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)