Saturday, 11 November 2017

Inventor Biographies - work in progress!

We have been learning about inventors and inventions. In writing we chose to focus on how to write a biography, first we had to all learn what one was. We have read biographies and taken notes from ones written about a famous inventor. Next we used those notes to construct our own biography about our chosen inventor. We have focused on how to structure a biography in time order of the inventor's life and the use of paragraphs to link our facts. We have edited, partner edited and had a conference with the teacher. Lastly we are publishing our biographies onto a class slide so we can print it and have our own published book about famous inventors. This is a work in progress, I have added the slide now so you can keep an eye on how our class can work together using our devices to create a collaborative piece of work.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Welcome to the Dragon's Den

This term we have been learning about inventors and inventions, what better way to celebrate this learning than making it authentic, lets invent!  The children have been learning about how to make a pitch, and being an inventor.  We followed the inquiry process to question, seek answers and create a possible solution to a problem.  Once we have presented we are reflecting on our learning and considering how we may have done things differently if given the chance again.  Once again I have been blown away with where the children can take their own learning.   I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Diwalli Celebrations - Thanks Monika

Monika read us a story that taught us all about Diwali

We used powder and a rangoli stencil to make the patterns on this table, Monika added a candle to the centre of their design

We used dyed rice and coloured powder to make rangoli patterns on our tables