Posted in Music, science

Does knowledge = understanding?

After music class today we continued with a different type of music lesson. Our ‘experts’ and a youtube tutorial helped 6K learn the ‘cup song’ (from the movie Pitch Perfect, ‘Miss me when I’m gone’). I was very proud of the class, they were able to move from sounding like ‘white noise’ to tapping a great sounding rhythm within 40 minutes!  To see 6K in action press play.

Today after we had learned the ‘cup song’ we watched the video – The Backwards Brain Bicycle

It may help to explain why it is harder for me to learn the cup song than the students 🙂

What did you learn from watching the Backwards Brain Bicycle video?

Posted in ICT, science, Writer's Workshop

Augmented Reality – 3D Volcanoes

Today the students used the Quiver app to bring a volcano to life. First they wrote a short description about a volcano using the blank colouring in page as a prompt. The students then coloured in the volcano page and used Quiver to bring it to life. The app simulates a Volcano erupting and also has a mini quiz to complete. After the simulation the students then created another piece of writing with huge improvements.

Did the buddy conference help you improve your writing, if so how?

Was your second piece of writing more powerful after using the app?

What did you think of today’s Writer’s Workshop?


Posted in Numeracy

All we know about fractions

Today 6K shared everything they knew about fractions and worked in small groups to record on A3 sheets. They showed their knowledge through numbers, pictures and words. 6K then looked for creative ways to make fractions using objects in the classroom. Press play to see their different creations.

Posted in science

Layers of the Earth

On Tuesday the class had a great time making no cook playdough in the kitchen in the gym. Some groups were better than others at following the recipe correctly! In the end all groups made beautifully soft play dough for us to use in the classroom.

layers of the earthToday the students watched an ABC splash video ‘Look deep, down into the Earth’ (14 minutes). It is all about the layers of the earth. They then worked in small groups to create their own model of the Earth using the play dough made on Tuesday.


Press play to watch a slideshow of the lessons.



Posted in Writing

How did this happen?

Write a short story explaining this photo.

Make sure your story has an introduction, problem and a solution. Don’t forget to follow the writing process – plan, draft, revise, edit and then publish as a comment in this post.