Units of Inquiry

Who We Are

Our first Unit of inquiry for the year was ‘Who We Are’. The Central Idea was “As we grow we look at the world differently.” Content-wise, we integrated the Health Curriculum as well as Cyber-Safety principles. One of the culminating experiences for this unit was the children creating a Code of Conduct for their blogs, […]

Harry Potter/Minecraft/Novel Study

One of our culminating Novel Study tasks was a creative piece that asked students to recreate the chapter ‘Through the Trap Door’ (harry_potter_novel_study, thanks to Jade Hill) One of our students, Henry submitted this as his work;  

Show Me Your Fractions

Show Me Your Fractions

In Mathematics we are looking at Fractions. As part of our Tuning In, Mr Huebl asked us to demonstrate our prior knowledge on working with fractions by creating an instructional video. As well as being part of our Mathematics Inquiry, they will also serve as resources for students both in Year 6 and lower years […]

The Great 2013 Yeast Investigation

The Great 2013 Yeast Investigation

This term in Science we are looking at Micro Organisms. We begun our Inquiry last week by Tuning In to what we already knew. Amongst many other things, we established that ONE type of Micro Organism is Yeast. This week we are Finding Out about yeast by comparing the making of bread with and without […]

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Henny’s Math Lesson

Today, Mr Huebl asked all the people who had finished their enlargement, to find something productive to do. Somebody piped up with the bright idea to give everyone a cartoon to draw, so we could do a 6HU Mash Up, of lots of different characters. I explained to the class what we would be doing […]

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Sharing in the 100 Word Challenge

In 6HU, we are habitual participants in the 100 Word Challenge, a global writing challenge that develops writing skills in students by asking them to respond to a stimulus in only 100 words. This is indeed a challenge sometimes, as it can be difficult to frame our ideas into such a small amount of words. […]

Water Rockets

As part of our ‘Teacher for a Day’ activities, Declan and Matthew ran a Water Rocket lesson. We brought materials for water rockets so that we could get lots of people to make water rockets. the lesson went really well and everyones worked and it was very fun.

Photoshop Santas

Photoshop Santas

As part of our Christmas Inquiry, we are looking at the different types of Christmas Cards people send. We have decided to make our own dress up cards by using Photoshop to make us into Santas. We will be using these images on cards we will make for our families. This is an example of […]

Screencasts

We have been creating screencasts as part of our digital citizenship inquiry. We have learned that part of being a good digital citizen is to give as well as take. We have made some instructional screencasts that we will share with others so they can learn new skills on the computer that they might not […]

Fake Book

Your Humanities task this week is to make a ‘FakeBook‘ account for your ingenious thinker. You will need to pick appropriate ‘events’ from your thinker’s life and make them the posts. How others reacted to these events will be comments for these posts. Think about what sort of information your thinker would want to share […]

Circuits

In science we have been inquiring into electrical circuits. Today we learned that there are parallel circuits and series circuits. In a series circuit if a light or motor blows, then it stops the whole circuit but in a parallel circuit it would continue. We were doing wet lab, dry lab with circuits when Rohan and I […]

Digital Citizenship Reflections – Geo Tagging

Access this site and explore. Consider the benefits and dangers of geo-tagging. Write a reflection on what you discover and post it on your blog. Comment on this post with the URL from your blog. Consider these questions when writing your review; 1. What have you learnt about Geo-tagging? Discuss the benefits ad dangers associated […]

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