Friday, December 11, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Clever Kids Create Colourful Clocks!

Have you ever wondered how to make a clock?
Well, take a look at these photos. Firstly, we learnt all about the history of clocks and how people used to tell the time before clocks were invented. We took clocks apart and looked at their mechanisms. The design and planning stage was really important. This guided us in the 'making' part of the process. But some of our finished clocks did not look like our original plans, so we reflected on the changes we had made.
Have a look at these clocks and tell us what you think.
(Incase you are wondering.........some of our photos were taken on our mufti day. We came dressed as something starting with P)
What would you come as?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009


last Tuesday our school Enviro group visited Kings Plant Barn. We are taking place in the 'vege garden for schools' project.This means that we have our own vege garden at Kings. We planted our veges last week - a mixture of brocoli, strawberries and a beanstalk smack bang in the middle of our garden! We didn't plant cabbage because none of use like cabbage very much. Do you have a vege garden? what are your favourite types of veges? Watch this space for more enviro news. S.M & B.T

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wonderful Wearable Arts

Last week a group of us went to the Uxbridge art gallery to have a look at the exhibition of wearable arts. Intermediate and colleges entered in to this competition. There were some very interesting costumes, all made out of recycled materials like CD's, lollie wrappers and newspaper. We thought the most interesting one was the one made out of lotto tickets. By D.W and D.L

Saturday, June 20, 2009

WINTER fun hits Room 17

On Friday the kids came to school in mufti - wearing a scarf and a beanie. It was fun! Enjoy our photos and check out some of our ideas below.......

Here are some interesting ways to use a scarf.....
• As a slingshot – B.W
• For a limbo stick – K.H
• As a lassoo – S.M
• For the high jump bar – B.T
• As a tug of war rope – C.L
• For a sling when you break your arm! –D.W

You might need to know that a beanie is also good for........
• A basket – S.H
• As a baseball mit – B.W
• To collect money in – C.C
• As a peg holder – B.T
• As a Frisbee – D.L
• For a plate – K.H

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Book Week Fun

Our Book Week theme was 'Dinosaurs'. Room 17 made this recipe with our buddy class.

Recipe for DINOSAUR NESTS (and dinosaur eggs!)

To make the nests you will need:
• Cornflakes
• Melted chocolate
• Paper muffin cases
Melt the chocolate and mix with the cornflakes. Press in to the paper muffin cases.
To make the dinosaur eggs you will need:
• Icing sugar
• Food colouring
• Peppermint essence
• Drop of water
Mix all of the above ingredients. Make different coloured eggs by changing the food colouring.
Put the eggs in the nests and eat them up! YUM.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009