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Friday, 16 June 2017

Japanese sword skills

Japanese sword skills!

A group of LS1 students went out with Mr Wong today to practise some Japanese sword skills for drama and dance. We learnt one stance (daijodan), the strike to the head, and the responding evasion.

We would like to thank Stuart Millward at Bunnings for providing the sticks to practise these skills with.





Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Place value conversion

This term in Mr Wong's maths groups we are learning about measurement. To help out with that, this week we are getting practise exchanging values. 

The challenge here is to make the thinnest money clip possible. Why? Because fat money clips can't fit in pockets. How? We did this by equally exchanging our notes for notes of higher value. For example, ten $1 notes can be exchanged for one $10 making the pile of cash thinner.


The Learning Intention was to exchange place value money.


Mr Wong

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Blast from the past/Inference Sheet

LI: to identify features of an information report
LI: to infer information in a text
Today in LS1 I had to read a book called Blast from a past and write down what I thought the page was about.

Jean Batten vs Amelia Earhart

Jean Batten vs Amelia Earhart - Epic Rap Battle

Jean Batten: Amelia Earhart I’m made a number of record-breaking solo flights I think seven I probably can do more like eleven.

Amelia Earhart: Jean Batten just to let you know I was born in eighteen ninety seven don’t talk trash to me because when I fly I’m in heaven.

Jean Batten: Who care’s guest what in 1934 I flew solo from England To Brazil I didn't worry about anything I just flew and stayed still.

Amelia Earhart: Who cares about that I am the first female aviator to fly by myself across the Atlantic Ocean I flew across that Ocean with a lot of emotion.

Jean Batten:I’m Jean Batten and just to let you know I flew the De Havilland Gipsy Moth Biplane G-AALG I can fly it like one , two , three.

Amelia Earhart: Who cares about that ugly plane you're talking about I flew the Lockheed Vega 5B you can’t fly it but only me.

Jean Batten: I can fly any plane by the way don't be a aviator go be a sleigh.

Amelia Earhart: Excuse me I was the first women to get a pilots license that’s why I am am very brilliance.

Jean Batten: We get it We get it you got you got a license li li cense who cares when I fly I can fly more distance.

Amelia Earhart: But did you know that I flew metres just like you in the air and did you know now it's fair.






Friday, 25 November 2016

Going multimodal

Back on the 21st of November, Mr Wong's reading groups began trying out multimodal texts and developing learning skills to read and gather information across texts. The topic of learning was pioneering aviators.

The first three photos show the everyone making connections to themselves by first making news reporter interview questions to interview themselves about themselves...

The next step involved using a selection of those questions to find out information about either Jean Batten or Amelia Earhart using research skills taught by Mairi Ogilvie from the National Library.

This is the first time Mr Wong has tried this, so there are still some wrinkles to iron out. Mr Wong would like to thank Mrs Anderson from Learning Space 2 (Digital Footsteps blog) for helping with the planning.





Friday, 18 November 2016

General Knowledge

WALT: find information about the world around us. This year LS1 have been working on an independent task called General Knowledge. We choose one country every week to do general knowledge on. This task requires map skills, scan texts for key information and to make connections with different countries. It's fun to see the different cultures, and to learn about the interesting facts. Here are a few General Knowledge tasks finished by these following students.
Here is the website if you would like to try it yourself.



Tiava: Tonga



Jeremiah: United Kingdom



Angari: Germany

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Forces On Flight


L.I. To investigate the forces of flight

Lift, drag, thrust and weight are the four forces on a flying object we have been investigating.  We have been note-taking, learning about how aeroplanes & helicopters work. He have also been looking at hot air balloons and birds. On a plane thrust must overcome drag to go forward, and lift must overcome weight to fly and be kept in the air.