BtN – Bitter Sweet – Responding to a visual text.

 

Hi Year 4,

This week the students of 4 S/P/A will be watching the BtN story on Bitter Sweet as a part of our Café Menu.

Before watching, think about your what you already know about sugar.

As you watch, think about the key facts and opinions that are given in the news story.

After watching the news story, you will need to answer the questions in the survey form below.

Don’t forget to ask a teacher if you have any questions.

Mrs S

 


BtN – Kids Sleep – A Visual Text Response

Hi Year 4,

This week the students of 4 S/P/A will be watching the BtN story on Kids Sleep as a part of our Café Menu.

Before watching, think about your what you already know about sleep and your own sleeping patterns.

As you watch, think about the key facts and opinions that are given in the news story.

After watching the news story, you will need to answer the questions in the survey form below.

Don’t forget to ask a teacher if you have any questions.

Mrs S

BtN Web Secrets

This week we watched the ‘Web Secrets’ news story as a part of the latest Behind the News episode. Web Secrets focuses on the information that we share with our parents, friends and the wider community.  We had quite a discussion about the topic of cybersafety. We ask that you take the time to watch the video to look at the different facts and opinions. Then make your vote on this week’s BtN poll. You can even tell us your thoughts about this topic in the comment section below. Remember, FIRST NAME only.

Mrs S

Do parents have a right to know about everything you do online?

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/polls.htm

Swim Safe – BtN

Swim Safe – Behind the News

This week the Year 4 students have been participating in a swimming program. As part of the program we have been watching some BtN news stories about water safety. The Swim Safe story informed us about the role of Surf Rescuers and the importance of staying safe at the beach. We learnt that it is important to always swim between the flags.

Drowning Danger

This Behind the News story taught us all about the dangers of rips at the beach.  Many of the students were very interesting in learning about how rips work and the importance of looking for calm, dark, gaps.

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Water Safety Videos

 Play School – Art Maker app

Last week was swimming week for the Year 4 learners. Some of our learners stayed back at school and learnt about how rips work and how to stay safe around water. We then decided to make posters and videos to inform others about how to stay safe around water. We found the Play School ‘Art Maker’ app particularly useful for making our own videos. We were able to select a beach background and add Humpty the lifeguard, as well as waves and other beach images. We were able to make the characters move and add our own voices to explain what to do in an unsafe situation. We created many informative and fun movies.  I will post the movies as soon as I work out how to export the movies from the iPad!

Mrs. S

 

BtN – Drowning Danger

Here is the BtN video that we watched to teach us all about water safety and staying safe around rips.