Friday, May 30, 2014
We gathered in our house groups on a beautiful late autumn afternoon. Mr Marshall gave us our instructions and then the competition began, one house against another. Muscles rippled, hands gripped and the ground became softer and softer. The competition will finish next week and at this stage, any house could win!
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Today working in pairs, we all did the In-Flat-Able experiment following a sheet of instructions. We combined baking soda and vinegar in a bottle and quickly attached a balloon. Carbon dioxide was formed and as it expanded, it filled the balloon. The most difficult part was attaching the balloon quickly.
Today we had a fun game with our algebra. In small groups we made up patterns with three or more variables. The rest of the class had to spot the pattern. We then invited children to join the pattern and stand in the correct position. What fun!
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Our challenge this term is "Contributing to the community." We were wondering how we could contribute to the Outram community when we remembered the Outram Playcentre. We decided to take our assembly item music and share it with our Playcentre friends. It was great fun and what a wonderful audience. Thank you for letting us share with you!
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Experiment 6 was "Spreading Pepper." We scattered pepper over a bowl of water. The pepper floated and we thought of many reasons why. We then talked about surface tension being like a skin on the top of the water. There was great excitement at the tables when soap was added to the plates. The pepper shot to the side of the bowl because the soap breaks the surface tension. We made a cardboard boat and when we added soap it also shot to the side of the bowl.
Monday, May 26, 2014
There was some great teamwork in Room 9 today. Regan showed Kyla how to play a new game on the iPad and Isaac shared a new game with Reuben. Mac made sure everyone had a turn. Nick and Angus also worked happily together. Even though it was freezing outside we stayed warm and busy inside.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Today it was our turn to present an item at assembly. We showed our autumn leaf prints and our parabola drawings. We also played three recorder tunes, presented "Copycat Rap," and finished by singing "She'll be right." Well done children - I was proud of you. If any of the parents took a photo we would love to see it because we forgot to take the camera with us.
We had our first session with gymnastics today and we were working at balance. We moved around a rotation in five teams and we were really pleased to have two mothers helping. Remember Tuesday and Friday are our gymnastics days so please wear clothes that are appropriate.
Outdoor fitness was cancelled today because of the rain so we were all pleased to go into the hall for a Jump Jam session. By the time we were finished our hearts were beating fast and there were many pink faces. Great effort everyone!
We all had fun building a village in the sandpit. It took all lunchtime and it was hard. I loved the mansion that we built. We all worked as a team. The part that I liked was digging the tunnels. I liked the monster truck track. We also had an airport.
Reporters: Luke, Nick, Regan, Angus M, Finn, Liam Br, Will,
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Chemistry is such fun. Today we mixed vinegar and warm milk. Normally the protein molecules in the milk float around without joining together. When you add vinegar the protein molecules (casein) suddenly attract one another and form clumps. We washed away all the whey and formed the casein into shapes. We're wondering what will happen now.