Monday, September 14, 2009

Iquiry presentation

The junior school worked hard learning about farming and culture.

The year 1 students investigated the cultures in our school. The key question they investigated was "how can we learn from the different cultures we have in our classroom?”

Have a look at what our wonderful year 1 students learnt.

Room 1 learned about the Maori culture. The girls learned a poi dance and the boys learned the haka. We also learned about the Chinese culture and why they do the dragon dance at Chinese New Year. We all helped make a big dragon to conclude our cultural unit.

Room 2 shared a super Samoan dance.

Room 3 learnt how to sing hello in different languages.

Room 4 compared South Africa and New Zealand. They modeled some amazing masks. One side shows animals from South Africa and the other a Maori design specific to New Zealand.

The year 2 students inquiry was based on farming. The year 2 students key question was "How does farming affect my life?" The students directed the learning, exploring a harvesting crops and dairy farming. An exciting trip to the supermarket taught the students about roles and responsibilities. The year 2 students shared some of what they learnt at the inquiry presentation.

Room 5 asked the teacher some questions about Dairy Farming and how our food comes from the Farm to the Kitchen.

Room 6 were interested in the roles and responsibilities needed to get ice-cream from the farm to the freezer. Room 6 decided the best way to show what they learnt was through a drama of the process.

We started by investigating how to make ice cream. Yum!!!!

Then the different roles and responsibilities, which we shared at the inquiry presentation.

Room 7 has been studying about how farming affects our lives.
We decided to present our learning through a song and posters.
The song title is
“Oh, McDonald milks a cow”.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The super supermarket trip.

The year 2 students went to the local foodtown supermarket, last week on Tuesday. It was fun. Splish splash in the rain to get there and red sizzling sasuages filled our tummies up. We really liked it there. We created photo stories to show you how much fun we had and what we learnt.

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