Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tuakana Teina Day - 31st July

Today we had Tuakana Teina and we learnt about first aid so if there was a natural disaster, we could help people and maybe save their lives. 

Firstly, we talked about what items go (or should go) in a first aid kit.

Next, we learnt how to put people into the recovery position. 

Then we practised what we should do in different emergency situations, such as
- if someone is choking
- if someone is having a seizure
- if someone has a cut, graze or some kind of bleeding injury
- if someone is dehydrated
- if someone is burnt
- if someone is unresponsive but breathing

Lastly we made a quick movie to show what we learnt!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Introducing our inquiry topic -

Our inquiry topic this term is Natural Disasters.
For the first week we are learning about the weather.

We built on our knowledge from last term when we learnt about Earth and space. We learnt that there are 5 layers of the atmosphere around Earth.

We learnt that the weather we have forms in the troposphere which is the layer of the atmosphere closest to the Earth. We live in the troposphere. 

We watched a Youtube video about weather and we learnt lots of new words about weather. 

We learnt about air pressure, moisture, temperature and wind speed. These 3 things are measured by Barometer, weather balloons, thermometers and anemometers respectively. 

These conditions change and in different combinations make up different kinds of weather. Storms and some natural disasters can happen because of these weather conditions. 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Warming up our maths brains!

Today is the first day of Term 2 and we did a cool challenge to warm up our brains and help us remember everything we did last term.

Miss Ashley put the slideshow on the TV one slide at a time, and we had a few minutes to record anything we could think of that was about the number on the TV.

Here is what we remembered!