Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
Kia ora Everyone,
Welcome back to another packed term :)
Technology: our focus in technology is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths). Last week and this week the students are designing and then creating their own wind or water turbine. I don't even know how to do this!!! They are excited and really keen to start the making.
Inquiry: Our inquiries this term are supporting technology. We're starting with Science and learning about 'Forces'. On Monday we had a 'Fabulous Fun Forces Day' (try and say that one 5 times fast!). We rolled down hills, made kites, rode scooters and challenged in tug'o'war. All the learning related to forces and the other factors that affect forces e.g. water resistance, air resistance, unbalanced forces, friction. It was a fun day. We are also learning a basic scientific method of inquiry - see below:
Please talk to your child about what they are learning. Ask them about the boats, parachutes and spinners they've investigated with.
Maths: For Maths, we are learning about Measurement this term. Specifically over the last 2 weeks units of measurement such as cm, m, ml, L, g, Celsius, km/hr, mins, sec. We've practised using them to measure different things and converted between some of them. This was the hardest part for a lot of us. If you go shopping ask your child how many ml are in the bottle of milk, or how if each serving is 10g how many servings you could get out of the packet of soup/biscuits etc. Nutritional labeling on the back of food have a wealth of Maths to be explored.
Reading: linked to science and focused this week on summarising by finding keywords in a text and note-taking.
Writing: is focused on writing a good 'explanation' this will help us when we need to explain how our turbines work.
- $10 activity fee (technology resources)
- There was no homework last week...but there is this week, it was given out last Friday and is due this Friday.
- Please if I didn't see you for a student goal-setting meeting end of last term, email me to make an appointment.
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