This block we are reading a novel called ‘Oranges in No Man’s Land’. It is about a young girl called Ayesha who is living in Lebanon during the Civil War. We have explored what she is thinking and feeling through role play. Mrs Bell divided our class into two groups; we were not allowed to talk to people on the other side of the room and could not access parts of our classroom.
Adam: “Loved acting what it would be like to be in a Civil War. It was fun to try and not talk to some of our friends.”
Alex: “I think Ayesha would have felt dreadful not being able to talk to her friends. I found it challenging not being with my pals.”
We have enjoyed using a new resource in school; the IZAK 9!! We have been learning lots of new mathematical language and can solve challenging problems in our co-operative learning teams.
Reece: “I really enjoyed the IZAK 9 activity. I enjoyed the challenge of finding different products, differences and totals of the rows and columns.”
We are continuing to work on our division and keep working with bigger numbers; some have even started working with decimals.
We can convert between fractions, decimals and percentages and can solve real life problems.
Some children have also been looking at algebra!
Kiera: “I found the algebra really challenging and difficult to grasp first time.”
Sarah: “I found it challenging at first but after it was explained more I found way easier!”
Nicole: “I like algebra…I can kinda do it!”
We have been learning about landscape drawings and using pencil to add detail. We enjoyed a lesson in the sun drawing landscapes around the school.
Molly: “I enjoyed doing art outside and looking at all the detail around the school; houses, trees, fields and the school building.”
Sean: “I enjoyed doing the landscape art because I like drawing pictures of things that are in front of me in real life.”
Shea: “I have really enjoying French and that we learn new things every week. I can now name body parts and count to 30 in French.”
We have been learning different songs and can even do actions to go along with the ‘penguin dance.’
We can now have a conversation in French and can write a short paragraph about ourselves and our families!
Amy: “I can say the weather in French and name some body parts.”
This block we are looking forward to our new topic on Land Use and Ecology. We are going to be researching and comparing our lives with the lives of others in Africa. We are also going to look at animals and their habitats and eating habits. We have asked lost of questions and are ready to work hard to find the answers.
We are really looking forward to our trip next Wednesday!!! We will put a blog up about it!