Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Sunday, 10 December 2017
|To read a map you have to think like a bird, flying above the school.|
It's called a 'birds-eye view'.
Room 15 have been learning about different types of maps and how to read them.
|The first thing to learn is that you must 'orientate your map' -|
otherwise you end up going in the wrong direction!
We have been testing our map reading skills around the school by doing Orienteering Courses.
|Mrs Cammell gave us a map and the rest was up to us to find|
the hidden clues.
|The maps show where all the markers are hidden.|
|Working as a team sometimes helped.|
|Our job was to follow the course on the map...|
|... to the right spot where the little white cards were hidden...|
|... and then write down the letters from the marker onto our map.|
|Sometimes they were put in tricky-to-find places.|
|Sometimes they were up a tree.|
|It was also a competition to see who could find all the right markers AND be the fastest...|
so there was no time to stop and pose for photographs.
|None of us got lost... we all turned up again in Room 15 - eventually!|
Thursday, 19 October 2017
Andreas has worked hard to learn how to make some complicated origami models, including colourful floral wheels, by folding coloured paper. He rose well to the challenge of teaching his class mates how to make these.
Thank you Andreas for sharing your knowledge and skills.
Middle School Science Club
On Thursdays at lunchtime some keen young scientists can be found meeting in the Hall kitchen to explore and experiment.
Antony and Neil were fascinated to see what happened when drops of food colouring were added to a bowl of water.
Today we learnt about Diwali, a Hindu festival held at this time each year. Some students and teachers dressed in traditional Indian clothing, including Shyla. She and Shiloh also shared with us their research covering aspects of Indian culture such as food, celebrations, art (Rangoli patterns), accessories, stories, music, sports and clothing.
|Shyla and Shiloh sharing their research.|
|We were interested to learn about Shyla's culture.|