Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas video 2014

Here's our Christmas music video for 2014. It's "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree" by Miley Cyrus.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Mandarin lesson: Final revision

Today we remembered all of the things we learned this year. We competed to get lots of stickers and win a prize. 

Here is a lesson that I missed out on:

Here is our prize winner:

Monday, 24 November 2014

Mandarin lesson: Self introduction

We learnt how to say what language we speak. We added this to a self introduction that includes: hello, my name, nationality, language.

Wen = culture
Yu = language

Monday, 10 November 2014

Mandarin lesson: Revising zodiac and countries

Chinese Zodiac revision:
What's your Chinese zodiac animal?
My CZ is snake.

Countries: (We didn't get up to this today, but I have kept it for next week.)

Monday, 3 November 2014

Mandarin lesson: Date revision & the Chinese zodiac animals

Chinese Zodiac:
You can find out more with the link below.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Area 5's Probability Fair

Today was the end of our probability unit and all the students had a chance to share and play their probability games. Some of us made a lot of (fake) money and we all had a lot of fun!

We learned that:
  • Games that were presented well received lots of players. 
  • Having someone who was good at enticing people to play helped.
  • Simple games were easier to understand and play.
  • It's important to make sure the probability of winning isn't too high (otherwise you won't make any money).
  • It's also important not to have prizes that are too big (otherwise you will go bankrupt).

Here are some photos:

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Vote for Louis' audible dog locator!

In Term 2 we all explored science through our Science Fair projects. One of the students in our Area created an amazing invention (an audible dog locator) and now it it up for a special award. Click on the picture below to watch a short clip about his invention and don't forget to VOTE for him if you think his invention is impressive too!

Monday, 13 October 2014

WW1 presentation day newspaper article

At the end of Term 3 we presented our WW1 inquiries to some members of our local RSA and a reporter from the Howick and Pakuranga Times. Here is the link to the article she wrote about us:

Mandarin lesson: Birthdays

These characters say, "Happy Birthday," in Mandarin:

Mandarin lesson: Likes, dislikes and animals

This week we learnt how to talk about our likes and dislikes. 

We also learned some animal names to help us practise this phrase. 

Friday, 19 September 2014

Sustainability and our new recycling bins

Today Area 5 is learning how to use our new recycling bins.

YELLOW is for recyclables

GREEN is for green waste (food and plant materials)

RED is for landfill rubbish (everything else)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

ICAS Maths results

Congratulations to Tayla, Cindy and Miyako for getting distinctions and well done to Renee, Mandy, Priyanka and Sharaan for getting Credits.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Mandarin lesson: Numbers 11-31 and date questions

11shíyī10 + 1
12shíèr10 + 2
13shísān10 + 3
14shísì10 + 4
15shíwŭ10 + 5
16shíliù10 + 6
17shíqī10 + 7
18shíbā10 + 8
19shíjiŭ10 + 9
20èrshí2 × 10
21èrshi yī2 × 10* + 1
22èrshi èr2 × 10* + 2
23èrshi sān2 × 10* + 3
24èrshi sì2 × 10* + 4
25èrshi wŭ2 × 10* + 5
26èrshi liù2 × 10* + 6
27èrshi qī2 × 10* + 7
28èrshi bā2 × 10* + 8
29èrshi jiŭ2 × 10* + 9
30sānshí3 × 10
31sānshi yī3 × 10* + 1
32sānshi èr3 × 10* + 2

Number game: 

 Vocabulary and phrases for date questions: