Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Recycled Musical Instruments

For Art this term we created musical instruments from recycled materials. We had to plan our design and decide what materials to use. We then used our instruments to play Three Little Birds by Bob Marley.
Here we are performing it at our assembly

Monday, 22 August 2016

Olympics Day

On Friday we had our Olympics Sport Day, run by our Senior School.  We were all given a card that listed all the sports and activities available.  We got to choose which activity or sports we wanted to do. Each one we competed in gave us points. The children with the most points won the gold, silver and bronze medals. For Team Awa Sam won the gold, Antonio won the silver and Deevon won the bronze. Everyone had a great time. Here are a few pictures of our day.


In maths, we have been working hard at solving addition and subtraction problems using a strategy instead of counting. For addition, we have been making a tidy number first then adding the rest on.

For subtraction, we have been doing it by splitting the number into parts. We are getting very clever at using these strategies. We starting subtracting one digit numbers and splitting them but now we are challenging ourselves and subtracting small two digit numbers.

Here are two videos explaining subtraction in parts.

Solving the subtraction problem 45 - 16, by splitting the 6 in 16 into parts.

Solving the subtraction problem of 81 - 17.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Term Three

Welcome to Term Three
This term is going to fly by very quickly with it being a short term. Team Awa have lots planned so watch this space to check out what we have been up to. We are busy planning our movies for the Movie Night, learning about measuring perimeter, area, capacity/volume and weight and creating musical instruments from recycled materials this week.