Public Speaking

Feeling some nervousness before giving a speech is normal, but if you get too nervous it could ruin your presentation or speech. The photos below are of the brave students who spoke at the most recent Grade 4 assembly.

Let us know how you feel before giving a big speech and give us some tips on how to control the butterflies in our tummies and give great speeches or presentations.






On Tuesday 30th April Petar D, Junior, Clayton, Milica, Tiffany, Isabella, Finlay and Imanya went to the agiIdeas workshop held at the National Gallery Of Victoria.

At the workshop students had to brainstorm everyday problems they faced in their lives. Milica’s problem was that her ears hurt when she goes on a plane. Junior’s problem was that his mum needed his help with chores. Isabella’s problem was not having enough storage. Tiffany’ problem was home work, Imanya’s problem was doing the dishes and Finlay and Clayton’s problem was getting to school on time!

The group’s next challenge was designing something to solve their problem. Their designs are below in the photos.

Can you guess what each student designed and how it solved their problem?




Now it’s your turn! Make a list of the problems YOU face in your life. Next choose one problem to solve and describe your design to us! Draw your design in your visual diary.

A Life Like Mine – Statue Workshop

Last term all the grade 4s had a workshop with Ms Pang and we took a walk into the lives of other children and people across the world. Our session began by reading a book titled A Life Like Mine by UNICEF which depicted the different ways children live across the world. We looked at water in particular and the different ways children collect water. In Afghanistan and India they use communal hand pipes which is closest to their town. We saw  photographs of children filling up buckets and containers of water to take back to their families.

After we finished A Life Like Mine we split up into groups of five. Each group was given  a picture and brainstormed the following things about their picture:

  • What emotions is my person  feeling?
  • What is the person doing in this picture? Why are they doing this?

After we wrote down what  the person  was feeling and thinking we chose a     person in our group to be a statue and one person to be the speaker of our group. In our groups we used the posters and our brainstorms to recreate the person in the poster in a pose that would represent the feelings and emotions we        brainstormed. The groups really thought about how they could create a statue which depicted the emotions and feelings they had brainstormed together. Below is a video of photos Ms Pang took of the process.

After watching the video, choose a photo from the final product section and discuss what story you think the photo is trying to portray.

Grade 4s Goal Setting Shoes

We started off the year by using a mind map to set ourselves goals for 2013.

Afterwards, we designed our shoes and painted them with watercolour. Have a look at our video with some of our shoes!


Emily and Manuel


Which of your goals do you think you have been able to achieve during Term 1?

What would you like to achieve in Term 2? Who could help you achieve this goal?

The Sneetches – Writer’s Workshop


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We watched the movies called “The Sneetches” based Dr Seuss’ book. Here is the YouTube link: After we watched the film, we completed a think, feel and wonder y-chart. We also brainstormed ideas for text types we could explore. Wanted … Continue reading