Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Scenery and puppet characters

Scenery and puppet characters on PhotoPeach

Enjoy the stunning scenery and detailed stick puppets we made to retell "Peter and the Wolf."

Our own show - Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf - show on PhotoPeach

We made our own back drop and characters of "Peter and the Wolf" and produced our own show.  Our big buddies were a very considerate audience.

Peter and the Wolf

There  was once a famous Russian composer, Sergei Prokofiev.  He wanted to write a piece of music to introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra.  He thought the best way of doing this was to write a story and set music to it.  The story is about a brave young boy named Peter, his Grandfather, three animal friends - a little bird, a duck and a cat - a band of huntsmen and a wicked wolf.
After listening to lots of different versions of the story we decided that  the setting, characters, problem, solution and conclusion were very similar in all the stories.  We have made puppets and scenery to retell the story to you.  We hope you enjoy the show!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Sewing - week 3

Folk Dancing

Folk Dancing on PhotoPeach
Folk Dancing is so much fun.  We have been learning a variety of dances.  Some dances are performed in a circle, others in a line and some just in our own space or as a pair.  To participate and contribute successfully we need to listen, think about, and respond appropriately in all situation.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Peer editing

Part of being a strong writer is re-reading and reworking our writing.  Being able to work together and help each other edit our work helps us reinforce and drive our own learning.  We have 23 teachers in Room 5.  We are all able to help each other by giving feedback and feed forward.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sewing onto Hessian - session 3

Sewing onto Hessian on PhotoPeach

We created our own design which was transferred onto our hessian.  We are beginning to sew around the outline.  You can see from the photographs how hard we concentrated and persevered.

Numeracy through time, measurement and the Olympics.

Numeracy through time, measurement and the Olympics. on PhotoPeach

We explored number,measurement and time through the Olympics.  Wow, we now understand how fast Usain Bolt can run over 100 metres.  Some of us are exploring the number 1500.  This is the distance Nick Willis ran  in the Olympics.  We are going to use our understanding of 100 metres to measure 1500 this space!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sewing - week 2


Most of the Room 5 children can now thread their own needle and tie a knot.  Bring on the hessian!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Olympics, Number and Measurement. Part 1

The Olympics, Number and Measurement! on PhotoPeach

We used number knowledge and strategy, along with measurement, to help our understanding of what it takes to be an Olympian.  We now have more of an understanding of how tall athletes are, how heavy a shot put is, how far Valerie Adams can throw the shot put, the world record length for long jump and how far 100 metres is.   These athletes are exceptional!  

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