GEESE AND CO-OPERATION

CO-OPERATION is a really important school value and something you will value at many different times during your life. Working as a team can bring about spectacular results. (Think of how you needed to work together to pass the hoop and the more you encouraged each other, the faster you went AS A TEAM!)

This video shows how co-operation can make difficult tasks easier and how caring for each other and co-operating makes teams strong and able to perform much better.

 

Room 6 Domino Run Superstars!

It didn’t take much for you to work out how to set out your dominoes to knock them all down.  Here are some photos of your domino run setups and some videos of your runs in action!   Very impressive, everybody!  😎

Now enjoy the videos where you can see those dominoes RUN…..!

Great job everybody!! You used computational thinking to work out what worked and what did not work, step by step, taking risks with different ideas.

Well done, domino dudes! 😎

Mrs Veary

DOMINO RUNS – Engineering Designs

In our Makerspace/STEM session today we will be using dominoes to create domino runs.  We will talk about how to set them up and what things can cause changes.  It should be good fun!  🙂

Here are some videos of domino runs.  This is all about CAUSE AND EFFECT.  If you do one thing (knock down the first domino), then you cause a reaction to happen (the next domino will fall) and it goes on and on to the end.

After lunch today you will be learning how to set up domino runs.  The challenge is to set up a full run and have it work where all of your dominoes will fall.

This video clip shows you how to make a template for setting up dominoes, using lego.

Later on we’ll learn about spirals and walls. Let’s perfect the lines of dominoes first.

Mrs Veary

WELCOME TO ROOM 6!

Welcome to Room 6 everybody! 😆

This is your very own classroom website.  This is the place where we will go to get special instructions and to find links to websites that we may need to use.

It is also a special place for you to visit from home to post a comment or to use some of the games and activities I will put up for you.  First we will be investigating our school’s values as part of our EQ Inquiry and then we will move on to our history inquiry this term which is Significant Structures – Local and Global.  

We are going to have a fabulous year of fun and learning!!  

Mrs Veary  🙂

Indigenous Australians have a real sense of Place!

As we explored the idea of people and places being connected in our new inquiry we looked at how Aboriginal people are very connected to the land.  They welcome people to country, include aerial views of the land in their artwork and tell stories which usually include landforms! 

As we explored this idea, we created artworks using traditional icons and symbols to illustrate the stories we wrote about “the place in the picture”.  Here is William’s artwork and story.

 

Great job, William!  You put a great deal of care and thought into this creating this artwork with all the dot painting – and typing up your story.  A very professional result!

Mrs Veary 😎

Triathlon Success for Lottie and Shiloh

Both Lottie and Shiloh participated in the Year 3 Triathlon event earlier this term.  Here are two reports written by them to let you know what it was like!  

Editor’s note: My apologies to both Lottie and Shiloh.  This post was created and has been sitting unnoticed, waiting for the photos to be published.  It was a job well done, girls (both the racing and the writing) – thank you for sharing the experience!  Mrs Veary

On Friday the 25th of August 2017 I went to Triathlon, but I forgot my bathers and my bike. It was disappointing. Then my mum came and brought them.

Everyone had to do swimming first. All the Year Threes had to go last at swimming. The Year 5s and Year 6s had to do two laps of everything, except bike riding. We had to jump in the water then start doing freestyle, get out then put on our shoes and put our helmets on, then run with our bikes until a certain point. There we had to get on our bikes, go to the BMX track, then come back. I accidentally skipped the BMX track but I kept riding to the end. After we had ridden our bikes, we had to run around the oval near the Rec Centre before we had to run through the park. At the end of the park there was a big inflatable balloon, which we had to run under to get our medals.

It was my first experience of Triathlon. It was very exciting and I came third out of all the Year Threes!

Written by Shiloh

My Big Day at Triathlon

On Friday we had Triathlon and we had to train every Friday for it. But on the day we had to bike ride, run and swim. We lined up in groups and when Charlie blew the whistle, we set off and ran into the water and swam around. Then we hopped out and started running around to our bikes. We got our shoes on and got on our bikes and rode off as fast as we could. We had to follow the Mums and Teachers’ hands for directions. When we finished riding we hopped off our bikes and put it in our base. We ran across the oval. I ran to the finish line and that was the end of my first Triathlon.

Written by Lottie Wood

Some of our exciting projects this term!

We have had so much fun this term alone with our learning and here are some of the highlights.

  1. Pyjama Day fundraiser for “Save the Children Fund”.  You all really look SO tired….you must have been working really hard before this photo…

2. Making Clay Stamps with Tracey and Ian Dowling.

This is a slideshow of Ian Dowling’s visit where we made clay stamps based on our wetlands visit last term.  Our stamps will be used to create Ian’s sculpture for the new school.  What a lovely idea it was to share our creative energy in this way.  🙂  (Thanks, Tracey!)

Clay Art with Tracey and Ian Dowling on PhotoPeach

3.  Arley winning the Junior Journo writing competition…

4. Our highest fundraisers for the Fun Run – raising money towards computer equipment at our school.  Well done!   😎

That’s why being part of a learning community is so much fun!  Great work everybody!

Mrs Veary 🙂

 

Podcast 4 – Term 4

Congratulations to Mason, Rory, Luca V, Luca G and William for this high quality podcast, with commentary on the Go-karts, Westpac helicopter visit and among other things, giving us an up-to-the-minute rundown on what weather to expect for the week!  🙂  [Scroll down and press the arrow to play the podcast.]

 

Enjoy!   Mrs Veary 🙂