Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Problem solving puzzler

As part of our maths we are looking at problem solving.   Try finding the solution to this problem with someone at home.  Think about this while taking on our challenge.

What is the question asking?
What are the clues?
What kind of answer am I looking for? E.g. number, word, measurement

Clue: think of years and months.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Simple machines

As part of our science we have started to take a closer look at the physics involved with simple machines.  Today we looked at pulleys and how the grooved wheel and rope together make it easier for a load to be lifted.

Family challenge:  Design a pulley to lift a load using materials from around your house.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Mustafa's Post on Friday, 19 May 2017

At home I made a transformer. It can be a plane or a car. The front can open and close. The wings can move too.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

WAL about topic vocabulary

Did you know that a topic word is a word that is linked to a specific topic or subject.  Today the penguins reading group read a non fiction text about horses.  Together we pulled out the topic vocabulary and created a glossary.

Arjun's Video on Thursday, 18 May 2017

Dorothy's Video on Thursday, 18 May 2017

Thursday, 11 May 2017

WALT summarise

When reading to find out information keywords are very important when we are note taking.  Once you have your notes the  next step is to summarise the main ideas in your own words.

Here is an example some children did in reading today.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017


This term we are putting our science hat on and looking at the physical world.  Our main concept is function leading to our big question: 

Our key understandings are:


Discuss the pictures at home this week.  
What do you notice?   What is the whole?   What parts can you see?   How do you think they work? Can you see two parts that might work together?

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