Sunday, 29 May 2016

Mural Art Group with Carolyn

To all Year 6 students,
On Wednesday, June 1, I will be running a lunchtime workshop to help me select six wonderful artists who will paint a mural as a gift to the school before you leave for intermediate.

You need to bring your lunch and a pencil all sharpened and ready to go!

While you eat I will explain a bit about what our mural is about this year - and where it is going to hang. After that we will do some sketching exercises so that you can show me what you can do!

See you then! Showing that you can get organized and be there on time is a really important part of the process. 

If you have any questions you can email me at

I can't wait!

Friday, 6 May 2016

Weather Inquiry

For our Weather Inquiry we made a barometer to measure the air pressure and see if that has an effect on the weather outside.

We watched a video on how to make one if you would like to make one at home.

Here is a picture of us making our one at school. We will be keeping a weather diary and checking it against our barometer to see if there are any similarities.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Having a Sense of Urgency

We know that having a sense of urgency means to move with purpose. Some examples are... 1. When we put our brainfood rubbish away, we need to do it quickly and get back to our learning. 2. When we are moving around the class, we walk quickly to get to where we need to be. 3. When the music is on, we come to hui and we get there quickly. 4. When there is a fire drill, we walk purposefully to the meeting spot. 5. When we need to line up to go somewhere, we line up quickly. In our learning, we will see... 1. People sitting next to drivers not blockers. 2. People meeting their deadlines. 3. People having everything they need to get their work done. 4. People getting straight to the learning task. 5. People knowing when their workshops are and getting to them on time. We want to maximise our learning time!