Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Term 3 Topic - Rio Olympics

During the first 5 weeks of term 3, the Juniors will be learning about some Olympic sports.  Each teacher will be leading a different sport during this time and the children will have the opportunity to participate in each one.  The children will be in mixed age groups for these sessions.

The sports are soccer, basketball, throwing, running, hockey, and gymnastics.

The Junior teachers introduced this new topic with a short demo of each sport.  See video below.

Each week there will be a focus on an 'Olympic Value' and one child from each sport will be awarded a medal, for showing that value.  They will wear it in class the following day.  This medal will then be passed on to another child the following week.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Measurement in Room 5

Over the last several weeks Room 5 have been learning about length and measurement. 

During week 4 we used the story of 'The Gingerbread Man' as a base for this learning.  We learnt how to arrange 8 gingerbread men in order from the smallest to the biggest. We used another gingerbread man to compare heights of things around the room that were bigger and smaller than the gingerbread man.  

On Friday as a special treat we all made a gingerbread man making our very own mixture. We had to use measuring spoons and cups to get the correct amounts for our bowls.

We put the ingredients into our bowls and mixed them all together.

Then came the fun part.  Making our gingerbread men shapes.  We decorated them with currants. They all looked AMAZING!!

The gingerbread men sent us some little messages that we thought were pretty neat.  

We all write stories about our gingerbread men.  Here are a few of our great stories. 

On Friday Room 5 made a gingerbread man 
and I loved it.  When we made it, we had to 
put in in the oven.  Last when we went to lunch,
some gingerbread men made a video.  I felt excited.
By Manaia

On Friday we made a gingerbread man and 
some of the gingerbread men were talking
 in the oven.  I felt excited.  
It is my first time eating a gingerbread man
By Stella

I made a gingerbread man on Friday and I had to shape it.  
It was sticky.  I liked to make my man.  Friday was
the day that we made it.  I took my man home
and I ate his leg!
By Maddison

On Friday we made a gingerbread man with currants and
it tasted good.  I liked it, it was my favourite.  I liked 
mixing the ingredients and I liked mixing the butter
in my bowl.
By Raditya

Welcome to Bledisloe School

Junior  Blog.

This week saw the introduction of our new topic for the remainder of Term 2:

The Junior Teachers bravely decided to introduce this unit with a dance for the children. It was a big surprise for them,  and was met with wonderment and awe (and lots of giggles from both teachers and students!)

During the remainder of the term the children will rotate around each of the Junior classes, spending two 45 minute sessions per week in each room, exploring a range of  materials and their properties.

Room 1 is exploring  

Room 2 is exploring

Room 3 is exploring

Room 4 is exploring

Room 5 is exploring