Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Space Centre

Yesterday we visited the Space Centre at Kihikihi and learnt a lot about Space. This is an amazing place and 'Spaceman Dave' has a phenomenal knowledge of our Solar System and Space Exploration.

Today the class were asked to record what they learnt there:

Made with Padlet

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Anzac Inquiries

As part of our Social Studies on Anzacs and Gallipoli the class worked in pairs and used the Inquiry process to find out about an aspect of our study that interested them.
Questions were asked, information gathered, sorted for what was relevant and needed, presented using Google slides and then the finished work was shared with the class.
After presentations, peer and self-assessments were done using Google forms.

Anzacs and Gallipoli - Characters and Diaries

Term 2 saw the class learning about Anzacs and the events at Gallipoli, this was an integrated Social Studies, Reading and Writing unit - the purpose was to get the class to find about who the Anzacs were and the events that took place at Gallipoli and conditions that the soldiers (and nurses) experienced there.
To do this they created Gallipoli characters and then wrote Diary entries ...