Sunday 4 November 2012

Decimals and 7,8,9, multiplication

This term we are working on decimals and 7,8,9, multiplication. The reason we are leaning about this is so we can get better at math. The next step is we are going to do percentages.

                    By Edward and Payton

Wednesday 31 October 2012

Simple Machine


                                                         Simple Machine
     This term we are learning about inventions and  six simple machines. The six simple machine are the wedge,the screw, the pulley,the wheel and axel, and the inclined plank and lever. We are going to make a timeline from 2000BCE to 2000 CE. We have been researching in the I.C.T. room and on the ipads inventions that have simple machines in them. We are going to make a poster on our favourite invention.
                               By Edward  

Wednesday 26 September 2012

Video Contest

I wanted to say a huge congratulations to Payton and Julius who have been selected as finalists for a video competition about why they love learning. I'm very proud of them both - Mr P

Here is a link to their video: Video Competition

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Hola Amigos!

This week we are learning about other cultures, the cultural our  class is studying is Mexico!

We are making Sombreros and ponchos to make for the cultural parade.

Below is a picture of Hector, he is a very mature boy in our Year 6 class!

We are going to make Mexican food like nachos, tortilla chips and salsa.

We are making sombreros and the end bit is made with lego :)
The sombreros are made with paper and mexican designs.
We were also learning mexican language and about the Mayan people.
When the Mayan's built the pyramids they where very brainy.
They used a different calendar, which Mr P says is more accurate than the one we use today.


Sunday 16 September 2012

Tread Lightly Caravan

Today we had a visit from the Tread Lightly Caravan

During the visit we took a video of one of the activities. Here is a video of Heamasi on the electric bike, when you pedal it it creates electricity which powered a light, which powered a solar panel, which power the wind mill. The windmill was made of lego.

This photo is from another activity about E-waste!

Monday 10 September 2012

We are almost finished our art!

Today we painted a 12 cm by 12 cm mini picture named Daybreaker, which is surrealism art.

Written by TJ

Sunday 9 September 2012

Today was a Good Day!

Today we learned about following instructions in reading and a result we made several things.

Most of us learned about origami. We used ipads to find instructions online and follow them.

Another group read about how to make a wind turbine that produces electricity. It will take us a while to finish, but this is what we did today.

Some people from the wind turbine group even used Lego Adapter to make wind mills, that actually lifted weight!