Wednesday, 7 August 2013

The Moon - 9 August

Today we learnt about the moon. We now know:

  • We have one moon and we can only see one side of it
  • The moon orbits earth
  • It takes 28 days
  • The moon reflects light from the sun
  • When parts of the moon are in shade we can't see those parts - that's why the moon sometimes looks different
  • There are 8 phases of the moon

After acting out the rotations of the moon, we watched this video:

Miss Irvine found this cool rap - some of the information isn't very accurate, but it's fun!

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Our Star, The Sun - Thursday 1 August

Today we learnt that:

  • Stars emit (give out) light, which is why we can see them
  • The Sun is a star
  • The Sun looks bigger than other stars because it is closer to us
  • Other stars look small because they are very, very, very far away
  • Stars form patterns and pictures called constellations

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Our Star, The Sun - Wednesday 31 July

Today we learnt that:

  • When the light shines on a place on the globe, it is like the sun shining on that spot on Earth
  • It is day time in New Zealand when the sun is shining on our part of Earth
  • It is night time in New Zealand when the sun is not shining our part of the Earth
  • The world takes one spin to make a complete cycle of day and night (24 hours)
  • It is the Earth that moves - not the sun!

Try out this cool website

Our Star, The Sun - Tuesday 30 July

Today we made a timeline of our day. It goes round in a circle because each day is generally the same.

We learnt that:

  • Day and night happened regularly
  • At night there is no sun
  • It is day time when we can see the sun
  • It takes 24 hours for night and day to happen, then a new 24 hours happens
  • The sun also gives us heat during the day

Monday, 8 July 2013

Marae Trip Waiata

In term three we are going to the Marae. Our Waiata will be Tutira Mai.

Here is the link to hear it and practise it.