Our Students - Year 4 Room 8

What is art in room 8? What is monochromatic painting? Read what the students have to say:

Today in art all of our classmates participated in painting a rainforest sketch. When we started  we were paired into groups of two. Once we were at our table there was 3 different varieties of green, black and white. We were allowed to mix the colours. This activity was surprising as painting is a difficult activity to get completed in such a short time    - Elijah 

Today we tinted, toned and shaded with the colour green using black and white. I really enjoyed this activity, I like how the greens turned out after tinting, toning and shading. It looked like every one was having lots of fun - Brooke

I learned that tinting and toning is fun and art is fun to do at school. We learned a lot about tinting and shading. We drew our designs first and then painted. Art is fun to do with our friends at school. We know about tinting and toning from our great teacher  - Chantelle 

Today, Room 8 got to paint a rainforest. We used the colours green, white and black. We got tone, tint and shade with the colour green. Tone is to mix a colour with grey. Shade is to mix a colour with black. Tint is when we add white to a colour. The paintings look very nice. I enjoyed this activity very much - Malachi 

Today in art we were learning about tint, shading and toning. Shading is about when you outline and lightning is my favourite because you mix colours with white.Today we got to sketch plants and then we painted them. We started off with black, white and green. I loved it because it was fascinating mixing all the colours and shades. My favourite bit was making grey and dark green  - Tadhg 

Today we painted pictures we drew for art over 2 weeks ago and we learnt how to tint and shade. We used the colours green, white and black. Then we tinted, toned or shaded the green to get different colours of green. This is called monochromatic painting - Joshua 

Today I was painting a picture. I was tinting and shading with three colours into the green paint. There was dark and light or very light colours of green. The table I was at, we all made a really dark green that looked like a black colour, but was actually green. Then we started painting, some people made their plants and tree's too small so they had to paint over them. I loved this idea of mono colours using shading, tinting and toning - Aleysha 


Our class has started Term 3 off with a bang. We have had a great time with our Buddies in Room 1 with Ms Vilaa. Together we are a fantastic team of flying superstars. We work hard on mental math basic strategies and always manage to fit in some fun activities to celebrate important parts of history. 

One of our first lot of celebrations was the fact that we have all been at school for 100 days. WOW!!!!! Half way through our learning journey for year 2 and year 4 already. We are all 100 days smarter, taller, braver, happier, friendlier and ...... We tried very hard to write a number sentence in 100 ways to get to 100. Some of us got very clever with making them very complex. 

We have also spent time preparing for NAIDOC week. Embracing our different cultures across the lands and respecting our differences in our classroom, school and wider community. We looked at the tradition of dot painting and the significance of its origins. We wrote about some famous Indigenous persons like Cathy Freeman and her amazing achievements. The world is a wonderful place where we share tradition and respect them.


Today we went over to Sloan’s Reserve to do some tree planting. We tree plant because trees give us air, food and habitat for animals. We had 2 groups, group 1 went with Mrs Peddie and Group 2 went with Mrs Villa. The nature officer showed us how to plant a tree. After that we took a walk into the bush to see evidence of animals near this area. It was a fun experience.



Room  8 and 9 recently had their Family Engagement afternoon, and what a wonderful afternoon it was. Thank you to all the parents who attended we had a fantastic time.

Our afternoon compromised of a fun icebreaker; who knew People Bingo was a great way to start chatting to our friends and catching up on life. Thank you to Ms Toni who supervised our beautiful year 4 students and their siblings while we analysed data as a Year 4 group.

Our next step was looking at PAT Reading and Comprehension. This showed our families that we all needed to work really hard on “inference.” This is a reading comprehension strategy that involves you making a judgment based on the information you are given. You are also required to interpret that information you are given. We then looked at an activity that we could easily use at home with some step by step instructions. After that, our group looked at Mathematics. After analysing PAT Mathematics testing for the Year 4 group, we easily identified some key focus areas that also required some extra support at home. These areas were multiplication and time. So here, we looked at some fun ways that we could play games that involved multiplication. We could use resources found around the home like paperclips and those pesky fidget spinners to help with this game of arrays to practice multiplication strategies.


To celebrate Harmony Week rooms 8 and 9 learnt about the adinkra, which is a printed or stamped traditional cloth that is made by the people of Ghana, a country in Africa.

The adinkra is covered in symbols which are images that represent something, such as an object or an idea. Traditionally people decorate the cloths to tell a story and to express their feelings.

We had to choose a symbol that has meaning to us to put in the middle of our design. We used black paint and a wide tooth comb to paint the border.

On Friday morning's our Year 4's from rooms 8 and 9 work together. During this time their learning focus is STEM. The student's work in pairs to solve problems using LEGO.