Friday, 8 July 2016

Snakes and Ladders


Today in maths we played Snakes and Ladders or Ropes and Rockets. Instead of using one die we used two dice. We practiced our doubles, counting on from the biggest number and our basic facts. This is a fun game we could play at home over the holidays :-)

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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Discovery

In Discovery this week some children had a go at making  plastic bag balls, an idea inspired by Paul who came and gave a very interesting talk about growing up in a Kenyan village. He explained that children in the villages couldn't just go to a shop and buy a new ball, they had to be creative and make their own with whatever suitable materials they could find- plastic bags, old clothes, string.
Paul, if you are reading this, I hope you are impressed by our efforts.....it wasn't as easy as you made it look but what a great lesson on perseverance!
We also had dress ups, fan making, dragon art. Our photographers each week try to catch moments where they see children demonstrating our current life skill focus, so see if you can spot students relating well to each other!
















Friday, 17 June 2016

Mazes

In maths we have been learning about mazes. Last week we planned a maze on paper and this week we went outside and created our mazes with chalk. It was quite tricky having to transfer what we had on our plan onto the tennis court.
It was really fun (and sometimes tricky)  navigating our way through other class member's mazes.


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Friday, 20 May 2016

Fun Friday

On Fridays we are learning about coding. We have also made this part of maths. Today we were learning to use the language of direction. In groups we focused on being able  to describe a path through a maze. We were using words such as; move forward, move back, turn left and turn right. It was lots of fun creating our own mazes in class.