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.
On Thursday the Junior School had a fundraiser for cyclone Debbie. As you might of heard, cyclone Debbie damaged Queensland and New Zealand, and lots of families lost everything. Such as their houses, clothes and money. So the social action reps decided to raise money for all the families that lost their homes.They made this money by selling cyclone ice blocks to the Junior school. Altogether they raised a total of $300 which will go straight to the people that need it.
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.