What an amazing day of fun and food! Our students had a great day with the Book Week parade, followed by a wonderful Harry Potter inspired ‘dining hall’ experience. A special thanks to our canteen staff Susan and Sue for a delicious meal. What a successful day!
We are looking forward to seeing our students all dressed up tomorrow (Friday 23rd August) for our Book Week parade. This will take place in the hall at 11am with the whole school. The theme this year is ‘reading is my secret power.’ 5/6ND and 5/6NP students will then take part in a Harry Potter inspired dining hall experience at around 12pm. Food supplied by our canteen staff and decorations will be influenced by the dining hall in Harry Potter. We are loving the story so far in class and can’t wait to have our very own experience of it.
Our students have been continuing their understanding of shapes and angles within them. We have been busy making new discoveries by looking at the relationship between a shape and its number of sides and the angle sum of that shape.
Some students have gone even further and discovered they can actually work out the individual angle size of any regular shape (one with all sides and angles equal) by understanding the relationship between the number of sides of a shape and the amount of triangles within that shape. They do this using multiplication or division and not by using a protractor.
Our students are currently continuing their understanding and skills of angles in shapes. This has involved using a protractor to measure the angles in firstly triangles, then four sided shapes. Students are making a connection between the total angle measure in these shapes and the types of angles we looked at from the start of the term.
Yesterday our scholars decided on a particular topic of light they’d like to further investigate after having a play with some provocations last week. Here are some interesting topics that they have come up with, which using the scientific method are going to find out the how and why behind light.
We noticed that….
When you hold a glass prism to the sun it will split up the light to all the colours (Sebastian)
When you put the texta pen in the water it looked like it was broken but it wasn’t. (Nathan)
When you put more than two mirrors against part of a picture, you get a full picture. (Hannah)
When you put the cellophane on top of a torch it changes its colour, further away its lighter, closer the colour gets darker (Ava F)
When you put a colour of cellophane on a torch and shine it onto a coloured block, the block absorbs that colour and reflects the colour that it is (of the object). … (Angelina C)
When you shine a light into a glass prism, it bends the light and morphs it into other shapes…(Tyrese)
We realised that, when you shine a light on a globe its like mimicking the sun. One part of the world has light (sun) other side has night…. (Terry)
Light is made up of lots of different rays (wavelengths) not just the light we can see. …. (Jay)
As a part of Religion we have been talking about the parables of Jesus. Students accessed these in the New Testament of the bible. They were asked:
What was the message or moral behind the story?
How can you relate the story to your life today?
Students made connections to the parable stories with some of the character strengths they are familiar with.