Sunday, 23 December 2018

Friday, 14 December 2018

Our Whoville inspired Dutch canal houses. Other individual houses can be found in the Gallery.


Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Excursion: Field of Mars

A great day out with so many activities that were fun and engaging.

more photos are in the Gallery.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Science: Roller Coasters

In class we have been busy building Roller Coasters to help us understand forces and motion. It was a very engaging task with everyone working well together to design, test and build some amazing Roller Coasters.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Fireflies by Owl City in Auslan

In class we have been learning about metaphors and other figurative language. We recently read the book 'My two blankets'. Cartwheel, the main character, comes to a new country to be safe, but everything around her is strange. She cannot understand what people are saying and she doesn't feel like herself anymore. This book, by Irena Kobald and Freya Blackwood, explores the power language has to make us feel included and safe, like a blanket. As Cartwheel's confidence with the language grows, and she learns to weave words together, she doesn't feel so foreign anymore.

Using Auslan, Australian sign language, we tried to put on Cartwheel's shoes. We learnt a basic conversation so students were able to say 'Hello, my name is _____, question/answer, question/answer'. 

The video below is of the class performing Fireflies by Owl City in Auslan. We focused on the sign language so they are using a video to help with the lyrics. 

This video is unlisted and only available via the class blog

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Excursion - Sea Life Aquarium

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Excursion - Sea Life Aquarium
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Monday, 24 September 2018

VR with the Oculus Go and Ocean Rift

This term in class, we have been looking at 'More than rain goes down the drain', a Geography unit about litter pollution and how marine creatures are affected. Today, and later this week, students have been given the opportunity to swim with a variety of marine creatures using Oculus Go and Ocean Rift. The app is quite realistic and students are able to listen to information about each creature and explore their habitat.

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