Thursday, August 25, 2011

BUGABALOO


Here's a fun game to practise groupings in 20 like, 8+6, 9+2, 7+8...

Click the bug to play.


THE BLACK KNIGHT GAME




Here we are playing the Black Knight game. We are learning about fairplay in a tagging game. It's a high energy game! Drew (Y7) took the pictures. Cheers Drew!



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

DRAGON SCALE TEXTURES





























WALT: Use line and colour to create dragon scale patterns

We shared the book Dragons, dragons, dragons and are using this to help us create some dagon artwork.






Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

FOX AND GEESE



















We learnt the medieval game 'Fox and Geese' today. I wonder who can teach their parents how to play? Here's some pictures of Room 2 enjoying the game.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I HOPE HE DOESN'T NEED TO GO TO THE LOO!



Here is a 2009 re-enactment of a knight getting ready for battle.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A KNIGHT


We have been sharing this text together.

The students did some great charades of some of the things knights did everyday. There was a bit much sword fighting though!

SOLVING WORD PROBLEMS USING 'DRAW IT' AS A STRATEGY


This week in our maths groups, we are learning to solve word problems using 'draw it' as a strategy.

In reading we are setting up routines with our new groups. The Gorillas are reading 'Dimitri's Lunch.' I wonder if there is a food you really like that others think is smelly or disgusting?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

THE DEEP BLUE BOOGIE 2011

Here's some music we created in groups for our shared reading text, the Deep Blue Boogie. Students had to choose a word or phrase from the text, expression, different pitch and rhythm to create their piece.

video

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

DISCOVERING THE PAST




How did people live their lives? What things did ancient civilisations leave behind as clues that show how they lived their lives? Have a go at this game about the Anglo-Saxons to help with our learning in this.

CLICK HERE TO PLAY GAME

BEING AN EFFECTIVE QUESTIONER

We are learning to use questions to find relevant information about a topic and to get information to solve a problem.

Here's a video from Mr C's 2005 trip to Thailand. I wonder what questions he was thinking during this disaster?

video

TARA'S GUESS WHAT






While on a shape scavenger hunt, Tara took some close-ups of things in the classroom and playground. Can you guess what they are?

Monday, August 1, 2011