Saturday, May 21, 2011

Reaction Contraptions

On Friday we had the challenge to create a reaction contraption. This meant that we used a whole lot of junk, toys and games to make some wacky reaction tracks.

From racing car tracks to toilet roles, cricket wickets to dominoes, and marbles to tin cans. We had a lot of fun making these, continuously modifying and adapting until we had the perfect, or not so perfect, contraption.

Check out these movies we made to see what we mean.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Making Towers

On Monday we all tried to make a tower. Our towers were made out of paper and sellotape. My team and I tried to make our tower stand still. We made it as tall as the roof.

Written by Zyrin.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Term 2

Welcome back to school for our longest term of the year. Although it is long, it does mean we can squeeze in loads of exciting activities and learning.

We will be studying technology through our topic of 'Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger'. So look out for some creative and inspiring inventions and solutions to everyday problems.

Our winter sports start this term so a lot of us will be practicing and playing hard for our school and our clubs in Rugby, Netball and Rugby League. Cold, wet and windy days running around in the mud and puddles. Sounds like fun doesn't it!

With the dark cold days arriving, what better time to start swimming lessons! We will be heading down to the local pools over the next two weeks to learn how to be confident swimmers.

Throw in a field trip, Netball coaching and of course maths, writing and reading, and we do have a lot happening.

So watch this space to keep up to date with our comings and goings.