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Friday, 27 March 2015

A Very Special Visitor

Today the junior classes had a very unexpected visitor to the school hall. .... Ronald McDonald!

He talked to us about how to be safe when walking and travelling in a car.
We learnt about 'sneaky' driveways, and how we should STOP, LOOK and LISTEN before walking past driveways and before crossing the road.

Ronald McDonald was so hilarious, and we had a lot of laughs. Especially when his sock was stuck to his back!

Thanks Ronald for your great road safety message.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Emily's Shadow

We have been learning about Space - and have been learning about what causes day and night.

We traced around Emily's shadow during the day. 

We know the sun DOESN'T move. It just looks that way because Earth is turning towards the sun. The closer we turn to the sun, the shorter the shadows get. As we start turning away from the sun, shadows become longer.

Here's a picture of our observations ...

Monday, 23 March 2015

Fun At The Gala

On Saturday, we had our school gala. Thanks to the efforts of many Halcombe School families, the PTA and many, many other volunteers, we managed to raise a whopping $19,000 for the school!

The weather was kind to us, and there were lots of things to do, yummy treats to eat, and good bargains to buy.

Well done to the Halcombe School Idol contestants who practised hard for the competition and all performed wonderfully on the day. See the photos below ...

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Eating Tomatoes

Our tomatoes have been ripening on the vine in our garden. Today Miss Jeynes chopped some up and we ate them on crackers (with a bit of salt for extra flavour).

We still have a lot left, and will have of other ways to enjoy eating them.

We are planning to get stuck into the potatoes next. Most of us want to have wedges!
We love eating food from our garden.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Bike Safety

Today Constable Cree came to visit Room 3. She talked to us about how to be safe on our bikes, and how to make sure our helmets fit correctly.

We learnt how to use hand signals to show we are turning left, right, and to stop. Then we practiced going in and out of cones. It was tricky at first, but we got better with practice.

Thanks Constable Cree, it was a very important lesson on bike safety and we learnt a lot!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015


We are so lucky to have a pool here at Halcombe School. We get to practice swimming every day!

Our class is split into 3 groups.
Some of us are learning how to kick properly and we are starting to use freestyle arms
Some of us are practicing our freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke technique. We are trying to remember 'frog legs' technique for breaststroke, and to breathe to the side in freestyle.

Here are some pics of us in the pool ...