Thank you Mr Bailey

On Friday, Year 4 were so lucky. Aria and Mrs Brotherson organised a special visit from 95 year friend Mr Bailey to chat to students about his life. He spoke of his pet dog Chum and little pet kangaroo. He grew up with no fridge, no electricity and no car! Imagine that. Mr Bailey was alive before planes were invented. His school had only 1 teacher and 1 room.Once he even got in trouble for renting his pet pony to friends during school! Mr Bailey grew up on a farm and later moved back to England with his mother. It took 6 weeks to sail there!

In England, he signed up to work in the army for 12 years. I don’t think he knew what he was getting into! World War 2 broke out as Hitler invaded Poland. Poor (and lucky!) Mr Bailey was even blown up by a bomb at Dunkirk, luckily he survived. He was later married and has so many great grand children and great great grand children.

We really enjoyed your stories and you giving up your time to chat to us Mr Bailey!

Thank you from Year 4
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First Aid at Iona

Thank you St John’s ambulance for an informative and fun First Aid Focus Incursion to all students from Pre primary to Year 6. We learnt lots of important ways to respond to First Aid emergency situations. 

Enjoy this short video from 4bFirst Aid Focus

 

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Intro to Volume = L X H X W

Students explored dimensions of 3d shapes and calculated the volume, based on formula Length x Height x Width.

They completed tasks cards, beginning fairly easy and increasing in complexity.

Here is Lily and Tara to tell you more

 

Partner Reading

Why use partner reading?

  • It allows students to take turns reading and provide each other with feedback as a way to monitor comprehension.
  • It provides a model of fluent reading and helps students learn decoding skills by offering positive feedback.
  • Students take turns being “coach” and “reader”
    Get comfortable and enjoy!
    Get comfortable and enjoy!

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Thank you Year 4

Thank you Year 4 for helping to harvest, make posters, get to school early, sell and count your earning from the 2nd market stall. All your rocket, thyme and (oddly shaped) carrots sold quickly! With all the generous donations you will be able to purchase plenty more seedlings!

What would you like to grow next?

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Interschool Athletics Year 4

A super fun day with our friends, competing, racing and trying our best at the YEAR 4 INTERSCHOOL ATHLETICS DAY. Thank you girls, it was a pleasure!

Tunnelball comp!
Tunnelball comp!
Thanks Mr O!
Thanks Mr O!

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Getting ready for our race!
Getting ready for our race!
Spoke Relay team
Spoke Relay team
Game face
Game face
Dabbing to victory!
Dabbing to victory!

World of Maths

Thank you Mrs Perica for organising the WORLD OF MATHS to visit Iona this morning! We had such a fun morning working in groups with our friends playing games and problem solving!

PRACTICE MAKES PROGRESS!

 

I can do anything I put my mind to.  PRACTICE makes PROGRESS!
I can do anything I put my mind to.
PRACTICE makes PROGRESS!
Team work makes the dream work!
Team work makes the dream work!
Beaming Lucy, what a fun day!
Beaming Lucy, what a fun day!
The race!
The race!
Directions, mazes and magnets!
Directions, mazes and magnets!
Tangram and puzzles
Tangram and puzzles
Directions
Directions
Tangrams and puzzles
Tangrams and puzzles
Patterns
Patterns
Tangram problems
Tangram problems
3D Shapes
3D Shapes
Properties of shapes
Properties of shapes

 

Athletics carnival 2016

Well done everyone, what a great day! The Iona Carnival was a huge success!

Sydney “I think it was so fun to work as a team. I got a little hurt, but I kept on going!”

Viviana “I was having so much fun cheering on everybody. It was really nice to be outside!”

So excited for a great day!
So excited for a great day!
O'Dowling faction
O’Dowling faction
Yr 4 Treacey girls
Yr 4 Treacey girls
Proud as punch!
Proud as punch!
Cheering on our friends
Cheering on our friends
Moynihan house won the day!
Moynihan house won the day!
O'Dowling getting ready for racing!
O’Dowling getting ready for racing!

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OʹHalloran before Spoke relay
OʹHalloran before Spoke relay
Thank you Mr O, best carnival ever!
Thank you Mr O, best carnival ever!
Congratulations Champions!
Congratulations Champions!Io