After learning about gravity, studying the effects of slopes on the distance travelled by a toy car and discussing the term 'friction', the girls were tasked with designing and making a prototype for a safe but exciting slide for a theme park. The girls worked in groups to design and make their prototypes from toilet rolls, lollipop sticks and tape. We then tested the structures to ensure that the slide would be safe for a human being and that they wouldn't fall out or get stuck!
The girls had a visit from a scientist this week. They were tasked with working to investigate the amount of force needed to break a sweet! They got down to business pouring, measuring, calculating and experimenting.
The girls are getting stuck in and practising their throwing, catching, kicking and soloing. Keep it up girls!
Such fantastic costumes! Wishing everyone a happy and safe Halloween!
Linking again with procedural writing, the witches in school today made dirt cake and then recalled how they made it! A messy but delicious task...
As winter approaches, the birds in the locality will begin to find it more difficult to find food. The girls were tasked with designing and making their own bird feeders to place in their gardens, and fill with bird food and fruit.
The girls had to read instructions, follow the trail, find and name the 2-D shapes in their environment!
Today the girls helped me to carve a pumpkin! They scooped out the seeds, drew the design and then wrote up instructions on how to carve a pumpkin while I cut out the design! It was great fun and the girls are really beginning to grasp the nature of procedural writing.
Today we started our procedural writing module as part of English. We started by making chocolate rice krispie buns. We made the buns together in the staff room, and then wrote our own recipes describing how to make the perfect rice krispie bun! We talked about how important it is when writing recipes to to state each step clearly and in sequence. This helps others to follow the recipe! The girls then corrected each other's work... And ate their delicious buns!
This week we learned all about Thomas Edison and his wonderful inventions. The girls learned about his experiences as a child, teenager and adult. We also discussed his accomplishments. His invention of the first electric lightbulb has had many implications for us. Lightbulbs are everywhere!