This term our class have been lucky to have Alan visit us for a lesson each week to teach us about Chess. Chess is a two player strategy board game played on a checkered game board with 64 squares arranged in an 8 by 8 grid. It was thought to be the first ever game that was… Read More It’s Chess time!
This term our genre topic we are learning about is persuasion. We started by looking at many different persuasive advertisements. We worked in pairs and we chose one advertisement to answer some questions about the techniques that the company used to persuade us with. We used our iPads to access a website called Padlet which… Read More Persuasive Advertisements
The last few weeks we have been practising our addition skills with some problem solving activities. The first problem we worked on was this…. The first part we were able to solve quite quickly, however she of us found the other parts to the problem quite challenge. It was important that we had a growth… Read More Problem Solving in Maths
This year our class will be using the Sound Waves program for Spelling. This program allows us to learn and recognise the different sounds that letters make when reading out words. We began by discussing what phoneme’s and grapheme’s are. Phoneme the smallest unit of sound in a word. When we say or hear the… Read More The Sounds in Spelling
In Maths we have been learning about how to order numbers up to ten thousand. Our task was to write down a number between 1 and 10,000. We then worked in groups of 8 and we had to order our numbers from greatest to smallest. We then had to explain how we decided which numbers go… Read More Place Value and Ordering Numbers
This week we have finally begun the Daily 4 in the classroom. The Daily 4 involves us working in groups and undertaking different activities for 20 minutes each. The activities include: Word Work- completing our spelling contract for the week. Work on Writing- working in the pods and commenting on a post on our class… Read More The Daily 4
To begin the year we have been talking about the difference between a fixed and growth mindset. Mindsets are beliefs about yourself and your most basic qualities. Think about your intelligence, your talents, your personality. Are these qualities simply fixed traits, carved in stone and that’s that? Or are they things you can grow throughout… Read More Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset
This year our class will be participating in BYOD. What is BYOD? This stands for Bring Your Own Device and means that students can bring their own iPad to school for educational activities and learning in the classroom. Why BYOD? BYOD allows for students to use their own personal iPad at school which is the… Read More Bring Your Own Device Program
Over the last few weeks we have been discussing the importance of reading and the reasons as to why we read. At Grange we are very lucky to have a large library that is full of a variety of fiction and non fiction books to suit everybody’s ability and interests. Read about all the different… Read More We LOVE Reading!
During the first couple of weeks of the year we have been spending time developing and building relationships between one another. Although we have no new students to Grange in our class this year, some of us have not been in the same class with other students for a couple of years. Here are some activities we have… Read More Getting to know each other in Room 10