Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Year 5's Update

Kia ora and welcome to Year 5's blog.

This term we have been doing lots of interesting projects, for instance we have been going to Impact Alpha for gymnastics, taught by the wonderful QE2 teachers. We have been learning fun techniques for a variety of activities.

We have also been working hard in our instructional writing. We have done lots of hands on activities such as making lolly cake, creating our own chunky chalk and playing the chocolate game. We have been focusing on the structure of instructions and how we need to use imperative verbs and adverbs.
We have also been doing middle syndicate maths interchange, learning different strategies of multiplication.

Both of us think that the most interesting thing we have been doing so far is our first topic for the term, which is a technology unit on survival kits. We have been doing research on constructing our own kid's survival kit, which we are going to sell to our stakeholders the St Michael's pupils. We have decided which items need to be in each kit and have researched the price that we can purchase the items for. At the moment we are designing our logo which we will use not only on our product, but also on any advertising or notices.

By Ella C and Vincent


Tony Kendrew said...

Wow! Ella & Vincent - you've done a great job! I am definitely buying a survival kit. Keep up the good work, Year 5.

Peter said...

Good to hear what Yr 5 have been doing. Keep up the great work as a class!! I look forward to seeing the details about the kits.