Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Maths Challenge - Day 2!

Today's challenge was: If all the children in our school lined up (shoulder to shoulder) how long would our line be in metres? All of the classes worked hard to try and estimate the distance. There were lots of different strategies being used!  Room 5 got the exact measurement - 43.5m! They were spot on!  Well done Room 5.  Room 1 and Room 6 were really close too! They were within 10cm of Room 5.  Tomorrow's one is a good one too!


Monday, September 01, 2014

Maths week.

This week at Ranzau school we are having a maths week. Each day we have a different maths challenge for our whole school. Today's questions is: how many dry weetbix can Dave eat in 1 minute? We had 4 people give this a go this morning. It is actually really hard to swallow dry weetbix! We will let you know how many Dave manages to eat!




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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Bridge Problem

Can you solve this problem?  You have to touch each part of these connecting islands and you can only cross each bridge once.



Friday, August 22, 2014

Farewell to Sarah!

Today is Sarah's last day. She has been in room 8 for 5 weeks and we have loved having her. We hope she has a great end to her study and we wish her all the best for the start of her teaching career. Thanks for all your hard work in Room 8 Sarah! Make sure you come back to visit us :)

Egg Carton Creations

Our finished creations!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Room 8 keyboard stars!

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Skipping skills

We have been focusing on developing our skipping skills during fitness in the mornings. On Friday we had a demonstration.  Heaps of persevering has been going on to master some of our tricks.

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Friday, August 08, 2014

Egg Carton Creations

This week with Sarah we started our egg carton construction for art. We had to plan what we wanted to do last week so we had our ideas sorted in our minds. Her are some of our creations.


Thursday, August 07, 2014

Co-operative work

This afternoon we did a co-operative problem solving task. This is part of our inquiry topic this term. We are focusing on competition and co-operation. We had to create a bridge using only newspaper, Sellotape, string and card. We had to make the bridge as long and as strong as possible so that it could hold a 500g weight.