Thank You!

http://www.rasaint.net/ - Glitter Graphics

A very big thank you to all of the parents, brothers, sisters, aunties, uncles, nans, pops and other family members or family friends who were able to attend our STEAM Day. It was so wonderful to see the students engaged with their task, talking with you, explaining, justifying, sharing ideas… We are very lucky to have a parent and friends community who are able to support our students.

Thanks for jumping in amongst the glitter, glue, craft sticks, paint, cardboard, sticky tape….! The grade 6s really appreciate you having some fun while learning with us.

Thank you also to the families who talked through the building project at home, helping to cement ideas, who bought art and craft supplies or who helped by just supporting and encouraging the kids.

Design, Create, EVALUATE!

3D Object – Design, Construct and evaluate

Within your presentation include:

  1. The name of your 3D object
  2.  Why is the object significant to your culture?
  3. Why did you choose this object over everything else in your culture?

Photos of the design, real image and construction side by side as a comparison

Present the answer to these questions as a part of your presentation also.

  1. What issues did you have when designing and constructing? (group work, measuring, scale drawing, materials)
  2. Did you complete the task in the set time? Did making the step by step goals/instructions help with keeping on track?
  3. Did you stick you to your plan? How do you know?
  4. What are the final measurements of your 3D model? (use Bosch job app to show measurements) Did you measure whilst you were building?
  5. Did you use materials not on your list? Why/why not?
  6. If you were to do the project again what would you do differently? Why?

Welcome to STEAM Day

Building day is here!

Here’s what will happen today:

  1. Independent reading (we’ve already done this, I know you love FRF!)
  2. 15 mins to review your plan, organise with your partner who has bought what, who will do what during the day, discuss whose parents (if any) are attending and what times, reviwing how you will work as a successful team
  3. Convo with the other 6s about protocols for the day, using resources and tools and cleaning up as you go
  4. Setting up your working space, ensuring it is safe and that you have all resources at your table
  5. Preparing your base- 20 by 20 cm base must be prepared before recess time
  6. If time allows, you will begin working on the 5 minute presentation on why you chose this object/building/artwork/statue to represent your country and culture
  7. After recess, you will begin building straight away. You will have the full 2 hours to build/construct/redesign if needed
  8. You will need to continually take photos and videos of what you are building and how you are working together as a team
  9. As you are working, you will need to take notes on what’s working, what’s not and why. This will be VERY important as we follow the design and technology cycle.

 

Australian Authors

Hi Everyone,

Today we will create a display for book week to decorate the area around our doors/windows.

The theme for book week is ‘Australia!- Story Country’.

You can read more HERE.

We will take some pictures of you, your favourite book (or a really, really good Aussie book you’ve enjoyed), edit it up, create a display/background, write a paragraph or a bit of a blurb/bio about your book and display them on our door.

Here are some great Australian authors and classic titles I’m sure you would have enjoyed! Aussie Authors

Hopefully this will make a great display for one of our doors! My other idea is to create a lot of Australian bits and pieces and use them to decorate our other door in the theme of ‘My Country’ by Dorothy Mackellar. We’ll see how we travel today as to whether we get to creating this door.

I’m looking forward to seeing what your book choices are!

Number Lines

Hi Everyone,

Bit of learning to get through today!

First, let’s look here:

khan academy

This is Khan Academy a fabulous free website that you can access. You can create an account at home with M+D and track your progress, a bit like maths online.

This link should take you to fractions and number lines. Have a look at some of the activities together, work your way through 2 of them.

We will then look at converting fractions to decimals with a task sheet and a calculator. Some of you will even know how to do this with an algorithm and piece of paper. Some of you will be very good at estimating too!

Then, we will have a look at Chicken Coop Fractions.

Chicken coop

Some maths homework!

Hi Everyone,

This week, I’d like you to investigate the app store and the internet to find some appropriate games, apps and information websites that you could use to help further your understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages.

When you find an appropriate website or app to use, post it as a comment below. You must include the name of the app or website, a rating out of 5 and why you gave it that rating. Was it fun, were the instructions clear, did you learn something new, have a light bulb moment, would you app or website be good for people who are struggling a little, or students who are a bit more confident.

We will use our comments to guide us on the types of apps and websites we can use during independent maths or warm up time.

I’m looking forward to seeing what apps and websites you can find.

So where do migrants settle and why?

Hi Everyone,

We are learning to use evidence to draw conclusions about the challenges faced by migrants to Australia. 

I can draw conclusions and infer the reasons why particular cultures choose to settle together or in a certain area. I can form appropriate search terms and fully navigate a website. 

Today we will look at answering one of your migrant questions together by sharing our information, ideas, prior knowledge and thoughts in a class discussion. As it will be a class discussion, you all need to be ready to participate! You will participate by following the discussion with your eyes and body- look at who is speaking and concentrate on what they are saying.
You can share your ideas, thoughts, prior knowledge or questions. You can ask where someone found a piece of information, ask them to explain further, say if you agree or disagree too.

We’re going to start by looking at this website:

Migrants

We have been learning about navigating a website fully, so make sure you use the tabs and menu bars to experience the full website.

What do you notice? Is there something that stands out on the map? Something unusual? Could you find migrants from your country? We will answer these questions and discuss these maps in a class discussion.

The migrant project sheet asks you to answer the following question:

What do you think would be the pros and cons of cultures settling together?

Let’s answer this question in our big green books. What ways could you record your ideas?

The project sheet also asks you to include images, maps and street-scapes. What maps could you use? What key words will you use to find your images?