Narrative writing, area and angles, H2O cycles!
Monday-Maths, assessment corrections and maths whizz (Lauren and Anthony you can do BLOG maths)
Tuesday-Literacy (see below, show not tell)
Wednesday- Connected Learning, matrix and presentation preparation
Good writers use show not tell to reveal (show) what characters are like. You can do this by describing what the character looks like, what they do, or by adding some dialogue. Here are some examples:
Tell: The boy from the rainforest was kind and looked fun.
Show: The boy from the rainforest walked towards me and held out his empty hands in what looked like a friendly greeting. He had a twinkle in his eye as he smiled at me.
Tell: Mrs Snapdragon was mean.
Show: Mrs Snapdragon’s upper lip curled as she shot a look of fury at me. She beckoned me towards her desk with her bony finger and let me stand let me stand there, waiting for her anger.
Try turning these character sentences into much better character descriptions using show not tell. Two or three quality sentences for each will do the job. A thesaurus will be useful to use some impressive words.
Please record your sentences into your red home learning books.
Bert Biglow was nasty.
Mr Root was nervous.
Leslie was very energetic.
Susan was fed up.
Little Eric was lazy.
John Fume was angry.
I look forward to reading your descriptions.
AREA AND PERIMETER
Which is which? What do they have in common?
How can you remember perimeter cm and area cm2?
RAIN! Falls down due to gravity.
When it is too heavy for the cloud to hold precipitation occurs, snowfall if it is really cold!
We made water cycles
We predicted what would happen
We were teachers, what made the writing successful?
What target did you give the writer?
What are their next steps forward?
A cloud :)
WHY is there more condensation in the morning? Why could you see your breath in Khao Yai?
WHY is there more condensation in the morning?
Why could you see your breath in Khao Yai?
How can you remember them?obtuse, reflex, acute?
This is a cool website with ideas for how to start a story if you are stuck. Lots of great ones to magpie!
Top Tree Planters : School
So proud of you Patana!
Bangkok Patana School : 5,382 trees
NIST International School, Thailand : 5,337 trees
Thai Chinese International School : 3,605 trees
Shrewsbury International School : 724 trees
The Regent’s School : 650 trees
Sharing ideas. A knowledge harvest on energy.
What do we know already?
We discussed, thermal, solar and wind energy.
We spoke about oil, coal and the ozone, we talked about conservation and
REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE
Take a peek at this
Nilson Tuwe Huni Kui lives a long way from New York City. In fact, the 29-year-old lives a long way from anywhere.
His village in the Amazon rainforest has a population of only 600 people and it takes five days of travelling by boat to reach the nearest town.
Yet the son of the traditional chief of the Huni Kiu Kaxinawa tribes in Brazil has swapped the rainforest for the concrete jungle, and now calls the Big Apple home.
"My father is what Obama is for you," he explains.
As a youth leader, Tuwe carries the responsibility of making his people's culture and problems known to the world.
After being sent to a summit in Rio de Janeiro last summer he was given an opportunity to study in New York thanks to Tribal Link's Indigenous Fellowship Program and the Nataasha van Kampen Foundation. The Post Factory in Manhattan has been helping him learn to edit so he can pursue his dream of becoming a documentary film-maker.
The BBC spoke to Tuwe about getting used to the city's subway and fast food as well as the challenges indigenous communities face from loggers and oil prospectors.
Gosh, work out that angle!
We will publish our LOST books for Year 3.
We will plan next week
I know they will be rich in description and bursting with suspense
WOWSERS!!! 5K Skype an author.
WHat would you ask Micheal Morpurgo?
What would you ask your favourite author?
We MADE energy! We used a guava You need an aqueous solution (watery) and zinc and copper As long as the circuit isn't broken the clock will work! We will try the buzzer tomorrow
We MADE energy!
We used a guava
You need an aqueous solution (watery) and zinc and copper
As long as the circuit isn't broken the clock will work!
We will try the buzzer tomorrow
Probability, erosion and rainforest drama
Monday-Maths: Probability and maths whizz
Tuesday- Literacy: SPaG Badger, commas COMPREHENSION
Wednesday-Rivers and Rainforests Matrix (don't forget your presentation too)
In all their majesty and seeming calm, waterfalls might look like a permanent fixture on the side of a mountain -- as long as the river's always there, the waterfall will be there, too, right? As it turns out, waterfalls are actually formed very slowly over the course of several thousand years. You would hardly notice any changes in one during a lifetime.
Imagine a simple river flowing along bedrock, the harder rock that lays underneath loose earth like soil and sand. It's moving along pretty quickly and at a fairly steep incline. The bedrock over which the water is flowing has varying degrees of density and strength -- some layers are soft, while others are much harder. When water flows over a layer of hard rock, it erodes the softer rock beyond it. The bed of the river gets steeper as the water carries the softer rock downstream, and eventually the flow of water at this point becomes steep enough to be considered a waterfall.
Water continues to fall against a back wall, which also continues to wear away. Soon, the soft rock underneath the hard rock falls back, and a plunge pool is created where the water collects. Enough water moving over the hard rock will undercut it and break it away, and big pieces of rock will collapse and fall into the plunge pool, which makes it even bigger and deeper than before. The soft rock below the hard rock is receding so much that the hard rock becomes an overhang.
A view of water rushing over Victoria Falls.
Although the waterfalls we see today will be around for a long time, they'll eventually recede and disappear. As hard rock is slowly eroded by the constant flow of water, it falls into the plunge pool and creates a large gorge. The waterfall is actually retreating backwards. This happens very slowly -- just as it takes thousands of years for a waterfall to form, it takes just as long for it to disintegrate. Niagara Falls, for instance, is retreating at the rate of 3.3 feet (one meter) per year
By next Monday I will…….
- Reading every night, guided reading manners, library books BALANCED collection
- Principled…break time behaviour, behaviour in other classes eg. Thai
- Risk taker, vocabulary, sentence openers, SCAV
- MATHS Probability language, graphs axis, H/L, maths whizz.
- Poetry editing, figurative language, sieve the dull words away.
- BUSKING DAY organised and rehearsed. Signed up. PROPS COSTUMES!
- Matrix, presentation 60 raindrops. Quality not quantity
- Knowledgeable: spelling book, learning wall, maths, connected learning, blog comments
- Home learning…complete, 30 mins, quiet, best of my ability
- Open minded, sitting girl/boy, Polite, ECA
- Thinker, ask questions, active learning. Be a hungry determined learner!
- Communicator, paired work, group tasks, speaking to the class. Speaking in class appropriately.CLEAR, ARTICULATE, CONFIDENT PACE, EYE CONTACT and GESTURES
- Reflective, PMI my work, choose what I am best at, look at a task, what could I do better?
- Caring, help, monitor job, family
- Balanced, h/w completed well, fun, ECA and reading.
- Independent learner? ACTIVE!!!!!
Is this funny? Why?
We are back in the library refining our research skills and it is GREAT!
Locate...Kidrex, google, world book online?
Did you use keywords and not questions?
Did you check that it was accurate information?
You'll need the password at home
Did you find all the answers?
National Geo, zoo...which website was your favourite and why?
REMEMBER to be active and read the content...it won't sneak into your brain!
READ THE TEXT!
The water cycle!
We added salt water (NaCl + H2O) to the ocean and left our mini world in sunlight. The heat caused something quite miraculous to happen
Was it miraculous or was it the wonder of science?
What did you want to know?
What are your predictions?
What will happen and why?
We used ice to simulate the high chilly cold mountain tops
We talked about the farmers in Hua-Hin, such clever chaps! WHY?
We talked about Mrs Measures trying to put her make up on in the morning! Ha! Pesky condensation!
Why is it called a water cycle?
We modelled the formation of a waterfall
There is hard and soft rock
We studied coastal erosion and formed it using water and sand
The waves were destructive
We looked at water and river erosion too
Rainforest DRAMA with Year 10
We were creatures and used props to highlight our characters. We practised noises and actions The rainforest was a carcophany of sound! There were bees, butterflies, snakes, toucans, monkeys and more The tree was under threat FROM LOGGERS DID you persuade them not to chop down your beloved tree? HOW?
We were creatures and used props to highlight our characters.
We practised noises and actions
The rainforest was a carcophany of sound!
There were bees, butterflies, snakes, toucans, monkeys and more
The tree was under threat
DID you persuade them not to chop down your beloved tree?
THANK YOU Year 10 And Mrs Friend
THANK YOU Year 10
And Mrs Friend
Erosion, scales and river personification poetry!
WRITING WORKSHOP 8-9 am WEDNESDAY COME AND JOIN IN IF YOU WISH :)
Monday- Maths: My set are converting Measures and Maths Whizz
Tuesday- Literacy: Personification poem (SEE BELOW FOR TIPS, INSTRUCTIONS and IDEAS)
DON'T FORGET THE PRESENTATIO ASPECT TOO
Remember Happy Snapper entries to Miss Rodgers by Wednesday.
Welcome back after a fabulous half term!
What did you get up to?
Write a haiku and tell us in a poetic manner!
5. Half term Holiday!
7. Laugh in sunshine, smiling ice cream
5. Oh no. Accident.
Whose half term was this? How do you know?
Leave your haiku in a comment below
Today we found out about river and coastal erosion. How are they different? What do the have in commond.
You can all explain the process of erosion articulately but can you use the technical vocabulary: sediment, deposition, silt, high energy, source and mouth
for the Bill Nye Science guy video
Sea views, a beachfront location and a very competitive price tag makes this house look like a bargain at £25,000.
The house today
Does flooding tend to occur near the mouth or source?
Can I assess my understanding of apostrophes
Omission: I'm, should've, doesn't
Possession (belongs to)
e.g Badger's whiskers
Whack - a - monkey!
Can I assess my knowledge of poetic and descriptive writing?
personification, pun, alliteration, imagery, metaphor, simile!
SO, 0.4Kg = 400g
CAN YOU SEE:
0.25 = 250g (or a quarter of Kg)
Each little interval equals 0.01Kg or 10 g
INTERVALS ARE THE EQUAL SPACES
YOU CAN WORK OUT THE VALUE OF EACH INTERVAL BY DIVIDING.
Remember, personification is when a writer gives an object the qualities of a person.
Here are some examples.....
The leaves danced to the ground gracefully.
The leaves suddenly hopped off the tree.
The leaves gently waved goodbye to the towering tree.
The leaves cried out in pain as they fell from the tree.
The Car Monster
It lives in a place with no windows
Darkness and junk surrounds it
It sleeps, making no sound
But waits patiently for its owner
Then he arrives, daylight fills the room
The beast lies there, still, coat gleaming
It tempts its owner with what lies inside
Cosy, dry and comfy
In silence he sits, and the magic key wakes up the monster
A quick cough, a splurt, clearing its throat
It growls with huge lungs, louder and louder
Till it settles down to a constant purr.
Then its begins to move, eyes wide open
Its dark outside and needs to see clearly
It turns without effort, hugging the pavement
Looking straight ahead.
The rain starts again and he wipes his brow
It doesn’t mind getting wet, as long as his owner is dry
Another beast comes beside him and it gets angry
Growling again and then off it shoots into the darkness.
Read the poem and think about what the different verses are describing.
Can I write a poem using personification?
I would like you to write your own poem based on an object that isn’t alive, but one we use regularly. Describe it as it goes through everyday activities. Look around your home for an object to personify if you are stuck. Don't mention the name of the object or thing in your poem.
On Thursday we will read each other's poems and try to guess the subject of the poem.
Possible things to write about:
A pencil case, a washing machine, an item of clothing, a clock, a bus, an aeroplane, a playground.....
Minimum length: three verses of four lines each. But of course more is fine!
Please complete it in your Red Literacy home learning book.
The River’s a wanderer,
A nomad, a tramp,
He never chooses one place
To set up his camp.
The River’s a winder,
Through valley and hill
He twists and he turns,
He just cannot be still.
The River’s a hoarder
And he buries down deep
Those little treasures
That he wants to keep.
The River’s a baby,
He gurgles and hums,
And sounds like he’s happily
Sucking his thumbs.
The River’s a singer,
As he dances along,
The countryside echoes
The notes of his song.
The River’s a monster,
Hungry and vexed,
He’s gobbled up trees
And he’ll swallow you next.
Together we analysed the poem and found
Rhyme and rhythm (REGULAR)
Did you like it? Justify your decision!
We are designing our GREEN MAN masks.
Our nature spirits will be made from clay.
Today we designed the sculptures and layered our ideas.
We enjoyed a visit from our resident artist who taught the importance or shape and line before careful observation and detailed tone.
We loved our gallery and shared ideas.
It is going to be awesome real CONNECTED (art and CL) Learning!
Mean, median, and mode are three kinds of "averages". There are many "averages" in statistics, but these are, I think, the three most common, and are certainly the three you are most likely to encounter in your pre-statistics courses, if the topic comes up at all.
The "mean" is the "average" you're used to, where you add up all the numbers and then divide by the number of numbers. The "median" is the "middle" value in the list of numbers. To find the median, your numbers have to be listed in numerical order, so you may have to rewrite your list first. The "mode" is the value that occurs most often. If no number is repeated, then there is no mode for the list.
The "range" is just the difference between the largest and smallest values.
You will require a calculator
It was a close and nail-biting count.
BRILLIANT! This is such an awesome celebration of language and languages in Patana.
What is your home language?
Say please and thank you in your home language all day today AND how does a dog bark in your language?!
Where does the word anorak come from?
Let's explore later!
http://edl.ecml.at/LanguageFun/Hello/tabid/1876/Default.aspx Hello in lots of languages – can you guess which one?
Translating and rotating! Writing informal letters and Chinese New Year!
Maths B2 unit: Translation, rotation, reflection and great fun learning!
A gallery of descriptive writing and RIVER models!
Our class HANDSTAND target this week is handwriting and tails.
Will we achieve it?
We discussed who had tone and accurate line in their models
Who had been a careful artist?
We will varnish and write up the reflection and rhubric tomorrow
How is your letter to Mother?
As we wrote the success Criteria together you must make sure it is full of empathy!
Show not tell
Are you Mole?
Are you excited about publishing it?
Include figurative language;
Anyone have a Ratty, Toad or Mole?
A picnic or boat?
ECAs start today
What are you doing?
The indoor YEAR 5 RAINFOREST IS HERE
PLEASE CLEAN YOUR TEETH AT HOME AND NOT WITH THESE!!!!
It's Matrix Time!!!
The project starts today! All the home learning is due in on Friday 21st March. This is six home learning weeks in total. You need to earn a minimum of 60 raindrops. The amount of raindrops earned is shown after each task. Please keep talking to your teacher about how you are doing. It is a good idea to start with some smaller tasks and to get some points earned before starting on the bigger projects. As always, if you have your own ideas, check them with your teacher, the options on this grid are not the only ones. Good luck and have fun!
Research is good, but any writing needs to be in your own words! This is very important!
Please prepare a folder or book to keep any paper based tasks in. Decorate it in a rivers and or a rainforest style. It is OK to email your teacher any powerpoints, photostories etc that you want to share with the class. However all your home learning must also be printed and stored in the folder. This is your responsibility!
As well as the huge rainforest-like diversity of choices in the matrix itself, this time you also have to...
Choose one area of our Rivers and Rainforests theme that interests you. Research and prepare a presentation to the class (to be given in the last two weeks of term). It should be between 2-3 minutes long. More information to follow!
New class novel :)
Are you hooked?
Each week the thunk changes, make sure you take part and give your point of view. Opinions and perspectives of others is great. We learn from each other.
Show not tell, INFERENCE and deducing
How was this related to Guided reading today?
You liked Magpie girl?
Loving the interactive challenge
Do you know your flags?
Editing in PINK!
Personal pink, peer purple
Stunning writing! Real empathy and characterisation
Did you meet the success criteria?
We love the challenge. Can you read the clues and deduce what is inside? NO PEEKING.
WOWSERS! Are you confident you can talk through your model for the reflection.
Editing and improving ready for publishing
Labeling and varnishing
Can I self assess?
Inference and deduction
Trying the river challenge
Finishing our awesome models
Ready for video!
Using the rubric to self assess
Assessing and editing
We celebrated the year of the horse a little late so that everyone could enjoy it and not miss the celebration due to residentials
A STAR performer, and chef! THANK YOU
ferocious sword fighting
The audience were enthralled and engaged
We learned a lot about red and paper monsters
Great diablo too
HAPPY HALF TERM!
River Models, Wind in the Willows descriptions and empathy.
H/L this week.
Monday- maths myimaths (Choose a learning area you are not familiar with or require practice) or maths whizz
Tuesday- River study
Wednesday- River study
Your task is to research and produce and A4 computerised fact sheet on a major river in your home country (or the Chao Phraya if you would prefer, seeing as we all live in Thailand). Alternatively present your research as a hand written leaflet.
This is your home learning for today and tomorrow. It is due on Friday.
Things to find out:
- Where does it start? (it’s source)
- Where does it end? (It’s mouth)
- How long is it?
- Does it flow through more than one country?
- Does it have any interesting features? (Like the Grand Canyon formed by the Colorado river)
- What wildlife lives in and around it?
- Anything else interesting you would like to include...
Your fact sheet should contain text and pictures and possible a map of the river. Remember to use the formal style of writing that we used in our non chronological reports last term.
This link shows some example fact sheets:
Who is your favourite character and why?
Which individual is most like you?
Let us hot seat!
Elegant cravat, finest blazer, relaxed, friendly and passionate about the river. We hotseated the water-vole and found he loved food (lashings of lemonade and pies, chutney and sponge cakes). Super at sculling and balancing his rowing boat.
Must 1st person, Should SCAV, Could make us believe you were mole!
Read the book here: http://www.searchlit.org/novels/chapters/559.php
Listen to the book before you sleep here! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wind-in-the-willows/id203423581
Which character is fickle, which is spoilt? Which character is respected and wise?
Who is timid? Who is loud and brash?
Why is the Wind in the Willows a wonderful example of personification?
What do your shoes say about you? Ratty wore brogues. What do converse, heels and scruffy shoes show not tell?
collaborative mixed ability maths learning this week
budgeting for a family
income? expenditure? tax?
rent or mortgage?
Car or public transport? holidays or childcare?
Some decided on no electricity and no house insurance! OH NO!
For Holocaust Memorial Day 2014, we will learn of the multitude of Journeys that people were forced to undertake, in fear of what would be found at the end.
In the afternoons we are constructing 3D models of a river, we will discuss their formation and demonstrate our learning.
We know ab0out sources, waterfalls, meanders, mouth and ox-bow lakes. So we are showing our learning.
First make a negative river
And build up the high land, like a contour map
did yours have a confluence?
This was quite tough to cut!
We had a success criteria
We had to have tributaries, meanders, a source and a mouth
We then built up the mountain ranges
Some of us plan a gorge or waterfall
We will mudrock later
INTERESTING Newspaper article (From the UK last year)
Hosepipe ban for 20 million as even the Wind In The Willows river is hit by drought
Seven firms today announced water restrictions from April 5 as a result of two unusually dry winters which have left waters well below normal levels
Water companies are bringing in hosepipe bans for 20 million people as reservoirs and rivers dry up - and even the Wind In The Willows animals are affected.
In the classic children's books, the animal pals spend much of their days by the river. Indeed water vole Ratty famously declares: "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
But now that will prove tricky as the picturesque River Pang in Berkshire, thought to have inspired author Kenneth Grahame's tales, has dried up for seven miles upstream of Bucklebury.
It is one of many rivers that have been severely affected in the drought-hit South East and Anglia regions.
Seven firms - Southern Water, South East Water, Thames Water, Anglian Water, Sutton and East Surrey, Veolia Central and Veolia South East - today announced water restrictions from April 5, just before the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. They said it was a result of two unusually dry winters which have left waters well below normal levels.
The bans will forbid hosepipes and sprinklers from being used for gardening, washing cars, filling pools and for fountains.
Last month the water companies warned that hosepipe bans were on the cards, as the Environment Department (Defra) declared the South East had joined most of East Anglia in a state of drought. Shortly afterwards, the rest of the Anglian region went into drought.
Thames Water is to impose a hosepipe ban on all its 8.8 million water customers in London and the Thames Valley. The company acknowledged that the move would not be popular, but said groundwater levels in the region were close to the lowest ever recorded.
Many tributaries of the River Thames are running very low, particularly the River Pang, which is running at a third of average flows in Berkshire.
In happier times: The Wind in the Willows pals enjoying the river when levels were much healthier
Thames Water chief executive Martin Baggs said:"We know these restrictions will be unpopular, but they will save a lot of water. A garden sprinkler uses as much water in an hour as a family of four uses in a day, and when water is in short supply, the needs of families must come first."
Thames Water said it would prosecute breaches of the ban if necessary, but hoped customers would help it save water.
Mr Baggs said: "If the dry weather continues, none of us can rule out the possibility of applying for a drought order from Defra, which would result in extended water use restrictions, most of which will affect commercial customers - something we want to avoid if at all possible."
Southern Water said it was bringing in a ban on hosepipes and sprinklers for domestic customers in Kent and Sussex from April 5 for the first time since 2005/2006, following the second driest 12 months on record in the region.
The use of hosepipes and sprinklers will also be banned for watering public parks and allotments, as well as for filling swimming pools, paddling pools, ponds and fountains.
The company's water strategy manager, Meyrick Gough, said: "These measures are being brought in following an exceptionally dry 12 months.
"Thanks to improvements made to our supply network, which enables us to move water from areas with a surplus to those with a shortage, our lowest ever leakage level, the ongoing installation of 500,000 water meters and customers being more water efficient, we are in a better position than we would have been in these circumstances in previous years.
"But, as the weather gets warmer, the demand for water will rise and therefore, to safeguard supplies throughout the summer we need to restrict the amount of water used in gardens."
Bewl reservoir in Kent, which supplies Southern Water customers, is only two-fifths full, and the company was given a drought permit last month to help refill it.
As a result of higher rainfall in the western part of the company's region, there are currently no plans for restrictions in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Map showing the state of play across EnglandHosepipe ban: Key facts and figures on the drought
The move to bring in hosepipe bans was welcomed by environmental groups and angling organisations, which said water demand during dry conditions put a huge strain on wildlife, rivers and the countryside.
News of the hosepipe bans was welcomed by wildlife groups, who renewed calls for widespread water metering and reform of the process for abstracting water from rivers.
Rose Timlett, freshwater manager at WWF-UK, said: "Rivers are running dry or getting too low, which can have devastating effects on wildlife such as trout, salmon and water voles.
"All the water we use comes from rivers and the natural environment, so anything we can do to reduce the water we take will lessen the impact on wildlife.
"This is why it's so important for us all to savour every last drop and help our rivers through this drought.
"While we can't control the weather, we can control the way we manage and use water. The Government must now wholeheartedly support water metering and urgently reform the way water is extracted from our rivers."
Parched: After two unusually dry winters, the water levels are very low
Rob Cunningham, the RSPB's head of water policy, said: "This serious and prolonged drought has already had a big impact on RSPB wetland nature reserves with dry conditions threatening to wipe out this spring's breeding season at many sites.
"While we are taking steps to use water as efficiently as possible on our reserves, in the wider countryside prospects are bleak for wildlife that needs moist soil conditions and healthy rivers."
He said people could do their bit to save water by taking simple steps such as watering the garden from a water butt, taking shorter showers and turning off the tap while they clean their teeth.
He added: "This drought could be a sign of things to come as the climate changes.
"It's so important that the Government acts now to implement its proposals through introducing the necessary legislation this year and allowing water companies to reduce unsustainable levels of extraction from rivers as part of their normal business planning."
Adding the mudrok layer
Nice contour lines!
Patient and accurate
Check yours against the success criteria
mouth & source in the mountains
tributary (& confluence)
Ext: waterfall or gorge, delta
We shared our knowledge and understanding with foundation stage. They are learning about insects and creatures of the rainforest we made presentations we answered their great questions we all enjoyed it they liked our snake, vines and books Come again SOON :)
We shared our knowledge and understanding
with foundation stage. They are learning about insects and creatures of the rainforest
we made presentations
we answered their great questions
we all enjoyed it
they liked our snake, vines and books
Come again SOON :)
RESIDENTIAL to Khao Yai
Thank you for following the class on twitter, watching our adventures unfold worked a treat!
I enjoyed updating you!
Watch the video of us!
From bus departure, through nightsafari and bat watching to studying the river and treking through the rainforest it is all here...until at PATT my batteries ran out.
Quite possibly the best residential, ever.
Will you enter the PHOTOGRAPH COMPETITION? Go on!
trying not to eat all the snacks in one go!
When were you proud of yourself?
Did you take a risk?
What was challenging?
If you could change one thing what would it be?
Amazing sights (even mathematical ones!)
Who did you get to know better than before?
What activities were new to you?
Did you achieve your goals?
What did you miss about home?
What did you tell your family about the trip?
Which activities would you like to do again?
How do you think the year 6 trip will be?
What did you learn about the rivers and rainforests?
Did you change as a person whilst we were away?
Did you grow up and mature?
Why do we go to Khao Yai?
Did you like staying in camp or leaving it?
WHo did you meet on the trip?
What was your favourite memory? Why?
Were you filled with anticipation, excitement or anxiety?
Was the visit as good as your expectations?
The best class at BPS?
What is your carbon footprint?
How have you reduced it?
PATT were awesome, did you help improve our world?
I wish we could go again!
(When it is warmer!)
Mr Jay liked his thank you card!
Thank you for the lovely card I just received! It brought a smile to my face to read all of your sweet messages.
I had such a wonderful time with you all at Khao Yai. What a great bunch of learners you are!
I hope to see you all around school. Don't forget to say hello if you see me!
Thank you again for the unforgettable memories...
Sawasdee Pii Mai! 2014
Monday -Literacy, migration story plan (notes or as an extension full story)
Tuesday - Maths number sentences (23+73= 96 so 2.3+7.3=9.6 and 960-730=230 etc) AND Maths whizz
Wednesday - CL residential expectations and targets.
Particularly useful to follow when we are in Khao Yai!
I will be able to update the twitter feed a lot easier than the blog! Internet connectivity isn't great at the resort so I will rely on my phone!
I hope you all had terrific holidays, I missed you all and can't wait for this brilliant term to
Have you made any new year resolutions?
- I will drink reduced-fat milk and water every day, and drink soda and fruit drinks only at special times.
- I will put on sunscreen before I go outdoors on bright, sunny days. I will try to stay in the shade whenever possible and wear a hat and sunglasses, especially when I’m playing sports.
- I will try to find a sport (like basketball or soccer) or an activity (like playing tag, jumping rope, dancing or riding my bike) that I like and do it at least three times a week!
- I will always wear a helmet when riding a bike .
- I will wear my seat belt every time I get in a car. I’ll sit in the back seat and use a booster seat until I am tall enough to use a lap/shoulder seat belt.
- I’ll be nice to other kids. I’ll be friendly to kids who need friends or who may have a hard time making friends – like someone who is shy, or is new to my school.
- I’ll never give out private information such as my name, home address, school name or telephone number on the Internet. Also, I’ll never send a picture of myself to someone I chat with on the computer without asking my parent if it is okay .
- I will try to talk with my parent or a trusted adult when I have a problem or feel stressed.
DID YOU SPOT US ON THE PATANA FRONT PAGE?!!!
PLEASE BRING YOUR PORTFOLIOS TO SCHOOL
Your first PE lessons in Week 1 when we come back after the break will be “Try a new Sport Week”. There will be a water polo option in the 25m pool so if you would like to choose this please bring your swimming kit as well as your PE kit. Everyone should bring their PE kit and a hat to both lessons so that you can choose all of the activities available.
Please remember that you will all need football boots in Term 2 for your Tee Ball unit too.
After 28 years as a primary school teacher in Hong Kong, Gail Clarke retired with her husband to Italy in 2004. From one migration to another, Gail started writing about migrating animals (parrots and arctic terns) and now advocates passionately for environment preservation. Gail is a well-experienced planet ambassador and will be delighted to share her daring stories with Year 1 to 4 students.
Gail Clarke, an illustrator and author came to visit today.
She was inspiring and we found out that it takes her 5-6 weeks to write a book (before editing) and 5-6 MONTHS to illustrate it!
She shared her knowledge of genres, settings, problems, characters and resolutions
She uses migratory animals to tell stories
The Artic Tern has an interesting flight route, and it is different on the way back to catch the wind
WE CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE YOUR STORY HILLS!
I loved Cosmos the whale
What do you think happened next?
We are on residential NEXT week, have you packed, labelled your belongings and practised your talent show act?
Visit this site http://www.pattfoundation.org/
This week we have an author visit on Monday, Rivers learning to enjoy and we are appreciating the writing of Kenneth Grahame
We were first on!
Remember the rules!
Main rule – same as Y3/4 – no child is allowed to climb until an adult is there on duty.
Any child who climbs unsupervised is automatically banned for three days.
No children are to access the CF before the start of the school day
Main rule – same as Y3/4 – no child is allowed to climb until an adult is there on duty.
Any child who climbs unsupervised is automatically banned for three days.
No children are to access the CF before the start of the school day
What is a mouth, tributary, ox bow lake and what does it do when it meanders?
We will find out this week.
Watch the beginning of the Olympics clip...can you spot Mole and Ratty?
Which way does the river flow?
Look at things from a different perspective
How can you show and not tell the sky?
tangled, broken, festering noodles
Nice tails :)
Ohhh rich sentences full of WOW
crispy leaves that have died cackling like witches
Remember if you don't mention the noun (leaves) it is showing and not telling!
sprouting leaves and tangled vines compete for sunlight
damp carpet that caresses dainty toes
The water stealing the reflections
We wrote character descriptions
Loved the 'Despite.....' and comparing the size of mole to a tree stump!
Come and independently find out about rivers!
To research you must
researching for a purpose
Will we see any of these vulnerable or endangered species?
Open questions have more than one short answer.
They often start with Why....? or How...?
Against the bomb did you find all the rivers? Did you collaborate? Why was the Yangtzee River a challenge? Can you label and describe the features of a river? How communicative were your team with the matching puzzle? Correct order? Correct explanations? Did you use tools around the room to help you?
Against the bomb did you find all the rivers?
Did you collaborate?
Why was the Yangtzee River a challenge?
Can you label and describe the features of a river?
How communicative were your team with the matching puzzle?
Correct order? Correct explanations?
Did you use tools around the room to help you?
MATHS FORMULA ACTIVITIES