In science we did this experiment where we had to make this liquid thing, we had to add 1 tsp of Tumeric, about 1 cup of methylated spirits, and then we mixed it and then let it settle down for a bit. After it settled down we had to only get the liquid not the Tumeric, so we had to get the dropper and only get the top bit of the liquid, and put it on one square of toilet paper, making sure not to get any Tumeric on it. We had to let it dry for a bit in the sun. After it was dry we had to tear it up into 4 about equal strips (were only using 2). After it had dried, we made another solution I think it was just vinegar, we used one strip and put it in, not soaking it and just putting it dropping over the side of the cup so it would stay on the cup and in the solution. We made another solution by adding two fingers width of water and then 2 tsp of bicarb soda and then mix it. After it was all mixed up, we put one strip in it, and did the same thing. We could see the colours had changed, one changed orange-brown and the other stayed yellow. We had also done it with test papers and the one in the bicarb soda and water turned green and the one in the vinegar turned red-pink.
Sam Choi: Mr Hazelton’s Science class was fun and exciting. We also did Pastoral Care, Peer Support, and Maths. I think secondary school is very different from primary school. One of the reasons I like change is because you get new things to learn with, and you make new friends.
*wish* the building of our math project went better.
Sam: PDHPE was fun and it was my best subject ever. It is the best because I enjoyed the sport part of it and I enjoyed it when we talked about the negatives, the positives, and the neutrals about changes that are going to happen in the next few years.
*star* peer support
*wish* I could have participated in the learning part of PDHPE better.
Sam : Today was great and Mr. Watt’s art class was fun. Ms Sackey’s Sphero class was great and coding the Sphero was fun too. I have never gotten to do anything like what we did in Technology in primary school and that shows that you get more opportunities in secondary school than in primary school.
My group and I did Science and Mathematics today. We are called the ‘Rockstars’ and we are the best!
In Science, we did an experience on bases and acids.
In maths we had to make a tunnel to get a marble from one cup to another. It was the best! I love Secondary School!!
QUESTION:What does learning look like in secondary?
Secondary school is very different to primary. In secondary, you learn more advanced skills and lots of different subjects. In Science, we do lots of fun experiments and in Maths we learn harder things like geometry and calculus. I can’t wait for secondary school.
It was so fun, Mr Hazelton made science really fun, we made paper change colour. It was my favourite part of the day. We also had maths, pastoral care, and peer support. Secondary school is so much different to primary but way more fun. I like change and secondary school is a big change but that is good.
*wish* I could have participated better in maths.
Day 2 PDHPE was the best subject we got fit and active and we got to talk a lot. Peer support was good to we got play a ball game.
Today was the best so far we got to draw with robots; it was amazing. Also in art we got to make cities with paint. Peer Support was also good. I got to learn a lot more about high school.
Over all reflection: High school is amazing. I’m so glad I got this experience to learn more and talk to high schoolers. I can’t wait until high school because Science, Maths and Tech. I hope one day I will get to do this with other kids when I’m in year 11. I loved secondary school I hade so much fun this week I can’t wait till I’m in secondary school.
Day 1 Science was different because we used special stuff that we haven’t done before.
It was different because we used cool jars and wire.:) Secondary school was fun it was good that we could experience what it is like.
Day 1 Scarlett
Day 1 of our secondary school experience was awesome. We did lot of fun subjects such as Science, Math , and Pastoral Care . My favorite subject was Math because we got to build a structure out of paper, tape, 2 cups and a marble . The construction was meant to be a structure to get the marble in to the cup. I think there are many classes and opportunities in secondary school. The class are different because you are not in the same room like primary school. You have to move around to all the different classrooms for different subjects.
Day 1 Snigda
Our first day of the experiencing secondary school was interesting and fun. The classes we took part in were different but in a way still similar.The teachers who supported us in Math, Science and Pastoral Care were very helpful and kind. In Math, half the stuff I learnt I didn’t know one bit about. Science made me curious about what we would do in Year 10,11 Science. We worked with tumeric. My favourite subject I did today was math. The teacher, Mrs Huntley, was entertaining and supportive. My understanding of secondary so far is that it is not as bad as I thought it would be. It seems exciting…..apart from homework. Pastoral care was a bit boring (sorry to those who love it). In PC we did a few surveys and watched a few videos of worries of high school. 🙂
Day 1 Ethan
Science is different in high school because we get to use chemicals. Maths is great because we were doing maths when we didn’t even know we were.
In the morning we had Science with Mr Hazelton, and we did experiments with, water, turmeric, toilet paper, methylated spirits, vinegar and bicarbonate soda. After mixing the chemicals together in separate plastic cups, they all created different results.We then dipped toilet paper and test paper into our mixtures and observed their change in colour. When dipped in the vinegar/bicarbonate soda the toilet paper turned orange. Once dipped in the tumeric and methylated spirits, the toilet paper changed from white to light yellow.The bicarb solution made the testpaper change from yellow to green, while the potion containing vinegar made the test paper turn dark orange.This was one of my favorite lessons; as I enjoyed mixing, combining and testing the different substances and what results they created. This was new and exciting, and I hope all secondary school science is like that lesson.
Our secondary experience has been wonderful. We unanimously agreed that it was the best day of our year so far. We think that some aspects of secondary school is very different to primary school. Like in Art, we actually used paint (Mrs Willis 😇🤣😛). We thouroghly enjoyed Technology. In fact, applause to Ms Sackey as it was our favourite subject followed closely by Science. We loved all aspects of it. Although secondary is very different to primary school, things like different classes for different subjects, locks on the lockers and they do food tech. Overall, I can not wait for high school – my experience could have been even better if Mrs Willis was a high school teacher 👏🏼😀😀😜
Day one of the Secondary School Experience was great! I really enjoyed the classes, my favourite part was Science with Mr Hazelton. We put turmeric and methylated spirits on toilet paper and saw what colour it turned in an acidic mix, and a based mix. We also did Peer Support, Maths, and Pastoral Care.
In pastoral care we where put in to groups and we sat in a circle, we chose one person to get to shape or object from Bronte and they had to make it with play dough, their teammates had to guess what they where making, and the first group finished got to go out to out to recess first.
In Maths we made a paper tunnel in our groups to carry a marble from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’. We made the marble travel slower and faster, using only 2 pieces of cardboard, sticky tape, scissors, 2 cups and the marble.
In pastoral care we filled out worksheets asking us if we feel safe in the social media community, which social media sites we use and why.
The classes are much different in secondary school than in primary school in regards to classwork, you get more of an opinion during discussions, and you have different classes in different classrooms, rather than in the one classroom.