Friday 8 December 2017

A final post for 2017!

Thank you to all the parents as you have supported your child in their learning journey this year! It has been great getting to know you this term and work alongside you.

I would also like to take the opportunity to thank you for the lovely gifts I have received! 

Here are some photos of the class party yesterday! Thank you for all providing the food for the kids to enjoy! Their bellies were full  and they all had a wonderful time!

Helicopter Test flights!

When objects fall through air, they accelerate due to the pull of gravity before reaching a constant rate of fall called terminal velocity. Terminal velocity is reached when the gravitational force pulling an object downwards is equal and opposite to the air resistance pushing it upwards and there is no more acceleration.

Parachutes increase a skydiver’s air resistance, or the upward push they receive from the air. This reduces their terminal velocity to a safe level. The same forces affect a paper helicopter—the larger the wings and the lighter the helicopter, the slower it will fall. Adding weight, such as, adding paper clips to the stem, or using heavier paper will make the helicopter fall faster because of the increased pull of gravity. Increasing its wing size will make it fall more slowly because of increased air resistance on the larger surface area. 

As air moves past the falling paper helicopter, it creates a spinning effect. The air pushes up each wing separately, which causes the helicopter to spin.

In our investigation we looked at ‘What happens to the helicopter fall time when we change the wing size?’ Each team had to:
• change: the size of the wings using post it notes and the weight of the wings using paper clips 
• observe: which helicopter hits the ground first 
• keep the same: the shape of the wings, angle of the wings, stem length, release height 

Students were able to observe that the helicopter with bigger wings fell more slowly and that the helicopter with smaller wings fell more quickly. When they added weight to the wings of one of their helicopters, it fell much quicker to the ground, due to the pull of gravity on the helicopter. 

Here are some photos from our experiments. 








This week were able to meet Daniel who uses Coding in his job! It was such a wonderful opportunity for the students to see the how the things they have been learning about in school can be used in the work place. I think many students were inspired to begin building their own video games using coding programs. 

Daniel has used his understandings of Coding to create a game called Airscape: the Fall of Gravity. This is a game for PC's or Apple computers.  For more information about this game you can visit the following web address:

Here are some photos from the morning.



Final award recipients for the year!

What a great term we have had! Well done to all the students of 1 /2 F for completing the year with such diligence and gusto!

Congratulations to all our students who received awards at our presentation assembly!! A great achievement!

Well done to this weeks Friday assembly award recipients - Charli, Brooke and Sophia!

Monday 4 December 2017

Class Party on Friday

Dear Parents and Carers,

On Friday 8th December, 2017, 1 / 2 F will be having a class party in learning sessions 3 and 4 to celebrate the end of the school year! To ensure we have a good mix of healthy foods and party foods your child has volunteered to bring:

Adrian Calarco
Salt and vinegar chips
Zachary Camilleri
26 cups
Benita Lai
1 x packet of lollies
Nash Matas
1 x packet of lollies
Jemma Mealing
Sophia Palasovski
Macedonia salad
Aleah Rogers
Cup cakes
Jack Wright
1 x 2 lemonade
Thomas Bingham
Nathaniel Brownlee
26 plates
Charli Coleman
Ella Davey
Chicken and egg sandwiches
Vance Elliott
Xander Fredericks
 1 x packet of lollies
Cruz Glover
Taliya Godoy
Veggie sticks and dip
Ryan Langston
Cade Louwrens
Salad or veggie sticks
Ethan McRae
Chips 1x packet
Christian Mzinda
Fairy bread
Charlotte Randall
 Drink – 1 x 2L bottle
Sienna Rimmer
Bailey Schwarz
1 x 2L drink
Brooke Tideswell
Esha Uday
Mrs Darby
If you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to speak to me before or after school or contact the school office on (02)4636 7474 and they will notify me to return your call.

Sunday 3 December 2017

Recent Award recipients...

This week at Primary Assembly.....

Nash received an award for working hard at skip counting and times table facts, Cruz has been working hard in reading and Jack persuaded us why Christmas is the best celebration of the year! Well done boys!

Congratulations to the students who have worked consistently through out the year to earn their gold awards!

Congratulations Xander and Christian! Your hard work and enthusiasm in PDHPE is fantastic! 

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer...

We had fun during art creating some of our own reindeer's...