07 December 2017

Going, Going, GONE!

This week we have been working on some creative, expository pieces of writing. We have been writing advertisements to sell some pretty extraordinary properties! It is fair to say that Miss Fleet wants to buy all of our houses!

These were the houses we had to sell:

We did extremely well and used our very best persuasive language and great vocabulary.
Here are some examples. Wouldn't you buy these straight away?!

06 December 2017

End of year fun sports day!

Yesterday we all had an amazingly fun day!

First up we rotated around many different fun activities and games from water relays to human wheel barrow races.
The 400m finals were a hit and all the students ran exceptionally well. A special congratulations to Lucy and Logan for taking out the races.
Then we watched a fantastic cricket match of students vs adults, where we witnessed some outstanding skills on display. What a great way to open the new cricket pitch.
We then enjoyed lovely cool ice blocks as a well needed 'cool down'!
In the afternoon we had an awesome time slipping, sliding and splashing!

We couldn't of had a nicer day for so many exciting, fun filled activities!

Friction Testing

This week we conducted an experiment to test the friction created by different types of sport balls on the same surface of concrete.

Our Aim:
To find which ball produces the most friction when connecting with a concrete surface, therefore determining the speed of motion

Materials used:
1 meter ruler
1 timer

Ball Types:

  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Soccer ball
  • Rainbow ball
  • Tennis ball
  • Rubber ball
  • Hockey ball
  • Marble

We discovered that we had a range of different results that suggested a number of different ideas about which ball was fastest, slowest or produced the most/least amount of friction.

Post Discussion:
We decided that the experiment we conducted was an unfair test as there were too many inconsistencies and differences between different groups and different tests.

Consistent Variables:

  • test distance (1 meter)
  • all groups used the exact same balls
  • all tests were done on the same concrete surface

Inconsistent Variables:

  • Students ability with timing and different tools to time
  • Amount of force applied to the ball causing it to move.

Today we are going to looking at our last 2 experiments and why/ how they were unfair tests and how we can adjust them to ensure they produce accurate and fair results. We will keep you posted!

Week 8 Wonderful Wednesday

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05 December 2017

Hunger Games Short Stories

From a recent page in our shared novel, 'The Hunger Games' we created some short stories and tried to be as creative as we could with what we came up with. It was certainly a lot more difficult than we thought!

Check out some of our work!

29 November 2017

Student Leadership Day

On Monday, our Year 7 students had a wonderful day at Linton Army Camp Student Leadership Day. They had fun looking at all the different kinds of equipment and machines that they use and then were put through their paces completing physical challenges including rope walking, monkey bars, tic tac toe, and tyre rolling.

The students all had a great day at Linton and would like to thank the Army for hosting them.

Make our sentences better!

Earlier this week we looked at different sorts of sentences and how we can use them to create impact in our writing.

As a class we wrote:

Simple Sentences: -1 idea
I went to the beach.
We collected sea shells.

Compound Sentences:  joining of 2 ideas
I went to the beach and collected sea shells.
I went to the beach because I wanted to collect sea shells.

Complex Sentences: joining of multiple ideas. May use a range of punctuation and language features
I strolled down the beach, with the sun shining, and collected some pearly white sea shells.

The students of Room 5 then went away and wrote their own.
Here are a few examples:

I was feeling peckish, so I opened my pantry and there in front of me was a mouth watering cake, just waiting to be eaten.

I felt the audience watching me as I pointed my toes, straightened my legs and leaped across the stage. 
Ashlee E

It was an extremely sunny weekend so we decided to drive down to the farm in our green car, where we had turns riding the tractor.

We walked down to the park on a sunny afternoon so our dog could enjoy a large area to exercise in.
Ashlee H

We are going to be trying hard to include all of these different kinds of sentences in our writing. Watch this space for our next pieces of writing, full of creative and well written sentences.

Wondering Wednesday

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27 November 2017

Kindness Memes!

This term,  class goals have been to be kind, to challenge ourselves, and to be risk takers. We have been working hard at ensuring we are being kind to all and pushing ourselves outside our comfort zones. One of the activities we have done recently was to create our own memes with messages that reflect our goals.

Here are a few to share:

26 November 2017

Camp Follow up

Following camp, we did a few activities that shared our experiences. Some of these included: highlights pic collages, camp word clouds, camp self evaluations, camp recounts, and favourite moment sketches. Here are a few to share with you: