Monday, 31 October 2016

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Trap Ideas

Use this website to help find some ideas for your group's animal trap.

Click here

Sunday, 28 August 2016

NZ Maths Challenge 2016

This week for maths week we are participating in the NZ Maths Challenge! Here's the link, just use your mathletics login details


Monday, 13 June 2016

Mathletics Progress Reports

Dear Room 7 Parents

One of our e-Learning strategic goals this year is to engage parents digitally with their children's learning. Sign up for FREE Mathletics progress updates on your child's achievement in 3 easy steps:

2) Complete the form and click “Submit” 
3) Look out for a weekly progress email in your inbox each Monday

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Water Care Lesson #1

Water Care Lesson #1

On Thursday 9th June the Middle Team had our first lesson from Water Care.  First we experiemnted with the different states water can come in - solid (ice), liquid (water) and gas (water vapour/steam).
We were reminded about the water cycle and then took it one step further...  We learnt how the water gets to our homes and schools! 

We learnt about how people use dams, pipes, water filter stations and storage tanks to get the fresh water from our rivers and make it safe to drink and use.

We acted out the journey as a class, getting dirty and polluted, travelling through pipes, getting filtered and stored, before flowing nice and clean out of our tap.
 Room 7 watching how condensation can form on a tray over boiling water.

We tested that condensation feels wet.

Room 7 students are water drops in a river getting contaminated by cow pats.

 A dead eel, killed by chemicals, pollutes the water droplets even more.

 A river flowing with our polluted water drops.

 Flowing through the pipe to the water filter station.

Filtering the floc (pollution particles) out of the water.

Now nice and clean, the water flows through another pipe into the water storage tank, waiting to be used. 

 Finally the clean water flows out of the tap.

The water cycle is ready start again!

Evaporation Experiments

Evaporation Experiments

It was one of those annoying 'stop-and-start' showery days but did Room 7 complain?... No way! We made the most out of the rain and took the opportunity to see evaporation in action.  
First we made groups and armed with chalk and an iPad we headed outside to find a puddle to trace around. 
We then waited for the sun to come out and saw how much the puddle could change in 30 minutes of warm sunlight.
Why did we want to see if our puddles changed through evaporation? Well, it was all part of our water cycle study of course.