Australian Aboriginal journey sticks

This afternoon, we have been creating journey sticks. This week in literacy, we have focused on autobiographies. Today, we story mapped our plan, focusing on the key events in our lives. This afternoon, we spent creating a journey stick of our life so far.

What would you include in your journey stick?

Salt crystal experiment

This afternoon, we have set up a salt crystal experiment. We have decided that our independent variable will be the amount of water that we put into the containers: half full, quarter full and full. Our controlled variable is the amount of salt in each jar. Our dependent variable in the experiment is the testing and monitoring the salt

What do you predict is going to happen?

Reversible or irreversible changes

This afternoon, we were investigating the difference between irreversible and reversible changes. Reversible means being able to form its shape again and irreversible means its the change cannot be undone.

We carried out a experiment using a variety of different food types: toffee, potato, chocolate, eggs and butter. We had to decide whether these types of food where reversible or irreversible.

Can you think of any more food types that may be reversible?

Science week

Starting this weeks science week, we were investigating which material would be the best insulator. We were testing out different materials for a new lunchbox lining. We found that plastic was the best material because it kept the ice-cube the coldest for the longest. We tested fabric and foil too.

Which material would you have predicted?

Farming award

This afternoon, we have been busy building on our knowledge and skills in order to complete the farming award. Focusing on the principles of plant growth.

Do you know the main principles for plant growth?

Biography

Today in Literacy, Class 8 used the information that they had researched to write a biography.  They used a features checklist to make sure they had included everything,

What is a biography?

Good Friday

Today in RE, Class 8 looked at the timeline of events of Good Friday.

What happened on Good Friday?

maths

Today in class, we have be learning about the perimeter of a shape. We used a ruler to measure the length of the sides, as we know that in order to find the perimeter we need to add all of the sides together. This is an example of our learning that we did today:

Can you think of any objects in the classroom that we can find the perimeter of?

Biographies

This morning, we have been learning about biographies. We read a biography about a famous person and then annotated the language features. We have learnt that biographies are generally written in 3rd person, in the past tense and is in chronological order.

Have you read any biographies recently?

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Population of Shrewsbury

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Class 8 looked at the population in Shrewsbury through the years.  they used this information to analyse and interpret data. What did you find out about the population of Shrewsbury?