Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Camp Day one...

We have arrived safely at MERC camp in Long Bay, the kids have enjoyed a great first day of activities! We have been rewarded with awesome weather so fingers crossed it lasts...
Here is some of the action from day one...

Friday, 19 May 2017

What's been happening in Inquiry?

First we studied images of different baby carriers. We looked at the purpose and function of a baby carrier and discussed how different carriers could be used for different aged children. We then identified the materials the carriers were made from and used this information to sequence the carriers into timelines. 
After that we created a compare and contrast map to show the changes in baby carriers from the older models to the newer ones. 
Finally we then created a diagram of all the parts of a baby carrier and then used this to create a Part Whole (Analysis) map. We identified what would happen if the parts were missing and therefore analysed what its main function is. We then combined our earlier comparison map and evaluated how each part of the baby carrier has been modified or improved over time. We generalised that Baby carriers were still a necessary and important piece of technology but its parts had been changed over time to better suit its function by making them easier to use and more durable.  

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

NZ Sign Language week #MUSIC

While learning about sign language this week we came across some sign language videos for popular songs on Youtube. Having really enjoyed learning all the different signs this week, we decided to challenge ourselves to create a sign language music video for this weeks Assembly song. We broke the song into sections and worked together to learn the main signs. Here is our video. 

Thursday, 11 May 2017

NZ Sign language week #COLOURS

Today we learnt the signs for the different colours. Here is a quick video to show our learning. 

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

NZ Sign Language week #NUMBERS

Today we practised using our numbers in maths. Here is a quick video to show what we learnt.