May 25, 2015

Passion Project - On The Move #2 - Wall of Death

As we continue to learn about the effects of forces and motion, we studied these videos to see forces and motion in action, and to go with the School Journal article 'Wall of Death'  (Part 4 No 3 1993)




On our own blogs we are writing our own brief explanation of how the riders are able to do this stunt, using key words such as momentum, gravity, friction, weight, movement and speed.

Here is another video, just for fun!


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Passion Project- Bon Voyage

Watch clip and make a brainstorm about the facts you found and the things you found interesting.

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May 23, 2015

This week's THINK ABOUT IT...

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Tibetan Prayer Flags for Nepal

This week with Mrs Shepherd we looked into the recent earthquake disaster in Nepal. To express our sympathy and best wishes for all of those affected or helping with the recovery, we have made prayer flags to hang in our classroom...










If you would like to show your compassion for those affected in Nepal, you might like to make a donation to one of these support organisations:
NZ Red Cross               Unicef                  World Vision


May 19, 2015

Passion Project: On the Move #1 (Science)

Term Two 2015: Passion Project (literacy unit: Science-based)

Group members: Peyton, Logan, Deniz, Jake, Charlotte, Josiah

Learning about some of the laws of physics: motion, forces, push and pull, friction etc.

Here is a collection of website links and digital resources that will help you find out about some different aspects of forces and motion:

Physics 4 Kids - what are forces

Kids Discover: Force and Motion

E-school Today: introduction to forces


Forces and Motion video:


Friction video:


Why do we need friction?

Real World: NASA e-clip: Work, Force, Energy and Motion:


Real World: NASA e-clip: Centripetal Force:


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Football skills with Nico

















May 18, 2015

Raindrops art and poetry

Some of our 'Raindrops' artwork and poetry...check out our personal learning blogs later this week to see more...














INQUIRY #1 - The technology process

Our Term Two inquiry question is:
HOW DO CHANGES IN TECHNOLOGY AFFECT MY LIFE?

We have already discussed that technology is developed by a process that begins with an idea and ends with a product or service.  This video NASA gives a quick explanation of how engineers might solve a problem:


Technology changes how we live our lives - read about some of the more important inventions that have influenced our lifestyles - Biography Online     Invention Reaction    Great Kiwi Inventions

Technology advances can be occur due to supply and demand issues. This link takes you to a short video clip that explains supply and demand: http://bizkids.com/clip/supply-and-demand


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This week's THINK ABOUT IT quote...

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May 15, 2015

MVP catch-up!

During Term One and last week, these awesome Team Kahu members were awarded the Senior MVP... Congratulations to each of you for your consistent display of our school values!







May 14, 2015

Maths - factors, multiples, prime numbers and products

Our numeracy theme this term is multiplication and division, with an emphasis on division strategies.

In Mrs C's numeracy class, working at Stage Six, we are building up our knowledge of how numbers work when used for mult/div.

We have learnt that factors are the numbers we use when we multiply and multiples are the answers we get when we use a particular factor. Products are the answers when we do a multiplication problem. 

Prime numbers are numbers that only have two factors, 1 and the number eg 7, 13, 23. Number 2 is the only even prime number (as all other even numbers then have 2 as a factor). 

Here we are working with our new knowledge on a 'connect four' board game (from maths book Figure It Out Level Three, Multiplicative Thinking) where we have to use the product of two dice as the answers on the game:





May 13, 2015

Raindrops art

Beginning our theme of design (using patterns, colour, texture), we today looked at Nic Squirrel's art and tried our own version of raindrops, using white pastel and blue water-based paint:
















This week's fishing for answers problem...

Mathletics Challenge!!

Mrs Stanway has noticed that Team Kahu is not keeping up with the other pupils in making use of the awesome Mathletics programme that the Home and School has subscribed us to! Come on Team Kahu...get busy on those home computers and iPads!! Watch your maths skills grow as your Mathletics points grow! Let's get that sweet treat from Mrs S!

Numeracy class today

Mrs Coyle's numeracy class continued learning about factors, multiples and prime numbers...
 
Try this at home!
What are the prime numbers between 20 and 60?
List the factors of 48 or 56 or 32!
What is the highest common factor of 24 and 56? Or of 15 and 25?
What is the lowest common multiple of 3 and 9? Of 4 and 12?

May 8, 2015

Visit to Southland Museum - WW1 display

Just after ANZAC Day our team was able to visit the new WW1 display at Southland Museum, that shares the stories of the Southlanders who headed off to war.

Museum teacher Koreena Wilkes toured us through the display and we enjoyed seeing photos, videos and artifacts from the war.









Big thanks to all the parents who helped us with transport!


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