Today we visited The Fish Farm with Mr McCarthy. We spoke about our homes needing to be safe. He then told us fish need safe homes too. We then recorded our findings. We learnt about PH levels that is” Part of hydrogen”- David
Deepthi– “That PH levels are important for the fish. I learnt about the Nitrogen Cycle”
Hayden-“I learnt how to find PH of the water so you can refill it”
Lorraine– ” I learnt on the fish farm that you don’t change the water the fish might die because the PH levels are too high.
Alan- ” At the fish farm I learnt about the PH level. That if its a low number you have to swap the water. The safe is 6- 8″.
Amy – “Baby goldfish only have half their colour. For the water to be safe the PH level needs to 6-8”.
Kristina- I learnt that if you don’t change the water that the fish can be in danger because if the PH level is lower than 6 or higher than 8″.
RyanT– ” If the water is below 6,7 or 8 that means the water is poison. If it was on 7,8 or 6 it means it isn’t poison.
Today we continued on with investigations. The students interests and learning has taken them in so many different directions. Some chose to create their own restaurant names and menus then research the dishes they could feature from a variety of … Continue reading →
Welcome back to Term 2. The students have been excited about their return to school and have already dived into their learning enthusiastically.
This term we are going to be doing some learning around continents and Australia. This has come from reading the story, “I am Australian too”, by Mem Fox. The students told us which countries their families identify with and we recorded these on our world map. We talked about how we are all Australian whether we or our parents or grandparents were born in a different country. You should have also received a note asking for the children to prepare something for an Oral language where they have been asked to bring in an artefact. If you have something very precious, your child can record a segment for others to watch in Photo Booth of them with the artefact. We would also love to find out, “Why my family moved to Australia.” We will use some of these examples at assembly if you are happy to share your personal story.
Change of date: Please note the date for our assembly has CHANGED! We are now in
Week 3, Friday, May 19th, not Week 8 as previously recorded on the school calendar. We hope to see many familiar faces there. The children love having an audience.
Finally, many students would like to use headphones in class. They can be bought cheaply from many department stores. If each child could have their own pair that they transfer back and forth between home at school that would be great. Alternatively, they can be kept at school as well. Please make sure your child’s name is written clearly on the headphones.