This week the students in 6B had a visit from Mr Sayer, our mentor from the Scientists in Schools initiative.
Mr Sayer facilitated a lesson on force, mass and measurement. He used a variety of materials to demonstrate the concepts and students then worked in their cooperative teams to investigate water pressure.
Our first investigation was to take a cup with a small hole in it. Fill the cup with water. Then cover the hole with a fingertip. Drop the cup from a height. As the cup falls to the ground observe what happens to the flow of water from the hole?
For our second investigation each team had a 2L bottle that had three holes drilled into it. The students observed the flow of water from the holes and conducted a a test to see how the flow changes when the lid is put back on or released.
Mrs Cogger found this youtube clip that demonstrates this investigation. This investigation is easy enough for the Year 6 students to demonstrate to their families at home.
CLICK HERE: YOUTUBE CLIP
We have had a great start to life in Year Three!
Please read about what we have been up to below:
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Thank so much for all your wonderful support with donations – we are really grateful for getting behind the fete which should be a fantastic day for all!
If you are still getting around to it please note that we don’t need any more lollies, however we DO need :
milk arrowroot biscuits
plain corn chips
self raising flour
If you can assist please let the Office know what you can provide and drop items into the office when you are next free. Thank you!
Likewise, if you have any little trinkets or dinky toys in excellent condition, or mini pencils, stationery, etc that might make a good surprise for the filled jars we would love to get some more of these things too please!
We are also needing card tables for the cafe.
If you can assist, please email both the Office and myself asap:
This week we have been busy exploring our universe. Our favourite activities have been; marble painting, making our own flying saucers and space races as well as some amazing 3D stars. We all took advantage of the cooler weather (sigh!!) by heading out to the oval and playing some soccer.
Next week we will be talking about and sharing our different cultures. The children and educators will have the opportunity to share with everyone a little bit about their culture. We will also be doing family trees, African beading, painting and exploring!
What a week to look forward to!!!
Please find attached the Year Three ‘Purposeful Practice’ grid for Weeks Four and Five.
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Please note the log-in address for Literacy Pro is:
And the log-in address for Mathletics is:
All the best with keeping homework time as relaxed and stress free as possible.
Regards from your Year Three Class Teachers.