Year 3/4 News


3/4 News


Welcome to the 3/4 News page, where we are looking forward to sharing the exciting things happening in the 3/4 area with you.


Colour Run 


Check out the photos of the mess we made at our very first Robbie Mac Colour Run! We had the best time and raised lots of money. Thank you to all of the parents and friends who contributed to organise such an incredible day for all of us!

Book Parade


To celebrate Literacy and Numeracy Week, the whole school participated in a Book Parade. We all dressed up as characters from some of our favourite books and had a great time showing our costumes off to our families and friends.


World Childrens’ Day


On World Childrens’ Day, Roberts McCubbin celebrated by running a ‘flipped-classroom’, where students were the teachers for a day. The students worked on their own, or as individuals, to plan and run a lesson based on their personal interests or strengths. We loved learning more about a wide range of areas, including origami, science, cooking, basketball, numeracy, gymnastics, etc.

Trash Puppet Incursion


To celebrate Keep Australia Beautiful Week, and to coincide with our Performing Arts unit on puppetry, the 3/4 students participated in a Trash Puppets incursion. We were lucky enough to work with experts in the area, learning about different kinds of rubbish and what can be recycled. We also learnt about hand, stick and string puppets, paying special attention to their moving parts. After this we got to make our very own puppets using only recyclables! Thanks to all families who donated their recyclables. We had such a big selection to choose from!


3/4 Inquiry Museum


Here are some photos from the spectacular 3/4 Museums. The wonderful school community came to the area and shared in the learning with the students. It was amazing to see the animations, digital games, posters, dioramas, videos, models, quizzes and so many more interactive elements!

Melbourne Museum Excursion



During term two, the 3/4 area was inquiring into ‘How Can We Design and Curate Our Own Museum?’

 To find inspiration and provoke thinking about the design and effectiveness of museums, we went to the Melbourne Museum. Students considered how the museum curators designed their exhibits to make them interactive, eye-catching, long-lasting and engaging for a wide range of visitors.


Students are now using these new understanding to help them design their very own museum exhibits! Stay tuned for photos of our Roberts McCubbin Museum, coming later in the term!



ANZAC Day Rotations


On the Monday before ANZAC Day, students in the 3/4 area, rotated through a number of activities, designed to develop their understanding of why we celebrate ANZAC Day.


Anzac Biscuits

 In 3/4L we made ANZAC biscuits for all of the 3/4 children to enjoy. We looked at the ingredients in the biscuits and discussed the story behind ANZAC biscuits and why they are made as they are. The children enjoyed mixing ingredients and rolling their own cookies as they followed the recipe. The gym was filled with the wonderful smell of baking biscuits all day as they baked away in the after care room. Why not make some delicious ANZAC biscuits at home!




In 3/4N we discussed how and why we use symbols in our everyday life. We then discussed why a poppy is used a symbol to remember those who have fought in war. We then watched a video, explaining how the poppies grew on the battle fields and read the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’. Next, we created our very own poppy wreath!



Life in the trenches

In 3/4R we investigated what life was like in the trenches. There was nothing glamorous about trench life. World War One trenches were dirty, smelly and riddled with disease. Letter writing was the main form of communication between soldiers and their loved ones, helping to ease the pain of separation. Soldiers wrote letters in spare moments, sometimes from the front line trenches or in the calmer surroundings behind the lines. After learning about trench life and reading some soldiers' letters, the children imagined trench life by role-playing under the 3/4 veranda, scrambling with their blanket (a black bin bag) and a piece of paper and pencil. From what they learnt, they had to write a letter home to their own loved ones to explain what trench life was like. What an experience they had!

Soldier Boot Camp

In 3/4M, we watched some videos and read about how the soldiers prepared their bodies, physically for war. Then we went outside to the playground where we put our bodies to the test and participated in soldier 'boot camp'. We climbed, we crawled, we swung and we ran just like soldiers.