Engineers Week 5th Class

5th class in Room 7 have been working hard in preparation for the Globe project. We are investigating air pollution around our school. We are waiting for the results of our investigation from the research laboratory. To help us with our investigation we decided to construct a wind vane and a wind anemometer. We worked together in groups to plan and construct our chosen project. We’re looking forward to using our constructions as part of the Globe project.

Australia Day!

It was ‘Australia Day’ on Monday. Alex’s granny sent us stickers all the way from Australia. We found Australia on the map and looked at the Australian flag. Freya and Evie told us that their grandparents live in Australia too. Happy Australia Day everyone!

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Emperor Penguins

Today in second class we have been learning all about emperor penguins. They live in the Antarctic. Weather in the Antarctic is cold and the temperate can go as low as -60 degrees Celsius.
Emperor penguins are the largest penguin species. They are nearly 4 feet tall and weigh up to 90 pounds. On their cheeks they have an orange glow. The mummy penguin lays the egg and then goes off fishing. The daddy penguin keeps the egg warm for 9 weeks. When the chick is born the mummy comes back to feed it and the dad goes off fishing.

Money

In fourth class we are learning about money. Here is a great game to convert euros to cents and vice versa. CLICK HERE

There are a number of games on the EURO at TeachingMoney.co.uk

 

We have learned that there are many different currencies around the world. A currency is the type of money used for different countries.

Country Currency Image
Ireland Euro
Northern Ireland Sterling
Albania Lek Tirana
Northern Ireland Sterling
Poland Warszaw, Zlode
Romania Leu
Lithuania Litai
Australia Australia Dollar
Czech Republic Korun

We also learned that there are 20 countries that use the Euro.

Country Currency Capital
Ireland Euro Dublin
France Euro Paris
Italy Euro Rome
Germany Euro Berlin
Spain Euro Madrid
Austria Euro Vienna
Greece Euro Athens
Malta Euro Valletta
Latvia Euro Riga
Netherlands Euro Amsterdam
Luxembourg Euro Luxembourg City
Finland Euro Helsinki
Portugal Euro Lisbon
Estonia Euro Talin
Slovakia Euro Bratislava
Cyprus Euro Nicosia
Belgium Euro Brussels
Montenegro Euro Podgorica
Kosova Euro Pristina
Slovenia Euro Ljubljana

By having the same currency all of these countries have a close economic relationship. We can also travel to any of these countries and use the same money (currency).

Check out the Google map of it HERE.

Volcano Experiment

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We have been learning about the effects of heat. A few weeks ago we made play-dough in our school kitchen. Last week Tristan used play dough to make a model volcano. Ms. McGinley has been teaching 4th Class all about … Continue reading