Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Best Wishes

We wish the 58 Year 6 children all the very best for the future. You've been a great group of kids - hard-working, creative, friendly and lots of fun.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Room 1 Inquiry

We studied many different questions for our Inquiry.  Here is a short presentation of some of the things we discovered.

Term 4 Robotics Group

In Term 4 eight more Year 6 students were given the opportunity to attend Robotic workshops.  This film shows you what they made.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

SPCA Visit Rooms 4 and 5.

Room 4 made chew toys for dogs and play toys for cats, and we sent these to lots of local animal charities. The SPCA even came to visit us to say thank you. They brought with them 2 puppies (called Aria and Arnie) and 1 guinea pig named Frankie.

The children had lots of fun meeting the animals and we hope the animals liked the toys we made for them.

Making Lunch Wraps with Bees Wax

In Room 13 we have been learning all about bees.  One of the things we learnt about was beeswax and how we can use it for all sorts of things.  We had a go at using a piece of fabric and the beeswax to make a sandwich wrap.

Here's what we did :

Friday, 8 December 2017

At Avalon Park with Room 15

 The students in Room 15 had lots of fun on their trip to Avalon Park. They had a fabulous time exploring and testing themselves on a variety of equipment. They also demonstrated respect for themselves and others by sharing, taking turns, including others and respecting the boundaries to keep safe.

Friday, 1 December 2017

STEM in Room 5

In Room 5 we have been working on STEM challenges.  STEM means Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  We have made towers from newspaper, underwater buildings and Lego towers that will hold a tennis ball.  

Room 5 students creating their underwater buildings.

Today we used marshmallows and spaghetti to build the tallest structure that we could.  Before we started we had to draw a plan.  We had 20 mini marshmallows and 20 pieces of dried spaghetti.  How would we use them?   Once we had our plan we got to work.  It was much harder than we thought it would be.  We tried to make them like our plan but most of us had to change the plan as we worked.

Creating our marshmallow and spaghetti structures

In the end we all managed to build a structure of some sort.  We really enjoyed the STEM challenges because even though they didn't turn out quite the way we planned we enjoyed being creative and problem solving.  (Eating the marshmallows wasn't bad either!)

Our finished marshmallow and spaghetti structures.