Friday, 21 June 2019

R.E Poster

In room six this week,  we did a poster about famous people in the early churches. Me and my buddy Seihara did Phoebe, Phoebe is a co- worker of Paul and is a deacon, a deacon is a person who works as co-worker or has the role of ministering and preaching within the churches.  We all did a great job doing our posters.

Here is a photo of my poster:


Monday, 17 June 2019

My Explanation Writing

                                            How The Water Cycle Works!

What has been around since the earth was created? Yes water! But have you ever wondered where does water end up after you use it? Well did you know that throughout the whole entire world ninety seven percent of the water on earth is salt water and so that leaves three percent as freshwater. Although out of that three percent of freshwater only one percent is drinkable. All the water on earth is part of the water cycle. The water cycle is a continuous cycle that repeats over and over again, there are three main stages in the water cycle, evaporation, condensation and precipitation. Each of these three mains stages play an important part in the water cycle. Let’s focus on where it all starts, evaporation.




Evaporation is a process by which water changes from a liquid to a gas or water vapour. When looking at evaporation there are many examples of this that surrounds us daily in our homes, for example a kettle. The process of a boiling kettle is when heat is added to water it turns into steam also known as water vapour. When you have noticed that the water vapour disappeared that is when the water has turned into a gas. Have you ever wondered if puddles on the ground evaporate? Well the answer is yes! When the sun comes out it is the same process, it warms up the water and turns the water on the ground to water vapour before it disappears into the atmosphere. When the water vapour cools down it turns into tiny water droplets this stage is called condensation.




When the heat of the sun warms up the water from a river, mountain or lake it turns into water vapour this happens because gas is lighter than liquid. When the gas turns into water vapour it goes up into the atmosphere it cools down and turns into tiny little droplets. An example of condensation is when you go up to a mirror and breathe on it and you can see that there are tiny little droplets on the mirror this is because we have water vapour in our mouth and so when we breathe it condenses into tiny little droplets. Up in the atmosphere the water droplets forms into a cloud and grows. When the water droplets bang into each other it starts to get bigger and heavier and so when it starts to get heavier it starts to precipitate, this is the next stage in the water cycle.




When it starts to precipitate it either forms as rain, snow, sleet or hail. When it starts to precipitate it falls back down to earth and will be collected in the oceans, rivers, lakes or streams. Most of the water that precipitates infiltrates (soaks in) into the ground and will be collected as underground water. After this step in the water cycle it starts all over again, from evaporation to condensation and the final step, precipitation.





To conclude the water cycle is an important cycle on earth. Evaporation is when water turns into gas, condensation is the process of the water droplets connecting and forming a cloud, and precipitation is when rain, snow or hail falls back to the ground. Without the water cycle life on earth there would be no life. It is important that we stop wasting water so that the water cycle can exist, next time when you have a glass of water think about how that water has been able to reach your glass.

Friday, 14 June 2019

GSS Book Week 2019

Room 6 was hungry for books during our book week.  We had a whole week celebrating all things books.  We had Author visits from Stu Duval and James Rusell.  Stu presented workshops on storytelling, cartooning, and writing.  James shred his books and told us stories.  We did lots of cool book week activities in class like making dust jacket covers, wanted posters, bookmarks, and story cubes.  Finally our favourite day arrived, Friday.  We got to dress up as our favourite characters and partake in the literacy treasure hunt.  Overall book week is a fantastic week every year.  Room 6 LOVES BOOK WEEK!                     
                                                   Here are some photos from our time:

                                                   My book wee character was: Adrian from
                                                     Scarlet and Ivy.





Friday, 7 June 2019

Watercare



Water, water everywhere! On Friday of week 6, we were lucky to have Sally from Watercare come to teach us more about the water. We did a drama activity and experiments. Firstly we examined the process that water goes through to become drinkable water in our households. Our drama was based on the process that the water to be cleaned. We were the water going through each stage. We had so much fun as we ventured around the school. Once we learnt how water is cleaned we then had to try and clean the dirty water ourselves. We had to create a filter system in partners. We had to do four different tests for our experiments. We experimented with a range of filters to try and test which filter system was the best.










Cross Country


Good Shepherd School had been busy training for cross country this term and finally the day arrived. In week 6 we all arrived at school in our running gear and had our house colours painted onto us. We were eager and ready to go and win house points. Overall the race was long and required a lot of stamina, but we were prepared. Here are some pictures from our races.




                                                      





Thursday, 30 May 2019

Samoa Language Week




This week was Samoan Language Week. In Room 6 we learnt a lot about Samoa and the Samoan culture. We watched Cultural Hub clips about the Samoan alphabet, animals and body parts. Did you know that the Samoan alphabet has only 17 letters? Also during reading time we did a scavenger phrases, our experts were Matila, Remy and Rosa.












The white star's on the flag represents the southern cross constellation. The blue represents freedom and red is representative of courage and bravery.

Friday, 24 May 2019

Year 6 Netball Game

On Wednesday this week we had a netball game, the game started at 4:55. Before the game started we did some warm ups, we did some shuttle runs, wagon wheel, and some drills. When the game was finished we found out who won. It was us, the Thunder Birds team! We won 11-7, we were so happy that we won.
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