Year 5 made solar system models that had to show what a day is, what a month is and what a year is. The resources were pipe cleaners, styrofoam balls of
various sizes, skewers, cups cardboard boxes, blu-tack and markers. Year 5 had two science lessons to complete the model. Each group had a different
design that worked. So, once we were ready, we had to present to Year 2 to show how it all worked. The results were good. Year 2 learnt that a month
is when the moon orbits the earth. A year is when the earth orbits the sun and that takes 365 days and a quarter. One day is when the earth does a
full 360 degrees turn. It was a fun and enjoyable experience. By Tim Heasman
Year 5 went to Year 2 and explained how long a day, a month and a year was. It was really exciting for Year 2 and Year 5. Year 5 had to make models for
the Year 2's so it would be easier for them to explain to the Year 2 students. The Year 2 students said they learnt a lot of things from their Year
5 buddies and it was also very exciting. The behaviour of some of the Year 2’s was great but it was challenging being the teachers! By Ivy You
On 16 November 2017, both of the Year 5 classes taught both of the Year 2 classes about our solar system. Year 5 taught Year 2 about what a day, month, year and a leap year is. In tiny little groups, Year 5 made a model of the sun, earth and moon to show what a day, month and year was by spinning, turning, acting or any other interesting ways. Year 5 was also told to ask questions about how Year 2 will feel when they enter Primary School. Here are some questions and comments:
Eli Stanwell Yr 2: I want to know about way beyond the solar system.
Kevin Kim Yr 2: Why is the swimming carnival on the first day of school?
Timothy Pickering Yr 5: They listened very well.
Alan George Yr 5: They listened very well and they even taught us!
James Pollard Yr 5: It was an extraordinary experience.
Christiaan Maritz Yr 5: This is the sun, it is very very hot.
By Alan George