Saturday, 27 June 2015

The World's Biggest Book

This week we visited the State Library of NSW to see the World's biggest book ever published. It's an atlas.

Monday, 22 June 2015


We are just starting a cross-curricular unit on toys. We'll cover history, science and technology. We are using several schemes of work from the old UK National Curriculum website.

Moving toys
How are our toys different from those in the past?
Pushes and pulls
Forces and movement
Magnets and springs
Forces in action

We'll also be making some moving toys inspired by the Tinkering Studio.

To get us started today we went to the Museum of Sydney for the Toys Through Time exhibition. Here we investigated toys from the past and how they compare to modern toys today. The children picked up the free activity trail in the gallery. It was hard to get photos with the low lighting and reflections.

We also took the trail around the permanent galleries.

Over the next few weeks we'll be making our own toys and conducting lots of experiments to see how toys work. Pop back soon.

Monday, 15 June 2015


By R

The children have been working on these wanted posters. You can download the writing frame from Sparklebox.

By L
The also used Word to make another version on the computer.

By R

By L

Cooking Wheat Free

Orange cream cookies
We have been trying out lots of recipes from the Wheat Belly Cookbook. We have loved everything so far and the recipes are really easy and quick. There are no difficult to find ingredients and it's all low carb, no refined sugar and gluten free.

Key lime pie by R

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Vivid 2015

June is here so it's time for the Vivid Sydney Festival. Here are some of our favourite light sculptures and projections.