This Term our P.E focus has been on developing our athletics skills. We have spent part of each day working on different events in preparation for our Athletics day at Massey University. We will share some results next week.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
We worked hard to create some amazing animal collage artwork. We began by creating abstact responses using crayon, dye, vivid zentangles and paint and pastel.
Next.....Rip apart!.... and rearrange.
Finally we decided which type of animal we were inspired to create and designed eyes, nose, beaks ect.
The finishing touches were added with black and white paint to give fur, whisker or feather effects.
Posted by Mr Murphy at 7:37 PM
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
As part of our Term 3 inquiry some of us investigated traditional Maori instruments. Here is a fun blooper out-take. Glad we could have some fun and learn to laugh a little when things go wrong. Good use of the Finding Humour intelligent habit..."Laugh a Little" Nice work Jake!!
Posted by Mr Murphy at 11:48 PM
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
We have had a chance to do some coding with Microbits. In Maths we had been playing a card game called 'Salute' to practise our basic facts. Mr Murphy decided a digital version may be more fun. Our microbits were coded to produce a random number when flipped and display it on the LED's.
Great fun, great coding and great Maths!
|Building our code.|
|Game on..... answer is 9, what must my number be?|
Posted by Mr Murphy at 9:19 PM
Recently we have been using science as a focus for our inquiry. We wanted to be be able to "Notice, Think and Wonder"
We aimed to be curious, to ask quality questions, seek out answers for ourselves and develop our critical thinking by exploring the physical and material world.
Here's a look at some of our doings...
|What could we change?|
|How far could they go? How high?|
|What if we change the projectile?|
|Does the position of the spoon matter?|
|Will thicker fabric absorb more? How will we know?|
|Where is your evidence?|
|Use your senses....|
|What happens if we combine them?|
|How does this fizz?|
Posted by Mr Murphy at 9:04 PM
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
We have been learning about the Habit of the Mind which is to do with team work and working and communicating as part of a group. Our challenge was to stack cups using a rubber band and 5 pieces of string. We realised that only through good team work would we gain success.
Posted by Mr Murphy at 8:55 PM