As a part of our Inquiry unit into Structures the students had a model making challenge this week.

Their task was to create a strong and sturdy 3D structure that could stand some pressure (without falling apart).

We had very busy design, make and appraise sessions to complete this task. Most people worked in pairs to crete their models. There was quite a variety of structures created. The groups needed to roll and fold the pieces of paper and could only use masking tape to stick parts together. They also needed to recall some information about structures and bridges that we’d be researching and discussing during our investigations.

Here are photos of our final sharing session today
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Can you tell us – what is the strongest shape used in buildings and structures?

Sharing Time

As a part of both our Inquiry topic and oral language developments each student is asked to prepare an item to share with the class each week as a part of our Sharing Time topics.

This weeks topic related to our Structures unit of Inquiry. Students were challenged to create a 3D structure/ shelter to share with the class.

We had such a wonderful variety of structures brought in. The children needed to explain their types of shelter, where its found, what materials it’s made of and any other useful information about it. Some of the models were igloos, teepees, houses, straw huts, Lego models of many types of shelters, a bomb shelter, villages and many more. Check out the gallery of photos from this week.

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Gardening in the ELC

Today we planted our broad bean and peas into the raised garden beds in the ELC (Environmental Learning Centre).

Two weeks ago we planted bean and peas seeds into tins that we’d collected and we’ve been watering them and watching them grow.

Today we planted them into the ELC gardens with our big buddies. We needed to dig holes to plant our seedlings, push some pea straw around the seedlings and make sure they were watered in. We’ve planted them around some  trellis’ so that the seedlings can climg up them.

Here’s some photos of our session today.

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Favourite Books

As a part of our Sharing Time topic last week, we were asked to bring along our favourite book to share with the class.

We had lots of different books that were all “good fit” books – a good fit books suits your reading level and skills. We’ve learned about good fit books from our Daily 5 Cafe learning.  It was a bit like our book sales – for our sales we bring along books to recommend to other  readers. They might like the sound of the stories/ series of books and we love to share our books – we all love to read!!

Here are some photos of our sharing time sessions last week. Each person who brought a book had a small group of children to share their story / stories with. We had lots of fun sharing and learning about each others books.

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What are some books that you like to read? Can you recommend any great books we might like to read?

Camp Quality Puppet Show

Last Friday two performers came from Camp Quality to perform a show called Inside Out. The show was lots of fun and we learned some very important messages about living with cancer. We learned what the effects of cancer can be, how it is treated and what happens after someone has been treated. These were really important messages for in our class.

The main message from their show was: Laughter is the best medicine!

Here are some photos from the performance.

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Net Set Go!

Last week our class attended a Net Set Go netball clinic. This programme is aimed at children aged 5 to 10 years olds.

We practised lots of different ball skills, team skills and sportsmanship skills. We played Rob the nest to start and warm us up. The moved onto different ball skills and then some team games. It gave us all a little taste of what it’s like to learn netball.

Thanks to Mrs Pettman for organising this netball session for us – we loved it!!

Here’s some photos from our session.

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Sewing Groups

Over the last few weeks we have had small groups of parents doing sewing with our parent volunteers.

Each person had a fully self contained sewing kit to create an animal. We’ve made bears, frogs, birds, monkey faces and rabbits. A HUGE thank you to our parent helpers – especially for their patience!!

Here’s our finished creations.

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What do you think of our sewing?