Sunday, 26 August 2018

Cross Country at Bailey Rd School.

On the 16th August we sent a group of Y6 to Y8 students to participate in the Tamaki Cluster Cross Country. The weather was great, spirits were his and everyone gave their best efforts. Although our kids didn't place in the top 3 of each grade, we still had a great time. Many thanks to Eric from Bailey Road School for his great organisation!

Monday, 6 August 2018

Poets Of Room 7

Our theme for writing this term is "to entertain" so we have been learning various types of poetry: Haiku, Cinquain and Reverse Poetry.

Idaliah has enjoyed writing Haiku in particular. These poems have 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second and 5 in the final line. She says "You can actually express yourself in a different way. Here is an example of a piece she is working on.

Alizzandro has been refining an example of Reverse Poetry - this is where we use phrases that are opposite very carefully to make a poem which tells one story from top to bottom, then the opposite story when you read from the bottom to the top. Alizzandro commentted "I like this type of poem because it makes the reader feel surprised once they read it upwards". You can read it here.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Totally "For The Birds"

INFERENCING - "For The Birds" Pixar Shorts.

L.I.:  use an Inference Chart to clarify our thinking about what the author is trying to show us.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Exploring Maths Through Running?

Room 7 have been using our Maths warm up time this term to look into Statistical Literacy and consolidate our measurement learning from Term 1.

We have been participating in a daily (as the weather has permitted) Progressive Fitness Test and graphed the results to chart our progress. Heneliena told us that her progress has been "up and down" but she is able to work out that her average distance covered was 306m.

Friday, 25 May 2018

All in the right question.

L.I.: use maths questioning to solve a problem.

"Hundreds, Tens and Ones".
Room 7 have enjoyed playing "Guess My Number" as a Maths warmup last term. This term they are using focused questions and devlop logic skills by taking this game to another level. Working in groups, the audience take turns to answer questions which are designed to identify the digits of a mystery three digit number. Here is an example of how the class used their questions for the number "809":

"Is the hundreds digit greater than 5?"    "YES."
"Is the hundreds digit less than 3?"          "NO."
"Is the hundreds digit equal to 4?             "NO."
"Is the whole number odd?"                     "YES"

Here is an example of how the class worked out the next number "423".

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Volvo Have A Go! Sailing In Okahu Bay

On the 11th of May our Year 7's and 8's had the opportunity to participate in a day of learning to sail at Okahu Bay.
For many this was an opportunity to try something completely new and, as you can tell by the photos, a great time was had by all.

As the day progressed, the clouds rolled in and the wind picked up. This didn't, however put a damper on their spirits!

 We humbly thank our tutors and acknowledge Rotary Meadowbank for making this whole event possible.