Saturday, 6 December 2014

EOTC - Murphy's Bush

The Pukeko Team had a wonderful day out at Murphy's Bush last Friday. We were very lucky with the weather - it was perfect! Each class was split into six groups to rotate around different activities that had been set up by the Auckland Council Rangers. Each child got to participate in:
  1. Blind-fold Burma Trail (definitely a favourite!)
  2. Bush Art with Miss Chalmers
  3. Games with Miss Glen
  4. Shelter Building
  5. Flora and Fauna Clue Find
  6. Bush Walk with a Ranger
This was a valuable day, that taught the children lots about survival and safety in the bush. Here are a few photos of our bush art:

Monday, 1 December 2014

Science - Fun Friday

Our Fun Friday focus this term is Science and we have been learning all about states of matter. As a fun way of learning about solids, liquids and gases, we have been doing experiments involving food - yum!

The particles in different states of matter
Here is some of the vocabulary we have learnt already:
  • states of matter
  • particles
  • bond
  • solid
  • liquid
  • gas
  • dissolve
Here is a video of us making hokey pokey and lemonade with Mrs Martin: 

(Thanks Mrs Martin!)

We made marshmallows with Miss Chalmers. We beat the mixture until it turned from a liquid into a solid.

Next week Room 15 will be going to visit Miss Glen and Miss Pulman - we can't wait!