Maths Fun – Birthday Magic

Today our classes were challenged to work out how  the Magic Birthday  trick worked. In this trick, children’s birth dates were easily ,”guessed,” after they selected cards which had their birth dates on.

Eventually, after some clues were given, all children knew the Maths behind the task and made their own set of cards to use with family, friends and school buddies.

Some students have been given the extra task of working out why the cards work.

Ozobots and Scratch

Each Thursday morning we are lucky enough to have Mr Pearce share his Ozobot and Scratch knowledge with us. Many children have been able to make their own computer games while some have used their creative skills to complete cartoons.

Log Park – Ninja Warrior Course Design

Both classes have been the task of designing and building a Ninja  Warrior Course on the Log Park.

After measuring the dimensions of the Log Park students completed a map showing all length measurements and nearby buildings and fences. They have also worked out the perimeter and area and most are now starting their construction using a method of their own choosing.

Great Cross Country Involvement

Our classes had nineteen students engaged in today’s inter school cross country event.

It was great to see the commitment of our students with many attempting this event for the first time.

We managed to snap some of our runners before they left for the race this morning.

Well done to all our runners.

Green Screens Get Used

Both classes have started to use the new Green Screens which allow to superimpose a movie on to a different background. Children are learning to add an audio file to their iMovie and we look forward to the children having fun with this technology as well as using it to show their learning.

Art and Journal Tasks

Once again our students have shown some great drawing and presentational skills in completing their Art and Journal tasks. The children have been learning about Anime drawings and have completed two pages in their personal journals, the last focusing on positive behaviour.

Maths – Measurement

Our work in Week Three has focused on measurement and estimation.  One task was to use pages of a newspaper to construct a large piece with an area of one square metre. Their task was to estimate the distance of each side and then use measuring tapes to see how accurate they were.  Some were very accurate as a few students realised that the carpet squares were exactly 50cm long.

The children had some fum seeing how many students, including receptions, could stand on the large sheets.