Today Lily and Ayla presented their Passion Projects - thank you girls.
Ayla's can be seen here.
This week the Year Six children from Ōtākaro have been participating in the Cycle Safety programme. The children worked in two groups for two days each.
This is a two day course. On the first day the children spent time learning about how to fit their helmet correctly and how to ensure their bike is safe. Constable Debbie spoke to everyone about the laws everyone must follow when they ride their bike on the road. All bikes and helmets were put through a safety check.
Finally the children spent some time on their bikes! They practised riding safely through a course. They learned the hand signals for turning and stopping.
After lunch on the first day the children spent some time learning about the road rules.
On the second day of the course the children who have passed all of the activities on the first day are taken on a road ride.
We are learning about equivalent fractions in maths this week.
On Tuesday we will be using this clip to ignite our thinking.
A group of talented writers have been working with Jules to research a topic they are passionate about.
The children have found various ways to present their information.
Now they are ready to share their learning with our Hub.
Check out Emily and Nethasa's projects.
Click on this link to see Nethasa's work
Check out Emily's poster below.
Today Mrs Aldridge and Miss Kake spent time with some of our Year 5/6 children at STAC. We challenged our minds by working on some of the Tournament of Minds spontaneous challenges. It was a fantastic day. Well done everyone.
Congratulations to the wonderful children who completed the school cross country today.
We were so proud of the effort, determination and courage you showed today.
There were so many smiles, red faces and words of congratulations that reflected our school values perfectly.
We are proud of you all.
Well done to those children who will go on to represent our school at the zone sports.
There are many photos below - they are mostly at the finish line and capture most children. The photos are in the order of Year 6 girls, Year 6 boys. Year 5 girls, Year 5 boys.
Today we worked in a group to choose a building or structure from around the world to research.
We began by going on a virtual tour our destination and then began to gather some information about that place. It was exciting to hear the children reacting to the things they were experiencing in such awe.
Next we are going to share our discoveries by presenting our work in a way that suits us - maybe using mysimpleshow or a google slideshow or perhaps a poster using canva or drawing our own. Some people are using adobe spark to present their work and some are using thinglink or Shadow Puppet. Some people are writing their information and others are using visuals and voice overs. It is so exciting to know that we have so many tools we can use to share our learning with others.
We are excited to see where in the world people have researched and the interesting ways they have presented their findings.
When the research is completed the children will create a QR Code and attach it to a map of the world. Others will then be able to scan the QR Code and experience their findings.
We spent some time thinking about famous buildings and structures around the world.
We had to decide if they were natural or man made.
We worked in groups to share ideas and record them on some posters.
Later we spent some time exploring virtual reality tours of famous places.
During term two a group of Year 6 children from Ōtākaro and Waimakariri Hubs worked together to produce a radio play with the Young Writer's Workshop teachers.
After they had written an excellent script the children went to Plains FM and recorded their radio play - complete with sound effects!
Today the radio play aired on Plains FM at 12pm.
We stopped our writing at this time to listen to the radio play.
We thought the script was great - it was funny and a bit crazy and very well presented.
We loved that the children used very clear voices and expression. We could understand everything they said.
Soon we will have a podcast of the radio play so you can listen to it too.