Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Which one has 100?

Today we had to estimate (have a good guess) at which jar had 100 objects in and how many we thought were in each.  We wrote down our guesses using our new knowledge of 100 and then we counted them all together.  We were all tricked by how big the cubes were and thought that had the most! Guess which one had 100?

It was A jar with the tiny beads and we counted them in 10 groups of 10 to get 100 as that was more efficient !!!!!

Sunday, 28 May 2017

How are Toys Made? Lego Man Art

Today we watched some really interesting videos about how some toys are made. Here are the videos and the notes we took about them. We now wonder if there are any toy factories in New Zeland?





We have also created some pretty cool Lego Man zentangle art! Look....

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Toys From Around the World

This week we looked at answering our inquiry question: Does every country have the same toys as us?

We looked at some photographs of children around the world with their toys and then Mrs Ray brought some toys in to share with us from Japan, Russia, Hungary, England and NZ!

Sunday, 21 May 2017

A Mouse Visits and We Make Fidget Spinners

Mrs Ray brought her daughter's pet mouse 'Darcy' to school for two days last week. We enjoyed putting her in her yellow ball and watching her roll around the classroom. We wrote a neat story about Darcy and learnt a little about mice too.

On Friday we made our own fidget spinners. We used recycled cardboard, a toothpick, 20c coins and hot glue to make them.  We love our handmade fidget spinners! Template here.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

We Love Our Mummy's and Autumn Leaf Fights

We have created some Mothers Day art to show how much we love our Mums! Mrs Ray also interviewed us about our Mums and wrote EXACTLY what we said


We also had an amazing time playing the Autumn leaves this week.  We write some neat stories about it too!

Monday, 8 May 2017

Our New Inquiry- Innovation

We have started our new inquiry for the term all about Innovation, What would happen if? And toys! 

First, we had a look at some books about toys and some pictures too.  We watched a video how lego was invented and got to have a play with some of Mrs Ray's children's special toys.

Then we came up with some 'WE WONDER' questions to answer over our inquiry.  Here are our questions..... (we will be busy!)

Then we looked at grouping toys from the past with toys from now. We found some we had in the past and now! What made a Venn diagram to compare the toys.