Merry Christmas!

Wowza!  it’s now holidays which means 5/6J 2010 has come to an end. What a big year for Miss B and the boys. This also means that the blog is one year old. Check out all the countries where we have been viewed!  It was definitely a highlight checking the map each week. I want…

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End of Year Project

After working out HOW we are intelligent, the students of 5/6J selected a range of activities to complete in the last 2 weeks of term. The topic was ‘Energy and Electricity’. Students had to select enough activities to make up to 15 or more points. As most of the boys identified themselves as being ‘Body…

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Sports Expo at Panthers CUA Stadium

What a treat for Stage 3!  A $2 coin got us on the bus to Panthers CUA Stadium to participate in a sports expo. We got to try out a range of sports and our instructors were various sporting experts. We were split into 2 groups, and visited Golf, Hockey, AFL, Netball, European Handball, Karate,…

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Insoluble Painting

This semester we have been learning about Kinetic Art, which is essentially, art that moves. Any force can make an artwork move; wind, water, or a push or pull from a human being. We created these Insoluble Paintings, by using oil and water based paint. Here is the video that inspired us: And here are…

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Electrical Circuits

Our topic this term focuses on Energy and Electricity. 5/6J eagerly watched me bring in the boxes full of batteries, wires, globes, motors, switches and buzzers. Yay for hands on science lessons!  They really are the best kind. Over the last few weeks 5/6J have been set many challenges using the electrical equipment. We’ve had…

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Quick End Of Term Wrap Up

Ola Ninos, Wow another term over! So much has happened, and Miss B doesn’t have time to type much as she is busy planning for her Overseas Trip to Mexico, the USA and Canada! I’ll be away for 4 weeks, and in that time Mr Beard will be teaching 5/6J. I’ll be back Wednesday 27th…

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Upcoming Assembly Item

Less than a week till the robot dancers of 5/6J hit the stage, in their robot masks (see photo below).  We have been working on our hip hop and robotic dancing for two terms, and everyone in the class has contributed to the choreography of the dance! The song we are using is ‘Technologic’ by…

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Athletics Carnival

One of our events in Education Week was our annual Athletics Carnival at the Parker St Oval. It was a bright sunny day, with a little bit of a cold wind, so running around was required to keep warm! Well done to all of the 5/6J boys who participated in the 800m, the 100m, the…

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Wrapping up our Landscape Art

Here are the artworks that we created in the last week of last term. We moved from using chalks, pencil and charcoal to using paint. Following another fabulous youtube video, we attempted to create a Misty Forest Landscape. The techniques we used were laying the trees from light to dark, then adding shadow to create…

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