Room 16 UHPS

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Welcome to Term 3!

We have planned another exciting term for your children as shown below:
TERM 3 INQUIRY THEME: “INTERDEPENDENCE- How can we ensure that our animals and their habitats will be here for our future generations?”
This term our major inquiry focus school wide is investigating the concept of Interdependence. We will begin with a Science focus, learning about different groups of animals within their habitats.
We will classify animals according to their types and also according to their locations and habitats around the world. Our inquiry will also take us on a Tipa trip to Kelly Tarltons underwater world where we will investigate the animals found in the ocean! Details of this will follow. Our Tipa Team GPK day pet morning has also been planned for Week 5 of the term. Again, we will give you more information about this closer to the time.
We plan to complete our Inquiry unit with a social studies focus, where we will look at our relationship to animals and our responsibility to look after animals and their habitats.
Check out these links to find out about animals and their habitats:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Holiday Recounts

We all had a fantastic holiday! Everyone in Room 16 wrote a recount about our favourite holiday memory. Here is one of our recounts about a trip to the beach.

On the fun holidays me, mum, dad and my sister went to a very strange beach. It was surrounded by tweeting birds and spiky grass.
When my warm hand touched the freezing water I felt cold crawling through my body. Just then my dad called, "Come On!" I looked up. There was a beautiful penguin. It's eyes shone and it was a very brave penguin because I patted it. It felt wet and cold like a ice cube. Suddenly I heard a splashing noise- it was a school of fish.
Then I went to explore an old tree. Under the tree there was a bundle of seaweed, and under the seaweed was an enormous mussel shell. I was scared at first but then I realised it was just a shell.

What an amazing experience! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Rosedale Village Visit

Room 16's inquiry unit this term has been all about "Diversity". One of our inquiry groups decided that their social action response for the unit could be visiting the residents of Rosedale Village. The children baked morning tea for the residents and took their goodies and cards to the seniors. They were very well received by the residents and staff of Rosedale Village. Well done children, you made the seniors day!

The Eagle has landed!

On Monday 28th of June the Eagle helicopter visited UHPS. We were very excited to see the helicopter and meet the pilots and police officers. We had lots of great questions to ask Mark the police officer about his job on board the helicopter.

Coke and Mentos experiment!

Marble Game

Simon Says

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