O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

The singing of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, signals the beginning of the Advent Season. The song echoes the hearts of those who are waiting for the coming of the Messiah – the fulfilment of God’s promise to His people.

Though it was first published in England in 1854, its roots go back over a thousand years before that.  In fact, it is one of the oldest texts sung by the Church at any time of year.

We will be singing this traditional Advent Carol at assembly this week.  Here are the lyrics if you want to prepare with us!!



Published Authors!!

It’s been a while. but as you may or may not be aware, the Grade 4s have been so busy this term, especially after their trip to Sovereign Hill.

They all wrote reflections on their time there, and some were lucky enough to be published on the Sovereign Hill website.  Check them out and let us know what you think, after all feedback is part of the writing process! 

Grade 4 🙂



How did significant figures in Australian history shape our future?

Using the knowledge you have gained from Inquiry this term, answer the following question.


For example, how did Peter Lalor have an effect on the Eureka Stockade and Australian democracy?

In order to answer this question, you need to do the following:

  • Create a profile of your historical figure, e.g. Captain Arthur Philip, Peter Lalor, a specific convict, gold miner etc
  • Write a biography of your chosen historical figure
  • Write a historical recount of the event your figure was involved in
  • Creates a diorama of your historical event, e.g. Gold Rush, Industrial Revolution, First contact, Eureka Stockade OR create a suitcase with artifacts from that person

We Can Do It!!

In 4M, we have been learning all about Growth Mindset – thinking positive to help us learn.  We have made a brain to put on our wall to remind us to always keep trying, even if it gets hard.

We would love to put up some positive and motivational quotes to help us keep going – post one of your favourites and we will put it up!


Everything is AWESOME

On Friday the 28th July, all of Year 3 and 4 embarked upon the best excursion of their lives.

Our awesome teachers organised to take us to LegoLand!

We participated in a workshop that taught us all about how gears work and the mathematics behind them.  We will definitely use this learning when we start designing and making our solar cars.

After our workshop, we got to enjoy everything that LegoLand has to offer.  This included building areas, two rides and an interactive 3D map of Melbourne made entirely out of Lego.  We were amazed at this place!

Next, we split into small groups of 5, and with the help of a parent, proceeded to participate in the ‘Chaddy Challenge.’ We had a list of things we needed to find and do around Chadstone shopping centre. This included buying our own lunch in the food court.

It was such an excellent day, and although we were absolutely exhausted by the end, it will definitely go down as the best excursion EVER.

Check out our video below and let us know what you think!!




We have been learning about inferencing in 4M, and we have discovered that a good way to practise our inferencing skills is to use comics.

Look at this Garfield comic…

Why do you think it’s funny and what’s the clue?


Inquiry Homework

For homework, you need to do the following:

  • Complete an experiment that demonstrates how your natural disaster works. This experiment is to be completed at school during our expo.  BUT if it is too messy, you can film it and show this instead.
  • Make a 3D model of your natural disaster (Yes, this can be part of your experiment, but it won’t always be like that, it depends what you are doing).
  • Write an explanation explaining how your experiment relates to your natural disaster.  Use the format:
    • Cause
    • Process
    • Effect




We have had such a busy day in 4M today!  PHEW! We are tired and ready for the weekend.

Our last lesson for the day was about Debugging.

Look confusing? It’s not really!

Can you explain debugging below?