Yesterday (Monday the 24th) the grade 5/ 6s went to the Life Education van to learn about drugs and what affect they have on you. We played all sorts of games for example, a game where we had to sort out which drugs were stimulants and depressants. Another game we played is where we had to sort out if they had drugs in them or they were drug free. We watched a video about this girl called Maya and her friends went to a party with her sister Mel who got drunk, we had to decide the least risky option to get home. We decided to call the parents was the safest option. At the end of the the session we got to meet Harold the Giraffe. Written by Dom and Thor
What is something you learnt from the session?
Give an example of a drug we learnt about? Is it a depressant or a stimulant?
What is a strategy you could use to deal with a peer pressure situation?
This year as part of our learning in History and Civics and Citizenship, we have been watching a show called Australia: Story of Us. Australia: The Story Of Us is a show all about the history of Australia. We have watched 5 episodes so far and plan to watch them all. During each episode we take notes and at the end we answer the quiz. It’s really Amazing how people risked their lives for other people and to help give us the world we have today. The show is very inspiring.
We have learned about The Death Fleet, WW1, AFL, Caroline Chisholm, Phar Lap and about the Kokoda track to name a few. My (Jack.T) favourite part was about the Sydney Harbour Bridge because the arches nearly didn’t link up which would’ve been a disaster. I (Jack P) liked the AFL part because the first mark was a speckie and I enjoy watching or playing football.
Written by Jack T and Jack P
What is your favourite segment of Australia: The Story of Us so far? Why?
What is an interesting fact about your favourite character or topic?
This term, the grade 5/6’s watched an episode of Shark Tank. Shark Tank is about Entrepreneurs that need an investor to put their money into their invention. If the investors ‘Sharks’ like the product, they will make an offer. Then if they choose an investor to work with them, they will hopefully make a successful business.
After watching the first episode, Tara thought of an idea. We each made our own invention from homework, and presented it to the class. Saying what it did, how it was made, and who we thought would use it. The week after we had an inventions genius hour, we could either make a model (that may or may not actually work), or one that is the ‘real deal.’ After we presented our inventions before we took them home.
Written by Tess
Have you ever made your own invention? What was it?
What do you think is the most important invention?
This term our inquiry unit will be exploring the question “How are we smart with energy?”
As part of Tuning In we have looked at some images of some very big renewable energy projects:
We used the thinking tool ‘Think/Wink/Decide’ to organise our thoughts, ideas and questions. In the Think section we wrote about ‘things I now know’. In the Wink section we wrote ‘what I need to know’. Next week we will use Decide to identify what we will focus on and how we will research that particular area. A couple of our immediate questions are below:
How long are the blades on the rotor of the wind turbine?
What does the tower in the middle of thecircle of panels do?