Friday, 26 February 2021

Charlotte's Web Dioramas

 In Room 5 we have been reading a share book together called Charlotte's Web.  This is a story about friendship, kinds and over coming hurdles.  The main characters Wilber the pig, Charlotte the spider, Tempelton the rat and Fern the girl who raised Wilber and her brother Avery.


The children were set a task to recreate the barn scene in a diorama form.  It was really cool to see how the children included so many details from the book.  For example the pig pen, the stool that Fern sat on and the swing the kids played on.  This was fun hands on activity that everyone enjoyed doing and when even presented our finish work in assembly.











Monday, 8 February 2021

Swimming

 It has such a wonderful start to 2021 and we have enjoyed getting to know each other.  A lot of the children said it was great to be able to swim again each day.







Eating Our Corn!

 As you will see from one of our previous posts we had planted some popcorn back in November.  We were lucky enough to harvest it and have a taste of what we grew.  We cooked the corn in the microwave and added some butter and salt to taste.  Some quote were: 'It is so sweet and delicious', 'I can't believe this started out as a small seed'. 











Sunday, 15 November 2020

Gardening with Sue

 We are so lucky to have Sue Coleman to help develop our knowledge around gardening.  Today we were lucky enough to plant some corn and popping corn.  













The Coconut Opening Challenge

 As we have been studying Fiji for topic this week the children were provided with a traditional Fiji challenge...opening a coconut.  The students were asked to work collaboratively to come with an idea to open the coconut.  The one provision was that they were not allowed to use a knife.   We had some fantastic solutions using a hammer, cracking it on the concrete and using a drill.  We timed each group and Coreys group won but using the crack on the concrete technique.














Friday, 13 November 2020

Diwali

 This week we have been learning about Diwali and wanted to celebrate this awesome festival of light with some traditional food.  The students came up with the meal plan which included roti, rice and butter chicken.  Everyone took part in the preparation of the food and I was so proud of all the children for giving it a try.