Monday, 21 May 2018

Block and Tackle!

Mr Jacobsen set up his block and tackle pulley system especially for Room 11 on Friday afternoon so we could see how simple machines can help us move things.  After watching a video and checking out some pulleys in class, it was so much more fun trying to lift a crate of heavy bricks outside in the real world!  It took the effort and energy of three people to lift the load using a rope but everyone could lift the crate on their own with the help of the block and tackle.

Thank you so much, Mr J, for sharing this technology with us.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Air, air, everywhere - by Manuel

We are learning about air and we found out that there is air in an empty bottle when we blew a balloon.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Air, air, everywhere!

What did we learn about air from our experiment with balloons and bottles? Well, the bottles looked empty but we learnt that the empty bottles were actually full of air.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Moving Marbles - by Connor

Last week we began to explore how things move using marbles.  Here is Connor's slideshow sharing what he saw in the video and what happened with the marbles.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Just keep swimming!

Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming! Team 4 has begun their swimming programme at the GI pools this term. Check out what Room 11 has been learning about with their instructors in our PENN movie for Term 2!

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Tread Lightly

Tread Lightly is an awesome organisation that visits Auckland schools to help 8-12 year old children learn more about looking after our planet by making sustainable choices.  Dominique from Tread Lightly visited Pt England yesterday to explain why we need to start recycling soft plastics.  These are the plastics we can scrunch up in our hands, like plastic bags, chip packets and plastic wrap.  Donte and Jermaine stepped into the limelight to help Dominique share her message with everyone in Team 4 yesterday.  They played their roles with so much style and enthusiasm.  It was wonderful to watch.

New recycling bins have just been delivered to Pt England.  Donte and Jermaine have also volunteered to be Room 11's Bincurity monitors to make sure that we chuck our rubbish in the right bin. Ka mau te wehi!

What do we need to do? Chuck it in the right bin!

Thursday, 10 May 2018