Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The art of print making

Over the past few weeks we have been exploring the art of printmaking. We started with making handprints and turning these into fish - using a thumbprint for the mouth of the fish.

These beautiful fish are on display in our classroom.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Pushing shapes with a straw

As part of our work on pushing and pulling we tried to push a range of objects with a straw. We all made a prediction about which shape ( a ball of newspaper, golf ball, ping pong ball and a marble) we thought would roll the furtherest. We then tested our predictions.

We discovered that we had different techniques of blowing through a straw and that Terina was very skilled at making all of the shapes move. Well done Terina.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Look at the.......

Mihai is enjoying reading his stories.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The man at the beach by Terina

Listen to Terina reading her story about a day a man went to the beach. Well done Terina

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Marble mover

Eunji made this very tall marble mover.

We watched with interest as the marble raced down the marble mover.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The old man by Nick

Nick wrote this story and drew his picture on the computer programme KidPix. Well done Nick

Monday, June 20, 2011

Marble mover

Adriel made this very fancy marble mover.

Watch this video of Adriel showing us how his marble mover works.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Marble mover

Well done Pia - The marble mover you made with your brother Alfred is fantastic

Watch the video below of Pia sending a marble down her marble run.

Technology challenge

On Friday we took part in the technology challenge - Making a swing for ' Sonny Bee'. It was a great opportunity to work as a team to create a swing. We all worked so well together and were very pleased with our respective swings.

A tyre swing

A play ground swing

A bench swing

A hammock.

Well done to our team leaders - Taylor, Deborah, Adriel and Anthony.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Butterfly House

Great news - Mr Barnes has been very busy working on the butterfly house and this week the roof went on. We stopped and admired his work.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A butterfly and a moth by Finlay

Finlay enjoyed writing this report about the difference between a moth and a butterfly. Listen to all the facts he shared.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A butterfly and a moth by Deborah

Look at the great picture Deborah drew of a butterfly and a moth. Listen to her reading her report about the differences between a moth and a butterfly.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A caterpillar by Taylor

Taylor wrote this report about a caterpillar. Listen to him read his report.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A snail by Gabriel

Listen to Gabriel read his report about snails. He took the photo of the snail and put labels on it using the KidPix computer programme.

Monday, June 13, 2011

A butterfly and a moth by Anthony

Listen to Anthony read his report about the difference between a butterfly and a moth. What interesting facts did he share?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Windmills -

Miss Rall our student teacher made some windmills with us on Thursday and holding them we found we could get them to move very slowly if we pushed air into them by blowing.

However on Friday we discovered the wind does an even better job of pushing our windmills !!!!! What fun we had. Watch the videos and join in our fun.

Friday, June 10, 2011

A butterfly and a moth by Nancy

Listen to Nancy read her report about the difference between a butterfly and a moth.

Push and Pull

We have been looking at things we can push and pull. We have completed a mimio activity to support our learning


We then made our own T chart of things we could push and pull using KidPix





Thursday, June 9, 2011

Autumn leaves by Finlay

We had a great deal of fun in the autumn leaves. Listen to the poem Finlay wrote.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A caterpillar by Jayden

Listen to Jayden read the report he wrote about a caterpillar. What interesting facts did he share?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

School Assembly - on Friday

This Friday we are running the school assembly with our buddy class room 8. As part of our assembly we are looking at the different words we can make from the word - 'supercalifragilisticexpislidocious' It is a lot of fun. We have enjoyed watching this video.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Our art work

We have finally finished our art work based on the pictures made by Eric Carle in the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'
We followed a similar process that Eric Carle did - drawing a caterpillar and then using it as a template to make the caterpillar with its various shades of green. Our work is on display in the library.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A butterfly and a moth by Simaima

Listen to Simaima read her report about the difference between a butterfly and a moth.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A praying mantis by Aesop

Listen to Aesop share a fact about a praying mantis