Thursday, September 17, 2020

Saving Sammy

To use the team work skills we have learnt over the last few weeks we had the task of 'Saving Sammy'. 

Sammy had been on his boat and it sank and he ended up on top of the boat and his life ring was under the boat. Can you get the life ring around Sammy only touching the paper clips?

The rules were ...

You must not touch anything except the 4 paper clips you have to help you.

Sammy must not fall to the ground move than 4 times otherwise he drowns.

You must not stab Sammy and hurt him or stab the life ring or it will pop.

We soon found out that his task was very challenging and some of us got lustrated. Our teams kept persisting and we all achieved the task and released thinking creatively and clear communication was key to our success.

Look at our videos below to see how we got on.

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Building Huts!

To use the team work skills we have learnt over the last few weeks we had the task of making a shelter for a lego character. The criteria was ...

It must have a roof.

It must have at least 2 walls.

You must use 3 different materials you find outside.

It must with stand the 'Big Bad Wolf' blowing from 30cm away.

We had so much fun in our groups and were very creative with our shelters!

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Recycling Centre Trip

What an interesting time we had at the Wanganui Recycling Centre. We had a tour around the centre and learnt about what they do and don't recycle. It was then our turn to recycle the things we had brought along. That was fun trying to find the correct bin to put them in. Walking around the pebble garden we could see so many people had been creative to make a variety of sculptures out of recyclable and 'rubbish' materials. Inside the classroom we watched a video which gave us more information on what happens to all the things we recycle and where it goes. We were then lucky enough to create our own piece of artwork with recyclable materials. Our class had a great time and learnt so many new things and we also were able to be creative too.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Team Work

For inquiry we are learning how to work in groups. One of our activities was to take turns in groups of 4 while completing a puzzle. We were not allowed to touch another team mates pieces. Teams who could communicate easily or had a leader (someone who took charge) found the activity easy and fun.