Monday, 28 May 2018

Investigating helicopters

The students in Heaphy have been looking at the different parts of helicopters and what makes them move. We then made spinners (or rotors) of our own and tested them.

Ready, Steady, Go!

Did it work?

Some blew over the roof of the classroom behind, like a real helicopter, with the help of a big gust of wind.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Cc is for Colour

We have been focusing on predicting and observing in science. We have really enjoyed the experiment today, as we got to taste the M&M's we had left in the packet!

Monday, 19 February 2018

We Love Science!

We have been taking part in some science experiments about air over the last few weeks. We found out that air is all around us and it can move things, including balloons and bubbles.

Here are some photographs of what we did.

Walking Through the Jungle

We have been listening to the story 'Walking Through the Jungle' by Julie Lacome and really liked trying to predict which animal might come next in the story.

We chose an animal from the book to make. Then we used clear plastic boxes which open to make the mouth and used paint and pieces of thin card to cover them. We then added the features from each animals head to create our own snake, tiger or monkey.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Triathlon 2018

Well done everyone for your awesome efforts in the triathlon!

Here are a few pictures to show what the day was like and how well all the buddies supported the junior children.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Welcome to Heaphy!

Welcome to the 2018 school year in the Heaphy classroom.

We have been getting to know each other during Action Stations when we learn through play. Here are some photographs to show the types of activities we have been using.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Looking at Worms!

This term we are looking closely at worms as we get ready to set up our worm farms. Sharon from Wastebusters came in to work with us, to help us learn all about Earthworms and Tiger Worms. In the photos we are looking at different types and sizes of worms and looking for clues to show whether they are baby or adult worms. We even looked so carefully we found some tiny worm eggs.