April 24, 2013
In the morning of Day 3 we faced the Vertical Challenge. The Vertical Challenge is a type of high ropes course, but it goes vertically. The Challenge consists of a ladder, a spider net, giant poles with ‘staples’ for hand-holds and finally a rock climbing wall.
At the end of the course you “hi five” the pole and then you get lowered back down to the ground by your fellow classmates. If you don’t want to go to the top you just go as far as you can.
It was very challenging but fun at the same time. It was about 20 metres high.
Have you ever climbed a Vertical Challenge or scaled a High Ropes course?
What’s the scariest physical challenge you’ve ever achieved?
August 3, 2012
Grade 5/6 have been looking at 3 dimensional shapes and learning to identify the number of faces, edges and vertices. We used Frameworks building shapes to create spheres, cubes, square based pyramids, triangular and rectangular prisms. We also used a collection of different shaped boxes to discover the nets of the shapes. We had fun with some online interactive activities that helped us to identify 3 dimensional shapes and use problem solving skills to complete problems involving the shapes and their characteristics.
What are some other 3 Dimensional shapes that you know?
Why is it important to learn about 3 Dimensional shapes?