Thursday, 23 March 2017

Kiwi Kids Try!

On Friday in food technology, we decided to broaden our understanding of different foods and cuisines. We had been asked to design some Japanese food, but we didn't know much about Asian cuisine before this session.

This video shows our reactions and thoughts about the new foods that we tried.

After this session we were asked to write a description of the food using some of the new vocabulary that we discussed when tasting the food. You can see our food descriptions on our blogs!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The Marae!

Today in our reo lesson, room 8 looked at the different parts of a marae. We started with an activity and game labeling the different parts of a marae and then we got the chromebooks out and labelled an image of Waiwhetu Marae.

Check out Anita's image below

Monday, 20 March 2017

Tamaki Redevelopment

This afternoon room 8 visited the Tamaki Redevelopment Companies container, which was stationed outside our school. During this visit we learnt a lot about the redevelopment that is going on in our area and the plans that TRC have for Glen Innes.

watching a film about the redvelopment
We split up into small groups and went to different stations inside and outside of the container. There was a film, photobooth, lego station and space to draw!

Building houses out of lego

Drawing our dream house

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Taking a Stand!

After reading about water pollution this week, room 8 considered some of the ways that we can prevent it. We know that we shouldn't put chemicals down the drain and that pesticides and cow manure is washed from the rain into the river. However, we realised the easiest way that we can make a difference is to pick up rubbish so that it does not get into our drains.

Some of our students made some designs to draw around our drains and we went out with chalk to see how they would work. After some experimenting, we may paint these designs on the concrete.

We hope that these messages will stop our students from dropping their litter and that it will encourage them to pick up any rubbish that they see.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Place Value Division

This week in maths we have been applying our place value strategy to division problems. Check out how Francesca solved this problem using the strategy!

Monday, 13 March 2017

Power Alternatives

This week the Tui reading group have been investigating different sources of power. In inquiry we have been learning that it is the way that humans are using resources that is causing global warming and our issues with pollution. The tui students had to investigate power alternatives and make a poster to share their learning with the class.

Check out Telesia's poster about Tidal Energy.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Moana's Morning Tea

In food technology today the year sixes created the recipe that they had found the previous week. This recipe had to be healthy and easy to eat as it was designed to be eaten as a snack by an active student.

As it was our first time in the kitchen, we started by discussing health and safety rules. We learnt how chefs wash their hands and stay hygienic in the kitchen. We also discussed how to stay safe around the hazards such as knives and the hot stove.

We then began creating our healthy banana cake. This didn't use sugar or butter and it was made with honey, banana, coconut oil and whole wheat flour. We each had a couple of cupcakes and make a loaf for our year 7's to enjoy with their milk when they returned from technology.