Science Fair

Science week occurs early next term and years 3-6 have a science fair planned to celebrate it. Each student must select a project that tests a scientific concept. We have conducted a number of investigations as a class and learnt … Continued

Film

This week, the Ironbarks commenced work on our new class film. Sharan Shostak is leading the project and today we started brainstorming possible storylines. We have a few vague concepts but they need a lot of refining. Over the next … Continued

Equality

This term, the class has been asked: “Are all countries equal?” We have been investigating global inequality and poverty across the world. We have explored a number of texts and case studies that explore the life of people in different … Continued

Equality

Our Geography/English unit this term has us asking “are all countries equal?” On Monday I handed out some M&Ms to students – one for every year 4 student, two for every year 5 student and 3 for every year 6. … Continued

Ironbarks

It’s been wonderful getting to know a new class this year and I have been impressed at how focussed, calm and welcoming they have shown themselves to be. This week we have been preparing speeches for a class debate on … Continued

Surfing

Our last day of surfing turned out to be our best, with the tide and wind producing the perfect waves under a sunny sky. This allowed year 5 and 6 to showcase the amazing skills they had developed over the … Continued

become program

This term, year 6 are participating in a program called BECOME.ME. It is an interactive program designed to teach young people the adaptive skills and curiosity they’ll need to explore, design and navigate the fast changing world of work. It … Continued

Rockets

For science this week, we have been applying our knowledge of flight to construct water rockets. We had a test launch yesterday, which was very successful. Tomorrow we will be using the rockets to test variables regarding size, air pressure … Continued

Film

This term, the class has been investigating what an excellent short story looks like. We have been planning our own stories and experimenting with how to effectively develop tension and resolve them in a satisfying way. Students are working on … Continued

Writing ideas

In English this week, we have been looking at ways to generate ideas for our creative writing. In particular, we have been examining what topics are appropriate for a very short (2 page) story. The class has been learning to … Continued