Project Fever!

At the moment 5/6J students are working on a in class/at home project on the countries of South East Asia. The project is due in the last week of term and students are encouraged to work on things at home! To see the details of the project click here. If you need any help or…

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Fizzing Investigation

Last week we completed a science experiment titled ‘Fizzing Investigation”. Our aim was to investigate what happened when you mix combinations of water, tartaric acid and bicarbonate soda together. We placed the mixtures inside bottled with balloons over the top. We made predictions and then recorded our results. Finally, we wrote up our findings and…

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More Science Investigations

We have been exploring solids, liquids and gases. One of our experiments was to predict, observe and explain the fastest way to melt an ice cube. In groups, we chose 4 strategies to melt ice cubes. 1. Suck it in your mouth 2. Pour cold water over it 3. Pour hot water over it. 4….

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Holiday Task – Name our Mascot!

Hey 5/6J Kids and our International Visitors! Meet our new mascot. He’s a Proboscis monkey. The proboscis monkey is found only on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia.It gets its name from its large, fleshy nose. You’ll be learning more about the Proboscis monkey this term and the region that they are found: SOUTH…

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Australian Landscapes

At the end of Term One we worked on an artwork that depicted the Australian Landscape. We studied the following artworks and discussed their subject matter, colours, style and which era of Australian history they might have been completed in. That’s right – the 1800s, Gold Rush Time! “The Drover” by Walter Withers “Down on…

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Warragamba Dam – The Sequel

Last Thursday, some 5/6J students visited Warragamba Dam for our free excursion provided by Penrith City Council. Corey, Tristan, Caitlin, Jessie, Selena, Mitchell, Skye, Cameron, Ryan and Letisha attended this year. You can look at photos from last years’ trip here. We visited the dam, then went to see a pollution trap, and finally finished…

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Word Clouds

Word Clouds are a great way to make a list of words look interesting. Here is a word cloud I made on the Gold Rush. I used the website ABCya! 5/6J: Here is a TASK for you: Go to the ABCya! website and make a word cloud on CHANGE DETECTIVES. Save your word cloud to…

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CSI Classroom!

Last week after we came back from recess our room looked like this: Burnt and melted chocolate, melting ice creams and milk, vinegar, fizzing, bubbling water… what had happened to all these materials? It was time for the students of 5/6J to become Change Detectives! We had to investigate and discuss what had happened in…

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Life on the Gold Fields

We have been reading a lot about what it was like to live on the Gold Fields for the diggers, the women, the children, the Chinese and the policemen. It sounds like the food wasn’t very pleasant and you would have been very dirty! Though we all agreed that finding a large nugget of gold…

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