Monday, November 13, 2017

Basketball with Brendan

Today we had the first of three special basketball lessons with Brendan. There will be follow up sessions on the next two Tuesday afternoons.
Today we practiced controlling the ball. We threw it up and tried to catch it, tried our hand at dribbling and even got some initial shooting practice. We finished the session with a game which was lots of fun. Roll on next Tuesday!








Sunday, November 5, 2017

Exploring maths outside.


This week Room 11 and 12 are working together at a variety of maths activities and enjoying the sun at the same time. The activities range from sitting under a tree reading books about maths concepts to measuring a range of objects and discussing which is tallest, shortest, widest etc. Mrs Graham and Mrs Gordon are really impressed with how much maths talk is going on!
Manipulating 3D shapes and putting together maths puzzles.


Making patterns using repeating units.

Writing sentences about 10.
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Making domino flowers- matching the number of dots with the number in the circle.

Making 10.

Playing snakes and ladders with a giant dice.

Exploring position- around, beside, next to, above, under etc.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Term 4 swimming in Room 12


In PE this term we are looking at survival in and around water. To start off our swimming lessons we have been developing water confidence and practicing relaxing in the water so that we can float- as opposed to thrashing around and sinking! We have also been having a lot of fun!













Creativity and cooperation.


As part of our Discovery programme this week, I put a roll of cellotape and a stack of cardboard strips on a table. The room was buzzing as the children shared ideas and tried out ways of making something out of the strips. Lots of oral language and  problem solving occurred as they modified and extended their ideas. Here is a sample of what some of them came up with.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Crazy Science Show comes to town.

Wow, we didn't know Science could be so much fun. We learnt about mixing chemicals, what polymers can do, using air pressure and even how a nappy works! 














Remember what the 'scientist' said- don't try these experiments at home! :)

Friday, September 15, 2017

The finished products: Creation Station Fun #2!


After the dust had settled and the hot glue gun sticks had been used up here's what we had made...
















...an eclectic mix of robots, buses, trucks, castles, spaceships and of course unicorns!

Well done Room 12!