Netball clinic and trials

OFF CAMPUS PE NETBALL

On Thursday Year 4 went on a bus to west Pymble for off campus PE for Netball. Where Miss Brian coached us some netball skills, so after a few warm ups including Jogging, Sprinting, High knees and side stepping we split into two groups. One group had a netball clinic and the other group had netball try outs. We played a few games with in our group and then it was time to go back on the bus to school it was a great day.
By Gemma

OFF CAMPUS PE NETBALL

On Thursday Year 4 went on a bus to west Pymble for off campus PE for Netball. Where Miss Brian coached us on some netball skills.  After a few warm ups including jogging, sprinting, high knees and side stepping we split into two groups. One group had a netball clinic and the other group had netball try outs. We played a few games with in our group and then it was time to go back on the bus to school it was a great day.
By Lilly and Lucinda

Free writing paragraphs

Today in English we have been exploring descriptive paragraphs. We took a look at a picture and had to describe what the house in the photo looked like, to show us what kind of words to us were told to manly use nouns, verbs, adjectives and proper nouns. I have this to take advantage and used words like oasis and enchanted. I have also called the character in the photo Tiff because it means Manifestation of God because the picture clearly shows that the house/mansion was well built also because that God was very mystical.

The paragraphs were meant to show us how the picture was different. The picture was welcoming and it felt warm inside, inviting the reason we made it descriptive so we could make it that the person could fell like there in the picture. Also the person teaching us this was Miss C and I really like Miss C as a teacher so this made it extra fun.
By Caitlin

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The Most Magical Mansion
I ran and I ran, slowly getting tired and in till I reached a mystic mansion. The towering trees suddenly stopped and something Hadn’t seen in a while, light shined like a new time of life; magically flowing through the sun was finding its way to the bottom of the forest. I walked into the luscious green fresh grass as if it was as well looked after by a human him or herself. The warm breeze flows through my fingers, I could not believe that the tall towering trees which seemed like a 5 story house had come to an end.
By Ursula

The Magical Mystical Mansion
One day a young lady wondered through a beautiful forest and she was very very observant on what was in the forest. The young lady’s name was Lucy. Lucy spotted a huge mansion in that lovely forest. The mansion smelt like the smell of rich chocolate. As Lucy felt quite happy that she she found a Magical Mystical Mansion.
By Mia  

As the pretty little girl stumbled to find herself standing between a small gap of the towering trees she always was amazed when she came to her grandma’s house. The flowers always sang to the house while the light danced around her garden. It was always calling to her, she could smell the freshly baked cookies from the kitchen, her excitement always overwhelmed her every time. The house always made her feel small, the luscious grass flowed against her feet she felt calm to know she was at her grandma’s forest. The hidden house was her favourite place to go, she heard her grandma start to call her name she knew it was time to go in.
By Ilaria

One day a little girl named Rose with strawberry blond hair was playing in the forest. She was not allowed to deep into it but she disobeyed. She got lost so she decided to head back. But she couldn’t. For some reason in front of her she heard a loud noise. Suddenly gigantic trees shot up from the ground in front of her! She was terrified! She turned around and to her amazement she saw the biggest most beautiful house she ever saw! There where bright red roofs and lovely green hedges at every window! Some off the window where lit! She was relieved! “Maybe they will let me stay the night.” Rose said to herself. She walked up to the door and knocked.
By Lola

“Crack!” the leaves under Emily’s feet squealed as she cautiously walked along the dusty path, that looked like it hadn’t been walked on for centuries. She shrieked as a mouse suddenly started scampering along beside her. Emily pushed back the leaves that towered out from the tree in front of her. She gasped in shock of what she saw. There, right in front of her eyes was the most magical, enchanting mansion  anyone would ever see!! Emily tried to continue walking, but her legs were frozen to the ground in shock. She slowly crept across the soft, mossy forest floor, still gaping in shock. As she walked along, for what she saw was beyond impossible, were FLOWERS…. GLOWING!!!!

In the moonlight it was hard not to notice the large glow of the incredible sight. Emily wrote down the exact appearance of the flowers. She listed in her notebook she decided to bring along in case something like this happened,

  • Long
  • Glowing
  • Pink
  • NO, orange!
  • Purple
  • Rainbow!!

She gasped in shock at what she wrote it changed COLOUR!!

Things could become a little interesting……..
By Maddie

Mystical Mansion
Maddison was running though the roses in the fields she was playing infected with her friend Charlotte and Jessica and  Charlotte was in. Maddison ran into the forest, she stopped in awe, there was a mystical house the house was rather large but the house looked abandoned. The trees were towering over her it made her feel small, but the flowers at the bottom made her feel brave. She walked over to the house cautiously, it was colourful and gorgeous. She knocked on the door a young woman came to the door she said, Hello! My name is Alison would you like to come into my house for a slice of cake? OK said Maddison, as long as you don’t eat me. Of course I will not eat you promise! said Alison. Maddison came in the chocolate cake was breathtaking but Maddison had to go home it was almost dark. Bye Alison I will come again. OK. Maddison walked away.

Next time I will fatten you up and eat you!! Mwwwww Haaaaaaa Haaaaaa Ha.
By Isabella 

THE VERY BIG SECRET
The poor and sad orphan girl ran away from her miserable orphanage and went through the super terrifying forest and when she was about to give up and go back to the bad orphanage, she discovered a beautiful, colourful and ginormous house which looked like a castle!
By Joanne

 

Peer Support

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In term 2, the year 6 leaders have been helping other girls. Girls in k-6 come together and enhance their learning and friendship skills in peer support.

Creativity is one of the most important highlights of peer support. We complete many fun activities that link to this topic. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to communicate with our peers.

One of the things we created was a hover-ball puffer which was an exciting and enjoyable project each of us made.

Peer Support was a pleasure to SOAR as creative Rosie girls!

by Eleanor and Eva

Today in peer support we created a scientific push using force, we did this with air. These are the steps our groups did. First we decorated a plane oval shape of paper. Second cut to the middle of the oval. Third swirl the paper into a hat shape. Fourth sticky tape the the hat shape. Fifth get a straw and sticky tape it to the hat. Sixth scrunch up some tin foil. Last put the ball in the hat and blow. It should go up and out of the circle.

By Chelsea and Holly

Cyclone fundraiser

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On Thursday the Junior School had a fundraiser for cyclone Debbie. As you might of heard, cyclone Debbie damaged Queensland and New Zealand, and lots of families lost everything. Such as their houses, clothes and money. So the social action reps decided to raise money for all the families that lost their homes.They made this money by selling cyclone ice blocks to the Junior school. Altogether they raised a total of $300 which will go straight to the people that need it.

Novel Study Groups

This term we have started novel study groups! So instead of just reading the book we are discovering the book and researching it to find out what the characters and convicts really went through! The books that year 4 are reading are Surviving Sydney Cove, Meet Grace And a Penny to Remember. So far I have really loved Novel Study Groups and the book I am reading. I am reading Surviving Sydney Cove. It is about a young girl named Elizabeth Harvey (she was a real convict) who was sent to Sydney when her parents died but her brother was too young to be sent so he’s still in England.  This book is basically her diary which she will soon send to her brother! Year 4 are very grateful for all the mothers who are taking out part of their busy days to come and help us with our reading! We also want to say thank you to all teachers who helped organise all the novel study groups!

By Freya

Friday Inquiry Science

Last Friday in our FIT inquiry time all of year 3 and 4 took part in a series of skateboard experiments, so that we could learn more about forces. Firstly, we talked about why things with wheels move better on flat grounds.. Did you know, it’s because gravity pushes things down not up, so the wheels dig into uneven ground. If gravity pushed things up, we would be in space! We then had a race when one girl pulled one side of a rope and the other held the other side of the rope while riding on the skateboard.

Then another girl pushed  someone back and then it happened all over again until every girl had a turn at pulling or pushing and a turn on a skateboard. After that and just for fun we had a game of tug of war!

On the last round we switched teams.In the end, it was really good for some people and bad for others because some girls won and some girls lost. 

We all learned more about the forces of pushing and pulling and gravity.

Joanne and Lilly

 

 

 

Seussical the musical

 

This term and last term we have been practising a dance during school, for the musical Seussical. The song is called “Monkey Around”.We have worked hard on the dance with Miss Poppy guiding us through it. Other classes in grades Kindergarten to Year 6 have different dances, some people do “Horten hears hears a who” and “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”. We can’t wait to share our musical with our families and friends. We are sure they will be amazed by our dancing and our costumes.

Healthy Harold

In Healthy Harold we learnt about drugs and if they are good for you or not. We learned about the drugs in cigarettes and how you can get addicted to them and how it‘s very hard to stop smoking because of the nicotine. Libby split use into groups and we had to complete a puzzle in a certain amount of  time. Year 4 also played a fun game when there was a brain and angel, the angel would say ow and we were all veins and we had to send a message to the brain.

I think we can all say we had such a fun time and learnt so much about how not to take drugs.

Chelsea and Grace

AZTEC SUN

In Creative Arts we created a piece of work that a particular religion believed in. We had to do some hard steps to complete this remarkable piece of work. We used copper and black ink to make this artwork complete. We first had to draw what we wanted the Aztec sun to look like. Then we had to draw the same thing on a piece of tracing paper then pressed it down hard on the copper and it showed on the other side. We rubbed in the black ink lightly or heavily we could chose to make the copper look ancient and old.

Photos coming soon.

By Ursula and Isabella

Studio Concert

This year on the 4th of May there was a studio concert. This was held for years 4, 5, 6 and some middle to senior school girls. They were singing many different songs. Year 4 and 5 sang songs from Oliver the Musical. The songs the girls sang included, Food Glorious Food, Where Is Love, Pick A Pocket, I’d Do Anything, Who Will Buy and Ompapa.

We all had lots of fun. Finally our hard work had paid off with a thunderous applause and some even shouting at us as our fabulous singing was rewarded. I loved being part of such a great event.

By Ilaria