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?


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!


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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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The Invisible String

As part of our Mental Health Week/’R U OK? Day celebrations we have been reading The Invisible String by Patrice Karst.

Here is a link to a youtube clip with the story.


Term 4 Learning

The following is an outline of what we are teaching this term in our core subject areas.


  • Review Persuasive writing.
  • Poetry and Procedures.
  • Review of punctuation, full stops, commas, question marks, exclamation marks and speech marks.
  • Identifying and understanding homophones.
  • Identifying and understanding contractions.
  • Writing simple, compound and complex sentences.
  • Using interesting conjunctions in everyday writing.
  • Continuation of reading strategies and our phonics target sounds.
  • Words Their Way spelling sorts.


  • Exploring the connection between addition and subtraction.
  • Multiplication and division strategies.
  • Solving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division word problems.
  • Locating and writing coordinates on maps.
  • Data collection, classification and presentation.
  • Measurement of length, area, volume and capacity.


  • Physical Sciences – A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape:
    · Exploring ways that objects move on land, through water and in the air.
    · Exploring how different strengths of pushes and pulls affect the movement of objects.
    · Identifying toys from different cultures that use the forces of push or pull.
    · Considering the effects of objects being pulled towards the Earth.

HASS (History and Social Sciences): 

  • Geography/History – the ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples maintain connections to their Country/Place.
  • Geography: connections and travel to other states of Australia and Asia.


  • Strategies and behaviours that promote mental health and wellbeing.
  • Strategies to use when help is needed: Procedure and practice for dialling
    000 in an emergency, Locating safety houses and trusted networks in the local community.