Recently the year sixes at my school have done a project regarding solar boats. I won’t go to into it too much because you’ll learn about it in a minute…Basically what we had to do is power a polystyrene boat with solar panels. Here is a link to a long (11 minute) book creator video: Click HERE
Today we started our solar boat project.
Here are some photos:
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Just before recess today my class and 6A headed out of the classroom to take some photos. We had previously learnt about the rule of thirds – which I will explain soon – before going out to find our two favourite places in the school ground from two different times, in prep and in year six.
The rule of thirds applies to any “interesting” photo and involves turning your camera into a 3×3 grid (9 squares) and focus on the intersecting lines, since that is where most people look first. Here are some of my photos: ⬆️
Yesterday (Thursday 1st of December) at 6:30 pm we performed Danceoff/Who you know at our school concert. We have been practicing basically the whole term and it turned out very good! We had a practice during the day and we watched for two hours, roasting in the sun. After school we rocked up, got a sausage, sat down and enjoyed the concert. It was loads of fun! Here is a link to a short bit of the video: img_0538
This week we have done our skateboards in art, analysing data in maths with surveys and tally marks and listened to an interesting sustainability talk.
In inquiry we found our blocks of land for our passive design houses (Sophie and I chose Bright as our town).
Ceri from BOM gave us an informational talk on sustainability that we learnt a lot from. Remember to do the little things like saving water and turning off your lights!
Here are some photos:
Over the last few days our class has been working on Rotational Symmetry. Here is my Explain Everything presentation:
This week I was very busy participating in Coach Approach, playing Lacrosse in 5/6 sport,listening to Karlana Kasarik’s writing lecture, breaking my wrist in netball and working in class. In Coach Approach on Friday we played Lacrosse, Hockey, HipHop, Frisbee, Touch Footy and Circus. They were all heaps of fun but my broken scafoyd bone kept my exercise limited. On Thursday we played a big game of Lacrosse with the class in 5/6 sport with Mr A. Again my wrist stopped me from playing the game. Also on Thursday a young adults author (Karlana Kasarik) visited our school. She gave us an hour long talk about her writing passion and some story tips. In Coach Approach Hip Hop was my favourite and was heaps of fun. At the end all of the classes met back in the gym and got signatures from the athletes. This week was really fun!
- An orienteering practice.
- Show Don’t Tell for writing and reading.
- Learnt about Pi, Diameter, Radius and Circumference in maths.
- Read two picture-only books (Mirror and Window).
- Wrote our Writers Notebook stories.
- In specialists, PE – practiced our simple skills of throwing, catching and running, Art – completed tags and started designing our skateboards, Perfoming Arts – finished and shared news reports.
Here is a little paragraph about orienteering with Show Don’t Tell:
Mady and I set the timer and ran out with our map and stamp sheet. Map number two was spread around the school and our hearts were pumping when we slowed to a walk and grabbed map number 4. We sprinted all over the school, navigating and stamping all of the markers we could find. We were puffing and panting with red faces and the smiles on our faces were huge.
It took us 20 minutes but I think we are all ready and set for Wednesday.