Sunday, March 31, 2013

Maths Furniture

In maths we have been designing furniture to build for outside our room.  Students had to research ideas based on a design brief.  They then had to draw scale drawings and build models.  We are in the last phase now as the groups put together presentations to convince everyone else their design is the best idea.  We are hoping to build one of the designs for real.

Fun Run

Last Wednesday was the Tawa Intermediate Fun Run.  Room 4 chose  "Multiple Births" as our dress up theme for the day.  There was an interesting mix of twins, triplets and quadruplets.  We had great fun but now starts the hard work of collecting the sponsorship we have been promised.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Cricket Skills

For PE we have been working on our cricket skills.  While we have started well we do have a bit more work to do.  Below is a video of us in action.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Drama and Writing

For our writing we are looking at expanding on our ideas by developing moments in time in a story.  Today for drama we did something to build on this by creating freeze frames based on a nursery rhyme.  See if you can guess what nursery rhyme each picture represents.

Group 1 Freeze 1
Group 1 Freeze 2

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Drama People Piles

Once a week we go and do some drama in the TIS studio.  At this stage we are just doing simple drama games like wink murder (get your child to explain what the game involves).

People started getting more dramatic when they were killed and even started collapsing on their neighbour.  This gave us the idea of seeing how many people could collapse on top of the each other at the end of the session.  Below are a couple of our better attempts.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ball Skills

A few times a week Room 4 go outside to work on our ball skills.  The idea is to increase the ball skills of the whole class.  We started with one ball per pair but are now up to two balls per pair.

If you know any drills to help develop the classes' ball skills let Mr O'C know. 

Room 4's School Norms Thinking

The school Norms are the following 5 key words; Protection, Respect, Fairness, Honesty & Caring.  These words underpin how we act and treat each other at Tawa Intermediate.  Room 4 has been exploring what the Norms mean to us and below we present some of our thinking via The Norms Game Show.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Maths Enlargements

One of the first formal bits of work we did in Room 4 was looking at enlargements, particularly what Scale Factors are.  Below are some of the enlargements done by the students.

Ngatitoa Domain Trip

Some highlights from our syndicate trip to Ngatitoa Domain. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Team Building Hoop Challenge

Each year Mr O'C challenges his class to squeeze the class into as few hula hoops as possible.  Room 4 started by fitting into 5 and then 4 hoops.  They then took on 3 hoops and succeeded, matching the record for this challenge.

This took a lot of team work and it was good to see many people stepping up to help lead the group.