2011

Welcome back to a new year in Room 10 at Paremata School. If you would like to continue to follow our learning journey you can do so at our 2011 class blogsite.

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Tessellations

Today in Room 10 everyone took a shape they liked and had a go at tesselating it using isometric paper. Everyone remembered to leave no gaps and no overlaps. We watched this clip and it was such a hit with the class I’ve posted it here.

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Roald Dahl

This year we have read The Twits and James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (thanks, Matilda!). Today Brooke brought in The BFG for the class to read. Inside the cover of the book is this web link. It has loads of interesting information about Roald Dahl and his books.

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Tessellations

Tessellations are patterns made using shapes with no gaps between them and no overlaps.
You may want the watch the following clip with the sound low- it’s pretty loud!

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Here’s an interesting clip explaining how the Southern Alps of New Zealand were formed.

This links into our inquiry into earthquakes.

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Follow the link below to get to some very cool games that really make you think!

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Left and Right

We’re starting to look at directions this week in maths. We’ll begin by checking that everyone knows their left and right hands, that we all can turn left & right and that we can use clockwise & anticlockwise. We’ll practise giving directions to one another. After that we can have some fun with mapping using North South East and West.

First here’s a song to help practise left and right. The second video clip shows Dr Tick Tock singing about time. The way the hands move on the clock is clockwise. The opposite direction to the way the clock hands move is anticlockwise.

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Maths with Ma & Pa Kettle

Ma & Pa Kettle are talking to their bank manager about how much money all 5 partners should get out of a deal they’re making. They have to figure out how many times 5 goes into 25. Ma & Pa say 5 goes into 25 14 times. Are they right? Or is the bank manager right?
How would you work out this problem? Leave a comment to let us know what you would do. Triceratops maths group will be leaving their comments during maths time this week.

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Earthquake Inquiry Links

Here are links to websites we’ve been looking at in class to learn about earthquakes. We’ve been learning about what causes earthquakes, the impact earthquakes have had on people’s lives and how to stay safe in an earthquake.

An informative animation showing how earthquakes happen- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4126809.stm

A map recording the Christchurch earthquake and aftershocks- http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/

Stories written by Christchurch children recounting their experiences in the earthquake- http://whenmyhomeshook.co.nz/

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Learning to be Reporters

Room 10 are learning to write reports. We can read books, view DVDs and websites, and interview people to find out information. We can present our reports as newspapers, blogs, TV news shows, or in other ways we haven’t thought of yet. Here’s a video of Kermit the Frog interviewing Elmo about his ideas for games. Did Kermit find out what he wanted to?

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