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.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Kiwi ball with Coach Marko

This term we are learning how to play Kiwi ball with Coach Marko. Kiwi ball is a lot like Baseball. You hit the ball off a tee and then run round the bases. The fielding team have to collect up all the tennis balls and return the baseball to the tee before the batter makes it home. Kiwi ball is lots of fun.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Vector Talk

We learnt a lot about Electrical Safety when Vector came to Wesley Primary.
Here are our top tips for keeping ourselves safe around electricity.

Electricity and water don't mix! Keep plugs and chargers away from water.

Never overload a plug socket. Use a multi board.

Don't put anything metal in an appliance or a socket.

Stay away from transformer boxes and power lines.

Don't go near damaged power lines.

Don't use any appliance or charger that has a frayed cord. 

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Maths Fun on the Whiteboard Table

In Maths, we have been using our new whiteboard table to help us solve maths problems.
Here we are solving the problem:
Mrs Parore is hanging out her towels to dry. She puts 2 pegs on each towel. If she has 4 towels, how many pegs will she need?

We drew the towels and used counters to represent the pegs. We used a strategy called repeated addition to solve the problem. 
As you can see 2+2+2+2=8.
We can also write this as a multiplication equation 2 x 4 = 8
It's fun to draw on the table because we know we can rub it off!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Cybersmart with James and Gerard

This morning we learnt about our digital footprint.
We talked about what digital means and how everything we do on the internet can be seen by someone else. James worked with some of us on the ipads and Gerard helped the rest of us on our  Chromebooks.

Here are some samples of our work. Smolleygordon worked on the Chromebook and made a Screencastify of his learning.

Hamna used an app on the ipad called Explain Everything to record her thinking.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Garden to Table Term 2

Today was our first day of Garden to Table for Term 2. 
We split into 3 groups to do some weeding, planting, watering and harvesting. Today we harvested Kale leaves so that we could cook Kale Chips.

Next we washed and prepared the Kale for cooking. We also made the pikelet mixture and cooked the pikelets. 

Lastly, we ate all the leftovers and tidied up the kitchen and hall. It was such a fun day!

You can find our Garden to Table recipes on the tab above.