Our Dinosaur projects

The Triassic Period 

Week 5

The children became experts on the dinosuars from the Triassic period. The children worked in partners to research their given dinosaur. They were required to read the information given to them and to find out different things about their dinosaur. They then filled in the boxes with the correct information. Their projects have come up really well for a first attempt and we look forward to seeing them improve as we learn about the two remaining periods.

After completing great projects on the Triassic dinosaurs the children were keen to improve their researching and presentation skills.

 The Jurassic Period

Week 6

This time it was the Jurassic dinosaurs that we were investigating. The children were paired up with new partners and they couldn’t wait to start.They have improved their reading skills and have worked hard on their bubble writing.

The Creteceous Period

Week 8

The children are now project experts! They are able to read information on their chosen dinosaur and can classify the information under the correct headings.

They are very much looking forward to beginning their own projects. Before we do however they had one last practise with a partner. This time they researched a dinosaur from the Cretaceous Period.


What did you enjoy doing?

What did you find difficult?


It’s a Jolly Jump Off Day!

Today, the children at New Gisborne Primary School participated in a ‘Jump Off’ day as part of the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser.

The children over the past term have been learning how to skip during P.E sessions and we have been impressed with the amount of children coming to school with their own skipping ropes, practicing every chance they have.

The Jump Off Day was held in the gymnasium. Children were put into small groups with two excellent Grade Six helpers and began with a warm up.  After the workup we were ready to start! The activities were set up like a circuit. We rotated around eight different skipping related activities. They included hoop skipping, an obstacle course, colouring in the skipping boy/girl, individual speed skipping, long rope skipping, trick skipping and jumping activities.

Miss Hunichen showed off her skipping skills to the children! Mr Goodyear did a wonderful job in organising the day and we thank him heaps!

Congratulations to everyone so far. We have raised $3462 as of today and 104 students have registered. There is still two weeks to go so keep up the great work.


What was your favourite activity during the Jump Off hour?

What is your favourite skipping trick?