Friday, 11 September 2015

Polygon Robots

This week we explored polygons, quadrilaterals and 2d shapes.
We watch the polygon song and robot zombies to help us complete this work.

We had a great discussion around the names of some of the many sided shapes. We looked at where the name comes from and where else we might use that word, and how that relates to number!

We created shape robots.

Calendar Art

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Bean Growing

As we are doing Field to Table for our inquiry we have planted our own beans. Some of us even found some worms to put into our soil. Look how much they have grown though! We definitely have some green fingers in our classroom.

Rockit Apples

As part of our Field to Table Inquiry we inquired into the process that apples, in particular rocket apples go through from the field to the table. This was a fantastic learning experience!
The students asked lots of great questions and we learnt so much about the growing of apples, cross pollination, grafting the best temperature for storing apples and heaps more!

Reflection Time

Reflection time!
At the halfway point in our inquiry we did a reflection on the knowledge we have gained so far. Wow! What a lot of new knowledge we have. The picture below shows the questions we had -the seeds and the new learning are the green leaves on the tree. We could have added a whole lot more. Great work so far Room 1.

Worm Reports

As part of our Inquiry into Field to Table we have learnt all about Worms and how they are an important part of the field process. In writing we learn't how to write information reports and here are some examples of our worm reports.

My Worm Report by Jack Aitchison
This report is about one of the most important thing to our soil- Worms. An environmental healthy being that is so important to our soil.

A earthworm live in soil, and maybe you could put some in school gardens and normal gardens. A worms can be found living in a compost bin where they eat the scraps. They live in the ground.

A worm eats compost, dead leaves and soil that have fallen on the ground. Once they have finished eating their food the crawl to the top and do a really swirly poo

The animal classification is Annelid, also it is an invertebrate which is and boneless thing like starfish.

A worm looks like a slimy, wriggly, curving, no-eyed, slow moving, queer looking and funny feeling thing.

A worm will swim to the top of the burrow when the rainy water fills it up so it won’t drown, but once it's good to go back inside the burrow it will go inside so the sun's ultraviolet doesn’t kill the worm, and a touch of the finger to a worm feels like acid.

A worms special features are
  • that it is both man and female,
  • It is an invertebrate
  • An hermaphrodite
  • a worm doesn’t have legs but bristles to crawl on the ground,

it is one of the most helpful thing to the earth's environment and it will help plants grow bigger and faster.

               Worm Report
                 by Holly

Deep in the ground there are tiny creatures that humans like to call worms. Worms are tiny invertebrates that fertilize our plants. Worms are found everywhere in the world except Antarctica because it’s too cold. They can live up to 50 years of life. Worms have been around longer than  humans have.

Worms live deep underground. Their houses are called burrows. They use their skin to dig their burrows. Burrows are little holes in soil that have tunnels going into them. They keep their food in the burrows. The burrows are not nice and tidy like human homes there just holes dug deep underground. The worms store the food they gather in the burrows.Worms are cold blooded and lay eggs/ cocoons they are Invertebrates. They don’t have any bones like octopus, jellyfish and more. They move slowly through the soil without using arms, legs, bones or eyes. They move slowly and when they get trapped by rocks the squish through the gaps

Worms have lot’s of enemies. An earth worms clings onto the ground while the predator pulles. Black birds are a big danger to worms they have a very strong beck that helps it pull the worms out of the ground.If an enemy bites the tail off a worm it'll grow back or even grow a new head.

Worms are different sizes and lengths and colours. Earth worms are pink, tiger worms are brown, tape worms are white, red velvet are red and there are more.
The biggest worm is 3 meters in length and the smallest is 2-3 centimeters long. Some like tiger worm and others don’t grow past 20 cm. Worms have very sensitive skin and they do lot’s using their skin The don’t have eyes so they use their skin so they know where their going and to find their food. The strips are a worms blood veins so blood stays in there. If you touch a worms skin it feels like fire on the worm. But soil doesn't hurt a worm because it is wet and moist. Earth worms have 5 hearts all in the upper body.

It eats in it’s burrow and does it’s business at the surface but worms usually stays underground away from the light.  Worms have a special job by fertilising the our plants. It digs with its skin for 24 hours a day. Because they don’t have any eyes. Worms eat compost, dead leaves, strawberries most fruits and much more. They don’t eat potatoes, mandarins and more. They eat in their burrows and get the leaves from the surface. After their done eating they leave whatever the didn’t eat right where it is. Worms are vegetarians.

As you can see from my report worms are vital for our soil. We need to care for them and encourage them by caring for our soil.

Maths Week

We had some great fun over Maths Week! We had a variety of school wide activities we all participated in from guessing how many Jellybeans were in a jar to how many senior students could fit into Mrs Burns' car!
Fun was also had in class with tasks and points to be won. Those who completed all their homework activities were able to discover the treasure!