It is great to have such an enthusiastic bunch of students returning after the holidays - what a delightful few days we have had.
To begin this term, we will be looking at Captain Cook and his discoveries. We have identified the things that we already know about Captain Cook and in our cooperative groups we wrote down questions that we would like to answer.
For home learning this week you were asked to find 5 interesting facts about Captain Cook. Add your comments to this post. On Friday we will see how many of our questions have been answered!
Thank goodness for the rain yesterday, it meant that I could stay inside all day and watch the Olympics!!
I really enjoyed watching the 10m platform diving finals. I can't believe the things those men could do.
If you think back to your Olympic pool challenge earlier in the year when you had to jump off the high diving board you will have some understanding of how they were feeling.
Although our high diving board is only about 3m high and the one they jumped off was 10m!!
It was amazing to hear the support from the crowd as each person stood on the platform ready to jump.
It must be a surreal feeling hearing all of those spectators cheering for you. I felt a bit sorry for the Chinese competitor who got the silver medal. He was devastated to have missed out on the gold as China was going for 8 from 8 in the diving competitions.However, I would also be super happy and proud of myself for even getting into the finals so he shouldn't be too hard on himself.