Why are there two pacific oceans?

Today we looked at a map and curiously asked, “Why are there two Pacific ocean’s” We also looked at how maps can have a Key to understand the data on a map.

Lots of us found this confusing. To understand that there is only one Pacific Ocean we looked at a globe and accepted that the Earth is round and not flat like the map. We looked at how there is actually one Pacific Ocean.

Mr Lo also showed us how maps around the world can be different. A Chinese world map shows China in the middle and North and South America to the right hand side. This shows clearly there is one Pacific Ocean. We also looked at an Australian World Map.

We also explored Google Earth Click here to explore it at home

Life-Cycle of a Frog

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This week we are learning about the life cycle of a frog, from frog – frogspawn – tabpole- froglet back to a frog.

The children were very excited when they were given playdough! We went through as a class what the life cycle of a frog looked like. We spoke about how a frog begins it’s life as an egg which is known as frogspawn, then the eggs turn into a tadpole and eventually into a froglet (a tadpole with legs) and then it grows into a young frog before growing into an adult frog.

A fun fact we learned was that a frog lives for up to 10-12 years, but not many tadpoles survive to become a frog.

Extension: Click here to play a frog life cycle labeling game

Healthy Meals

Today we had a glorious day improving our cooking skills! First, we made sure we had good hygiene. We washed our hands and made sure our hair wouldn’t get in the way.

Throughout the process we improved on many skills. Look at our fabulous photos before.

Well done Toucans. You’ve been on a wonderful journey of

Market Research –> Design –> Instruction Writing –> Cooking.

Sequencing in Computing

This half term in Computing our focus is on programming.

Algorithms are precise instructions. We looked at the instructions, up, up , turn right and turn left. These are the only four instructions we are giving. We then explored what would happen if we gave these instructions to our floor robots (bee-bots) but try the instructions in different ways.

We then discussed together and came to the conclusion that the order of instructions (sequencing) is very important as giving the same instructions but in different order may produce a different outcome. In our example, our Bee-bots ended in different places.

Do you want to try a virtual bee-bot at home? Click here to load up the virtual bee-bot!

Understanding growth

In Science we have looked at reproduction and growth. Today we were scientists that gathered and recorded data. We measured our height and then plotted our results on a bar chart.

Did you know that Animals grow by absorbing a variety of nutrients, including carbohydrates, sugars, fats, and proteins, These components are distributed throughout the body and used to build new cells. Animals usually stop growing once they reach an adult, but plants can keep on growing , growing and growing!

Ho Ho Ho!

This week we have started our new music unit. Ho Ho Ho is a fun Christmas song that includes rapping, improvising and dancing.

We listened to the song and discussed

What Can You Hear?
● One male and one female. Children’s voices, rapping and voices shouting out Christmas words.
● Sleigh Bells, bass guitar, trumpet, trombone, saxophone. Harmonica/synthesiser, piano and
We also had a go at singing it. We do need more practice but here is a sneek peak. We had lots of fun giving it a go.

Extension: Have a go learning the song at home

Extension: You can see an overview of this lesson below.