Grade Four Incursion and “Toss out Tuesday”

Today the grade four students enjoyed an incursion presented by Cultural Infusion.

The focus of the incursion was for the students to learn more about indigenous Australians and to listen to some dreamtime stories.

Everyone enjoyed listening to the didgeridoo and the storytelling.

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Today was also “Toss out Tuesday” and “Tidy Tub Tuesday” at Leopold Primary School.

Students and teachers were encouraged to clean out tubs and tidy up classrooms by recycling paper. In 4KJ we like to have a very tidy and organised classroom, so we were happy to participate in this event.

More information about recycling week can be found here.

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What did you enjoy about our incursion?

What do you know about recycling?

Billy Carts Incursion

Our inquiry topic at the moment is called “Smooth Moves“. We’re exploring how forces and motion affect movement.

To learn more about this topic, we had a special incursion about billy carts yesterday. We had lots of fun learning with our instructor, Brent.

Students were involved in a rotation of activities providing them with the skills and knowledge to safely build and drive a billy cart.

The four rotations were:

  • Design: designing a billy cart. Creativity was encouraged!
  • Workshop: building an object out of different materials,
  • Construction: making a billy cart from start to finish, and
  • Racing: driving a billy cart safely.

During the incursion the students learnt about using tools, driving techniques, knot tying, force, motion and more.

After we finished the four rotations, Brent chose the best boy driver and the best girl driver to have a race. He selected Andrew and Jess for their precision and speed. Andrew chose Jake and Liam as his pushers. Rochelle and Paris were chosen by Jess as her pushers.

It was then time for the boys V girls final race. Watch the video to see who won!

Here are some photos from the incursion.

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Have you ever made a billy cart? Do you think you’ll make one in the future?

What did you learn from this incursion?

Explain how force and motion affects the way a billy cart moves.