Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Music: That's My Team

Stage 2 will be singing 'That's My Team' by the Hoodoo Gurus for the official opening of our school's new COLA!
We have not finalised the music arrangement as yet but some information is below.


And another thing
I'm discovering lately
I'm a bit crazy
For my Rugby League team
Now the stage is set
For the best season yet
You'll see
And you will hear me
Every week when I scream

That's my team
That's my team
That's my team
I'm yellin' that's my team

Like a talent scout
I've been checking out new blood
And they'll do good
They'll add a lot to our game
I'm a footy fan
Our game demands pure skill
And my team will
Beat anyone that you name

That's my team
That's my team
That's my team
And I'm lettin' everyone know
That's my that's my that's my that's my team
That's my that's my that's my that's my team

They say, well they say
They're gonna try and make us pay
They say, but I say
We're ready and we're on our way
To Grand Final Day
And another thing
I've been wondering thing lately
Am i crazy
To believe in my team?
No! I'm a footy fan
So you understand my scene
Is seeing my team
Fulfill a premiership dream
That's my team
That's my team
That's my team
I want you to know
That's my that's my that's my that's my team
That's my that's my that's my that's my team
Letting you know
(That's my that's my that's my that's my team)
A Grand Final win well that's my dream
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
That's my team
That's my team

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Maths Game: Battleships!

Today in maths we have been looking at grids, maps and coordinates.
The aim of the lesson is students correctly plot coordinates on the coordinate plane.

We will play the game battleships!

Instructions for the game (on grid paper) can be found here.

You can download grid paper for printing here.

You need:
- 1 x Aircraft Carrier - 5 boxes long
- 1 x Battleship - 4 boxes long
- 1 x Submarine - 3 boxes long
- 1 x Destroyer - 3 boxes long
- 1 x PT Boat - 2 boxes long

When one of our ships is hit we say "Affirmative!"
When we get out we say "Give up the ship that has been sunk!"

This grid can be used to demonstrate the game on the IWB.

Here is a sheet you can print out to play the game at home or in class!


HSIE: The Respiratory System

This week in HSIE we are looking at The Respiratory System.

A printable worksheet for students to label is located here.

BBC Bitesize has a good introduction to the Respiratory System, although the webpage itself is a little advanced.
A good explanation and interactive is here.

You may like to try the respiratory system wordsearch.

If you have more time you may like to watch this episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy - my favourite!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

HSIE: The Skeletal System

Today in HSIE we are looking at the skeletal system.

Together we will watch this brief movie about The Skeletal System.

We will work with this interactive and take the quiz as a class!

We will write into our book:

The Skeletal System
Your Skeletal system is all of the bones in the body and the tissues such as tendons, ligaments and cartilage that connect them.
The main job of the skeleton is to provide support for our body. Without your skeleton your body would collapse into a heap. Your skeleton is strong but light.
Your skeleton also helps protect your internal organs and fragile body tissues. The brain, eyes, heart, lungs and spinal cord are all protected by your skeleton.
Finally, bones provide the structure for muscles to attach so that our bodies are able to move.

We will then construct our own skeleton using this printable.

We can also play the bone match game.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bounceback: Charities

This week our school's Bounceback focus is explaining Charities and the role they play in our community. We watched this excellent BTN clip about young people that volunteer for Meals on Wheels:

Sunday, May 5, 2013

COGS: Effects of Growth and Change

This term our COGS unit focuses on the Effects of Growth and Change.

Our bodies are complex systems that rely on many factors to grow and function, and we will work towards understanding the impact of change from historical perspectives and on the life cycles of living things.

Today with Miss Davis we visited this website to explore the circulatory, respiratory, muscular and digestive systems in humans.

An excellent digestive system interactive explores the process of digestion. You may like to follow up with this online quiz!

All sorts of school resources including videos, games and puzzles on the respiratory system are right here. There is another whole page of resources available relating to the circulatory system.

The Anatomy Arcade has games all about muscles!

BBC Science also has some good online learning interactives and activities.

If you would like to play a game that looks at the human skeletal system, click here!
A good comprehension activity on the muscular system supported by a quiz can be found here.