We would like to start this week's blog with a big thank-you. Last week we had one of the best turn-outs ever for our reading cafe. It was so nice to share some stories and craft activities with so many family members.
Also, I think you would agree that the summer fair this year was a super success. A massive thank-you to FOSA for all their hard work and all of those that came along to enjoy the fun and contribute to the school fundraising efforts. A fantastic time was had by all and we were even blessed with a break from the rain, well almost!
Here's are some of the other things that we have been up to in Seahorse class this week...
In maths, we have been rounding off our learning in geometry with an in depth look at 3d shapes. We have been identify and describing them using properties such as vertices, edges, faces and angles and even had a go at constructing them using gummy sweets and cocktail sticks!
For the next couple of weeks we are looking at the human effect on the rain forest, as we start our new topic on letter writing and debate. We are focusing our research on the current politically relevant subject of palm oil use and sustainability.
In science, we have designed our own experiment on factors that affect germination and growth and have come up with some surprising results. Ask us what we have found out. Also, we can now describe the life-cycle of a flowering plant from the germination stage right through to the different methods of dispersal. Again, ask us, can we remember them all!
Next week we start our final science topic of 'Animals Including Humans' . Watch this space to find out what we get up to.
Finally, the highlight of our week had to be our class visit to Amazona Zoo where we could see in real life some of the animals we have been learning about this term. We had some super discussions with the experts about how they are adapted for the rain forest environment and learnt lots more about these incredible creatures and their needs.