Thursday, 22 June 2017

Kiwisport Dance

This term we have had lots of fun learning about dancing shapes, levels and pathways and beat.  Everyone had a chance to learn and perform a dance with a few freestyle beats.  Here are some of the highlights.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Catapult creations

Using visual youtube tutorials we learnt how to make catapults.  Working together in small groups we followed the directions and then tested our creations.  As we were testing our designs, we noticed that the rubber band would stretch when we pressed on it.  This gave the spoon potential energy.  When we let go, the scrunched up paper would fly through the air.  This happened because we had released the potential energy and it changed to kinetic energy.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Wheels day

Yesterday everyone was very excited to bring the bikes, scooters and skateboards to school for wheels day.   Some of the highlights were the scooter relays, construction zone and the short time we had on the obstacle course before the rain started bucketing down.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Writing to inform

Check out some of the reports the students wrote about different reptiles.  They had to research, pull out key facts and then reorganise them into similar ideas.   We found that the sub headings really helped us to sort our ideas into paragraphs.

Challenges:  Pulling out the information without copying all of it.

Success:  Organising our ideas under sub headings.