Mathematics- circles

Many students are noticing that the diameter ‘fits’ into the circumference of a circle 3 and a bit times. The challenge has been to work out what that ‘bit’ is as a ratio of the diameter.

Many students are getting around 3.14 which is Pi. Students are now expressing the relationship between the diameter and the circumference and pi with a formula so that they can begin constructing their trundle wheels.

List Poems

Our  literacy focus today was list poems! List poems don’t need to rhyme and the longer they are the more effective they are!

Here are some of our funny lines.

I know someone who hid in a suitcase.

I know someone who scored a penalty in a soccer match.

I know someone who eats too much.

I know someone who has broken their laptop three times.

I know someone who ran straight into a screen door.

I know someone who had to replace their laptop charger 7 times in one year.

I know someone who is addicted to my little pony.

I know someone who dabs when they sneeze.   

I know someone who burnt their finger.

I know someone who does not know how to make poems.

I know someone who changes their hair every month.

I know someone who recorded my singing.

I know someone who slapped themselves in the face.


But I’ve never met someone who has won the lottery. 


Healthy or Unhealthy?

This morning we started our new topic on healthy eating! In small groups, students received a plate of different foods.  They had to record if each item was healthy or unhealthy by providing a reason why and then researched the health benefits for each individual food.  They all did so well to not eat the food straight away!