Last week, one of our reading groups read a book about sharks. We were interested to read how huge they can be. We wondered how we compared in size to them. So,we got out the rulers and the largest piece of card that we could find. We measured out 2 metres in length and I drew a shark for the children. Wow, what a big shark! However, we found out that the largest ones can be 12 metres long! We used our maths skills to work out how many of these 2 metre sharks would equal one of them.
We thought it would be interesting to research other sea creatures and draw them to size.
Shubh, Bronson and Jun found out that a sea snake can be 1.2 metres long.
Jess found out that a Jellyfish, with it's long tentacles can be as tall as a man.
Espie discovered that some sharks have teeth 5cm long.
Sophie has seen a Sea Cucumber in Australia. She knows that they can be 2cm long or grow to as much as 30cm.
Noah researched the Blue Ringed Octopus. A very tiny creature at 8cm but very deadly.
On Wednesday, our challenge in the swimming pool was to build a raft that would carry a team mate across to the other side! It was a lot of fun. We then wrote about this experience on Thursday.
In R.E, we have been learning about the Holy Spirit. Chloe has produced a lovely picture showing the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
On Friday we dressed up for Mufti day...
Swimming at 2.30pm
Wiri is performing in the Ahurei on Friday.
We hope that you really enjoy the experience Wiri.
With Christmas fast approaching, if there are any parents who would like to come into the class to make a craft or do baking with us, we would be very happy to have you.