Sunday, 17 June 2018

Arts Week - busy creating and imagining!

We have had a wonderful week of using all sorts of art materials to create some beautiful individual art works. Please come along in Week 9 on Tuesday or Thursday during 3 Way Conferences and see our School's Art Exhibition.

Here are some of the mufti day outfits of the actors, musicians, dancers and artists.

Rhythm Interactive drumming at school!

We have never seen so many drums in one place at a time! Johnny from Rhythm Interactive was an awesome teacher with great easy to follow chants and patterns to follow. He started us with a basic beat and then progressed to harder rhythms to listen and follow. He had us spellbound and we really enjoyed it! We hope he comes back again to visit - we would love to have another go!

Tinker Time - using the Edisons

New to the Team 3 Tinker Time are a set of Edison Robots. Here is James and Natasha who along with Aayush and Tiffany have been learning with Mrs Lee once a week about new Tinker Time activities. They have been given these roles as they are really interested in technology and how it is used to learn new thinking and problem solving skills. They are now leading our class in learning to use these new programmable robots. Well done Texperts!

Monday, 21 May 2018

Tech Week NZ - Joining the live stream today with OMG tech!

What do you know about Rocket Lab?  

How do rockets take off? 

What is rocket propulsion? 

What does a satellite do? 

Can we live on Mars? 

These were all questions we heard answered today when R14 joined in a live stream at 1:30pm today. We heard young students interviewing scientists who work for Rocket Lab in New Zealand talk about what it was that made them interested in Space. University Professors showed their satellite projects and real astronauts from the United States showed us what it was like to have no gravity. Then we started out with a simple rocket launch experiment ourselves:

We had such a lot of fun - try it at home!

Making maths multiplication and division relate to real life problem solving!

The Triangles group has been working on setting up a sports team with uniforms and sports equipment. We used the slide deck on our drive to start to think about what is needed when planning for a sport. What sport did you choose? Now find the price of the clothing on Rebel Sports or The Warehouse websites. Next list the equipment you need for that sport and do the same. Now use your multiplication skills to see if you can multiply the cost by the number of people in the team. Most people chose 10 because that is a times table they know. And 0 or zero are easier to use. We rounded the prices to whole numbers too and are about to present our findings. There is a lot of problem solving and maths talk in our class right now!

In Maths we have been practicing our family of facts using multiplication and division:

3 x 4 = 4 x 3

Using noodle boxes we have been sharing equally and dividing groups and writing the number sentence that describes the action.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Buddhist Temple Visit Year 3 and 4

What a beautiful place to visit. We all had an interesting time learning about the Buddhist Temple which is right in our suburban backyard.
Think good thoughts, say good words, do good deeds - 3 Gs
 give others convenience, give others confidence, give others joy, give others hope - 4 Gs
How have you carried out these good deeds this weekend?

Friday, 18 May 2018

Oat The Goat - part of Pink Shirt Day

Check out this link to a fantastic story made in New Zealand for New Zealand children about kindness and how we treat others.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

May the fourth be with you! In a galaxy far, far away...

In a galaxy far, far away, Jedi masters were required to enter a realm without touching a single laser beam - or suffer consequences as yet unknown,
 " I have a bad feeling about this Chewbacca."

Next, those among us brave enough, created designs for Aliens encountered across the universe. We thought of species, strengths, weaknesses, powers and used our knowledge of space.

After that Tinker Time: we set about making BB-8 cross the desert safely through coding blocks and our mathematical patterning knowledge. 

Next we relaxed alongside the Storm Troopers. 

May the fourth be with you all weekend!

Arts Week - busy creating and imagining!

We have had a wonderful week of using all sorts of art materials to create some beautiful individual art works. Please come along in Week 9 ...