May 6

Who Sank The Boat?

Did you know that a foil boat can float in water? My group read a book called Who Sank The Boat and we made a foil boat that would hold marbles. (Eleanor)

Foil boats are fun. I made my own foil boat and I put 16 marbles in it before it sank. (Michelle)

Do you know I found out that boats can float? The teacher read a book called Who Sank The Boat. She helped us make a foil boat and we put marbles in the boat. My boat sank. (Aarya)

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May 3

Exploring Perimeter

Perimeter is the distance around a closed shape. We explored perimeter by measuring around things in our school ground.
We counted our walking steps around the gazebo but discovered that it wasn’t very accurate because our steps were different lengths.

It was easier to work out the perimeter of the chess board in the Sensory Garden by counting the number of squares around the edge. This number always stayed the same.

Louis discovered that because the chess board is a square you only needed to work out the length of one side and add that number four times. 7 + 7 + 7 + 7 = 28 squares.

When we got back to the classroom we used blocks to measure the perimeter of our shoes. We grouped our blocks into tens and ones to count the total.

April 7

Grandparents and Special Visitors Day

At the end of our unit ‘Then and Now – Families’ we invited our Grandparents and other special visitors to come to school and share some time with us. It was great to see so many family members joining us for some old fashioned games. They enjoyed old favourites such as Pick Up Sticks, card games, Snakes and Ladders, quoits, hookey, dominoes, skipping and bowling. They also got a chance to spend some time in the sensory garden and join us for a picnic lunch outside in the sunshine. It was a fabulous day and we thank our visitors for making a special effort to join us at school.

April 7

Harmony Day

Harmony Day is a special day where we celebrate the different cultures in our country and that ‘Everyone Belongs’. Most of us dressed in orange but Aarya, Oliver and Zaara dressed in the colorful, traditional costumes of their country. Don’t they look fabulous?

April 7

JSC Recycle Day

We dressed in green or used our imagination to come up with ways we could show the theme of the day – RECYCLE.

April 7

Chinese New Year

Our school celebrated the end of Chinese New Year. Many of us dressed up in red and yellow, the colours of the Chinese flag, or came in traditional Chinese clothing.  We made dragon paper bag puppets and had a parade on the basketball courts where we were entertained by a Chinese dragon and a dancing lion. We made pretend dumplings from playdoh and had a try at using chopsticks. It was a bit tricky but we got better once we got used to holding the chopsticks.