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.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Rocket Experiment - Inquiry

This term our topic is Flight. The past 4 weeks Mr Wong and Mr Ogilvie's group were learning about Flight and Migration. This week Mr Ogilvie's group are studying Rocket Science. We did an experiment using a balloon. About 7 metres of a fishing line was pinned from one end of the room to the other. We put a straw through the string for the rocket to fly. We then took a blown balloon and stuck it on the straw using clear tape. Mr Ogilvie used a clip to hold the end instead of tying it. Then we made our prediction then let the clip go, while the balloon pushed against the air to the other side of the fishing line. We did this experiment 3 times for each balloon (3 balloons). After that we made a graph showing how many metres each balloon went. Mr Ogilvie's group enjoyed doing the Balloon experiment. 

Friday, 11 November 2016

Panmure Bridge Learning Space 1 - Mannequin Challenge

Learning Space 1 at Panmure Bridge School challenges other schools to the Mannequin Challenge.