.  We found some sea animals and we made some animals out of sand.  We had playlunch and it was HOT AS so we had a drink of water.  I enjoyed the day at the beach because it was fun to be with my friends.  When we got back to school we had an icypole and I was cold.”


On Tuesday FEPS went to Canadian Bay in Mount Eliza.  We go there every year to explore rockpools.  We try to find creatures and plants like seaweed, crabs and starfish.  I foound my first crab, but I never said it was alive. The beach day a few weeks ago got cancelled from cold weather but yesterday it was 37 degrees.  It felt nice standing in the water for a couple of minutes.

After exploring for about an hour and 45 minutes, we went to have some playlunch, then we went back to the bus.  When we got back to school we were lucky to have icypoles.  But when I got home I had a bad headache.

Bethany Grade 4

Beach day was fun apart from getting sand in my shoes.  It was giving me blisters.  Anyway, I still loved it.  I saw lots and lots of sea snails and alive and dead crabs.  It was really hot!.  It felt slippery on the rocks.  I slipped on one of the rocks and splashed!!  All of my clothes got wet.  When we got back to school we got ICYPOLES!

Parris Grade 3

On Tuesday 12th of March FEPS went to Canadian Bay in Mt Eliza.  We left at 9.30 to go to the beach.  The weather was extremely hot

When we got to Canadian Bay we got organised and then walked over to the rock pools.  There were lots of rockpools.  There were lots of sea animals like crabs, starfish and little eels.

My favourite part was when Ben showed me a giant cab bigger than my palm.  It was as big as!

We also had recess at Canadian Bay.  Then after we finished our food we went back on the bus back to school.

When we were back at school we had icypoles.  It was so refreshing.  I had so much fun.

Keanu Grade 4

On the 12th of March at 9.30am we went to the rockpools at Canadian Bay in Mt Eliza and I found a live crab that almost bit me.  I also found a black sea snail.  When we got back to school we got an icypole. My favourite part of the day was finding a crab.

Riley Grade 3

On Tuesday 12th March the whole school went to the beach.  We went to Canadian Bay, Mount Eliza.  At the beach it was 35 degrees, it was really HOT!  We travelled by bus.

We looked for sea creatures, some of the sea creatures were crabs, sea stars, shells and sea snails.  The whole school had a lot of fun.  Some of us had a look at the different types of seaweed.  Most of us dug our feet in the sand but it was very hot.  We ran across the boiling hot sand and splashed our feet in the nice refreshing water.We stopped and had a break and had some snack.  Then we had to go back to school.  When we got back to school we watched Finding Nemo and had icy poles.  I had an orange one.  They were yummy.

Codie Grade 4

Basketball Clinic

On Thursday 28th February we had a basketball clinic.  The man who came to teach us was Chuck.  Chuck is a player for the Frankston Blues.  He came from 11.00 to 11.30 and played a few games with us.  The first game we played was a little bit weird, we had to stand in a circle and Chuck would throw the ball at us and if he said “drop it” we had to catch it and if he said “catch it” we had to drop it.  It was really hard but in the end we had our final two.  Our last two were Isobel and Jerell.  Chuck confused both of them but in the end we had our winner … Isobel.  After that we played another game.  Chuck called out 3 point line, half court, base line or side line and we had to run to them.  In the end Bethany and I were the last ones left and we were on the base line and Chuck called … BASE LINE.  I sprinted my butt off to the half court!!!

Sam Grade 4



Making hats out of Newspapers – Fun Friday

Today we had great fun creating hats out of old newspapers.  We all love Fun Friday!

What fun things do you do at school?