Friday, October 30, 2015

Ukelele time in Room 5

As part of our Year 3 and 4 Arts rotation, we had the first two sessions playing the ukelele with Mrs Field.
It was great fun learning new chords and playing songs like Row, row row your boat,
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree and The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
We know how to play the chords C and F and we are learning G.
Our strumming is improving and we can play together in time too.
Even our singing is getting better!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Anzac Poppies

Way back in Term 2, Mrs Field gave us all a poppy seedling to take home and plant. We researched about poppies and Anzac Day. FINALLY, some of these poppies have flowered! has yours? Aren't they beautiful. Imagine a whole field of poppies...

Athletics Sports Day at the Sports Park

All of HNP had our athletics sports at the Sports Park in Percival Road last Tuesday. It was so hot that day. We wore our house colours and looked like a rainbow as we travelled by bus to the park. The juniors arrived a bit later and did their events in the middle of the track area. Year 3, 4,  5 and 6 competed in high jump, long jump, discus, shot put, 100m, 200m and we had a house relay. It was a great day and we were all tired out on the bus trip back to school.

Persuasive advertising

Mrs Dixon has just finished two weeks on language that persuades people to buy things. Her challenge to Room 5 was for the children to convince her which lolly was the best - zombie chews, mentos or candy canes. Here are their advertisements. After the best ones were selected, Mrs Dixon gave out lollies to everyone because it was her last day with us! We gave her flowers and chocolate to say thank you for fifteen fabulous weeks of writing.