Thursday, 5 December 2013

Freaky Apple

Check out this freaky apple Karen found in her lunch! It's half and half! 

Thursday, 21 November 2013

A Theme Park on the Moon?

This week for Maths we are making a lunar theme park.  We only have 500,000 to spend. We have to decide what rides we can put in are park that will fit into the budget.  There is a twist... we have to pay electricity and staff costs etc. so we need to work out our profits and loss. It's a heap of work but heaps of fun. I hope we can open a Theme Park on the moon one day!   By Claire. 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Fraction Math

Learning all about fractions with chocolate! Mmmmmm

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Mrs Lemi's class...

Visit the Phoenix class at Riverhills' blog - the teacher of which is our friend - Mrs Lemi.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Should students be allowed to miss school to go on holiday?

This week the Captain Underpants reading group were thinking critically about a current event and coming up with their own personal responses.

They weighed up the positives and negatives to the new law change in the UK which bans students from being taken out of school for holidays during the school term.

Every group member sided with the 125,000 people who had signed a petition against this change.

Here is Yuan's response:
"Students should be allowed to miss school so that they can visit their friends or family and explore some interesting places. Also they could learn more about incredible things and write about these in their diary or journal."

What do you think about this new law?

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Whatuwhiwhi by Georgia

“Are we nearly their yet?” I ask my parents, we were heading to my grandparents bach at Whatuwhiwhi. “About half an hour” Dad replies. “Finally” I say, “It’s nice to get some fresh air”. "YEAH" my little brother shouts. As soon as we’d unpacked Baxter my other brother, Grandwink and Grandad arrived. It was late so we had dinner and went to bed.
I lay awake thinking about what I’d do tomorrow. It felt like forever during the night but when it was morning I ran down the mossy creaky steps towards the beach, how lovely it was to get out of bed. The day flew past so quickly. What a day it had been. I hopped into my comfortable bed and fell fast asleep. We stayed at Whatuwhiwhi for another two more days with Baxter and Reagan being totally annoying, and Grandwink making lunches.
When I woke up for the last day I realized "Oh no, pack up time", I sprinted down to the beach and played there until we had to go. “Time to go” yells my dad from the bach. Grandwink, Grandad, Mum and I have finished tidying.
I bet I’ll never have a holiday like that again.
By Georgia 

Sinking Ships Maths Experiment

Room 5 Maths are learning about mass.

We weighed marbles (approx. 1g each), estimated, and then measured; how many marbles it took to sink our paper boats.

Control: We all made the same style paper boats

We found out the following:

  • Paper boats don't have a very long life once they touch the water!
  • If you put a whole lot of marbles in your boat and cause an edge to take on water it'll VERY quickly sink your boat
  • How many marbles depended on how you put them in your boat and also how balanced your boat