companies, Logos and products.
We are in business!
Our first task as a company was to create a name, we wanted something youthful, mighty, strong and memorable.
We then had to collaborate and frm a logo that represented the company in a simple and effective way.
We played the logo games on the air server. We recognised many but trying to spot the correct one out of 6 was tough. We see the logos all the time but how closely do we look at them?
Do you know your car logos?
Did you recognise the fast food ones?
Which logos are popular in your home country?
Why do business' need a logo? Wht is Patana.s logo and why is it that colour , shape and picture?
How many times a day do you see it?
On Thursday Year 10 are going to share their business reflections...
They are going to tell us about Finance, market research, promotion, branding and a lot more, what would you like to ask them?
When someone says the word ‘Dragon’, most would think of an image of a mythical fire-breathing creature but not us, future entrepreneurs. The word ‘Dragon’ that we relate to are the ‘Dragons’ in a British TV show called ‘Dragons' Den’; a show entrepreneurs enter with the hope of winning the Dragons’ favour and receiving a loan (with a reasonable deal).
The home Learning Matrix is terrific, we were blown away with Maitri's creativity and informative projects. Candy worked hard and can tell you all about import and export! Take care that powerpoints are easy to read!
Is your brand name memorable? Is it catchy and simple?
Is your logo easy to spot, colourful and powerful?
Why should a logo be instantly recognisable?
Why should a logo be positive and simple?
Up or down, yellow or brown?
Outline or not?
We will create stamps of out logos so make sure they are simple, mighty and easy to make!
We will brand our products and packaging with a stamp of your logos!
Seafield Choir gave us a performance and an incredible workshop.
We loved your Malay tunes
We loved your rhythm and actions
We admired your skills!
Most of us listened respectfully and loved your passionate performance. We loved your confidence and maturity...it is difficult to remember that you are secondary children!
We loved the workshop and siezed the opportunity to learn something new
Singing and dancing at the same time stretches our brains!
THANK YOU SEAFIELD SCHOOL,
you're VERY talented!
Thursday 1:45pm - Dance Extravangza kids leave shared area for theatre with Bell/Jam
- Friday 24th May School closed – Visakha Bucha Day and Staff Professional Day
- Tuesday 28th May (10.10 to 12.10pm) Y4 Inter Class Football
The final part of the story Ricky of the Tuft: Resolution (ties up the tale, what happened) When she raised her eyes to his, she saw before her a dazzlingly handsome prince, the very vision of her heart's desire. And at that moment she pledged herself to Ricky the Tuft for ever. Ending, (reflection on what happened) Some people say that the prince's transformation was not the work of his fairy godmother. They say that the princess had already fallen in love with his kind nature and his charm, despite his ugliness and the ridiculous tuft of hair on his head. She saw only the love that shone in his eyes and the generosity of his smile. Whether this is true, I do not know, but I do know that the two of them were married the very next day and were the happiest couple alive.
The final part of the story Ricky of the Tuft:
Resolution (ties up the tale, what happened)
When she raised her eyes to his, she saw before her a dazzlingly handsome prince, the very vision of her heart's desire. And at that moment she pledged herself to Ricky the Tuft for ever.
Ending, (reflection on what happened)
Some people say that the prince's transformation was not the work of his fairy godmother. They say that the princess had already fallen in love with his kind nature and his charm, despite his ugliness and the ridiculous tuft of hair on his head. She saw only the love that shone in his eyes and the generosity of his smile. Whether this is true, I do not know, but I do know that the two of them were married the very next day and were the happiest couple alive.
Did the character change in some way?
Was there a moral? A lesson learnt?
Did the story revisit the opening?
Will another mystery be solved?
Which type of ending do you prefer?
So clever, so thoughtful, so eyecatching
WOW! Great presentation, we like the half dog/half Dinosaur
Great choice of texture and colour
My foot is fine :)
Job interviews and product selection
We are working on 3D shape this week.
Can you match the nets to the 3D shape?
Which one do you want to make?
We constructed prisms and pyramids
We made prisms and pyramids with straws and string
We made polyhedrons together
we discussed , tried , reflected and refined
We were communicators and thinkers
Some of us worked out a formula for the number of edges in a prism
We consolidated our learning online
we listened and respected other people's ideas about how to hold the vertices
Learning is fun, it makes you go 'Ahhhhh!'
What was challenging?
What was easy?
What advice could you give others?
YE-Haaa I am a genius
With just 6 short straws and 3 long straws which polyhedron could you make?
What was the formula?
What is the difference between a cuboid and a cube?
Have you read their writing?
Has it made you feel something? Want to know more?
Red sky at night...
Do they like Billionaire Boy?
If you wish to comment go to the box that says report this. Be polite and constructive!
Year 4 councillors’ case study
Questions for Mr Wichit: 1. What is your job title? Khun Wichit is the Food Service Manager. He is in charge of buying dry and fresh food for the whole school, that is Primary and Secondary cantines, Primary and Secondary snack bars, Noodle bar, Smoothie bar. 2. Can you give us details about your work? What do you do every day? 3. Where do you source the food we get at the snack bar? Suppliers? Because we are a school, we are obliged by law to offer a balanced and nutritious menu; that is why we try to reduce or take off chocolate, butter and sugary snacks. Approximately 400 suppliers. They will sample similar products from at least 3 different companies before choosing the supplier. 4. Is the food prepared (sliced, baked…) on our premises or do you get everything delivered wrapped up and ready to sell? 2 styles: own bakery room, and staff here to prepare some fruit. Other products come ready-made, ready to sell. 5. Can you tell us what costs are involved in the sale of a mango or a sandwich? Fridge, electricity, staff, packaging? 6. Mr Hockley does not understand why a bacon wrap is 35 baht and a bacon sandwich 25 baht when the ingredients seem the same? Wrap is expensive: 6THB Bread: 3 to 4 THB 7. Is the school making any profit on the sale of items at the snack bar? Yes 9%. However, a part of these benefits are for managing any loss. Some fruit and vegetables cannot be kept for long. 8. Any items students would like see on the snack bar menu? Hot dog, brownies, small packs of mama, cookies with stars, cupcakes, sliced apples, ripe banana, coconut smoothy, , bread stick, garlic bread, grapes, Ramboutan, mango and sticky rice, yellow mango, salad, dragon fruit, oranges, Oreos, chicken nuggets 9. How much money per week the school spends to buy snacks? Approximately 10000THB per week for the Primary snack bar 2.000.000thb per month for both canteens. 10. Do you enjoy your work? 11. How long have you been doing this job? 12. Who works for you? 36 people work with you
Questions for Mr Wichit:
1. What is your job title?
Khun Wichit is the Food Service Manager. He is in charge of buying dry and fresh food for the whole school, that is Primary and Secondary cantines, Primary and Secondary snack bars, Noodle bar, Smoothie bar.
2. Can you give us details about your work? What do you do every day?
3. Where do you source the food we get at the snack bar? Suppliers?
Because we are a school, we are obliged by law to offer a balanced and nutritious menu; that is why we try to reduce or take off chocolate, butter and sugary snacks.
Approximately 400 suppliers. They will sample similar products from at least 3 different companies before choosing the supplier.
4. Is the food prepared (sliced, baked…) on our premises or do you get everything delivered wrapped up and ready to sell?
2 styles: own bakery room, and staff here to prepare some fruit. Other products come ready-made, ready to sell.
5. Can you tell us what costs are involved in the sale of a mango or a sandwich? Fridge, electricity, staff, packaging?
6. Mr Hockley does not understand why a bacon wrap is 35 baht and a bacon sandwich 25 baht when the ingredients seem the same?
Wrap is expensive: 6THB
Bread: 3 to 4 THB
7. Is the school making any profit on the sale of items at the snack bar?
Yes 9%. However, a part of these benefits are for managing any loss. Some fruit and vegetables cannot be kept for long.
8. Any items students would like see on the snack bar menu?
Hot dog, brownies, small packs of mama, cookies with stars, cupcakes, sliced apples, ripe banana, coconut smoothy, , bread stick, garlic bread, grapes, Ramboutan, mango and sticky rice, yellow mango, salad, dragon fruit, oranges, Oreos, chicken nuggets
9. How much money per week the school spends to buy snacks?
Approximately 10000THB per week for the Primary snack bar
2.000.000thb per month for both canteens.
10. Do you enjoy your work?
11. How long have you been doing this job?
12. Who works for you?
36 people work with you
ANYA'S FAVOURITE ADVERT IS AWESOME!
The P.E. football unit of learning starts next week and the P.E. department would like you to remind 4M that they will need their football boots, shin pads, long socks, PE kits, hats and (suggested) a named bottle of water.
With only two weeks before our newly dated Interclass Football competition on Tuesday 28th May (10.10 to 12.10), it is important students have the correct kit.
WOW! Such a coordinated and flexible gymnast!
I love the DINODOG Logos and slogans! Short and snappy and a good play on words.
Which made you laugh?
A TRIANGULAR COIN!!
Those Aussies are creative!
THANK YOU MRS GOLIGHER AND THE BUSINESS STAFF
YOU ARE FABULOUS
We loved the tour and we are most grateful for the insights and contributions!
We are applying for the company roles we want
Some of want to be the directors and be responsible for the whole company
Others have decided as they are number smart they would like to be the Finance Manager, if you are people smart and picture smart you may want to be the Marketing manager.
We went on a tour of the business department and we inquired about their roles
We wondered what they did? What was the best part of their job? What was challenging? Who was their boss or line manager?
We found out that the higher up the hierarchy pyramid the more decisions you had to make and more risks you needed to take...but also the more money you earnt!
We discovered who the foundation board were and how important they are. They too make money decisions and marketing decisions.
BPS doesn't make a profit and it offers a valuable service.
Useful prompts for your application
What position will you apply for? Why?
Polygons and polyhedrons
We either had to halve our paper and with one cut make certain shapes
Some of us had to fold into quarters and with one or two cuts make the polyhedron
We then had to identify lines of symmetry
And properties of the shape
It was a tough yet fun challenge!
We have applied for our jobs!
Interviews will be held on Thursday.
Will you persuade me to hire you?
What evidence and proof can you bring to to the table?
tessellating shapes don't have gaps
tessellation occurs in nature and on footballs
we had fun tiling
we used interesting shapes
It was fun to play and explore
We may incorporate this into our company logos
AWESOME HOME LEARNING!
I am quite speechless; your enthusiasm and motivation, your inquiry and creativity, are incredible.
We are inspired, I hope you are proud.
From Mr Gosling:
Thank you very much for coming to support our Bring, Buy and Bake sale this morning. We really appreciate it.
The early indications are that we have raised about 60 000 baht! We are amazed.
Please pass on our thanks to your children.
What toys do usually play with at break?
What did you do during your favourite breaktime?
Do you like small or or big breaktime activities?
How could your toy be improved?
Do you like to play on your own or with friends at break?
What would you like to play with? Why?
What toys could we make for you?
Do you prefer wooden or soft toys?
Would you like a game or a toy?
Would you like something you can collect or trade?
Do you like ornaments?
Would you like a sporty or art toy?
Do you like key chains?
CAN I WRITE AN EFFECTIVE STORY OPENING USING DIALOGUE?
"You can't come in here, " demanded Sophie blocking the door. "Why not?" asked Mrs Measures, trying to look behind her pupil, "I am very suspicious," she added. Sophie's heart was racing and she was struggling to stay calm, she bit her lip. "Gosh! Look at that!" Sophie squealed and pointed out of the window. As Mrs Measures turned round, Sophie locked the door and darted out of the room as quick as a bolt of lightning.
"You can't come in here, " demanded Sophie blocking the door.
"Why not?" asked Mrs Measures, trying to look behind her pupil, "I am very suspicious," she added.
Sophie's heart was racing and she was struggling to stay calm, she bit her lip.
"Gosh! Look at that!" Sophie squealed and pointed out of the window. As Mrs Measures turned round, Sophie locked the door and darted out of the room as quick as a bolt of lightning.
Remember to hook the reader in
Remember the correct rules for dialogue
simile (not a cliched one!)
SHOW NOT TELL
MAGIC! The ipad is on the screen! We can pass the ipad round and enjoy FUTABA!
WE LOVE AIR SERVER!
Thank you Mr Tranter!
We played eductional activities and passed the ipad around!
Pass the ipad
Pass the ipad
Can you make one?
LOOK IN THE EYES!
THE BOARD ROOM IS COMPLETE,
JOBS ARE OFFERED!
CONTRACTS ARE SIGNED
CONTRACTS ARE DATED
WE RESPECT OUR COMPANIES AND LIKE WEARING OUR BADGES
WE ARE SUPPORTING A FEW CANDIDATES THAT DIDN"T GET THEIR FIRST CHOICE OF JOB.
We reflected on our ideas....what was good?
What could be a problem
And any questions we had about the product idea
YOU MET AN OLYMPIAN?!
WOW! ECAs are back in full swing and there are lots of competitions and events coming up.
4M are very proud of you all, gymnasts swimmers and athletes you are awesome!
Keep training and enjoying your activities
Useful information for parents
Practice your sentence types!
(this has a converter at the bottom)
Try our display!
How well do you know your currencies?
Time - One winters evening, when the snow fell as thick as feathers, a child wandered out of nowhere into a village.
Name - Billy Measures was having none of it.
Exclamation - " Lola, stop that now!" screeched Mrs Sharp.
Question - "Is that a foot?" stammered Bob.
Warning- We were never allowed near the ancient well.
Dramatic Action - He stabbed her chest with a sword and the last thing Gert saw was the cold eyes of her father.
Scene-setter - On the edge of the city stood a factory where no one ever went.
We wrote our own.
Dear Mrs Measures
I've done my homework to collect our favorite advert. The name of the advert is "Funny Coca -cola commercial Copa America".
Any chance to show it in the class?.
Bankok Patana School
A CHEQUE BOOK!
Do you have one?
How do they work?
What if we didn't have money?
What is a watermark?
Do bank notes have an idividual tracking number?
We sorted the currency, flag and capital cities of our home countries!
We tried the quiz
We debated! We asked our friends for advice
What if there was just one currency?
We discussed which currencies we had used before
We were surprised how strong some currencies are
We used google maps
We used an atlas
What numbers could go in the missing shapes?
We had fun arguing and testing a variety of puzzles
Leave your answers below!
Did you try the quiz?
FABULOUS and interesting answers. How will banking be in the future?
The exchange rate here is bonkers. Do people really go shopping with a wheelbarrow of notes?
Zimbabwe had an interesting water mark...why was it an animal?
WOW! Thank you for contributing parents.
We enjoyed sharing your answers
Did you find the water mark? Did you find the metal mark?
What images and who is on notes?
Exchange rates change, why?
What happened in 1997?
Which note was worth the most?
Y4 Interclass football competition: change of date
The Y4 Interclass football competition has been moved to a new date and time. It will now take place on Tuesday 28th May between 10.10am and 12.10pm and not on Tuesday 18th June.
Bake, Bring and Buy sale in Year 5 Wednesday next week at 9.10
Curriculum Update: Business Matters
A curriculum newsletter for this term can be viewed here: Y4 Curriculum Term 3a
We loved writing opening paragraphs of a story today, we used the inoducing character method.
What was your hook?
Sam stormed across the playground. He glared through the railings at the cars cruising down Tuffley Way. His hands gripped the black bars, turning white at the knuckles. He stood like a prisoner staring out.
Sam stormed across the playground. He glared through the railings at the cars cruising down Tuffley Way. His hands gripped the black bars, turning white at the knuckles. He stood like a prisoner staring out.
Where is the simile?
Where are the powerful verbs?
What question did you ask yourself about Sam?
Who wanted to read on?
We enjoyed sharing each other's learning
We left questions and praise!
We know what makes a story opening successful!
Is it similar to the start of a film or TV show? How?
Whose did you like and why?
A business newspaper!
Mr Cooper would be impressed with my rubbing!
Do you know your properties?
Some of the notes and coins were worth very little Half a baht! But actually they are very precious.
We liked the 'Fatman Dollar"
And some of us could read the Chinese coins.
We tried to rank them by looking at the age of the King.
We were fascinated with the detail and serial numbers and denominations.
We used the microscope to look at the intricate detail
You can do rubbings of coins and prints
How many lines of symmetry?
What a puzzle!
we worked hard to work out the shape and how many lines of symmetry it had!
We then tried to work out the area and perimeter
We used geo boards to practice our mathematical vocabulary
We wrote some wonderful story openers using the setting. We chose an eerie genre.
BAM Complex sentence, HOOK!
Some of us wanter to pay others to finish the story!
This is what an author does!
You send the first chapter to the publisher, if they are hooked they'll make you an offer!
Did you sit on the author's chair?
Copy your opening into a comment box below!
Michael took this!
Money makes the world go round!?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE SOME CASH? SOME WONGA? DOSH?
convert your dollars and thai baht here
Where is this from?
How do you know?
Who is the most inspirational entrepreneur?
Who would you invest in? Why?
Who has the best USP, Unique Selling Proposition?
What is your home country currency?
Coins or notes? What is the largest?
What is the royal mint?
If a country is running out of money, can it just print some more?
What and who are on different coins and notes? Why?
Are they easy to copy?
Can blind people tell the difference in notes and coins?
Does the value of money stay the same?
Be an Independent learner and find out more!
euro (formerly French franc)
euro (formerly Deutsche mark)
Euro (formerly drachma)
Euro (formerly lira)
Euro (formerly guilder)
Euro (formerly escudo)
Euro (formerly peseta)
We are reading this warm and witty tale of Joe Spud, the boy who had everything except the one thing he needed and wanted. A friend.
We like Bob but we don't like his father, why?
What did we infer about their characters?
What predictions can we make about the rest of the story?
we are studying the inverse, puzzles and doubles. You know your factors? What is a prime number?
DO THE SIEVE OF ERATHOSTHENES!!!!!
Sieve of Eratosthenes
The number 7 is the largest prime with square less than 101. The Sieve of Eratosthenes crosses out all multiples of 2, 3, 5 and 7 among the whole numbers less 101. The then numbers not crossed out are primes in accordance with the square rule.
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100
Our maps are fabulously well thought out and detailed.
We have reasons for putting the factories and airports and farms out of town, some services and businesses need to be in the centre, why?
Where did you put the parks and schools?
Where are your emergency services?
Did you have offices and museums? Is there something for everyone?
We are ranking LOGOS and ADVERTS on the opinion line
Why is NIKE a tick?
Why is coca cola red?
Why is Disney child like writing? Why is Google chrome three strong colours?
Why is firefox the earth, a fox and burning tail?
Our wonder wall is awesome!
4M carefully and thoughtfully thought of great questions to research in itime.
- Where are the richest companies in the world?
- When were the earliest logos invented?
- What if There were thousands more millionaires?
- What does patent, royal mint and CEO mean?
- Does Patana make a profit?
- When did Steve Jobs start Apple?
Assessments are finished and we are VERY proud of our secure knowledge!
We tried our best and were eager, determined and proved what we knew!
This term our learning theme is "Business Matters" and we will be finding out about all different aspects of business so that we can answer our BIG QUESTION:
Can I run a successful business?
To help us on our learning journey we will be exploring the answers to these key questions:
- How does location affect business?
- How has business changed?
- What makes a good business?
- What makes a successful product?
- What challenges do businesses face?
This term we have a Home Learning project related to the theme. The project will run until Wednesday 19th June. Each week you should spend 25 minutes on the project and 25 minutes on another piece of Home Learning. Some weeks this will be Maths, other weeks this will be word investigations.
Choose tasks from the matrix below. Each task you complete will earn you coins. You need to earn 40 coins. You must complete the Word Smart task but you can choose any combination of other tasks.
Please bring your finished tasks to school as you complete them and be prepared to share them in class. I am really looking forward to seeing them!
Mrs Measures Shared some of her favourite adverts. If you are doing the jingles, video, slogan or dance options there are some ideas here!
We had to match up the story titles with the opening sentence it was great fun!
We then talked about different story openers
Great ones hook you in
Usually you ask yourself a question
You can start a story with a character description
Or a setting description
We shopped around the world
We looked at what countries export,
We bought cars from Japan, shoes from Italy and diamonds from South Africa! (In my dreams!!!!)
Once we had an exported item we found out how much it was and converted it to Baht
We then presented our shopping to the class
How much did you spend?
Do you know your doubles and halves?
Can you work out the multiples of 10 and 100?
18 = 36 180=360 1800=3600
What is the pattern?
I couldn't catch it out!!!!!!!!!!!
Great video and game on bitesize
CLICK ON THIS TO SIEVE!
FIND THOSE PRIME NUMBERS!
Click on the links to read our extraordinary stories!
WELCOME BACK TO TERM 3
I hope you had a terrific holiday full of splashing, rest, reading, fun and I hope you are ready for
Business matters, oh yes!
Did you vote for green?
Leave your vote and comment!
In Support Of
In Support Against
Examples of persuasive techniques
- attractive or unattractive models
- before and after photos
- cartoon images
- use of colour
- offers of bonuses or free gifts
- competitions or draws
- promises about quality, fast delivery, reliability, adventure etc.
- time pressure – hurry – last days!
- concern or care – you deserve …
- fear – if you haven’t got … you could fail
- making out everyone has the product
- play on words
- emotive words – new, better, faster, bigger, more reliable
Who is this aimed at? How do you know?
What is the purpose?
Is there a theme with Cadbury's advertising?
Is this funny?
What is the message?
Who is it aimed at?
What is it persuading you to buy?
Why is this advert on display?
What is it persuading people to do?
Is there a play on the word 'clown'?
Do you love or hate marmite?
What is this instantly recognisable as advertising?
After the teachers persuaded you that their colours were the best, you had a go at selling the contents of a box. Who used comedy and humour to persuade? Who was honest and believable? Who spoke confidently? Who had 'the gift of the gab' and could sell ice to penguins?! Who did you vote for and why? It isn't easy to persuade people to purchase something, on reflection the advertising needs to be original and memorable.
After the teachers persuaded you that their colours were the best, you had a go at selling the contents of a box.
Who used comedy and humour to persuade?
Who was honest and believable?
Who spoke confidently?
Who had 'the gift of the gab' and could sell ice to penguins?!
Who did you vote for and why?
It isn't easy to persuade people to purchase something, on reflection the advertising needs to be original and memorable.
Why is this funny?
The worst journey in the world
By Carolyn Suradejvibul
Settling into their ice covered tent the wind was howling, frostbite blisters covered Lola’s fingers, and furthermore Jessica’s lips were cracked and raw. Somehow, they all pushed their seal blubber sleeping bags, their bodies were shivering like a penguin stuck on the ice, until settling into a biting sleep. They were here to learn about crevasses at the moment they were very grief stricken.
When morning finally arrived, Angela was the first to wake up; she slowly unzipped the tent with her frostbitten fingers, immediately, strips of her hair froze solid like a statue, suddenly she was blinded by a glare from the ice around them, the storm was brewing fast it was pitch dark.
Unluckily they still had to go, so they trudged with fear along the solid ice. Then, the earth cracked open, a wide crevasse opened under doctor Xie xie long, amazingly, she fearlessly leaped onto the other side with everyone else, but then, disaster struck, Emily slipped on the ice and tumbled into the crevasse, “Help! Please help me!!!” Emily cried, everyone else was petrified, suddenly a pile of snow fell into the crevasse what will they do? Is this the end?
Miraculously, they found a rope in Jessica’s bag and lowered it down. Gingerly, Emily reached for the rape as if her life depended on it. She grabbed it they heaved the rope up and Emily used her crampons to pull herself up finally, she got out they were so optimistic that they cried tears of joy.
Elated, they triumphantly went back to the expedition hut without exploring the crevasse, but at least they were alive.
The Worst Journey in the World
Cracked skin covered Ryan’s legs, he had frostbite on his fingers. Somehow he managed to creep into his tent. He browsed some texts before settling into a tender slumber. Ryan was a brawny man and he was wily. However John was a heroic man.
When dawn finally arrived, he crawled out of his tent and he was greeted by wallowing icebergs , it was truly gloomy. At Cape Crozier the Adele penguins were nesting, soon they went hunting, the team then grabbed 5 eggs and make their escape.
Suddenly, a colossal chasm appeared in front of Ryan. Then the eerie emotion struck, John stumbled down the pit realising this could be the last minute of his life.
“Hold on to my toboggan!” replied Ryan with his heart beating briskly. “I can’t grasp it!” stammered John “I’ll try to stretch my arm to grab you.”
All of a sudden, John reached for Ryan’s hand and eventually he got hauled out “Thanks mate.” said John overjoyed “Now let’s go back to the hut man.” said Ryan.
Gingerly, they struggled back to the hut and his team were waiting for them.
The worst journey in the world
Frostbite blisters covered Jessica and Taylor’s fingers. Her lips were cracked and raw. Somehow she managed to push her exhausted body into her frozen tent. Before settling into a painful sleep. Her body shivered like a skeleton. It was pitch dark
When dawn finally arrived Jessica and Taylor scrambled out of their tent and set off for their journey to Cape Crozier to collect Emperor penguin eggs. When they arrived slowly and carefully they groped around picking up their 12 eggs.
Out of nowhere a numbing wind began to scream and howl Jessica tumbled back, two eggs were broken. Slowly Jessica got to her feet and found her sister shouted
“We need to get back to camp before the blizzard gets to strong!”
They picked up their eggs and went. The wind pushed them back but moving little by little they managed to get back to camp safely after their endless struggle.
The Blizzard screamed for 3 whole days and finally it began to ease The next sunrise the blizzard had disappeared and all Jessica and Taylor could see were vast mountains and a thick pearl white carpet of snow. It was like a white dessert of ice. Luckily they found their broken tent and things then returned to base camp
After the sun rose the next morning Jessica and Taylor to their safe home in Australia to study their penguin eggs.
We persuaded people to buy technological tools
Which groups were persuasive and how?
Did they have a slogan?
DId they tempt you with offers and excellent products
Or did they use an original idea and sell their product to you in a unique way?
What did you vote for?
Why were some teams more successful than others?
Did you work well as a team?
What could you have done better?
Which technique do you wish you had applied?
WOW! Currency from maybe 60 years ago.
How has the 1 , 5 and 10 baht changed?
Why have these changes happened?
We heard all about Mrs Measures dad who invented a drinks dispenser, he pitched his ideas to Coca - cola.
Did he make a fortune?
Can you remember what a patent was?
What is profit and cost?
We aregued what was most important...your profit, customers, product or packaging?
Why might you wish to work for Ben and Jerry's or Google?
What was the least important? importing? offering disounts? where your shop was? The business staff?
Super quality discussion/arguing!
We solved money problems in maths
3.60 is different to 3.06!
When using a calculator we found out you had to use a decimal point
4.58 + 67p
0 .67 +
We reflected and came up with some good top tips
DO YOU KNOW WHERE THE COMMAS GO IN SENTENCES WITH SUBORDINATE CLAUSES?
Wowsers you are fab!
Mrs Measures, who was very proud, congratulated her class.
Where is the subordinate clause?
Does it make sense on its own?
Factors are numbers that divide exactly into another number.
The factors of 12, for example, are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12.
Factors can be shown in pairs. The factors of 12 can be shown:
1 and 12 1 x 12 = 12
2 and 6 2 x 6 = 12
3 and 4 3 x 4 = 12
Factors of 8 are 1, 8, 2, and 4
What are the factors of 15?
What are the factors of 20?
April fool's and Songkran Splashes
Penguins can fly after all
Reporters from the BBC discovered a new species of penguins with an amazing ability: these little creatures can fly!
Language -powerful verbs, adverbs
Language- a variety of sentence openers
Language- mixture of sentences, simple, complex and compound
language- exciting, rich and descriptive. Dialogue to give characters their personality.
Structure- PARAGRAPHS introduction, build-up, climax, resolution
Structure- create tension suspense (thermometer)
Structure-simple and make sense?
Some of us will try and get in some adverbial clauses, some of us will sprinkle in some similes, some of us will stick more closely to the original story.
All of us are excited about being authors once again.
We edited some writing today
We improved the sentence construction
We writiers focused on the opener and punctuation.
We shared, rated and evaluated
We looked at simple sentences and compound sentences
We shared our learning proudly on the author's chair
We are tremendous authors
We used powerful verbs and adverbial clauses in speech!
Some of us are already achieving our learning goals!
BE THE TEACHER! IMPROVE THIS! HOW?
Can I edit my writing?
He runned down the lain. She saw him and was dead frightened. He had fangs and woz scary. I jumpt over the wall as quick as lightening. I waited. Then I ran home, Lucy just walked.
Leave your improvements in a comment
are words made up of two separate words.
I love them becauses finding words like this helps our spellings.
....can you think of anymore?
Songkran Splash Party
On Tuesday at 11.10 we will have our Songkran Splash Party. Bring your swim suit, a towel and sun cream into school. You can also bring in a water pistol (please make sure that it isn't too high pressure though).
You can wear Thai dress or a Songkran shirt to the assembly on Friday!
On Friday we will have an Easter/ Songkran egg/cookie hunt in the classroom.
Will you find yours?
We are beginning the practical part of our passport holders today.
We will design, join the pieces and add detail to the binka.
We will use a variety of stitches and coloured thread.
Visiting Author - Alan Gibbons - will talk to 4M on Wednesday 3rd April.
There are a selection of his books in our libraries. The books cost between 330-400 baht and his writing spans a range of age-ranges. Alan will be available for book signing during his visit.
§ Dark Spaces (Top Primary/Secondary)
§ Rib Ticklers (Primary)
§ Shadow of the Minotaur (Top Primary/Secondary)
§ Three Heads of Cerberus (Top Primary/Secondary)
§ Total Football Series (Top Primary/Secondary)
The full range of Alan’s books can also be borrowed from our libraries. Do pop in and have a browse.
§ The Number 7 Shirt (Primary)
Tell us something about yourself …
My name is Alan Gibbons. I am best known for my novel Shadow of the Minotaur, which won the Blue Peter Book Award ‘The Book I Couldn’t Put Down’ and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal.
Did you always want to be a writer?
What inspires you?
Sitting on the bank of the Chao Phraya river, I dangled my toes in the water. I was then that I noticed the emerald/golden/silvery liquid clinging to my skin...
YOU authors can then go on to explain how the character becomes a superhero and what they do and then invent a super villain who they defeat.
If you have time over the Songkran holiday
HAVE A GO! WE WOULD LOVE TO READ IT!
We used AURASMA today to create a speaking picture of our learning.
Lily and Jasmine are telling and writing the blog today
This group are collaberating and communicating together.`
This bunch are discussing the skinny little questions (we need to know the answer to these before we can answer the big question)
THIS IS THE APP!
Is exploration a good thing?
What is exploration?
What is it like to be an explorer?
What are the effects of exploration?
How can we be responsible explorers?
We filmed the answers to the little questions
Now when you glide the ipad over the pictures
WE TALK TO YOU!
We can share our learning in a great way, aurasma is great!
A lovely Antarctic diorama!
We watched our Aura's and each others
Tomorrow we will share the rest
Learning is COSMIC
Learning is FUN!
Our passport containers are complete
Some are very stylish
All are practical
We wanted them too look good AND be functional and not fall apart
We learnt new skills like, finishing off, over stitch, running stitch and dead hairy spiders
How would you refine it?
Reflect and improve for next time!
Will you use yours?
Who's was the best???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a lovely assembly!
Thank you Thai department and HAPPY SONGKRAN
THE ONE AND ONLY, WORLD FAMOUS, INCREDIBLE
SONGKRAN/EGG HUNT IN 4M!
Where was yours?
Have you eaten them yet?
We wish you very happy
If you stay in Thailand have fun
be safe, be good
And practicing your tables
Ready for business matters learning next term
Think about your FOBISSEA writing
The title of your story will be 'Secrecy'
What will the secret be?
Who found out?
What did they find out?
Be creative and well thought out!
We'll write them when we come back...will you be a winner?
We went to the cinema
Walt Disney Pictures presents EIGHT BELOW, the thrilling tale of incredible friendship between eight amazing sled dogs and their guide Jerry (Paul Walker). Stranded in Antarctica during the most unforgiving winter on the planet, Jerry's beloved sled dogs must learn to survive together until Jerry -- who will stop at nothing -- rescues them. Driven by unwavering bonds of friendship, enormous belief in one another, and tremendous courage, Jerry and the dogs make an incredible journey to reunite in this triumphant and inspiring action-adventure the whole family will treasure.
Did you enjoy the film?
Write a review!
Three way conferences
We have our TOP TRUMP cards!
They are great fun to play in the morning.
We invented our explorer characters and we catagorised their qualities, we had descriptions about their skills, experience, hobbies and personality.
These were ranked a given an appropriate score.
Olympic skiier and martial Arts expert scored 8
Ballet dancing and sketching scored a lower 4
Climbed Everest and has spent months treking across the North Pole scored 9.5
Watched Ice Truckers and survival guides on T.V scored 3!
Now we can play for a few minutes each morning and widen our vocabulary and deepen our understanding of suitable characters for exploring the South Pole!
A risk-taker, brave and hungry for glory!
scarred from his summit on Everest and muscly from hauling sledges.
Intelligent, curious and a born leader.
wind swept hair and wrinkles due to terror, bulky and broad body.
Mountineer, taekwondo black belt, spy and gymnast.
Scared of snakes,hates cold weather, feeble and timid.
RESPOND TO MARKING
Respond To Marking
Were you TICKLED PINK?
WERE YOU GREEN for GROWTH?
We understand the importance of reflecting!
Volunteers read their learning on the Author's chair and wow!
We saw evidence of powerful verbs, sentence openers, a variety of sentence lengths AND dialogue used correctly.
Mrs M was proud!
Only a practice but we were efficient and quiet.
Home Learning this week includes a task on fractions and COMPOUND SENTENCES.
What a musical!
"September 12—Tuesday. Not much visibility. Nasty breeze from S. -52°C. The dogs clearly affected by the cold. The men, stiff in their frozen clothes, more or less satisfied after a night in the frost … prospect of milder weather doubtful."
"And so at last we reached our destination," Amundsen wrote in his diary on December 14, 1911, "and planted our flag on the geographical South Pole, King Haakon VII's plateau. Thank God!"
'It appears that with all our resources, there is little margin, and a few accidents or a spell of bad weather would not only bring failure but very likely disaster.'
Robert Falcon Scott
We are planning our stories today!How will you innovate?Delicious decimals!They are good enough to eat!Can you make the link between fractions?Try these online activities to support your learning in the classroom...be an active and independent learner :)
Decimals show numbers that are in between two whole numbers. Decimals can be added and subtracted like whole numbers.
You need to take care when comparing two decimals to work out how to order them, and make sure you are reading them correctly.
A decimal is a way of writing a number that is not whole. Decimal numbers are 'in-between' numbers. For example, 5.25 is in between the numbers 5 and 6. It is more than 5, but less than 6.
To find out exactly what a decimal number represents, use place value headings, that is tenths, hundredths etc.
The numbers to the left of the decimal point are normal whole numbers.
The numbers to the right of the decimal point are parts of whole numbers.
Adding and subtracting decimalsPrint
Line up the decimal points and then add or subtract as normal as if the decimal point wasn't there. Don't forget to put the decimal point in your answer.
Ordering decimals means putting them in order from smallest to largest or from largest to smallest. Write down the numbers in a column and make sure the decimal points line up. Compare the digits in each column, starting on the left. Write down place value headings if it helps you.
Compare 0.459 and 0.495 to see which is bigger:
- Both numbers have 0 units. So look in the tenths column.
- Both numbers have 4 tenths. So look in the hundredths column.
- 0.495 has 9 in the hundredths column whereas 0.459 only has 5 in the hundredths column. (There is no need in this example to compare the thousandths column.)
So 0.495 is bigger than 0.459.
Take care when reading the values of decimal numbers.
The numbers 4.2 and 4.20 have the same value:
- 4.2 means 4 and 2 tenths.
- 4.20 means 4 and 2 tenths and 0 one-hundredths. The last zero does not need to be there.
The numbers 4.2 and 4.02 do not have the same value:
- 4.2 means 4 and 2 tenths.
- 4.02 means 4 and 0 tenths and 2 one-hundredths.
To change a fraction to a decimal, divide the top number (the numerator) by the bottom number (denominator).
A decimal fraction with one decimal place is written as tenths.
A decimal fraction with two decimal places is written as hundredths.
Thursday 28th March 2013
Three way conference times
Friday 29th March 2013
We will be having our Term 2 3-way conferences at the end of this week. We are all looking forward to celebrating our learning, looking at our achievements and thinking about our targets for our next steps to success.
To prepare for the conference, discuss the following questions with your parents so that we can focus on your learning targets at the conference:
What have you learned this term?
What have you enjoyed learning most so far this year?
What have you found challenging?
How does your behaviour affect your learning?
Which Learner Profile attributes best describe you?
Thinker Balanced Caring Inquirer
Communicator Open-minded Knowledgeable
Principled Reflective Risk-taker
Remember to think clearly about your communication: speak loudly and clearly and explain your thinking. This will be good preparation for your 3-way conference.
Frostbite blisters covered Cherry’s fingers; his lips were cracked and raw. Somehow, he pushed his weary body
into his frozen reindeer-skin sleeping bag. His body shivered like a skeleton in a dance before settling into a
When morning finally arrived, he crawled out of his tent and immediately his wet clothes froze solid in the -53
degrees cold. It was pitch dark.
At Cape Crozier, the emperor penguins stood in the gloom on the sea ice, huddled tightly together to keep
warm. The big birds shuffled awkwardly away, making haunting, high calls as the men groped around, picking up
Climbing back across the dangerous ice, Cherry slipped in the dark. He broke two of the eggs. Exhausted, the
three men crawled into a little igloo they had built out of rocks and snow blocks.
"Things must improve," said Bill, trying to be cheerful.
But, during the night, the wind began to blow until it reached blizzard force, thundering and roaring overhead
and lifting off the roof of their igloo.
It was the 23rd of July, Bill’s birthday. "What a birthday!’ said Bill.
"I had to thump Bill," said Birdie, "to make sure he was still alive!"
The blizzard screamed and howled for two days. At last, it began to ease. Miraculously, they found their tent,
which had blown away and some of their possessions.
Somehow they struggled back to the expedition hut where Scott and his companions were waiting for them.
Pants in fiction - quiz
Imagine festival site takeover: Don't you just love pants? Aren't they just really funny? Well if you love pants just as much as we do then have a go at our pants in fiction quiz and test your pants knowledge.
The Queen's Knickers, an adaptation of Nicholas Allan's book, is at the Imagine festival from Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February
How did you rate yourself?
How did you peer rate YOU?
We can discuss our learning, we ask each other deep questions about the learning.
We have written the presentations by ourselves, completely!
We can speak loudly and with expression
We are confident speakers and we have identified areas we are brilliant and skills to improve!
We can share where we are in our learning AND we can tell everyone our next steps to success!
We are enjoying practicing for the three way conferences
It is our time to shine!
Were you proud to present your learning?
We are inquring about the human impact of exploration
How does man affect Antarctica?
How can we be responsible explorers?
Factors to consider:
- Climate change
- research stations
- transport (ships for scientists and tourists)
- ozone layer
- global highway (1,000 mile road from the McMurdo sttion to the Amundsen-Scott base)
Low or high impact?
Antarctica doesn't have any "residents" everyone who goes is a visitor for a short time. There are two groups of visitors who can have an impact on Antarctica, tourists and those who go as part of a national Antarctic programme.
In terms of numbers, tourists greatly outnumber national programme personnel 47,225 as against 5,000 in the peak season so far in 2006/2007. This led to a call for tourist numbers to be limited as that figure was up 14% on the previous year.
This is what the tourists do in Antarctica.
What are the most popular activities?
What impact or consequences do these have on Antarctica?
Very large ships do not now go to Antarctica. These used to account for large numbers of the counted tourists as they carried so many passengers. They tended not to make any landings and only made a fleeting visit of 2 or 3 days out of a longer wider ranging cruise. These large ships were a great concern as an incident involving an oil or fuel spill from them would have been very significant. Any kind of rescue or evacuation would also have been very difficult owing to the large numbers of people on board.
The most recent figures for the 2011-12 season show that there were 26,509 visitors. The national programme personnel clock up far more man-days however, and impacts are difficult to compare directly. This figure will probably be the peak visitor number for some time to come (see "Larger Ships" below).
Antarctica is certainly the most pristine place on earth although it is not as unspoiled as may be imagined.
For more than a hundred years people have travelled to Antarctica and most parts have now been visited. More than just footprints have been left and more than just photographs have been taken.
Some Antarctic species have been taken to the verge of extinction for economic benefit.
Others have been killed or disturbed, soils have been contaminated, untreated sewage has been discharged into the sea and rubbish that will not decompose or break down has been left behind in even the remotest parts.
In the earlier days of Antarctic programmes (well into the 1980's) waste was dealt with in one of three ways:
Antarctica is often thought of as a pristine land untouched by human disturbance. Unfortunately this is no longer the case. For a little more than 100 years people have been travelling to Antarctica and in that short time most parts have been visited and we have left more than just footprints.
Human impacts include:
- harvesting some Antarctic species to the verge of extinction for economic benefit,
- killing and disturbing other species,
- contaminating the soils, and
- discharging sewage to the sea and leaving rubbish, cairns and tracks in even the most remote parts.
How can we stop people spoiling the Antarctic?
There are now very good systems set up to stop people spoiling the Antarctic. Everything we do there is carefully controlled to have minimum impact on the wildlife and area. Part of my work is to look at the effect we are having on the breeding penguins and from this work I will be able to make recommendations that will help the wildlife. I would say that everyone who goes there loves the place and wants to keep it as it is.