Thursday, 24 August 2017

week 5 term 3
How the term is flying!

This week we wrapped up our topic inquiries with the students presenting their researched information as a time line then self-evaluating their work according to a rubric of the criteria.

We have been working on writing explanations and the students found this challenging as they could not revert to writing instructions however they worked well collaboratively and there was good discussion as they crafted their sentences together. They are excited about next weeks writing task which should include both persuasive language and description.

The descriptions we wrote last week were published into a classroom book which the class thought was a great idea and were impressed.

On Wednesday I accompanied the WPS runners who qualified for North Group cross country to the A & P showgrounds in Pukekohe. our year 5/6 girls team came 3rd and our year 5/6 boys team came first taking out the first 3 placings.

The triumphant boys.

Fortunately, it was a lovely sunny day so this made for a pleasant outing.
a number of rimu students qualified to go on to Zone cross country next week where they will compete against even tougher competition, the best of all the Franklin schools. Good luck to them. I wonder if our 3 boys can pull off another Trifecta???

On Friday morning Mitchell and Oscar  took part in the Vector EPro8 competition at the Pukekohe Intermediate. This involved large construction challenges which really tested them.

We enjoyed a practical Maths session on Friday, drawing nets and making boxes and 3D shapes. These have now been string up to form a mobile.

The kids continue to enjoy their gymnastic sessions and are challenged to perform the movements which involve tramps and beams, balance and coordination.

Our Star of the Week this week was Taleah, Jak once again cleaned up at Mathletics and Emily was the Player of the Week for working so well with her writing partner, taking care to compose and share their sentences.
Finally, Room 3 won the Assembly shield at Friday's assembly. Well done Team!

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