Monday, December 10, 2012

Camp Highlights 2012

Here's a slideshow of some of the highlights from this year's Year 6 Camp! Can you tell how much fun we all had?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Maths Whizz Trial!

This week the student's have all completed their maths assessments and are well under way with their tutorials and activities. the feedback so far is great - 'It's really fun!', 'I can see my improvement already.' and 'I really like learning things that are my next steps!' are just some of the comments so far.

Here's a video of a presentation about Maths Whizz at a recent teaching conference. There is also a parent info letter I've sent home for you to have a look at. Please have a look at your student's account at home. They would love to show you around the programme - if they haven't already!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Maths Whizz!

This week the Matai maths class is starting a trial on a new maths site! We have to complete an assessment first, to help us start at the right place.

Go to this login page and use your logins details (on a small sheet I'll give you) and try to complete the activities before the end of the week. 1 small tip - don't click 'I don't know!' Try to answer every question.

Have fun!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

3D Shapes Activities!

WALT: sort, name and create 3D shapes and nets!

Use this Pinterest boards to choose your activity for today. You can do as many as you like!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

How to 'Elaborate!'

Today the Pencils had a go at this website to show them how to add more detail to their writing. You can see the words 'unfold' as the story gets bigger.
Have a go! You can create your own by clicking on create.

Sketch Drawings and Pitch!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Paper for trees!

As a follow on from our inquiry into reducing paper use at school, from last term, we received our four trees to plant. Every skip of paper we recycle equals a certain number of plants for the school under the 'Paper for trees' scheme set up by a non profit organisation.

This week we 'bedded' them in to keep them growing until we find a good place for them in the school grounds. Great work, team!