We are already well and truly engrossed in our space topic. This term our topic question is 'To infinity and beyond - Is there anybody out there?' The children have researched the planets and used the information to create fact files and poetry already. We are learning and thinking lots which is leading to us asking lots of questions too....
As the term progresses I will keep you updated regularly.
For our homework we were asked to create a model of the solar system. Wow!! We have all been so creative and spent a great deal of time producing some first class models. The pictures below do not really do our models justice, some of them have lights and moving parts and every one is unique.
Science - Forces Investigation
Today in Science we investigated the effect of boat shape on water resistance. We also explored the effects of fresh water and salty water on water resistance. We planned, predicted and carried out our own investigation and then explained and reasoned why things happened.
During art week in Coral we did lots of varied, interesting and exciting art activities. These included learning about the history of art and mark making, creating charcoal owl pictures, drawing mandalas, making tissue paper butterflies, sculpting clay tortoises and detailed sketching from close up photographs we had taken. Take a look at the phots below.
Exploring how the Digestive System works.
If you are wondering how these photos explain how the digestive system works, ask a child in Coral to explain!
AUSTRALIA DAY - 26th January.
In Coral we actually celebrated Australia Day a day early. We learnt about why Australians celebrate this date and what they do. We baked Anzac Biscuits and chocolate coated lamingtons, as well as making origami Koalas and a range of other activities. Just like the Australians we had great fun, however the weather was not as favourable!!!