Wednesday, September 20, 2017

How does the solar system work?

For the last two weeks of school, we are learning about Space.

We don't know that much about space - mainly only that there is no oxygen in space.

Miss Ashley made this resource and we will use it for week 9 and week 10 to help us learn about space. 

Already we have learnt so much. You should check out the corridor outside our class to see what specific things we have learnt.

One of those things is what order the planets go in, and that they orbit around the sun while rotating. Here is a video of us trying to understand this.

We will show you more things we learnt about space as we go!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Animal presentations!

As part of our inquiry, we learnt about zoology.
Zoology is the study of animals, their behaviour, physiology and evolution, as well as their interactions with each other and their environment. Zoologists study how animals evolved and the impact of environmental change on their survival.

In buddies, we drew an animal out of a hat and had to research it. 

We started with texts from here, then had to use Google to help answer any other questions we had. We had a lot of tasks to complete about our animals.

Here are some examples of the various tasks we had to do.

Task 1 - Grace and Edith

Task 2 - Syraiah-Lee and Falakika

Task 3 - Lydia and Hiria

Task 4 - Paula and Sosaia

Task 5 - Coralee and Hevani

Task 6 - Falakika and Syraiah-Lee

Task 7 - Edith and Grace

Task 8 - Lydia and Hiria

Each pair also had to prepare a Kahoot with facts from their presentation.
These were really entertaining and interested, and kept out crowd (Room 7, 8 and some of Room 5) hooked into the presentations.

A special thank you to our wonderful audience!

We would love to hear something you have learnt about any animal we talked about, leave us a comment below!

Te Reo Maori lesson - from Room 10 students

Today we had some special guests come into our classroom. 
They were students from Room 10! 

These students were Frances, Cerenity, Irys and Constance. 

They taught us about lots of different things, but mainly about Maori hobbies like playing a game called Pukana.


We made up a Padlet and gave them some feedback about their lesson. 
Most peoples favourite part was playing Pukana!

We would love to hear something you learnt during Maori Language Week 2017, 
leave a comment below!

Maori Language Week 2017

This year for Maori language week, we decided to make a movie inspired by an article on Kiwi Kids news, called 100 Maori words every Kiwi should know. 

Ironically, in the article, there was more than 100 words! 
So we changed our title to reflect the 106 we learnt how to say.


How many of these did you know?
Which ones were new for you?
Let us know in a comment below!

Area & Perimeter

This week we learnt about Area and Perimeter. 
Miss Ashley put a grid on the carpet using masking tape and we used this to help us learn about area and perimeter. 

Area is what is inside a shape - when we did this, we used real people.
Perimeter is when you count how many lines are on the outside of the shape - you can see us walking and counting to measure this. 

Check out our learning!

Did this help you learn about area and perimeter?
Let us know in a comment below.

Monday, August 21, 2017

PWC - Financial Literacy

For maths this week we are learning about financial literacy. 
We are lucky enough to have some special guests from PWC (Price Waterhouse Coopers). 

They taught us lots about insurance, saving money, knowing who it is safe to borrow money off and so much more.

Here are some student DLOs about what we learnt.

By Auckland

By Hiria

By Coralee

Monday, August 14, 2017

Narrative writing T3W4

Today we started learning about narratives. 

We have all learnt about narratives before, so we knew something about them. The most important thing with narratives, is that they have a problem and a solution. 

Firstly, Miss Ashley told us oral narratives (telling them out loud, instead of writing them down). 
We gave our ideas for characters, settings and problems, and she made up a random story about them.

Next, we acted out our own narratives, using characters/settings/problems that the class came up with.

Here is our creations.

On the last one, Miss Ashley wrote down exactly what was narrated (said).

One fine sunny morning, there was 2 dogs. They were playing. They were really good friends, as they were brother and sister. ‘Wooooof’ growled one dog. Then one day, two people came. ‘Which dog do you want?’ said one of them. Kika wanted a dog, and chose the dog called Grace. GRace didn’t know what was going on, and felt sad at that moment, but she went to her new owner. Her brother didn’t know, he was still sleeping. The new owner, and her mum, walked away. The brother woke up, and he looked everywhere for his sister. She wasn’t there. He got angry. He got crazy. ‘WOO WOO WOO’ he cried for his sister.

So the new owner and the mum went to the markets to get some food. ‘Okay, elts eat’ said the mum. The brother dog was still looking for his sister. He looked like a scary gorilla. He looked at the owner and the mum. He looked straight in their eyes. He barked and barked. WOOO WOO WOO. They got really scared. They called pet control, and pet control.
Amon was biting them into pieces, and then he ran away.

10 years later… the brother was still looking for his sister. He was so old. He finally saw his sister! He was so happy. They both went together and started playing. They were so excited.