Monday, 7 August 2017

Term 3, Week 3

Welcome Back!

We have started Term 3 off with a bang, getting straight into our Myths and Legends inquiry unit for the term. We began our inquiry by looking at the legend of Maui and the Sun. We talked lots about this legend and retold it in our own words. Next we made sun masks out of paper plates and collage which we presented at the Week 1 assembly as our class item! Last week we focused on similarities and differences with our Oral Language development and used this to compare and contrast two different legends - Maui and the Big Fish and Maui and the Sun. We also practised similarities and differences further by comparing and contrasting two different versions of Maui and the Sun, which was more of a challenge. It was interesting to see what was similar across these legends and what aspects were completely different. Room 8 really had to think critically during this learning.
We can't wait to show everyone what else we learn and create during this inquiry!

In maths we are learning about fractions. We have started off by finding halves of objects and we are going to explore quarters and thirds of objects next, before we learn how to find a fraction of a set. We have been enjoying using materials and our mini whiteboards to support our learning in fractions. 

Finally, our Physical Education and fitness focus for the first part of the term is all around our Cross Country training. We have been learning how to stretch our muscles before and after running to prevent injury and how to pace ourselves throughout the race. 
Cross Country is on Thursday 17th August (Week 4), with the saving day on Friday 18th August. We would love to see as many supporters there as possible!!

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