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4L 2018
  1. The Police visit BLPS

    May 29, 2019 by misscooper1

    Last week Constable Dave and Constable Jade came to visit the Preps. They helped us learn about safety and how they Police keep us safe.. They told us that there are 2 things the Police like to do best:

    1. Help people
    2. Keep people safe.

    Here is what Prep R had to say about the visit…

    “It was fun, I like their car.” Clifford

    “I loved the loud siren” Ella

    “Their hats and other clothes have badges on them” Elijah

    “I liked when they turned on their lights” Hosea

    “Their badges show us that they are the Police” Ava

    “Police use cars, dogs, horses, bikes and helicopters to help them” Memphis

    “Thank you Constables Jade and Dave for visiting!” Prep R


  2. St John’s Ambulance Visit

    September 19, 2018 by misscooper1

    BEN!!! Watch out for the water! Oh no, I slipped! I can’t help the person who has collapsed anymore because I forgot to check for danger! A few weeks ago, St John’s Ambulance came and talked to us about first aid.

    Firstly, we talked when we are trying to help someone, we first need to make sure that we don’t walk in to anything that could hurt us. For example, we could be walking on water and slip on the ground and hurt our head or bruise it.

    Secondly there was response the first thing you did was to talk to them. If they respond then they are conscious, if they don’t respond then they are unconscious. the second thing was to squeeze their shoulders. We do this because then you’re putting pressure on the shoulders. We had to test doing this stuff on a test dummy called Frank.

    Send For Help
    Did you know that you can actually call 000 without needing to know the phones password. Yes I know, it’s pretty ridiculous but how you do it is go in the password section with all the numbers and on the bottom left you will see something that says emergency. Then you will be able to call 000. The first thing they will ask you is what state you’re from. Why is that? Because you could be calling someone from let’s say Queensland then they will ask your address, gender age etc.

    If someone is choking what you could do is get the grip on both of your hands. Put one hand one the chin and one hand on the forehead. Then After that you get all the gunk out of their cheeks, gums and tongue. It might sound gross but it’s the most efficient way to do it. After that make sure you clean your hands because then you might have germs on it!

    To make sure if someone is breathing, you have to get them into the recovery position. First get the furthest arm from the person and put it on the side like a starfish and make sure that the palm of the hand is facing upwards. Then get the other arm and put it on the other shoulder. Next, get the closest knee and put it up like a triangle. [Put one of your hands on the knee and the other one the back.] After, roll them over gently and get the knee to put on the other side. Finally, get your hands n the L grip position, open the mouth and tilt the head so that the air can get into it.

    If needed, you can give the person CPR.          

    The last thing was defibrillation. This is a special machine that helps a person who needs CPR.

    All that was something called DRSABCD. We didn’t do much for C and D because we haven’t really learnt that yet. Thank you for reading. Bye!!

    By Mehran and Oliver 4L.



    August 21, 2018 by misscooper1

    Yay it’s book week and everyone is dressed up! We can’t wait to get the day started.

    Yesterday the 20th of August it was Book Week so we dressed up. The day was amazing and it was so much fun! There was lots of Where’s Wally, Harry Potters and Dorothys and lots more! I dressed up as someone from Harry Potter, and I dressed up as Mary Poppins

    Some of the things we did was a whole school assembly, and someone from each class went up in front of the school; from our class it was Steph. There was a best dress from each class. Our class also made books by making a rectangular prism and decorating the front and back covers. We had to calculate the volume of the book and write it on their as well.

    We are so excited for next year so we can see all the costumes! Thanks for reading.

    By: Steph and Mikayla (featuring Misha and 4L!)


  4. Robotics and technology

    August 21, 2018 by misscooper1

    I love robots and technology!

    My name is Abanoub and favourite thing at school is using different technologies to learn. I have even included technology as my change priority goal on my Learning Map.

    Mr Kelly, the technology teacher, taught us about circuits last term. He helped us make a railway crossing (not a real one though). The most important part of it was the LED light that goes red, black, red, black (you know like the one on Clyde road, it gets very busy there).

    In coding club with Mr Kelly, we got to program awesome Mindstorm robots to go forwards, backwards, right and left. I love new technology and how everything is different. It really makes a difference in our world. My favorite thing about technology is the robots.

    Until next time, stay imaginative!

  5. Off to the Melbourne Museum!

    August 20, 2018 by misscooper1

    Last week the grade four students set off on an adventure to the Melbourne Museum. We visited the First People’s exhibition to learn more about the Indigenous Australians and then spent some time exploring the rest of the museum. Here’s what some of the 4L students had to say about the day:

    “We went to the First People’s exhibition and I learnt that Indigenous Australians made blankets for their babies out of possum skin. They added to the blankets with more possum skin as the baby grew” –  Nate

    “I learnt that Phar Lap was a really good racer but sadly he was poisoned. I also learnt that Wominjeka means welcome” – Summer

    “At the First People’s exhibition there was a big map of Australia. When you pressed the button in different areas it spoke in different Aboriginal languages. There were over 250 Aboriginal languages. I also loved seeing the dinosaurs in the Dinosaur Walk” –  Stefano

    “I saw an old fashioned house at the museum. In the Olden Days they had really small houses but fit 8 people inside. I also learnt that Phar Lap had the biggest heart of any race horse. At the First People’s exhibit I learnt that Indigenous Australians painted themselves for ceremonies” – Mikayla


  6. July 20, 2018 by misscooper1


    Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be an Indigenous Australian?

    On Thursday the 19th of July 4L had a visit from Murrundindi. Murrundindi is an Indigenous Australian. He played the didgeridoo and made animal noises. He showed us the tools that Indigenous Australians used to live and hunt with! He told us that indigenous people used to throw boomerangs and break animals’ necks to eat food. The indigenous people used the skins of animals like possums and kangaroos as coats. He also talked about his ancestors and he told us that right now he was the leader of his clan and he is going to pass it on to someone in his family. . when they had to sign documents, the Indigenous Australians used to make a cut on their thumb and the blood was used as their signatures. Murrundindi told us that in the past John Batman was a protector of indigenous people, even though lots of people thought john batman had not been kind to them. He showed us how to make a fire but he said that he couldn’t make a fire himself. He said that his brother could in about 60 seconds. Murrundundi told us that every day he tries to help someone, like today he went to Mcdonalds and saw a man sitting on the floor and he told Murrundindi that he hadn’t eaten for a couple of days. So Murrundindi asked “do you want a meal?” and the man said “yes please i would like a big mac” then Murrundindi got  him a big mac. The man was very grateful and a tear ran down his eye. We also found out that Aboriginals used possum fur to make a FOOTBALL! Murrundindi told us that indigenous people invented the football. Something else important that we learnt is that the mountain behind Healesville sanctuary is shaped as an eagle and is special to the indigenous people of Victoria.

    Reflection by Jaela, Thiseni and Amelia

  7. Paper Chain Project

    July 20, 2018 by misscooper1

    The chain we made compares how long the Indigenous Australians have lived in Austrlalia compared to the European people. The chain has 160 links. Each link shows 250 years. The chain is red, black and yellow as these are the colours of the Aboriginal flag. But there is one that is blue. Why you ask? Becuase this is how long European people have lived in Australia. Only 230 years.

    By Abanoub

  8. Paper Chain Project

    July 20, 2018 by misscooper1

    4L made a long paper chain snake to show that the Indigenous Australians have lived in Australia for at least 40,000 years. The chain has 160 links on it. Each link represents 250 years. Europeans have lived in Australia for 230 years. Not as long as the Indigenous people.

    By Caitlin, Beau and Callum

  9. Welcome to 4L’s classroom blog!

    March 26, 2018 by misscooper1

    4L has had a busy start to 2018! We have participated in the JSC Recycling Dress Up day and House Cross Country, as well as having a  guest speaker to teach us about the Helmeted Honey Eater. In term 1, our unit of inquiry was Healthy Mind, Body and Soul. We watched Inside Out the movie and made our own Islands of Personality. We also had an incursion where we learnt some yoga poses and made a life-sized model of the human body to learn about how to keep our organs healthy. In science, we learnt about how the Earth changes. We took photos of weathering and erosion around the school. We are really looking forward to term 2 and can’t wait to share all the exciting things we will be doing. Stay tuned!

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