Sunday, 22 November 2015

Google Expedition

Today has been a fantastic day exploring world through Google cardboard. Expeditions are guided tours of places schools buses can’t go. They are comprised of virtual reality panoramas and are led by a guide or teacher. To get started, the teacher selects an Expedition from the list of tours. The teacher can see all of the locations (or panoramas) that are available in the Expedition. The teacher selects the first panorama and then clicks start.
The teacher can view the panorama the students are experiencing and can move it around to see the 360 degree view. Then the teacher selects the notes icon, the notes will be displayed on the right side of the panorama. The teacher can click a point of interest and a white circle will appear on the teacher tablet. The students will see a white arrow in their viewers directing them to look at the point of interest the teacher has selected. 

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Musical Showcase

This term for 5 weeks we have been learning about different instruments and music. Today we performed some hand beats and sang a song called "I can see clearly" for the school Musical Showcase. 

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Jellybeans Music Programme

Today we  had fun learning about putting rhythm to our names and songs. We learnt about dance and rhythm with movement.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Strike Performance ( musical group) 2nd September

 Today students  explored and identified how sound is made and changed as they listened and responded to the elements of music.

Strike was a medallist in the 2012 New Zealander of the Year Awards, in the “Local Heroes” category, for their youth mentoring programs involving workshops, leadership training and high-end performance. Strike regularly tour throughout the world presenting their unique and exhilarating performances - they have performed with groups as diverse as the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Hayley Westenra and Kora. 2015 sees Strike touring their new show - John Psathas’ ’Between Zero and One’ extensively throughout New Zealand and China Since 1997, Strike have performed their ‘Strike to Schools’ programme to over 1.2 million students nationwide.
Touring nationally and internationally throughout the year, Strike has earned the tag as one of New Zealand’s hardest working musical groups.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

MOTAT Trip (28th August)

We had fun and exciting learning experience at MOTAT today. We saw different types of planes and  their engines. We learnt about the forces of flight, like the thrust, weight, drag and  Lift. Also we had fun doing some hands on activities looking at the different forces and air pressure.