Monday, November 3, 2014

It's a Book by Lane Smith -- Book Trailer

Watch this short trailer.

What did you like about it? Do you relate more to the donkey or the gorilla?!

Do books still have a place today?

Monday, October 6, 2014

No sea ice for rest - 35, 000 walrus wash ashore

Have a look at the picture above and click on the link to read the article. 

What have you learnt from the article? How could you persuade people to pay attention to this recent sustainability issue? (Use persuasive strategies) 

Intermarché - "Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables"

Watch this video about a sustainable initiative that it taking place in France.

What do you think about inglorious fruit and veg? Would you be keen to try them?

Use persuasive techniques to convince NZ supermarkets to give this a try.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Long Division Song

Have a listen to this song.

What do you think? Does it help you understand long division more easily?

How do you feel about division questions? How do you like to solve division questions?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Poetry - Television by Roald Dahl

Sit back and enjoy this Roald Dahl poem called "Television".  

The first version has been made by a student and the filming follows the words and images in the poem.  The second version shows the pages of a picture book, which will probably be useful for answering the final question below.

What are your first impressions of the poem? What do you like or dislike? How do your impressions change on your second viewing?

Do you agree with Dahl? Why? Why not?

I love the words that  Roald Dahl use in his writing, this is one of my favorite parts of the poem 

"In that "ridiculous machine,
That nauseating, foul, unclean,
Repulsive television screen!" . 

I really like the way he chooses such strong words, and lists adjectives to emphasise his point.  
Which part of the poem do you like best and why?

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Favourite book characters

Have a look at this article.  Lots of famous authors have got dressed up as their favourite book characters using props and costumes from theatres in England.


Which book character would you dress up as and why? What would you wear and where would you get the picture taken?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Haircut Controversy

Have you seen this article in the news recently? Click here to find out more.

 What do you think? Should he cut his hair? Are there any rules that you think should be changed at our school? Make sure you can justify why.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Matthew's 9 Language Polyglot Monologue

Wow! This man is amazing! He can speak 9 different languages.  Watch and see.

Can you speak any different languages? What language would you like to speak and why?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Describing Angles

Can you use your angles knowledge and mathematical vocabulary to describe these geometric shapes that were designed by our students on our recent Pataka trip?

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