Saturday, 27 May 2017

Learning through Lego!

This week we were very lucky to have House of Bricks visit Bromley School!
On Wednesday it was Pītau 1's turn to join in the fun.
We were split into teams and spent around 20 minutes at the three different activities.
One challenge was to build a tower as tall as we possibly could!

Another challenge was to build something with a buddy where we could move a domino 30cm without touching it with our hands!  
This was a tricky one, but there were a couple of examples of towers and catapults for us to look at.

The final challenge (possibly the most popular) was to build a vehicle with wheels that could move down the ramp.

It was amazing to see the amount of very different, creative designs that we built!

Where to next...
How might we be able to use Lego to help us with planning our garden?
Can we build on our measuring skills?

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Connecting With Our Environment

This week we have had lots of fun connecting our garden inquiry with our reading, writing and mathematics learning. 

Pītau 1 have been very passionate about picking up rubbish around the school. Every morning tea and lunch time there is always a group of children out there collecting rubbish. We decided we have a rubbish problem at Bromley school! 

During Maths this week we took some of this rubbish and began sorting and grouping it. 

Check our our seesaw journals to learn what we discovered! Each group found different ways to sort and we began making statements about the data we had collected. 

Saturday, 13 May 2017

An Ideas Mission!

This week we went for a wander down the the Smith Street Community Gardens. As we are looking to redesign our own school garden we were on a mission to discover some great ideas we might be able to reproduce back at school. 

When we arrived we met Willie who looks after things down here. He gave us a tour. 

Click Read more to check out what we saw: