Around the Classes
Room 6 Vertical Horizons Camp
Throughout Week 2 the Room 6 kids had the exciting experience of attending Vertical Horizons Camp. Each student had the opportunity to participate in a variety of outdoor activities and experienced different levels of challenges.
Some of the highlights were the Flying Kiwi, Zip Line, the Cat Walk Beam, Jacob’s Ladder, Archery and the Multivine. They also had the opportunity to get absolutely covered in mud during the famous Mud Run and participate in the ultra competitive Raft Race with a Raft that they had designed in teams.
On Wednesday night the kids had some fun in the team building/fitness games while ending the night roasting marshmallows on the campfire. On Thursday Mr Murfitt hosted a competitive quiz night which was won by the parents team by just a single point!
All in all the kids had a fantastic time and impressed the Vertical Horizons Staff with their organisational skills and their willingness to listen and by giving the instructed activites a real effort.
Lastly a big thank you needs to go out to the parents for all of their support in ensuring that this camp experience went ahead. As you know these kind of events cannot go ahead without you all.
Planet Earth and Beyond
The last term has seen the whole school participate in a Planet Earth and Beyond unit. We have learnt about the planets, the sun, the stars, the moon and other celestial objects. We have written stories, completed 'space' maths tasks, created colourful and vibrant art and both asked and answered questions about space! All of our work will be on display at Pet Day so please come into the classrooms and have a look around.
More Cheese please - room 2!
Mrs Langton came and taught in Room 2 for a couple of days. We tasted different types of cheese and chose the one that we liked the best.
We found out that most people in Room 2 liked camembert cheese the best!
We did think it was pretty close though between that and Cheese Slices!
A = Blue Vein Cheese
B = Cheese Slices
C = Edam
D = Parmesan
E = Feta
F = Camembert
Maddie was not impressed!
We read the poem - Little Miss Muffet. We had to work out what a 'tuffet' was. We used a google search to find out it was a small stool or a tuft of grass. Then we had to find out what curds and whey were. Amy O'Rorke and Jayden found out that curds is another name for cottage cheese and that the liquid, that is made in the process of making the cottage cheese, is called whey.
Most of the students liked the cottage cheese. Two thumbs up meant they liked it lots - one up and one down was it was okay, and two thumbs down meant it wasn't good at all.
The students had to write down descriptions of the different cheeses according to what they looked like, what they felt like, what they smelt like and finally what they tasted like.
Liam was our mad scientist!
Frankie was our other mad scientist!