Chisholm fundraiser – Throwback thursday

This year the Chisholm fundraiser was Throwback Thursday. We all got to dress up in a 80s, 70s, 60s or 50s theme. At recess we had cupcake decorating. Also at lunch we had a disco up in the Hinemoa and after the the fun dancing we all got zooper doopers to cool ourselves down. We all had a very fun day and we are thankful for Ashley, Jamie and Ms McN for organising this year’s Chishlom fundraiser!

By Freya

Art: Our Birds

This year in Art we have all enjoyed having a new art teacher, Mrs T. So far we have already done so many artworks for example our name artworks where we wrote our names multiple times on a big piece of paper and painted in between each letter.  Our Sydney Harbour paintings, where we painted our favourite part of Sydney Harbour. We also created an Aztec sun artwork which Isabella and Ursula wrote a blog post on.

Now we are doing a artwork where we drew a bird with shapes of triangles, circles and squares.  Then we connected those shapes into a bird! After that we added details like feathers, leaves and trees so it looked realistic. Soon we will get to paint in the birds and backgrounds. The whole point of this bird artwork is connected to our UOI.  We are drawing them it as if we are in 1888 and we just got here and we want to show the people back in England the flora and fauna of this new exciting land.

This year we have all loved art and we have all been working really hard on our artworks. We can’t wait until we get to start our new art project and to learn more about art and the artworks we are doing!

By: Freya

FIT Incursion

This year we have started F.I.T better known as Friday Inquiry Teams. We personally have loved it and we have already conducted lots of fun experiments with the year 3 students. For example we used tin cans to mimic a penguin huddle and we used skateboards to learn more about friction. On Friday the 2nd of June we had a visitor. The visitor was scientist, an engineer called Mrs B. She was very nice and taught us a lot, she showed us all the forces eg. Air/wind, water, friction and some interesting stuff about magnets.For the first experiment we used a straw to blow objects across the table and we had to record which ones were the fastest and which one was the slowest. This experiment showed the force of air.

Another experiment we did involved magnets and a car. In this experiment we used the magnets to move the car and this demonstrated the force of magnitude. Altogether year 3 and year 4 really enjoyed this amazing opportunity. We are really  thankful for her coming and for Mrs M Mrs T Miss C and Mrs M for organising this.

Freya and Isabelle