On the Thursday the 27th of July the Junior School had their annual Athletics Carnival. We all had a wonderful time cheering on our house, racing and watching everyone do their personal best! Most of us participated in the 100m race and the 200m race. Some girls who really enjoy running chose to race in the 800m races and the 1500m races. Also some people did the field event eg. High Jump, Long Jump, shot put and discus! We are all thankful for Mrs B and all the teachers who helped plan the day.
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!
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!
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.
This term we have started novel study groups! So instead of just reading the book we are discovering the book and researching it to find out what the characters and convicts really went through! The books that year 4 are reading are Surviving Sydney Cove, Meet Grace And a Penny to Remember. So far I have really loved Novel Study Groups and the book I am reading. I am reading Surviving Sydney Cove. It is about a young girl named Elizabeth Harvey (she was a real convict) who was sent to Sydney when her parents died but her brother was too young to be sent so he’s still in England. This book is basically her diary which she will soon send to her brother! Year 4 are very grateful for all the mothers who are taking out part of their busy days to come and help us with our reading! We also want to say thank you to all teachers who helped organise all the novel study groups!
This year in the Junior School two clever girls in Year 5 and 6 have decided to make a Junior School magazine which girls from all years can contribute to. They have called it ‘A pocket full of Rosies’. Everyone in Year 6 gets a job of running a segment of the magazine. One of the segments in the magazine is Art, this is where you’d send a picture of your artwork to one of the year six leaders, running the art part of the magazine. We can’t wait to contribute to this new magazine.