Friday, 18 September 2015

Testing of the Bridge Structures

Today we tested the amount of load that the Bridges that we constructed could hold.

Enjoy the videos.

These are the results.

Well done. A fabulous working technologically exercise.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Year 6 Excursion to the City!

Yesterday the year 6 students along with Mrs Davis, Mrs Hatton, Mr Coote, Miss Everist and Mr Day, went into the city to visit a number of places!

We were dropped off at Milson's Point, and walked back across the Harbour Bridge to Circular Quay. This was very exciting, as it was the first time that many of the students had walked across the Harbour Bridge. Many overcame a fear of heights! The view was spectacular!

We stopped for recess at Circular Quay!

We made our way up to State Parliament House and we ventured into the gallery of the Legislative Assembly. The Deputy Speaker acknowledged us from his chair.

From here we walked up to the Art Gallery of NSW, where we explored the Australian Art section of the gallery. We investigated a number of paintings and discussed the different features. 

After a very busy day, we made our way back to school. We had heaps of fun and learnt a lot! 

Enjoy some of the creative photos that students took of the Harbour Bridge!

Kate Richards

Susanne Miao

Darcy Faulkes

Felicia Fung

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Dylan Receives his Gold Award

Today I was privileged to attend a ceremony in the NSW State Library in honour of those students who received a Gold Award for the 2015 BOSTES Write On Competition.  

There were 15 students from NSW - 5 from each Stage. 

Dylan received a Gold Award for Stage 3 students.

Well done Dylan. Outstanding results.

 A morning tea followed.

Dylan was given a tour of the Library and also attended a writing workshop. He also received a $20 book voucher to spend at the Library.

Newcomball Fun Day

House Captains and Vice Captains refereed with skill and enthusiasm making this day run smoothly. Senior school students came over to Billa Oval early and set up all the courts for us. Thanks to Mr Tolhurst for organising such a great day. Thanks also to Mt Annan School who brought their students over to compete with us. WelÅ‚ done everyone!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Minecraft Bridges

Year 6 has been using Minecraft to design bridges. Students could work on their own computers and collaborate with a partner or work by themselves.

It allowed students to think about real-world issues like how wide should the bridge be? How high should the lights be? What might happen if the bridge is built close to water level?

Year Six using their Skills at Minecraft to Build Bridges.

Beam, Truss, Arch, Covered, Pedestrian, Vehicle...

 What bridge will be built in this Virtual World? 

After constructing the bridges the students explained the reasoning behind their construction. 

Overall, the students completed some excellent structures. The learning was culminated in this Minecraft activity. Well done Year 6 students.

Planning a Parliamentary Debate.

Year 6 are now about to propose a Bill. The Minister for Defence has a proposal. Of course the Shadow Minister is in disagreement. 

Here are the party Members planning their speeches. 

Minister for Defence...He will propose the Bill.

Party members doing research for the debate.

The Prime Minister and the Deputy PM are conferring about the Bill.

The opposition members are also researching so that they can debate against the Bill.

The Independents and Minor Parties are also researching so they know who they will support.

The Local Minister will visit Inaburra to be part of the Parliamentary Debate. We need to be well prepared, researched and ready to present our points.