Welcome back!

How exciting to all be back together for Term 3.  We wish Oli all the best as he starts at a new school in Byron Bay.  🙂

The first two weeks are going to be very active as we start SWIMMING LESSONS tomorrow (Tuesday) for the next two weeks.  We will be leaving at 11:55 each day and getting back in time for lunch, so make sure you have your swimmers on by the end of recess each day.

Our inquiry is Spinning in Space so we will be learning lots of interesting facts about our beautiful planet, Earth!  Looking forward to seeing you all again tomorrow.

Mrs Veary 😎

Earth’s Atmosphere

We have been talking about just what makes Earth perfect for life?

Have a look at these videos about Earth’s atmosphere to see what’s really special about our planet.

1.EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE

ANOTHER VIDEO ABOUT THE LAYERS OF EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE

2. WHAT’S INSIDE PLANET EARTH?

ANOTHER VIDEO ABOUT WHAT’S INSIDE PLANET EARTH?

3. EARTH’S OCEANS

I think we’ll all look at the weather in a different way now.  What did you find really interesting in these videos?

Mrs Veary 🙂

KIDCYBER – FACTS ABOUT PLANET EARTH

Read the facts on KIDCYBER – EARTH and answer the questions in your THE EARTH booklet – “Facts about Planet Earth”.

fast finishers – draw a diagram LOOKING INSIDE THE EARTH and label its parts.  (cross-section) 😎

Then you can have a look at some of the other posts with videos to get you thinking about how our wonderful planet works.  🙂

There is lots of interesting information on the Kidcyber website.  Click on SPACE on the left-hand side and explore some of the headings.  Let me know if you find anything you think is really interesting.

Mrs Veary

What causes the seasons on Earth?

How do the seasons change across the world?

What causes them to change?

How can we explain these changes and why they are not random?

Watch this video clip to try to explain this in your own words.

We will be talking about the seasons during Maths when we do “The Trip Around the Sun”, working out facts using calendars and the seasons. Have a go at watching this tonight at home and we can talk about it tomorrow at school.
[This is called ‘flipped learning’ where you guys get to do the watching in your own time and then we do the talking and interesting learning about it in class time.]
Mrs Veary 😎

SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLAINED.

In this video clip you will get a good overview of what a solar system is and what our solar system looks like.

Listen for words like:

  • universe
  • galaxy
  • meteoroids
  • Milky Way
  • comets
  • asteroids
  • moons
  • ORBITS
  • solar system
  • planets
  • dwarf planets
  • star systems
  • astronomers
  • atmosphere
  • The Hubble Telescope

THE SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLAINED (by National Geographic)

But  you might ask, WHAT IS A GALAXY? Watch this slideshow to see different galaxies in our universe.

 

 

 

 

Planets in Our Galaxy – Spinning in Space

Today we will be starting our next inquiry –

SPINNING IN SPACE!

First we will be writing down all that we already Know about this topic, then we will start the immersion activities to learn so much more.  It’s a fun inquiry you are really going to enjoy!

Click on KNOW THE PLANETS to work out the order of the planets in our galaxy and just where Earth is.

Click on OUR SOLAR SYSTEM to understand it a little more.