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Learning Goal: I can have some fun on the last day of term!

Hooray! It’s the last day of term. To celebrate, we have a whole bunch of fun activities to choose from!

Open the document below and choose some activities to complete, you can do all of them, or just choose your favourites!

Remember we have our special end of term celebration WebEx at 12:30. You might like to share something you did today with the class during that meeting!


Class Fun!

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It’s been a long term and everyone has worked really hard.

Join me at 12:30 for an end of term get together.

Bring your pets.

Physical Activity – Friday

Don’t forget to take some time to do some physical activity!

Visit the 30 minutes workout page HERE.

Reading – Thursday

On Tuesday we started to learn about readers theatre and you were given a role to play within your group. Today we will be performing our readers theatre scripts as a group. Once you have had a practice we will be recording the group’s performance so that it can be posted on the class blog for others to hear!

First, make sure that you have your script saved to your device so that you can read from it during our small group session.

Next, have a practise of your lines by reading them aloud to a family member at home.

Then, come to the small group meeting ready to perform with your most expressive character voice!

If you need a copy of your script they are available on Monday’s post.


Extension: Write your own reader’s theatre script based on a popular fairy tale. A few options could be… Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Bean Stalk or even Goldilocks and the three bears. You could even record it with a friend or with you

Writing – Thursday

Learning Goal: I can write a free verse poem and publish it in an artistic way.

Today you will be going on a scavenger hunt. You will be searching for words that can be used to create a free verse poem. You might find words in magazines, in newspapers, brochures, old phone books, food packaging or even old birthday cards!

First, collect items that you can use and cut up. Don’t use the book your dad is reading or your sisters favourite picture story book! You need to look for items that are unused and people won’t miss. The recycle bin is a good place to start!

Next, hunt for words that are interesting and could be included in a poem. Remember you will need different types of words so collect lots!

Then, decide on the topic for your poem and arrange your words into a free verse. Once you are happy with the way they are arranged, glue them to your page and decorate the page artistically. You might want to cut out some images to go with the poem or draw/ sketch some related pictures and designs.

Here is an example of what one might look like:

Finally, take a photo of your poem and post it to the OneNote.

STEAM – Thursday

Today we will focus on the A in STEAM: Art.

Learning Goal: I can make a musical instrument from household items.

What do you think is the best selling musical instrument in the world?

If you guessed the harmonica, you are right!

The harmonica was said to be invented by a 16-year-old German boy in 1821. Since then, it has become the top-selling instrument in the world and a household item in many places. Luckily, creating beautiful noise is not just an artit is also a science! In this activity, you will design and explore your own harmonica-like instrument made from household items. Time to tune up!

First, get your materials together.

What you will need:

  • Two icy pole sticks
  • One wide rubber band (#64 size works well)
  • One plastic drinking straw
  • Two small rubber bands
  • A ruler
  • Scissors
  • A piece of paper
  • A pen or pencil

Next, open the PDF and follow the instructions to build your own Harmonica!:


Then, think about what other kinds of instruments could be made from household items. Have a go at making your own!

ART – Thursday

For today’s Performing Art lesson click on the link below to Christine’s Art blog to see what she has planned for you today. Remember you can comment on the blog post or send Christine an email.

If you put pictures or work in your ART section of the class notebook, remember to press ‘Share’ and type in Christine’s email so that she can see your work.

Physical Activity – Thursday

Don’t forget to take some time to do some physical activity!

Visit the 30 minutes workout page HERE.

Science Week Blog

Hi 3/4B!

Below is a note from Lee Pregnell about science week. It is not a lesson but if you and your family would like to participate, read below!

Each year MPPS holds a Science Night focused on the National Science Week theme. This year the theme is ‘Deep Blue: innovation for the future of our oceans’.  Unfortunately this annual celebration of science has been put on hold this year.

So that students and families don’t miss out on exploring this year’s theme, and enjoy fun hands on activities, we have created the MPPS Science Week 2020 blog.

It has been set up to allow families to dip in and out of at their own pace. It is chock-a-block full of fun family activities, 360 degree virtual experiences, how to draw sea creature tutorials, MPPS staff reading their favourite ocean themed books,  good news stories and important updates on the state of the world’s ocean.

If you do photograph or film your family’s responses or constructions, and don’t mind sharing them with us, each other and on the world wide web, please email them to and they will be added to the blog. You can also share your thoughts through the blog’s comment boxes.

Finally, this site not only contains lots to entertain your family it also contains an important message, please feel free to pass on the link to family and friends.

Reading – Wednesday

Learning Goal: I can respond to a picture story book

First, watch the video to hear the story “When Henry Caught Imaginitis” by Nick Bland, and to hear about your task for today

Link: Microsoft Stream

Next, uh oh, It looks like you have caught ‘imaginitis‘ as well!

Choose an everyday object from around your home, and imagine it becoming something else entirely.

Some examples in the book were:

  • Using a bathtub as a pirate ship
  • Using a watermelon as a space helmet
  • Using a rubbish bin as a rocket
  • Using a saucepan as a hat

Then, once you have chosen an everyday object, draw yourself using this object in an imaginative way. Remember to use lots of colour in your picture, and lots of imagination!

Do some writing to go with your picture, telling us what the object is and how you are using it.

If it is practical to do so, you might even take a photo of you using the object (and hopefully looking a bit silly)!

Share your work in OneNote


Extension (optional): Write a paragraph discussing how the author and illustrator Nick Bland has used colour to help convey the meaning in his book.

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