Thursday, 21 November 2013
Thursday, 14 November 2013
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
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
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
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Monday, 23 September 2013
Friday, 20 September 2013
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Room 5 are getting ready to connect to other students around New Zealand in a weekly Twitter chat called #kidsedchatnz.
Check out their blog
Next week's Twitter conversation is: What makes a good teacher?
Mrs Goodwin and Mrs Turner are very nervous about what Room 5 are going to say, but we know we are going to be respectful digital citizens and that what we publish in the digital world is there forever.
What are some of your ideas of what makes a good teacher?
Sunday, 25 August 2013
Here are three stories that were selected by the children to share with the class.
Claire's story - Do you get the twist at the end?
Can we convince you to come to Tiritiri to visit me, the awesome Saddleback?
Presenting our poster to the class.
Can we convince you to go to Tiritiri to visit me, the awesome The Little Spotted Kiwi?
Presenting our poster to the class.
Can we convince you to go to Tiritiri to visit me, the awesome NZ Wood Pigeon?
The first photo is the blue penguin nesting boxes and then we followed the Wattle Track up to the lighthouse where we ate lunch and looked at the visitor centre, lighthouse etc. Then we made our way down to where the ferry was to explore the beach before departing the island.
Tiritiri Matangi School Trip on PhotoPeach
Monday, 8 July 2013
My Inquiry Project
Room 5 did Inquiry Projects. We could do what ever we pleased to show what we learned from our Umbrella question and Subsindary questions.
I did a poster with model showing a boat and dolphin. My poster answered 6 questions they were: How they die, What they eat, where they live,How many left and How to help , with the Umbrella question is 6 questions.
My Umbrella question is: How can we stop the endangered hector dolphins from dying. And the other 5 questions above.
I learned that hector dolphins die because they get stuck on set nets and they drown. I learned how many are left and their big drop.
I could do better by: doing my work quicker and not only on weekends, get all my stuff so if I need some things I don’t need to go all the way to the shop.
Rm5 had an inquiry project and we had 2 weeks to finish it . we made a question with 4 or 5 little questions we could present it however we liked.
I presented mine on a poster with words pictures and a chart.
My umbrella question was how can we stop global warming and my subsidiary questions were. How can we stop the hole in the ozone layer from getting bigger,what are CFCs,what different powers can we use and, how has the ozone layer changed over years.
I learned what CFCs are and where they come from, a different power, that cfcs are bad for the environment
Sunday, 7 July 2013
What we did was a BIG project about our BIG umbrella question and about our subsidiary questions (we had 4-5 questions) about the ocean because our topic was about the ocean this term. Miss Williams told us that we could do anything even baking cakes or making a song. I decided that I could use a shoe box to make a ocean scene and put the information inside it.
My big umbrella question was “What type of rubbish are the sea animals eating and why would they want to eat it?”
Here is what my inquiry project looked like:
My 1# subsidiary question was “How does the litter get to sea animals?”
The answer was the litter gets to the sea animals by drain or the wind into the sea or ocean.
My 2# subsidiary question was” How much sea animals die from litter in a year?
The answer was 1,000,000 marine animals die from litter in a year.
My 3# subsidiary question was “Why do people pollute when they know they’re hurting the environment?”
People pollute when they know they are hurting the environment because of lazyness and excuses.
One excuse is “The bins are in the wrong place .”
Another excuse is If that place is dirty why bother to look for the bin?”
My Inquiry Project
Room 5 did inquiry projects we could choose any type of way to present it. I presented mine as a power point with lots of information. My umbrella question was how can I save dolphins. I learnt that dolphins sleep with one eye open and they use echolocation to communicate. I also learnt that dolphins eat a variety of prey like fish, squid, shrimp and small rays. I learnt that dolphins swim in groups called pods and there are about five to several hundred in a pod.
I could improve next time by making a poster if my question is smaller or maybe presenting it some other way on a piece of paper, because then I can hang it up and others can see it and learn from it while if I do a power point others can’t learn from it because they can’t access it.
What we did (Inquiry)
Room 5 were learning about oceans so we had to do a project about oceans, this is my question how can we save the turtles from pollution. I did a poster with a big turtle in the middle eating a plastic bag it’s pretty sad.
How I presented it
I did a big poster with a turtle eating a plastic bag and thinking it’s a jellyfish. I drew it out on a piece of paper first so I didn’t do a mistake on the proper thing then I drew It out on a big board
In room 5 we made inquiry projects about are umbrella question my question was how can we save leatherback turtles and my subsidiary questions are where do they live ,why are they dying, ,why are they engaged and what’s happening to their habitat. I learned that fishing lines and nets are killing leatherback turtles and go much more north than other sea turtles .next time I will add more information. I presented it by using a fish tank and using origami to make my project. Here is a pitcher of it
What room 5 did is an Inquiry Project on our BIG Umbrella question and are small subsidiary questions we chose 4-5, I presented it on wood and cork board my granddad helped me do that.
My big subsidiary question was “ What Rubbish is Killing sea animals?”
I learnt about Marine Protected Areas also known as MPA’S and what the council can do.
What I do better next time is have more details and don’t look away from the audience and have louder voice
What I did well is I put a lot of thought into my FIRST project and got it finished on time, I would like more projects so it challenges me and gives me something to do and think about
I enjoyed doing this and I wish we could do it again.
Here is my Inquiry Project
Last week Room 5 made inquiry projects. We could do anything we wanted. I did a big model of an oil spill. My big question was how to reduce oil spills and the answer is to not use boats as much and use other transport or only use resources from your country. I learnt that birds can be blinded by the oil and get eaten by predators because the bird is blind. I also learnt that marine life eats their prey and in an oil spill, the prey might of injected the oil and the predator can eat the oil as well as their prey. I could improve by putting animals on the ship that have died by the oil spill. I could also do a smaller project that is easier to carry because it got broken when I was going in and out of school.
Last week in room 5 we were making inquiry projects that explained our umbrella question. I presented it like it was in real life so a little kid throw rubbish in the sea and a fisherman quartet in his lin. My umbrella question was how can we save sharks. I learnt how to keep sharks save like don’t throw rubbish in the sea teach kids not to throw rubbish in the water
This was an inquiry project made out of Lego. I presented it by having a model of a underwater tail Shark. I had some information about the model. My umbrella question was about saving sharks. I leant that 100 million sharks die a year. I could of tried to make my model bigger. I could improve by just saying what I learnt and summarized it so the class could have all understand it better than just reading it.
Friday, 5 July 2013
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
Oil spills through a hole in the ship and floats on top of the water. This plots the water beneath. The oil can be many colors but when it comes out it is black.
Oil Spills are awful messes I wish we could find a new way to make oil that is not poisonous.
Sunday, 30 June 2013
Thursday, 27 June 2013
You will need:
2x A3 paper
Stapler and staples
How to make a Ocean Pal:
1.Choose an animal
2.Draw it out on an A3 piece of paper
3.Cut out your animal
4.Trace your animal on another piece of A3 paper
5.Paint your animals
6.Staple part of your animals together and leave a medium sized space
7.Stuff your animal with shredded paper
8.Staple the parts that you haven't stapled
Now you have the perfect Ocean Pal!
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Monday, 24 June 2013
Axolotls are amazing creatures and one of the most unusual amphibians in the world.
Sunday, 23 June 2013
Thursday, 20 June 2013