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Monday, 30 July 2018

Maths Is Fun

Today in Maths, as part of our Geometry topic, we have been practising giving and following instructions using the words 'left, right, 1/2 and 1/4 turns and clockwise and anticlockwise'.

We practised giving a set of instructions to our 'robot' buddies to get them through an obstacle course. Our buddies had to listen carefully and follow these instructions. Some of us found this really challenging!

We also had to use a map and follow instructions. We are looking forward to making our OWN treasure maps for a buddy to follow ...

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Welcome To Term 3

It's a new term, and that means a new Science topic!
This term our topic is FORCE and MOTION. Today we were given a challenge.
How to make Jade's boot move without touching the boot.
Ben tried blowing. It moved the top of her boot, but the boot didn't move along the table.
Maggie lifted the table, but the boot didn't slide.
Juan used Maggie's idea. He lifted the table, then jiggled the table. The boot moved along!
Caleb used a piece of string and pulled the boot so it moved down the table.

All of the words in bold are different types of FORCES. We came up with the idea that forces are movements (pushes or pulls) that move objects.

We learnt that GRAVITY is a force. Gravity is an invisible force that PULLS objects down.

In groups, we brainstormed as many different forces that we could think of.

Lifting, pulling, pushing, hitting, kicking, rolling, twisting, turning, dragging, bouncing, shaking, squeezing were just some of the clever ideas we came up with.
(Someone even suggested telepathy!)  Hmmm. Not sure about that one!

We are going to have lots of fun experimenting with simple machines and learning about force and it's affect on movement.

Monday, 2 July 2018

Buddy Class Reading

Today was our last day of Buddy Class with Room 8. We shared some of our published stories and they read one of their readers to us. We read a poem together and then Maggie, Cooper and Ollie performed a play they had practiced in reading time.

We are looking forward to doing fun activities with our new buddy class, Room 7 next term.