Friday, 1 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey 2017-2018

The Summer Learning Journey is a free blogging programme that you can take part in over the summer. You can do the activities on the Summer Journey website then post them to your blog. You get points for every post and blog comment you make. Remember to make your blog comments positive and helpful.

Click here to register.

Click here to go to the website and do the activities.

Have fun!

Friday, 29 September 2017

C'mon guys, get Firewise!

This week we have been learning how to keep ourselves safe if there is a fire. We learnt that we need to Get Low, Get Out. We also learnt that if our clothing is on fire we Stop, Drop and Roll.
Some fire fighters came in their fire engine. They talked to us about the clothing they wear to be safe in a fire, and the things they do to put a fire out. 

They also showed us how they use the hoses to put the fire out. That was our favourite part!

Monday, 11 September 2017

Swimming Lessons!

We have been lucky enough to have two weeks of swimming lessons! We have been learning how to float and kick. Our swimming instructors showed us how to move through the water without sinking. We had great fun learning to swim. 

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

VISY Recycling Centre

Last week we visited the VISY Recycling Centre in Onehunga. First we spent some time in the classroom learning about  how the different types of rubbish are sorted and packed to be sent away and made into new things.

Then we put on safety helmets, glasses and vests and went for a walk to watch the trucks deliver the rubbish to the centre. Large bulldozers push the rubbish onto a conveyor belt and then it goes into the machines that sort and bale up the rubbish.

There are five types of rubbish that are recycled at the centre:
1. Plastic
2. Glass
3. Paper and cardboard
4. Aluminium
5. Steel

We learnt that it is really important to only put items that can be recycled in our recycling bins. Soft plastics like shopping bags and chip packets get stuck in the machines.
We also learnt that we should wash our recycling before putting it in the bin because then it wont smell so bad at VISY!

We had a great time on our visit to VISY and we learnt a lot. Now we can use that knowledge to take better care of our environment.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

New World Little Garden

This term our Inquiry is Sustainability. We will be investigating how we can create a more sustainable environment at Wesley Primary School. New World Supermarket kindly donated a box of their Little Garden seeds to us so we are growing them to plant into our Garden to Table gardens. Seeds need water, soil, and light to grow. We are watching our seeds carefully for signs that they are starting to germinate.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Garden to Table

 Last week at Garden to Table we harvested different vegetables and herbs to make Vegetable Fritata. We needed to find parsley, kale, silverbeet, spring onion, and beetroot leaves. When we got to the hall we prepared the leaves for cooking and cooked the fritata. While we waited for it to cook we tried to identify different plants by looking at their leaves. Some of them were a bit tricky! The vegetable fritata was delicious and many of us went back for a second helping.