Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Inquiry survey

The Senior Teachers are interested in what topics children in Year 5 & 6 are passionate about. We will be taking into consideration this when planning for our inquiry next year.

Follow this link to fill in a survey that gives the teachers some information about what you are passionate about.


Monday, October 31, 2016

Gift Ideas for Inquiry: Pinterest Ideas (Handmade gifts for boxes)

SnowPine candle jars http://craftsbyamanda.com/snowy-pinecone-candle-jars/

 Bath Bombs: http://www.redtedart.com/bath-bombs-recipe-gifts-kids-can-make/

 Cookie Recipe in A Jar http://www.mamamiss.com/2013/12/12/chocolate-cherry-drop-cookies-in-a-jar/ 

 Recycled Art Magnets http://handmadekidsart.com/recycled-art-magnets/ 

 Gift box ideas http://www.redtedart.com/diy-gift-box-ideas/

 Giftbox Ideas Template (Tutorials) https://nz.pinterest.com/pin/554294666617596378/

Monday, August 29, 2016

Room A7 Rubbish Survey

Room A7 Rubbish Survey

There is too much rubbish in the world.  Some rubbish can be recycled, some can be reused and some needs to go to the landfill.

I wonder what rubbish A7 produces in a week?

Your Task
Design and conduct a rubbish survey in A7 that will show:

  • A way to collect the class rubbish and classify it
  • The different types of rubbish collected over a week
  • The weight in grams of rubbish collected over a week 

Your presentation must include:
  • Data recorded on a Tally chart
  • Data recorded on a graph (eg - Bar graph, Pictograph, Pie Chart with a key)
  • Correctly labelled charts and graphs, including axis labels
  • Photos of the rubbish classified into groups
  • What is the mean, median and range of weights of the rubbish over a week?
  • Ideas for what we could do with the rubbish instead of throwing it in the bin!

Present your findings using Google Sheets and Google Slideshow

You will need to do some finding out about collecting and displaying data before you start.  

What is a tally chart and bar graph? https://youtu.be/Cj6gvSCwoo4

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Swimming the Dream

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_1pAdy7YX8

Ellie Simmonds

Write down in your book:

Who is she?
Why is she in the news?

Look up these words in the dictionary or on-line:

Paralympics, achondroplasia, cerebral palsy, dwarfism, MBE, prothetic limb, able bodied

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Biography Links

Biography Writing Links 

 The Louis Braille Story: 

Websites of famous people.

Famous New Zealanders http://www.nzedge.com/legends/





http://www.turtlediary.com/biographies.html - interactive books