Weekly Update – Week 8

This was a week full of learning new things and skills.

In Math we learnt more about position and directions, making use of quarter, half and three quarter turns bot clock wise and anticlockwise. We also looked at the different views of 3D shapes and how to draw the front, side and top view.

In English we looked at how to write statements, questions, exclamations and commands by making use of adverbials. We worked on making our writing more interesting to read by making use of contractures and using descriptive language.

During IPC in our unit focusing on fashion we looked at the fashion of jewelry throughout the ages. We looked at some examples of different jewelry pieces and what their purpose was in society, who made them and what it was made out off.

We then planned designed and made replicas of some of these jewelry pieces that we will use as an museum display.

During our Tuesday PE lesson we put into practice our lesson on teamwork and crossed raging rapids as a team working together.

On Friday we did some fun coordination activities that included balancing on a line and playing increasingly more challenging hot potato throwing and catching games.

That is all for this week, I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend.

See you back on Monday.

Weekly Update – Week 7

This week we had a lot of fun finishing our unit on Island life by doing a hula dance as an exit point for IPC. Making our hula skirts and weaving mats from paper also led nicely into our next unit about Fashion.

In Math we looked at symmetry and reflecting shapes across different mirror lines. The students also looked for 2D and 3D shapes in our everyday life and where we use them.

In English we looked at the structure of non-chronological reports and the correct tenses to use when writing these reports. The students also learnt how to set up the report in multiple columns on a google doc in ICT.

That is all for this week, have a good weekend and see you all on Monday.

Weekly update – Week 6

This week we had lots of fun learning exciting things.

In English we started looking at what Non-chronological reports entail. We looked at the structure the way the language is written and how to plan writing a non-chronological report.

In Math we looked at different properties of 2D and 3D shapes. We used these properties to sort them into different categories in Venn diagrams. We also looked at the nets of different 3D shapes and explored different nets that would make up a cube.

In IPC we are coming to the end of our Island life module, we are wrapping up by listening to each others Desert Island disks (songs we would take along to a deserted island). We also composed our own island songs by making used of found instruments in the class, as well as looking at the song and dance of indigenous people from different islands. As an exit point we are preparing a island dance routine to perform.

In PE we worked a little more on small ball skills and incorporated it into cricket catching and fielding and playing a bit of “French cricket”.

That is all for this week, I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend and come back ready for the new week.

Weekly update – Week 5

Happy Children’s day to all the students!

Despite it being a short week due to the Children’s day public holiday a lot was happening in class.

In Math we learnt about 2D and 3D shapes and what the difference is, we also learnt more about 2D shapes and their names and whether they regular or irregular shapes.

In English we planned to write our own Adventure stories, we also workshopped how to write short stories, looking at what is important and how it is different from longer format tales like books.

During IPC we continued to look at different traditions from different islands around the world. We also completed our “masterpiece” t-shirts that is inspired by island life. The students had a lot of fun and showed a huge amount of creativity designing and painting or printing their t-shirts.

In PE started to learn a little how to play cricket.

But most importantly we put all of our skills we have learnt so far to good use during a very fun sports day.

It is also with heavy hearts that we are saying good bye to Caroline this week. We are very sad to see her leave but is super excited with her for her return to Houston and all the new adventures that await her there. Her sparkling personality and energy will be missed in the class.