Friday, 28 February 2014

Badminton week 2.

WALHT move to the shuttle, using the backhand grip and handshake grip.

During reflection time, Badminton was the highlight of the day. 

Break Through!

Mrs England's Break Through groups have been hard at work today in Hub 1…

The Balloon group managed to ALL blow up their balloons. Many even managed to tie them up! 
We decided to stop trying to tie up our balloons, as it was getting to hard to do. We are now researching animals we want to make for next week and going to have a go at making them. 

Julia and Brittany were able to experiment with paint and create some wonderful paintings.
Next week they want to experiment with another art media and research some other medias to use to create art.

The magic group researched and found many tricks they can do (40 in 4 minutes) WOW!
This group was so focused today- good on you! They are not going to try out these tricks and bring some materials from home to help them do the tricks.

The dance group had some time in the hall today going over their dance and working together to go over some moves. They are now wanting to organize costumes for their performance and to keep practicing their dance to get better at performing on the stage area. 
They also want to create a document explaining all of the roles and dance moves each person can do so that they know who is doing what and as a group they know who can do what and that they are all taking part- good on you girls! 

Concept Learning

WALHT… use the learner qualities to help us get out of the pit. 

As a Hub we discussed how can we be successful learners, we shared our ideas with buddies on the mat.

In groups, the children went away and Brainstormed ideas and understandings of what it feels like to be in the pit with your learning.

We then came back and shared the groups brainstorms of their feelings and ideas.

It was great to see the children recognizing that learning is a process that is always changing and growing. We never stop.

Here are some photos of their brainstorms and of the children working in groups.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Friday, 21 February 2014

Hub 1's proud learners

Congratulations to our learners who received certificates for their learning at our school assembly in week 3, Term 1.

Break Through!

Mrs England's Break Through Groups


Today the Balloon Group's goal was to blow up and tie a balloon.
Many children had a go at using the pump, but didn't actually blow up a balloon using their mouth.
Some children watched YouTube clips to work out how to tie up a balloon while others experimented using their hands and balloons. 

It is a hard skill and the children are struggling with achieving this goal. Next week we may have to use different balloons that the children can easily blow up themselves without a pump and they will actually be able to tie the balloons. 

Mujtaba and Carys ACHIEVED their goal! They blew up a balloon, using a pump, AND tied a balloon!!!!! AWESOME WORK!!
Caleb and Taylor had go tying their balloons- Keep trying! :)

Next step... 
We didn't have time to look at balloons online. Our next step is to look at balloons online (for experts to have a go) and use NORMAL balloons to blow up and tie.
                           Hip Hop Dance:

The Hip Hop Dance group have been watching YouTube clips of dance moves today learning some basic moves to add in to their dance. Its been amazing watch them learn from the clips and other members in their group.
The girls are enjoying working together and trying out a range of dance moves. 

Next Step...
Hannah taught the group some moves.
YouTube clips to learn basic dance moves.
Our next goal is to dance on the stage to know how to move and work as a group on a stage when performing.


The Magic group used Google search to discover a new magic trick. Using a scrunched up piece of paper you put the pencil on the paper, you slowly push down on the pencil and the pencil rises and looks like is it is floating.  They also watched YouTube clips to discover how to do different tricks.

Next Step...
We used Youtube and Google to find tricks. We experimented with 2-3 tricks.
Next goal is to find a trick that involves no hands and having something free falling/ standing.

Julia worked independently, as Brittany was away today. Julia worked on drawing an image and experimenting using water colours and paint brushes. She is becoming familiar working with a paint brush!

Next step...
Used water colours and experimented with paint brushes. House painting, cake and a present.
Next goal: Use actual paint to create the image- diamond.