Thursday, 28 September 2017

Birds of Paradise

This week we ventured out to look at one of the most spectacular plants in the school garden, the bird of paradise. 

We observed the flowers, and imagined what sort of personalities these "birds" might have. We wrote poems about them.

The Show-Off

by Flynn

Proudly he shows off his beak, 

and does a pose for cars passing by,

They look at the flame-coloured beak,

with a pointy end,

He snaps at cars, snap snap!

The Hunter

by Liam

Slowly he peeps through the fence,
Quickly he opens his jaws,
Strong, stout, deadly,
He's waiting for his green, sharp jaws to go,

The Poser

by Alannah

Gracefully she puffs out her feathers,
Vainly she shows off her pastel coloured beak,
Posh, silent, sneaky
Confidently she strikes a pose and thinks...

We also painted the flowers...

The results were very pretty! They will be display in the classroom next term.

More fun with measurement!

Recently we've been learning about measuring length. We practised this skill twice this week with different materials.  On Tuesday we measured leaves, with the goal of finding 3 leaves and measuring them precisely. 

 Today we worked with jelly snakes. We measured a normal snake, a headless snake, and a special one we called "Mr Stretchy". We had some very stretchy snakes in the room!

The children photographed their work and made slides to show their results. Here are a couple of examples...

Ghostly Leaves

Here's a slideshow of our work from the exhibition...

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Bubble Narratives

Recently we watched the first 20 seconds of this video and used it as a springboard for writing narratives. A child finds a bottle of bubble mixture at the beach one day...what happens next? Read our stories and find out!

V.A.S Cross Country

It took a while to get published, but here are some reflections on the Cross Country!