Macroinvertebrates – Our Science Field Trip

On Wednesday we did not meet Ms Frizz and the Magic School Bus, but we did go on a Science Field Trip and we did go in a school bus!

We are going to be using the data we collected to write in our Science journals and work out how healthy our waterways really are.

Here are some photos from our excursion and a big thank you to our parent volunteers who came along as team leaders.  😎 and to Michelle Keppel from Nature Conservancy for organising this fun scientific field trip.


Lego News from Fynn!

Fynn has shown his special talent and enthusiasm for building stunning Lego models, all on his own, following complicated plans and step-by-step instructions.  I have appointed him our Room 6 Lego Expert and he is going to share with us on Dolphinkids, some of his favourite Lego builds.  This is Fynn’s first Lego Expert Report.

This is the Land Bounty.  It has taken me two days to complete.  I love making Lego because it makes me happy.  I like putting all the pieces together, playing with it and looking at it when it’s on my shelf.

Written by Fynn W.


This week we will be learning all about the moon.  We’ll look at what the Moon looks like from the Earth and then what it is like to actually visit the Moon too.  Mankind first stepped onto the Moon in 1969 and it was the first time humans had stood on another body in space that was not Earth!  This year in July it was 50 years since man first walked on the moon 🙂

For Inquiry we will be watching some of these websites and videos together, but you can visit the websites below (in red) and watch the video if you need to, to complete your worksheet on PHASES OF THE MOON.

THE EARTH AND BEYOND is a site where you can read all about the different shaped moons we see in the night sky at different times.  You can also read lots more moon facts there (and look around using the links).  There is an excellent animation of the PHASES OF THE MOON there.

COOL FACTS ABOUT THE MOON – is a kid-friendly site with interesting facts and phases of the moon explained.

and the original NASA footage of the actual landing!


This story is about all the terrible, horrible, no good things that happen to this boy. As you listen (sorry about the American accent), think about what kind of problems he is having. How could we categorise them (put them into groups of similar kinds of problems) from Alexander’s point of view.

After listening and thinking about the kinds of problems he has, let’s try to work out what Alexander COULD HAVE DONE or how he COULD HAVE ACTED in each situation if he had looked for the good bit each time something bad happened. For example: When he didn’t get a toy in his cereal pack, he could have said, “Maybe I’ll get one next time.” When he mucked up his father’s office he could have said, “I’ll remember next time to be more careful”.

Being a POSITIVE TRACKER or LOOKING ON THE BRIGHT SIDE helps us to remember that bad times don’t last. Things can change and eventually will get better.


even if you can’t change what has happened, you CAN change how you feel about it.