6M looked at the work of an artist called Bridget Riley last week. She creates her own optical illusion art works. We then created our own illusions. Look closely at these photographs and see if you agree that they are optical illusions. Do they give a sense of depth? Do they seem to wobble as you look at them?
This morning year 6 are sorting our playground waste. Last night our playground bins should have been emptied of rubbish from our lunches, snacks and classrooms. Instead we made sure they were left full. Our scientific hypothesis’ are that much food is wasted by students who do not eat it and that our rubbish will contain items that could have been reused or recycled. What do you think?
Today we held our first Peer Group Support debrief. Many of last weeks groups ran really well. The students were cooperative, kind and listened to each other. Not all were so fortunate though. Some of their students talked too much, some were too quiet and did not participate. Our Year 6 leaders are learning so many important leadership skills from Peer Groups. These photographs show us preparing to lead this weeks sessions. As well as the Peer Group agreement we all made last week.
We found this today through the ABC 702 radio website and thought it was worth sharing with you. You might have to ask your parents who wrote the original song as it was famous quite a while ago.
Why do you think we thought you would find this interesting and relevant to our learning in our Inquiry unit. ‘Can I make a difference to my environment’?
We are problem solving in maths today. This is our recipe that will feed 4 people pancakes.
1 cup flour
1 and 1/4 cups of milk
1 pinch salt
What do we need to do to the recipe to feed 12 people or 60 people. The conversation is flowing and maths brain cells are whirring.
We are wondering if there is a better way to calculate our answers than adding all these fractions?
Can I Make A difference to my environment? That is our key inquiry question this term. Today we are working in small groups researching a local, national or environmental issue. We will then report back to the rest of the year on our issues. That was we will all learn more. The issues we are looking at today are:
Kuringai Bush Care
Waste Free Lunches
Cash for Cans
Be Straw Free
Say No to Plastic Bags
Stop Shark Finning
Are you looking for a new idea in the holidays? Check out this website for lots of great ideas of things to make. You can also sign up and create instructions for other people.