One of the things that we are beginning to do as we focus on our writing this term is the 100 Word Challenge. This is a weekly writing challenge that we complete and post on our class blogs. There is a prompt each week, which is sometimes a phrase, or some words, or even a […]
Today we did a lesson on biomes for our UOI (Unit Of Inquiry.) Mr. Huebl told us to go to a website called UCMP Berkeley, which gave information about the five main types of biome, Aquatic, Grassland, Desert, Forests and Tundra. The website was what we used for our research on biomes. The link to […]
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, […]
In Mathswe are looking at Time. One of the things we needed to inquire into was Time Zones. Sometimes in Australia we have five time zones and at other times we have three. This was something we wanted to find out more about! Students were given some suggested lines of inquiry but also encouraged to […]
Today saw Year 5 experiencing “A case of Discovery” by Education Interactive. This was a fun interactive way for the students to engage in the science of forensics. Students were presented with a series of clues, and through engaging with manipulative materials, were able to crack the code and solve the case.
It’s a lazy Spring afternoon, with the students not in the optimum frame of mind for a Mathematics lesson. We decided to play with our new lego set and see how we could use it to show Mathematical understanding. These are some of the things the students came up with: Bianca Sam Meg Ella Simone […]
What we did for year 6 camp First day of year 6 camp, we were put in three different groups Each group went to an activity. Those activities were canoeing, the challenge course & initiative pursuits. Those activities fairly challenging for some people. On that night the group one tenters were setting up for camp. […]
Year 6, Our Individuals and Societies unit this term is “When Cultures Collide”. An important thing for you to understand before looking at different cultures around the world is what the world culture means, and what students believe their own culture means. To do this, please have a quick look at the following sites, that […]
In Term 2 we have begun using Scratch to learn about programming in Design. Here is one of our first attempts. scratch gliding from SAS Year 6 on Vimeo.
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;
Our novel study this term is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. As a year level, we really got into it and transformed our classrooms into Hogwarts, to suit our work. We have engaged in Novel Study tasks each week, which have involved summaries and analysis’s for each chapter. During our ‘Harry Potter Time’ (time […]
I ran through the blazing wind and drenching rain searching for shelter. I couldn’t see any trees or buildings and the violent storm was beginning to grow. Then I saw through half shut eyes a large tree. I ran as fast as I could shivering in my drenched clothes towards the tree, but as I […]
We have been using Google Docs a bit this term, and we are now working with them. We are using a Google Doc to draft our essays, which is quicker than handwriting, especially when we are editing things by moving them around. The Google Doc also allows our teacher to see how we are going […]