Monday, 26 June 2017

Inquiry Topic: Rock Pools

Inquiry Topic Question:
Why is it important for us to learn about Rock Pools?

If we didn’t learn about our Rock Pools we might carry on polluting our waterways and rock pools and the water will be too poisonous for plants and animals to grow in them.  That would be very sad.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Today we used addition to answer our number stories.
1.  Sione and Desiree went to the shops.  They bought one packet of chips for $1.00, a packet of lollies for $2.00, a packet of marties for $3.00 and a bottle of mild for $4.00. How much did Sione and Desiree spend at the shops?

We said that we needed to add up all of the numbers in our number story to answer the question.

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 3 +7
                     = 10

2.  Chester and Angelina went to the shops.  They bought one large packet of chips for  $10.00, one large box of chocolates for $30.00 and a super large box of smarties for $50.00.  How much did Chester and Angelina spend at the shops?

We said that we needed to add up all of the numbers in our number story to answer the question.

10 + 30 + 50 = 40 + 50
                     = 90

Queen's Birthday Weekend

It was the Queen's Birthday Weekend
And for most of the time it was sunny.
When I thought about it
The Queen having a birthday seemed funny.

Did she have a cake?
If so what kind?
Was it a bit like mine?

Did she get a present?
And did her family remember
To send it to her in time?

Did the Queen have a nice birthday?
And did the sun shine down upon her?
We all just want to say ...
'Happy Birthday'!

Our Interesting Sentences

Today we are learning to write interesting sentenences.
This will help us to write interesting stories for our audience to enjoy reading.
We used our spelling words to make our sentences and then we underlined them.

  1. I went back home because it was a great day to see my Mum's new baby.  (by April)
  2. I am learning about ways to make interesting sentences at Saint Patrick's School.  (by Lupe)
  3. I went to Saint Patrick's School in my Grandma's big silver van. (by Sonasi)
  4. I am very good at writing interesting sentences because I practise writing them at home and at Saint Patrick's School. (by Benjamin)
  5. Ellma has a little brother called Nixcent and when he is five years old he will go to Saint Patrick's School.  (by Ellma)
  6. I went to the Rugby game with my Mum and Dad in our black car.  (by Matthew)
  7. I saw a large, red dragon emperor near a volcano which had hot red larva!  (by Chester)

Friday, 26 May 2017

Munch And Crunch Poem

Today we wrote our class poem by using the rhyming words; lunch, munch, hunch and crunch.  We also know some more rhyming words.  They are; punch, brunch and bunch.  

I like to eat 
Apples for lunch.
I go goble, goble, goble,
Munch, munch, much.

I have a hunch 
That you do to.
You go goble goble, goble,
Crunch, cruch, crunch.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Maths: Number Stories

Today, at Maths, we worked out the answer to our 'Number Stories'.
Question 1:  Sione, Estherose and Eli went to the shops.  They bought a pair of shoes, a box of strawberries and some mangos.  How much money did they spend?

They spent $101.00, $10.00 and $20.00, said Sonasi and Angelina.
101 + 10 + 20 = 101 + 30 said Ellma
and Sonasi said that 101 + 30 = 131      
So the children spent $131.00
Question 2:
Ellma, Lupe and Cooper went to the shops. They bought a playstation game, 3 apples and 5 mangos.  

The playstation game cost $99.00, the apples cost $15.00 and the mangos cost $10.00.

How much money did they spend?
They spent 99 + 15 + 10 said Cooper.
We know that 90 + 10 + 10 = 110 said Ben.
And we know that 9 + 5 = 14 said April.
So 110 + 14 = 124 said Cooper.
The children spent $124.00.

Question 3:
Chester and Matthew went to the shops.  They spent $3.00 and $2.00.  How much money did they spend altogether?

They spent $3.00 + $2.00 said Ana.
3+2=5 said Leone.
So they spent $5.00 said Ana and Leonie.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Mother's Day

On Mother's Day I gave my Mum a hug and I gave her my Mother's Day card.  I made her my Mother's Day card at school.  I love my Mum and she loves me!