We have had great fun exploring the properties and characteristics of materials over the past few weeks. This work all led up to our school’s annual Science Fair. Last Thursday, during the fair, we got to show off our experiments to the whole school. We also had many parents who came to see our wonderful work.
One experiment was about tracing – we found out that some materials are good for tracing (transparent) but others are not (opaque).
The other experiment was all about absorbency – we devised a fair test to discover what materials would be best to mop up a spill of water on our desks. It turned out that tissue, newspaper, sponge, and cloth were good at soaking up liquids. Tinfoil and plastic, however, were not very useful to us!
Last week, the Art and Craft Club finished up for the summer break. For our last piece of work, we created still life images of fruit bowls. Very carefully, we observed and drew the fruit in front of us. We then used oil pastels to colour. As we all observed from different angles, we could all see the fruit bowl differently. That meant all our art work turned out unique. Recently, we have been learning about how good fruit and vegetables are for our bodies and minds so we now have our lovely pictures at home to remind us. We all felt like ‘Food Dudes’ when we finally framed our finished work.
Today, many of us noticed a big change in how our hyacinth bulbs looked since before the mid-term. A lovely scent along with some brightly coloured flowers welcomed us back to school early this morning.
We are also adding to our kindness tree as we write down some of the good deeds we are doing for others or others are doing for us. It is really starting to blossom now and it definitely feels as though spring is in the air!
Today, the 19th of January, four of the 3rd Class pupils undertook their litter-picking duties around the school grounds. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Thursday as mild and as sunny as today was for collecting rubbish.
Every Thursday, four pupils from 3rd Class are picked to help keep our school looking tidy and clean. The girls who were out today got a bit of a surprise when they found something big and round and resembling a seed of some sort! We are still not sure what exactly it is!