Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Life Education

The Life Education caravan is in our school at present. Anna talked to us about the 9 important things we needed to keep us happy and our bodies healthy. They are:

1. Healthy food.
2. Water.
3. Oxygen.
4. Exercise.
5. Sleep.
6. Wash ourselves.
7. Shelter.
8. To feel Safe.
9. Love.

We met Harold the giraffe

Anna also taught us about some parts of our body and how it is important it is to look after ourselves.

We learned where the stomach was and what it did to the food we eat.

We learned where our lungs were hiding.

We learned that the heart was an important muscle that pumps blood around our body.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ronald McDonald Visits

Today Ronald McDonald visited the juniors with a road safety message.
He reminded us that..

We should wear our seat belts in the car.

We should always STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN
When we walk on the footpath, we should walk on the house side and not close to the kerb.
We should cross at a pedestrian crossing.

and, the footpath is not a safe place to play on!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sharing Our Learning With Our Buddy Class

Corny Goo
We learned that when you pick up the goo, it feels dry and hard like a solid. When you stop rolling, it spreads over your fingers like a liquid.

Sharing why currants bounce up and down....

What happens when you mix baking soda and vinegar together?

Investigating which mixture is the best to blow bubbles with...
We also discovered that the results can change if one mixture has more water than the other!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Diving Currants

Today we did an experiment using baking soda, vinegar and currants.

We worked in small groups co-operating and taking turns.

Look at the REACTION...

Listen to Eric explain what happened.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What Goes On in Music Time?

On Wednesdays Mr Ramsay takes our class for music lessons. This week our teacher sneaked in with the flip camera and filmed what was happening. We had a class orchestra and some of the children were learning to be conductors. Have a look at some of the movies taken during music time.

Ice Pick Up

Can you pick up a block of ice using a piece of string???
We worked in small groups to explore this. Some groups managed to do this and some groups couldn't.

We learned that the salt melts the ice around the string making a little puddle. After a few minutes, the coldness from the ice cube freezes the little puddle of water into ice again around the string. This lets you pick up the ice cube.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bonding with our Buddy Class

Room 11 is our buddy class. We meet up each week to talk about and share learning experiences with them. Recently, they helped us with our Chinese dragons...

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Our Chinese Dragons

On Friday some children from Room 14 shared the Chinese dragons that they made at our junior syndicate assembly. If you listen carefully, you will hear the children describing their dragons. Can you see what materials we have used to make them?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Our Swimming Carnival

Yesterday the Junior school had their swimming carnival. We explored a computer programme called Comic Life to show some of our photos and our thoughts...