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Swim Safety

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Swim Safety
The Year 6s had three sessions at the Aquatic Centre funded for us. We completed a variety of activities including pulling people to safety, pulling people into a boat, falling safely out of a boat and off the side of the pool and swimming endurance. We worked really hard but it was a lot of fun as well.





Music

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Music
This term we have had weekly music sessions. We have been working with Sam our specialist music teacher. We have written songs and chosen music to go with it. This week on Monday we performed to our team as it was the last session for the term. We worked really hard on these. Mrs Batley was proud of our performances.





Chemistry

Chemistry

This term room 8 has been learning about chemistry. The first experiment we did was the C02 sandwich. First we got a small plastic bag, a medium sized plastic bag, and a big plastic bag. Next we poured in some vinegar into the plastic bags. Lastly we dropped a teaspoon of baking soda in the bag, the tricky part was we had to close the bag really quickly.



The second experiment we did was the rubber egg egg-periment. First we put a hard boiled egg into a cup. Next we poured some vinegar into the cup. Lastly we had to wait for the shell to come off the egg, on Monday we will find out if it works. This egg-periment is going to be egg-tremelyegg-xilerating, man that yolk is cracking me up.

Concertina Art

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Concertina art

A few weeks ago we did concertina art. It’s where you partner up, and both  draw something e.g a sunset. One is at night and one is at day. On the back of the drawing, you draw lines across the whole page, make the lines about 2cm apart,(both do this). You draw numbers and the other writes letters. Cut it on the lines and then get some cardboard, after you cut the lines up, put the strips of paper like 1 a 2 b etc. after that trim it if you need to then fold it like your making a fan, then unfold it then you will get the result.


Term 3 Inquiry

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Term 3 Inquiry In inquiry the year 4,5 and 6 have been learning about renewable resources like wind, solar and hydropower. Each time we rotate we learn about different kinds of energy. In room 8 we learnt about solar, room Tawa we learnt about hydro, in room 6 we learnt about wind turbines and in room 7 we learnt about the non-renewable resources like coal, oil and natural gas. We had to do research and go websites like ducksters. Next we are going to use that knowledge to help us with our Science Fair projects and our research project.
Our display so far.

Keeping Ourselves Safe

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Lately, room 8 has been doing a program called Keeping Ourselves Safe. One of the things we have been doing is No Excuse For Abuse. We learned all of the different types of abuse and why they are not ok. Here they are: -Cyber abuse -Emotional abuse -Physical abuse -Neglect -Family violence -Sexual abuse
We have had both Constable Anna and Constable Pip come and talk to us. We are learning a lot about keeping ourselves and others safe in lots of different ways.

Egg Sitting

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Eggcellent Egg Care
On the 12th of August the year 5 and 6 Syndicate had an egg sitting week to learn about taking care of babies. They had to bring a non-boiled egg to school for four days from Tuesday to Friday, most did not complete the challenge although some did. It was a fun but challenging experience.