Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Houses and Homes
In Term 3 we thought about and discussed what makes a house a home. We then investigated how houses are designed and built in different parts of the world. We discovered that they can look very different and are also made in different ways. As a class we tried to work out why.
Using all of this background thinking and knowledge, we then set about designing our own homes. Our task was to include as many Environmentally Friendly and Energy Efficient features as possible.
Once we had drawn and explained our design, we created a model of our home by reusing and recycling everyday materials.
|Jacey planning her next step|
|Zimo, Alice and Laura working as a team|
Our designs included: solar panels; grassy areas; water tanks to collect rain water; gardens to grow vegetables for our food; flower gardens to attract bees; trees to create shade, absorb rain water, provide homes for birds and provide fruit; large windows to let in the sunlight; insulation and curtains to keep out the cold and so much more.
Sophie putting it all together
|Indigo hard at work|
Once we had completed our models, we enjoyed sharing them with others, explaining the special features of our homes.
Monday, 29 October 2018
Science in a Van
First they taught us abut biology. One of the teachers came up on the stage and sat on a chair of nails. But she said it didn't hurt her gluteus maximus.
They also did a story about The Three Billy Goats Gruff. I liked the part when the monster [troll] leaped up out from under the bridge.
Next we did physics to learn about the powers of force, that means the powers of push and pull.
Room 15 thought it was funny and easy as well.
Reporter Sophie F (Room15)
Monday, 17 September 2018
Monday 6 August saw us all arrive at school
with our scooters and helmets,
ready to put our scootering skills to the test.
We learnt how to push, push, glide to improve our balance;we practised our emergency braking;
we learnt about walking across a pedestrian crossing;
we learnt to watch out for unexpected sneaky driveways;
we practised scootering around obstacles.
We had a lot of fun and improved our skills.