Friday, 22 August 2014

National Poetry Day Friday 22nd August- Spine Poetry

As part of National Poetry Day we went the library and created some 'spine poetry'. It was lots of fun and Mrs Bennett was a great help finding titles. Have a look at what we have created.












Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Guest Speaker on Bioluminescent Animals (Sea Creatures)

Today we had Jake from the Napier Aquarium come into school to speak to us about how bioluminscent animals create light. Klaudia and Brianna emailed Karlie at the aquarium to help arrange a visit. Well done girls! We had an amazing time listening to such a knowledgeable speaker.




Friday, 8 August 2014

Today We Dissected a Pigs Eye

Please do not watch this video if you think it will make you feel queezy!

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We had an exciting morning looking at the parts of the eye. This really showed how much the students had learnt as they were able to describe and discuss the parts of the eye as we were able to see them.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Henrietta's Colour Blindness Testing

Today Henrietta tested a group of students for colour blindness as part of her inquiry. The students had to view a set of circles with numbers in them. I look forward to her results and seeing her presentation of what she discovered next week!






Optometrist Visit

On Tuesday this week we had an optometrist visit to answer some of the questions students from the senior syndicate had about the eye.

A very interesting video if you can have a quick look.
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Cross Country 1,2,3 for the Girls and an Amazing Effort by All!

A wonderful afternoon at the Cross Country. Well done to all those who participated. Our classroom had a number of students in the top 15 in both boys and girls races. I look forward to the official results.






Friday, 1 August 2014

Commonwealth Games


This week Mrs Burns shared her experience of the 1998 and 2006 Commonwealth Games. Here is a photo of Tim and Henrietta wearing Mrs Burns's Blazer and tracksuit jacket. The games have also linked nicely into Statistics for Maths.




Week 1 Term 3!

Wow! what a busy week we have had. Look at the amazing wonderings we have about topics in Light! We have also started Statistics and our new Writing focus. Room 1 are super focused.



Maths-Sun dials


In Maths we inquired into how Sun Dials work. We tried to create our own. Unfortunately the sun wasn't as bright as we would have liked it to be at times, but we could see how it moved. This maths involved, time, angles and all sorts of amazing discussion!