Thursday, July 5, 2018

I Wonder, I Notice, I Predict ...

This term our big idea has been 'Fun, Play, Celebrate'.

 We have had lots of fun doing science experiments and having fun as we learn!

Some of the experiments we did included - 
debating whether oobleck is a solid or a liquid ...

 looking at physical changes when we made 
ice-cream in a bag ...

observing changes when marshmallow is heated ...

observing chemical reactions when we made a 
lava volcano ...

and creating chemical reactions using red cabbage and substances such as lemon juice, dishwash liquid, vinegar and toothpaste.

What was your favourite experiment?

Can you suggest another experiment for us to try?

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Enviro Action Day

As an Enviro school we have been learning about our school's landscape, and how we can maintain our landscape for future generations. 
We thought about, discussed and planned what we think our school's landscape needs, for the benefit of our school community.

We have a bush area at school that we haven't been able to play in. The class decided that a good project would be to prune and tidy the undergrowth which might lead to students being able to safely play in the space.

To prepare, the class practised using a variety of gardening tools safely, and finally we got to put our ideas into action.

We think we've made a big difference to our playground area!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Snail Art

Our art in the past term has been around textured landscapes, and from there the children have moved into observational drawing of creatures and plants. 
Our latest art works feature snails.
The children used Vivid pens to make the outlines stand out, then used strong dye to colour their work.