Monday, November 30, 2015

Cause and effect with vinegar and baking soda

We gathered outside this morning to take part in another cause and effect experiment. We wrapped baking soda in a paper towel and made a small parcel. We then put vinegar into a snap lock plastic bag and closed the bag. Finally we slipped the baking soda into the bag, gave it a shake and watched. The combination of the vinegar and baking soda made carbon dioxide which inflated the bag.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Christmas wreath making in the Allen Centre

There has been great activity in the Allen Centre this week with children making Christmas decorations. A group of children worked for several lunchtimes to make beautiful Christmas wreaths. Well done children!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Flow Charts from the Penguins

The Penguins reading group were busy this morning creating a flow chart after reading a story about koko beans. We were very pleased when they presented their new knowledge to the class. Well done children!

The Room 9 Little Theatre was open again this afternoon

This afternoon two reading groups presented plays in the Room 9 Little Theatre. First the Polar Bears presented "Mr Bear squash you all flat" which made us all laugh and laugh. Then the Seals presented "What's the time Mr Wolf?" They asked some excellent questions afterwards.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Gabby came to share with us

Gabby was bouncing on the trampoline when she had a fall. We listened in silence as she told us her story. She was admitted to hospital and needed to have surgery. We had so many questions to ask and we all thought she was very brave. Thank you for coming Gabby.

Another cause and effect experiment

We took containers, cardboard and water outside and gathered under the walnut trees. Carefully we half-filled the containers with water and placed the card on top. We then turned the container upside down and held it by the top. Look what happened! We were very surprised. The air pressure outside the container is stronger than the weight of the water and this keeps the card in place.

Monday, November 23, 2015

More work with pulleys

Today we used a cotton reel, a wooden dowel, string and an empty 2l milk container. We made a pulley and it was easy to lift the milk container. When we filled the container with water we could still use the pulley to lift it up.

The pen licenses arrive

Today Mr Matheson arrived with a parcel for Room 9. When we opened it, we found the first pen license packages for Hannah, Liam, Laura, Anita and Briar. Keep up the neat work children and enjoy using your blue pens!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Oh what a tournament!

On Friday, Mr Marshall organised a wonderful tournament for the whole school. The Middle Syndicate events included soccer, touch, hockey and chair ball. We will find out on Monday which house won the tournament.

Christmas is coming to the Allen Centre

Each week we have been learning new Christmas crafts in the Allen Centre. This week we learnt how to make beautiful stars and a very clever magazine Christmas tree. Thank you Mrs Stedman!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A fun fitness rotation

The Middle Syndicate divided into eight groups and we moved around eight different stations. We were certainly puffed by the time we finished.