On Wednesday the 16th August the Grade 5s went to Weeroona for Science week. We arrived around quarter past 12. First Mr Freeman came over to the bus stop we had to wait about 5 min. Mr Freeman walked us all over to the science room. When we got there we split up into our classes but Mr Mac’s grade got split up into two. We drew scientific drawings of creatures. Then we watched a video of how zebras got their stripes and buterflies and after that video was a video about lizard’s and giraffes. Then we swapped over and we did acids and bases, MnM experiment, microscopes, magnet experiment and an electricity experment. The MnM experiment is when you choose 4 or 5 MnMs and put two drops of water on each MnM and put the lid on the contaner. Then we went back to school in the rain. It was a great day! From Rebecca, Trae and Blake.
This week we have watched this short film, ‘The Road’s End.’ We have then planned, written and published response pieces of writing. Head over to the student’s blogs to see their response pieces of writing.
Here is one written by Ethan O.
The Roads End is a short film, created by Bri Meyer in 2011. Grade 5/6 B viewed this short film in class. Overall, The Roads End for me was a well set out film.
The Roads End begins with a mysterious man hoping into a car. After that the driver tries to start a conversation with the man. Next the mysterious man turns over and the driver looks straight into his googles. Keep watching for the creepy ending.
Positive things about this short film were how the man didn’t speak, because it made him a bit creepy for the driver. The Roads End was set in a good place for the way the film was made, the cliff made the perfect setting for the accident. The driver being worried about the man made him the best victim in this short film. Negetive things about The Roads End are there was’nt enough detail in the film like how did the mysterious man get out of the car in time. It needs to show more. Another thing is that the man did’nt speak they should let him speak just a little bit to give this film a bit more voice.
To be Honest, The Roads End ia a mysterious short film. To make this film better they should put more detail at the end. I rate The Roads End a 7/10. Go and watch The Roads End to see it for yourself.
Hi All Parents, Families and Fellow Blog Followers,
We have been a little slack with keeping our Blog up to date as we have been a little flat out! Our aim from now on is to at least make one post a week to let you all know what we have been up to.
The students of Grade 5/6 have their own blogs so ask your child their address and head over and check out their work. They love it when you leave a comment on their post, both here and their own blog.
Brief update of what we have been up to lately:
Changes to the 5/6 area- Mrs Tuohey has been employed to help us in the 5/6 area. In the morning she takes a select group of students from each of the 3 grades for Literacy. After 1st Lunch she does the same thing with a different bunch of students for Maths. At 12:45 Mrs Tuohey takes over Mr Mac’s class.
Odd Socks Circus- Our school production is coming up on September 9th at the Ulumbarra. Tickets are now on sale now, don’t miss out! We have been practising really hard to master our circus skills and we are looking very forward to showing them off! Costumes need to come along to school asap so we can tell every child has an appropriate costume.
Procedure Writing- We have been working on writing procedure pieces of writing. All students in Miss Bennett’s Literacy Group are developing a published piece titled, ‘How to Make a Paper Aeroplane.’ Which we discovered was much more difficult than we first expected. Once they are published they will be uploaded to their blog.
Humanities- This term our topic is Early Australian History.
After the cruise we went to the Melbourne gaol the group took a tour of it. We started at the entrance and then we walked inside, the tour guide told us about where the baths were, about the cells and much more. The tour guide talked to the group about Ned Kelly where he was hanged, how old he was when he was put in gaol and about his family. Once he finished we walked up the stairs and showed us the whip that was used for the prisoners that did bad things in gaol. Once the tour was done we got to look around. Overall the Melbourne goal was great. -Ethan
Hosia lane looked very pretty and the art was amazing!-Nevaeh
On Thursday we went to the Eureka sky deck, Some people went on the Edge which is a box that is completely glass and it goes out 3 metres it was fun. -Dakota
This morning the 5 /6s went to the Victoria market. The market was filled with heaps of different creative things it was really good. Then after that we went on a Yarra River Cruise. The cruise was really relaxing.
At 8:00 we hopped on the bus to go to melbourne.
First of all We went to the Melbourne muesem and played in the park. After that we went to parliament house. Then we went to the hotel, then we went out to eat tea and finally we went on the melbourne star. From Logan.