Reflecting On Our Learning

As the end of the 2013 school year approaches, we have been reflecting on all that we have learnt this year.

We have covered so many learning topics this year! Every day we do two hours of literacy and one hour of maths, and we have specific learning intentions for each lesson. We like to relate our learning to real life, and of course everyone enjoys using the netbooks for many of our classroom tasks.

All of the 4KJ students have thoroughly enjoyed our four inquiry topics this year. We started the year focussing on Information Technology, before moving onto Smooth Moves, Plants in Action and concluding with First Contacts. The students’ research skills and knowledge has improved a lot this year!


To reflect on our learning, students created mind maps using Freemind, which is a program on the netbooks. Mind maps are a great way to organise your thinking.

Below are a few mind maps that show just some of what we have learnt this year. Click on the icon in the bottom right hand corner to view the mind maps.


Mitchell C


Connor F



What have you really improved at this year?

How else could you use a mind map in your learning?

Wet Frogs: By Trent and Millie

This is a guest post by Trent (4KM) and Millie (4KJ).

At Assembly on Monday, Trent, James, Jess, Kayley, Lachie and Ms Rollinson performed a play. The play was about frogs. Confused? 

First we all had to wait until it was our turn to go up on stage. When it was finally our turn to go up, we got into our positions and got our script ready. We performed our best and had a red hot go like a tomato that has tried to escape from the BBQ!

The point of the story was that you should be wet frogs not dry frogs on land. When I say being wet frogs I mean get in there and have a go don’t stay and talk about what you will do, all speech must be backed up with action.

We all need to be wet frogs in the classroom and have a go!

What stories of being a wet frog do you have?

Are you able to have a go and try?

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