Friday, 7 December 2018

Mad Scientists!

Team 8 have been learning about reversible and irreversible change.

Here is a snapshot of some of the experiments we did in class this Term.


Mrs Turner made us a frozen hand-man. He was pretty cool. We learned that the heat from our hands was causing the frozen water inside him to melt. This was a reversible change because we can keep changing water into any of it's states (Liquid, Solid and Gas) by heating it or cooling it.

Then we made gloop (just for fun) this was REALLY hard to determine if it was a solid or liquid... It would fall through your hands like liquid but when you pressed it with your finger it felt like a solid!

We also had a go at turning Chocolate into a liquid. I guess we could have changed this back into a solid, but it was WAY more fun to eat it!!!! he he

Throughout the Term we have also made a rocket canister, tested Jelly AND exploded some glad bags. Science is sooooo much fun! Why don't you try some experiences over the holidays and leave us a comment about how it went.

Love lots,
Team 8, 2018

Mathematics in Action

You might be inclined to think that we are are on the 'wind-down' till the end of Term, in-fact here in Team 8 it is quite the opposite! We are trying to cram in as much learning as we possibly can before we say goodbye.

In Mathematics we have been learning about Mass. We have been using words like 'heavier than' and 'lighter than'.

Here is a picture of one of the balance scales we made. 

It was really fun to see what sorts of things we could pile on to make the scales balance.

We had a go at making playdough shapes too. We learned that even if we changed the shape of the playdough, its mass (or weight) stayed the same.

Maybe you could try to make a balance scale at home over the holidays. We'd love to see what things balance from your house!

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Scooter Safety

Today, Team 8 learned how to scooter safely with Andy. We learned that there are 2 very important things we need to wear when we are riding a scooter.

1. A helmet (that fits)
2. Shoes

You know your helmet is put on correctly when you remember the rule 2, 4, 1.

2 - you have to have only a 2 finger space between your eyebrows and the start of your helmet
4 - there should be 4 straps around your ears
1 - only 1 finger should fit between your chin and the strap of your helmet

Parents - there were some Team 8 members who were still to grow into their helmets (and some who had already grown out), perhaps you could let Santa know?

Here is a video of us learning about an emergency stop.

Team 8, were very good listeners and we learned so much. 

Team 8, here is a challenge....
Tell you parents some of the things you learned today and get them to post a comment. You might even like to show them on your scooter your new skills and tricks.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Ambury Farm Fun!

What a great day we had at Ambury Farm on Tuesday.

We saw so many animals and learnt so much about each of the animals that.

At the moment we are making fact pages in our class to share all the amazing pieces of information that we learnt. Did you see them in our Publishing Books?
Best trip ever!

Here are the photos to show you all the exciting things that we did there.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Clean Teeth

On Thursday morning, Mrs Turner found a whole box of toothbrushes in the cupboard. She thought long and hard about what to do with them, and then came up with the brilliant plan of teaching Team 8 how to brush their teeth properly! 
Did you know that adults should be helping us to brush until we are 8 or 9 years old? and that it should take about 2minutes to do it properly?

We watched this video to get us warmed up:

And then it was our turn to give our new toothbrushes a go...

Parents, if you want some tips, you can watch this video from Colgate ;-) 


Here is a photo of Team 8 children participating in the New Zealand Shakeout - a national earthquake drill.  We practised two safety strategies - one to curl up like a turtle with our hands protecting our heads for if we are outside and there is no immediate cover. Secondly, to find a close by table to drop, cover and hold.  Our children did a fantastic job. It might also be a good opportunity to talk at home with your children what they should do at home in the unfortunate event of a fire or earthquake.

Here is a short video with Taika Waititi explaining the 'shake-out'.

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