Our Maldon Camp

We have just had a fantastic three days at our


On Monday 29th July, 4KJ and 4PR boarded the bus, full of excitement about what was ahead. After three hours, we arrived at the Derby Hill Blue Light Youth Camp in Maldon, in central Victoria.

Maldon is a small country town, with a population of about 1500. It is approximately 175km from Leopold. Maldon is in the heart of the Victorian Goldfields and the town has preserved a lot of its authentic historical appearance.

Here is the route we took from Leopold to Maldon.

Everyone enjoyed staying in the camp units and meal times in the dining hall was lots of fun. There were many on-site activities at camp and we also ventured into and around town for some bike rides and exploring.

Police officer, Ric, took us on our bike rides and gave us lots of riding advice along the way. It was great to practise the skills we learnt in Bike Ed on our road rides in Maldon.

Here is an itinerary of our time in Maldon. (Tip – click on the full screen button at the bottom right hand corner).

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Here is a selection of photos from our camp. Enjoy!

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We had a wonderful time on camp and enjoyed all of the new experiences. We improved our bike riding skills, explored an interesting historical town and had lots of fun with each other!

A very BIG thank you to our terrific helpers, Sandi, Miss Smith, Sue and Brad for joining us on camp!

What did you enjoy most about our Maldon camp?

What bike riding advice would you give to students going to the Maldon camp?

Have you ever been on a school camp before?

If you could go on a school camp somewhere, where would you go?

Ed’s Excellent Bike Adventure

All the grade fours at Leopold Primary School are enjoying their practical and theory Bike Ed lessons.

Practical means actually trying out our skills on our bikes. We have been having two hour practical sessions daily for the last week.

Theory means building our knowledge. We have been learning about the road rules and safe riding in class.

Last week, we watched a great video called Ed’s Excellent Bike Adventure.

This ten minute video follows Ed as he discovers his ‘bike brain’ and learns to ride safely on the road.

We encourage all students to watch this video with their families and talk about safe riding.

The following A Family Guide to Bike Ed also provides excellent information for both students and their parents.

While we are learning a lot during Bike Ed at school, it’s very important that students continue to practise their bike skills with their families.

What did you learn about safe riding from the video or the guide book?

Do you like riding with your family members?

Bike Ed

This week, the grade four students are involved in our school Bike Ed program.

Each day, students complete four rotations designed to improve their riding skills and road safety awareness.

Students have practised the power position, riding safely from a driveway to the road, endurance riding, braking, riding on different surfaces, scanning, indicating, turning, riding single file, riding with a partner and riding in a straight line. Everyone is looking forward to learning more riding skills in the coming days.

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Here are some photos of the 4KM and 4KJ students enjoying the Bike Ed rotations

 

We are looking forward to continuing our Bike Ed program for the next few days. We will practise all of our riding skills when we go on a street ride around Leopold next week.

Everyone is excited about our camp to Maldon next term, where we will do a lot more bike riding!

What do you like about Bike Ed?

What have you learnt so far in Bike Ed?

Do you like to go bike riding?

Maldon Camp

We have just had a fantastic three days at our

On Monday 30th July, 4KM and 4KJ boarded the bus, full of excitement about what was ahead. After three hours, we arrived at the Derby Hill Blue Light Youth Camp in Maldon, in central Victoria.

Maldon is a small country town, with a population of 1500. It is about 175km from Leopold. Maldon is in the heart of the Victorian Goldfields and the town has preserved a lot of its authentic historical appearance.

Here is the route we took from Leopold to Maldon.

Everyone enjoyed staying in the camp units and meal times in the dining hall was lots of fun. There were many on-site activities at camp and we also ventured into and around town for some bike rides and exploring.

Here is an itinerary of our time in Maldon. (Tip – click on the full screen button at the bottom right hand corner).

 

Here are the photos from our camp. Enjoy!

We had a wonderful time on camp and enjoyed all of the new experiences. We improved our bike riding skills and learnt lots of interesting facts about Maldon during the three day adventure!

A very BIG thank you to our terrific helpers, Paul, Scott, Sandi and Min for joining us on camp!

What did you enjoy most about our Maldon camp?

Have you ever been on a school camp before?

If you could go on a school camp somewhere, where would you go?

End Of Term Two – Time For Holidays!

After a busy eleven weeks in 4KM and 4KJ, everyone is looking forward to our two week holiday break!

We have had a terrific Term Two, full of learning and fun. The Tagxedo word cloud below is a snapshot of the last couple of months in 4KM and 4KJ.

Bike Ed has certainly been a highlight of our term. Everyone enjoyed learning about the road rules, practising their riding skills and demonstrating safe riding behaviours out on the road.

Next term will be exciting, as we have our Grade Four camp happening in week three! This will be the first school camp for all students and it will give us a chance to practise our riding skills in the town of Maldon. We are also looking forward to studying The Olympics and Natural Disasters. We can’t wait to share all of our Term Three adventures with you!

Happy holidays!

We’ll be back on Monday 16th July.

What would you create a Tagxedo word cloud about?

What did you enjoy about Term Two?

What are your holiday plans?

What are you looking forward to next term?

 

Wondering…

4KM and 4KJ are enjoying bike education and learning about road safety. Unfortunately, our weekly bike ed session today was cancelled due to very wet weather!

Have a look at this photo and leave a comment answering one or more of the questions below.

Image: 'Le Voyage des Ballons Multicolores' http://www.flickr.com/photos/27015396@N08/3450592233

Where is the man going? Where has he come from? What is he doing? How does he feel?

Is this man being safe on the road? What tips would you give him?

Bike Education and Road Safety

This week we started our new topic, “Bike Education and Road Safety”.

Next week we begin our Bike Education program, and we’re all looking forward to learning more riding skills. We will bring our bikes every Friday and spend two hours completing riding tasks. Last week all Grade Four students brought their bikes to school for an official bike check. All of our bikes are now ready and safe to ride!

An important part of riding safely is understanding the road rules. We will complete classroom activities to become familiar with the rules to become safe road users.

To launch our road safety program, yesterday we had a visit from the RACV Street Scene. We discussed a lot of road rules. Five of the rules we learnt were:

* You can ride on the footpath until you are 12 years old.

* Ring your bike bell when approaching other riders or walkers.

* Always ride on the left hand side of the road.

* Wear bright coloured clothing when riding.

* Wear a well-fitting helmet.

What is a road rule that you know?

Why are you looking forward to Bike Ed?