We are all about germ prevention this morning so it’s all about hand sanitiser, fresh air through the classroom and getting outside as much as possible.

We did our group reading in the vegetable garden today before went back to the classroom to share our reading roles and what we thought of the book. Each group Are now awesome at keeping each other accountable for the group reading role they are accountable for while Mrs Springett does targeted oral reading with groups to help lift their reading levels.

The students have responded really well at identifying a reading strategy they need to practice when reading harder books than they normally would. Please ask them about their goal so that they are getting the most targeted practice possible before they move onto Year 3.

 

 

These pics are of students developing their vocabulary by checking word meanings using online dictionaries. This is our ‘ Interesting Word Finder’ role.

What does it mean to be present?

We have been talking a lot about being present. This story by Rana Diorio explains it well for children!

https://youtu.be/0r6jRfy1w_4

S.T.E.M Challenge

Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths Challenge.

1 piece of paper, glue, scissors and a ruler and 6 minuets to complete!

Who’s plane can defy gravity the longest?

https://youtu.be/Y10bfHBwKsQ

Well done Pilot Calvin!

 

Gravity, Friction and Buoyancy

More pushes and pulls with home made helicopter parachutes.

How does the wing length and width effect the helicopter’s flight? How to you make it go further? How do you make it spin more? Check out the link below for some videos and slow motion helicopter release!

https://youtu.be/3qZl948pY58

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Science

In Science this Term we have been doing physics! We have been exploring push and pull forces and the effects of gravity, friction and buoyancy.

This week’s task was to make a lump of clay float!

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Multiplication and Division

 

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Busy Bees!

Researching bees and how we are all connected with the Earth in H.A.S.S Indigenous Studies.

Diwali Learning

The class had a wonderful day learning about and celebrating Diwali! Diwali is a five day celebration, primarily celebrated in India,  but also in many other countries around the world. We have many Aubin Grove families currently enjoying this festive time.

Today the children read and learned about India and the Festival of Lights, watched traditional Indian dancing, listened to Indian legends/stories and made lanterns. A big thank you to Zeal’s Mum for bringing us some delicious treats to try, to Zeal and Trisha for helping the children with learning about India and Diwali (and correcting my pronunciations!), and to Seema who provided me with an outfit for the day and henna to show the children.

Room 8 Honour Certificate

R U OK? Day Photos

A few happy snaps from our morning working in the veggie patch, painting with our visiting artist Elle and relaxing to calming music.

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