Tuesday, 25 December 2007
Sunday, 11 November 2007
Thursday, 1 November 2007
OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS WE HAVE BEEN WRITING AND PUBLISHING OUR OWN STORIES. WE HAVE BEEN WRITING NARRATIVES FOR A YOUNGER AUDIENCE.
READ OUR COMMENTS TO FIND OUT EXACTLY HOW WE MADE OUR BOOKS.
YOU'LL ALSO BE ABLE TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS DIFFERENT ABOUT THE WAY IN WHICH WE WROTE AND PUBLISHED OUR STORIES DURING THIS ACTIVITY.
MOST IMPORTANTLY WE'LL TELL YOU SOME THINGS WE HAVE LEARNT ABOUT WRITING AND THE WAYS IN WHICH THIS ACTITIVITY HAS IMPROVED OUR WRITING.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007
Tuesday, 23 October 2007
NAME TWO ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES IN YOUR HOUSE THAT YOU WOULD USE EVERYDAY.
EXPLAIN HOW YOUR DAY WOULD BE DIFFERENT WITHOUT THESE APPLIANCES.
EXPLAIN HOW THE LIFE OF A FAMILY LIVING IN EAST TIMOR WOULD BE DIFFERENT IF THEY HAD ACCESS TO THESE APPLIANCES FOR A DAY.
Wednesday, 17 October 2007
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
Saturday, 13 October 2007
LINKING TO OUR PREVIOUS WORK ON THE TYPES OF COMMUNICATION WE USE IN OUR WORLD WE ARE NOW GOING TO SPEND SOME TIME INVESTIGATING DIFFERENT FORMS OF ENERGY THAT WE USE IN OUR WORLD.
NAME AT LEAST ONE FORM OF ENERGY THAT YOU KNOW OF.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ELECTRICITY?
WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE ABOUT ELECTRICITY?
WHAT IS HYDROELECTRIC ENERGY?
DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT FORMS OF ENERGY? WHAT IF WE JUST DECIDED NOT TO DO IT???????
Thursday, 13 September 2007
Sunday, 9 September 2007
Why do you think we have we chosen different ways of sharing our work?
Briefly explain what work it is your doing for the Wiki and the podcast.
Why do you think a Wiki was chosen for our narratives?
Why do you think a podcast was chosen for our radio scripts?
Compare the two types of communication we have chosen. Do you think one is better than the other?
Monday, 3 September 2007
How do you want to be remembered at HFS? What do you want to be remembered for doing or being? In your answer you might like to think about how different people might remember you - your classmates, teachers and other students.
EXTENSION 1........It is your words and actions that determine your legacy. How can you make sure that you are remembered in the way that you want to be remembered?
EXTENSION 2........How do you think the class of 2007 will be remembered as a whole group? How would you like the Year 6 of 2007 to be remembered?
Tuesday, 28 August 2007
A CHALLENGE FOR YEAR 6
As a way of raising money to help with the cost of the Year 6 camp Mr K has suggested that we organise a handball competition for children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Children who wish to enter the competition will have to pay an entrance fee.
There will be a girl and boy champion from each grade - champions will need to be presented with something for their achievement.
Now for the challenge - It is up to all of you to work out how the competition will be organised.
Some things you will need to think about -
There are I am sure many other things to consider and plan - GOOD LUCK
PROPOSED RULES FOR PRIMARY HANDBALL COMPETITION
These are the rules that people have come up with for our handball competition.
What do you think?
Can you think of any important rules that have been missed?
Referees decision is final
The court you play on and the people you play against will be chosen randomly.
An elimination warm up game will be played before every elimination game.
No Pop Ups.No Grips.
Serves must be at waist level.
Players can’t get out on the first serve.
You can only serve to a player who is in a square that touches your own square.
The ball can only bounce once in your own square.
If a ball rolls it is a replay.
If a ball is hit on the full into another square the player that hits the full is out.
A line ball is played on.
The last two players from every court will go into the elimination round for each year group.
There will be one boy and one girl champion handball player from each grade.
Sunday, 26 August 2007
THIS IS MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT CREATING AND RECORDING A PODCAST.
IT WAS A BIT HARD AT FIRST - I HAD TO DO A LOT OF THINGS THAT I HAD NEVER DONE BEFORE.I AM HAPPY WITH THE FINAL RESULT .
EVEN THOUGH I'M HAPPY WITH THE PODCAST I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT I NEED TO IMPROVE ON.
I AM SURE THAT PODCASTING WILL BE A GREAT WAY TO RECORD AND PUBLISH OUR RADIO SCRIPTS.
TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK - I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT ALL THESE NEW WAYS IN WHCIH WE ARE LEARNING.
Saturday, 25 August 2007
Thursday, 23 August 2007
YOUR EXPLANATION SHOULD INCLUDE ENOUGH DEATIL SO AS THE PEOPLE WHO WEREN’T IN CLASS WOULD KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO IN THE ACTIVITY.
THINK ABOUT ALL THE LEARNING THAT YOU DID DURING THE ACTIVITY. ASK YOURSELF THE QUESTION "WHAT MATHEMATICS DID I LEARN"?
WHY DO YOU THINK WE DID THIS LESSON?
HOW WOULD YOU CHANGE THIS LESSON IF YOU WERE ASKED TO TEACH IT WITH A YEAR 1 CLASS?
Tuesday, 21 August 2007
- Get Your Own
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU WHO RESEARCHED, PLANNED AND DELIVERED AMAZING SPEECHES.
I can not begin to tell you how very proud I am of all of you who worked hard on your speeches. I know that many of you find public speaking a daunting and difficult task however you approached the challenge with interest, maturity and commitment.
I learnt a little more about you all through listening to your speeches. I now know that Christmas Day at my house is relatively calm – I am still wondering where all the firies got to. I also have a new appreciation for the incredible powers that fruit and vegetables have.
It is encouraging to know that so many of you have strong and admirable beliefs about human rights, conservation, leadership and the overall well being of people in society. Jesus would be pleased to know that there are so many young people at our school who want to look after our world and the people living in it.
WELL DONE YEAR 6
Explain how you prepared for your VOY of speech.
Compare the way in which you planned for and delivered your Stories Alive presentation to your VOY presentation.
What will you do differently the next time you need to prepare for a speech?
What advice would you give to Year 5 for next year?
Saturday, 11 August 2007
What do you remember about your first Grandparents Day Concert?
How was it different to your last Grandparents Day Concert?
How was it the same as your last Grandparents Day Concert?
Why do you think we celebrate Grandparents Day?
Tuesday, 7 August 2007
Monday, 6 August 2007
Why did you choose these activities?
Do you think the grid is helping your learning?
Have you had any problems with the grid?
Is there another activity you would like to see on the grid?
Do you know what Mum and Dad think about the grid?
Why do you think that we are using the grid this term?
Tuesday, 31 July 2007
Saturday, 28 July 2007
List 3 things that you learnt about measurement during this activity.
List 3 things that still confuse you about measurement.
Explain how your group worked out the distance around the basketball court.
Explain how your group worked out the length of the diagonals on the basketball court.
What did you learn from someone else in your group?
Was this a worthwhile learning experience for your gorup? EXPLAIN YOUR ANSWER.
What would you do the same or differently the next time you had to work out a similiar measurement problem?
Sunday, 22 July 2007
Thursday, 28 June 2007
Is communication important in your life – why or why not?
Wednesday, 20 June 2007
1) Why do you think that the contestants had to wear makeup?
2) There seemed to be a lot of camera men at the studio - I think that one camera man would have been enough. Do you agree or disagree with me? Dont forget to give reasons for your answers.
3) Contestants here's a question for you - were you able to see the audience members when you were competing? Was this a good or bad thing?
4) One episode of Its Academic is only on the T.V. for half an hour. Think of at least 3 reasons why it might take up to at least an hour to actually film an episode?
5) What was the most interesting part of your day? (Dont forget to include the reasons why it was interesting)
6) Do you think that a show like Its Academic is something that all schools should try to be part of?
7) Who now wants to be a televsion celebrtity?
8) It was exciting to see Jack from "Home and Away". He probably felt very excited that most of us knew who he was. Do you think that there would be a "down side" to being recognised by so many people?
Thursday, 7 June 2007
Wednesday, 6 June 2007
SOME THOUGHTS FOR YEAR SIX!!
Choose at least two words to describe how you think you may feel if you were to be presented with your medallion.
Tell me three reasons why you think our "Award System" is a positive thing.
Are there any disadvantages of our Token Award System?
Can you think of a 'catchy' name for our award system?
Did you know that your parents/family are invited to the medallion presentation assembly and to an afternoon tea with Mr B and yourself?
Do you think that this is a positive way to recognise the achievement of being awarded the medallion?
Can you think of any ways in which the award system could be improved?
If you are to be awarded a Principals Medallion before leaving our school where do you think you might keep it - and why do you think this would be the best place to keep it?
Saturday, 2 June 2007
What do you think about this type of work? Is it ART to you????
Friday, 11 May 2007
Wednesday, 4 April 2007
Saturday, 31 March 2007
INCLUDE EXAMPLES TO PROVE YOUR ANSWER - GOOD LUCK!
WE WILL LOOK AT THE STATEMENTS DURING CLASS TIME. SO PUT YOUR THINKING CAPS AND HAVE A THINK.
7 + 5 - 6 + 2 is always 4
All numbers in the 5 times tables end in five.
An even number divided by an even number = an even number
Division always makes a smaller number.
Rectangles with the biggest areas have the biggest perimeters.
Monday, 19 March 2007
You did a fantastic job responding to the information you were exposed to in the online conference-
Monday, 5 March 2007
Mrs W has been experimenting and since the beginning of the year, she has learnt how to:
- post comments on a blog
- post and insert pictures in a blog
- make a blog
- make really cool headings and badges for a blog
- link to other blogs
What incredible learnings!
Don't forget to congratulate Mrs W on her achievements..........we sometime forget that teachers too are always learning and striving to keep up with all the wonderful opportunities available to students today.
Well done Mrs W, from Mrs M & Year 6!
Saturday, 3 March 2007
Welcome back to your Blog Year 6
We would like to find out your thoughts and ideas about
1. When you hear the word MATHEMATICS what do you think of??
2. Name three important pieces of MATHEMATICS you have learnt sometime at school and, for each one,give a reason why you believe it is important.
3. What answer would you give to the question "What is MATHEMATICS?
Sunday, 25 February 2007
DO YOU THINK STEVE IRWIN WAS AND STILL IS AN INSPIRATIONAL LEADER???COMMITMENT, COURAGE AND A DESIRE TO HELP OTHERS - DO THESE WORDS DESCRIBE STEVE IRWIN ???
DO YOUNG LEADERS REALLY HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD????
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP!!!!
LOOKING FORWARD TO READING COMMENTS
Tuesday, 13 February 2007
- How do you think we can use it?
- How might it help your learning?
- What things do you think we should be commenting on?
- Are there topics that you think we need to blog about?
Remember, this blog is about LEARNING, it is for you to share your thoughts about the things you are learning about....
Have a think....
Yours in learning,
Mrs W, Mrs M and Mrs S!!!
Monday, 12 February 2007
Write down your comments:
What were the fun bits in your learning?
What surprised you about your learning?
We can't wait for your comments,
Yours in learning,
Mrs W & Mrs M!