Archive for the ‘KW’ Category

06
Nov

We made paper chains using lots of different coloured paper. Can you see the patterns in our chains?

 

 

 

 

After comparing and measuring our chains with others in the class we joined all our chains together to make one long chain.

 

Our long chain

 

 

We wanted to know how long our chain was so we stretched it out across the playground.

 

 

It was REALLY long!

 

 

 

We measured our chain by walking along the length of the chain and counted how many footsteps we took from the start to the end.

 

 

Some of us counted 40 steps…

 

 

…some counted 47 steps…

 

 

…and others counted 51 steps!

 

 

Why? We think the reason for the difference is that some people took small steps and some people took longer steps.

 

Later we all held hands and stretched out along the chain. We discovered it takes 28 children holding hands to stretch from the start of the chain to the end.

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27
Oct

At news time we talked about the wonderful creations we made using egg cartons.

Caylum made a ‘Critter’ mobile.

Caylum 

 

 

Lars made a crocodile.

Lars 

 

Great work everyone!

 

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23
Oct

 

KW have been reading the story My Sloppy Tiger Goes to School  by Joy Cowley

 

We constructed a recount of the story together:

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My Sloppy Tiger Goes to School is about a tiger who gets into trouble at school. When Sloppy Tiger sees the computer he hits all the keys at once and all the paper comes flying out of the printer. Sloppy Tiger eats all the books so the teacher has to put them on a high shelf. He gets paint everywhere and he walks in the paint. The Sloppy Tiger sings so loudly the children say “tigers are not allowed to sing”. The playground is the best place for the Sloppy Tiger because it is a bigger space than the classroom and has lots of room for him to run around.
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We had fun imagining what trouble the Sloppy Tiger would get into if he came to our school.

 

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04
Sep

Last week, as part of our shared reading, we studied the story of The Tiny Woman’s Coat by Joy Cowley.
We all drew a character or setting from the story. We put the pictures into the computer and on to our Smartboard. We moved them around to retell the story.
When we recorded the story we concentrated very hard to make sure we remembered our lines.
On with the show…

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01
Sep

 

This week Kindifarm came to visit. Farmer Katrina showed us all the animals and we got to feed them. There were goats, lambs, ducks, chicks, a pig, a rabbit and a calf – that’s a baby cow!

 

 

Here we are having lots of fun learning about the animals.

 

 

We had a great time!

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26
Aug

We all brought in different vegetables and made some creatures. The vegetables were chopped up and we used toothpicks to build our creature. We all had the same vegetables to choose from but we all came up with different ideas!

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03
Aug

On Friday we made jelly – our favourite food starting with the letter ‘j’. We started by emptying a packet of jelly crystals into a mixing bowl.

 

 

 

We started a word list so we could remember all the fantastic words we used to describe our jelly.

 

 

We poured warm water into the jelly to dissolve the jelly crystals. Warm water works better than cold, because the jelly dissolves faster!

 

 

We all got to have a turn stirring the jelly to make sure all those little crystals were dissolved.

 

 

With our new visualiser, we can show what is happening on our interactive white board. We love it because it helps us learn.

 

 

 

Once the jelly had dissolved, we all got to try a tiny bit of jelly-water to see what it tasted like.

 

 

It was so delicious that we wanted more.

 

 

But the rest of the jelly-water had to go into our jelly moulds, so that it could go and set in the fridge.

 

 

 


 

After lunch (when our jellies had been in the fridge for a few hours) it was time to taste!

 

 

We loved eating our jellies!

 

 

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03
Aug

This week everybody had to cook or make something at home and then tell us all about it. Some children made sandwiches, cakes, mini pizzas, milkshakes, pancakes or toast. Jonathan brought in some jelly and we all had a taste. Renee had enough banana bread to share with everyone. Yeji and Soomin brought in some great pictures to make their presentations more interesting. It’s not easy to talk and share when you are just learning English but they both did a terrific job.

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.Soomin  (right click to open in a new tab)

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Yeji - English    Yeji - Korean  (right click to open in a new tab)

         

 

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29
Jul

We are learning all about food this term. We will make lots of interesting things but this week it was time for sandwiches. We chose our toppings and made some using delicious, fresh bread.  Yum, yum!
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08
Jun

This week we practised our skipping. It’s a bit tricky trying to turn a rope and jump at the same time!

 

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