Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sylvia's Ratio assessment

This is a "how to video" from Sylvia showing how to share quantities in given ratios.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


A couple of weeks ago, Room 9 attended a workshop around how to draw cartoons with Neil Shaskey.  Today we began our follow up on this. Over the next week or so we are going to be experimenting with different cartoon drawing techniques. Today was our first experimentation session. Take a look at these cartoon animals.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Conflict Solution Projects

Here are a couple of projects just completed by two groups. The groups have come up with two different designs about how to reduce the amount of conflict at Oaklands School.

Tamara, Sylvia and Mereana's Project

 Sam and Jason's Project

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Book Trailers

On Thursday and Friday Rooms 8 and 9 created some Book Trailers for some of the books in our library. We did this to promote some of the books in our library to get others to read them.

During this process the students had to learn:

  • storyboarding 
  • techniques for making a good trailer
  • filming techniques
  • editing video and sound techniques.

The students had an absolute blast creating these. While some are not finished (they will be done so later next week), we have a couple below to give you a taste.
Jovin, Will and Zaran's Trailer. Maddy D, Isabella and Natasha's Trailer

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Conflict Solution

Last term we looked at Conflict and how we could make a difference at Oaklands School by helping students to manage their conflict. Isabella and Natasha have been working on a solution and are about to make a proposal to Mrs Gatherer. This slideshow is part of their sales pitch:

A Response from our Pen Pals

At the end of last term we received letters from some students at a school in England. We responded in kind to these letters. Our pen pals have left a message on our blog. You can listen to it here.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

All About Tetsuya

Tetsuya started in our class a few days ago. Here is a short video he made about himself.

Hunters and the Hunted Part 2

Over the past couple of days we have been trying to define the what a producer, carnivore, herbivore and scavenger/decomposer is in a food chain. We created charts to show how these groups interact in the food chain.

 Here is an example fromTenequa, Oliver, Kaley, Thornton.

 Here is an example from Ella, Rachel, Kelsey, Finlay

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Class Newsletter

Our first class newsletter of Term 2

The Hunters and the Hunted

For our Science Unit on the Living World we are looking at the deep understanding of Ecosystems are a balancing act. To introduce this the students explored this quote from Joans Salk. “If all insects on Earth disappeared, within 50 years all life on Earth would end. If all human beings disappeared from the Earth, within 50 years all forms of life would flourish.” Here are some examples of what some students thought about this statement. These are just there initial thoughts which will develop/change over the course of the unit. Mereana's thoughts
Thornton's thoughts
Tenequa's thoughts

Monday, May 6, 2013

Card Creation

This morning Amanda (Tamara's Mum) came in and taught the Year 7s how to make cards. Amanda runs a card making business. The Year 7s had fun and created some amazing cards. There are going to be some very delighted recipients on Sunday.