Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Week 5

Week 5 was not like our normal weeks due to our continued unit "Keeping Ourselves Safe".  We all spent time trying to remember our phone numbers and addresses.  Very important things for us all to do!

Once again we filled the Warm Fuzzy Jar.  The reward this time was the Great Read In.  Lots of children bought their blankets and soft toys plus their favourite book.  The children were so excited to bring their soft toys to school, and imagine being allowed to lie all over the floor to listen to books!  Wow!  Pure heaven for some.  Lots of them enjoyed reading to their friends or toys to begin with, and then I read to them.  Here are some pictures from that day.

Another highlight from the week was science.  We have started a new unit on Forces.  We investigated the force of gravity.  The question I posed them was whether a heavy thing falls faster than a light thing....they all experimented with dropping things from the same height....do you know the answer?

Next we investigate whether gravity makes things land with a larger bump if they are dropped from a higher height.  It was pretty hard to get our marbles into the bowl of sand, but we kept persevering!

One more thing....Genius Time.....here are some pictures to show you how our second round of Genius Time creations are looking like after the second week of making.

We have our presentations in three weeks so all the children are busy sticking, gluing and improving their designs to share with everyone in Week 8.

Week 6 is going to be fantastic as we have Arts Week so make sure you come back to check out all the photos of the children completing their paintings and sculptures.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Term 2 Week 3

Star of the Week:
This week Eliza got to sit in the green chair.   She really enjoyed the privileges associated with being our Star pupil, such as going out first and being right up the front of the line.  It is so great to have a wonderful role model like Eliza.  I look forward to hearing about what her and Bernard got up to this weekend.

Our Temple Visit:
Here are lots of photos from our Temple visit.  I hope you heard about it when your children got home - it was lots of fun.

It was Lauchlan's birthday that day so he was very happy to get to wear the police uniform!

As you know we finished looking at snails at the end of the last term and before we start our next unit on Forces I thought it would be fun to investigate things to do with water.  The other week we looked at the buoyancy of salty water and had great success making things float.  This week we investigated how mollusks filter the sea water.  In their groups the children had to devise the best filter to clean the "dirty" sea water I had made.  It was great fun to watch them really working as a team to problem solve.  Once they had tried it one way they were encouraged to give it another go and improve their filter.  There were lots of successes in this experiment.

Next week I hope to show you our Pic Collage work we have been working on in maths.  This is just one app that we have introduced the children too.  It is a really fun app to work with for creating colourful and informative sheets.

Hope you enjoy looking through our exciting and varied week.
Mrs Crowhurst