Thursday, 13 April 2017

Inquiry Presentations

This morning Glenbrae students presented their inquiry learning to the school. A few students from each class were selected to stay in the hall and share their learning on behalf of their class, while each class took turns to visit.

We found it really interesting to see how different classes shared their learning - Rooms 1 and 4 had made edible models and collages, while room 7 had made some models from clay. Our class presented our learning through artwork and a video, while room 10 had shared their learning through their writing.  This meant that there was lots of different types of presentations to see, which the children found very interesting.

Some of these presentations, like the canvas that our class created were displayed at Te Oro. Our class artwork represents the changes that must be made by our children in order to stop global warming and to protect our earth - They can't 'let go' or give up on our world.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Our Visit to Glenbrae Kids

This morning Room 8 visited Glenbrae Kids, the Kindergarten next door to our school. It was a great opportunity for the students to act as role models and to give back to the community.

The students read stories to the kindergarteners, before participating in some of their games and activities - which they thoroughly enjoyed!

We look forward to visiting Glenbrae Kids again soon.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Inquiry Term 1

This term room 8 have been learning about Sustainability. We looked at the way humans use resources and how they are polluting the air, land and water. We also learnt that this pollution leads to global warming. We made artwork to share our learning and to make people think twice about their actions. We also made a video to explain how global warming works and how people can make a difference.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Technology Showcase!

Today the year sixes presented their final products to the year sevens. After trialing different recipes, sourcing different ingredients, creating adverts and conducting market research (getting the teachers to try the samples) we finally launched the product; sustainable burritos.

These went down really well with the year sevens, who found that they were pretty tasty despite being filled with mostly vegetables. They were delicious, nutritious and good for the environment - well done year sixes!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Duffy Week!

We have had two Duffy assemblies this week at Glenbrae school. We were first visited by some Duffy role models who performed some Opera for us!

At this assembly Simeon and Anita were chosen to receive their Duffy books from the role models.

In the second assembly we watched a Duffy Theatre performance which was all about global warming. This was fantastic as we have been learning about global warming in class! After this performance all of the children received their Duffy books to take home.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Burrito Trial

Today the year 6's made a prototype for the sustainable burrito that we designed last week. Our brief stated that we had to create a product that we knew people would enjoy, that we could make more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

We create a burrito with lots of fresh vegetables, chicken instead of beef and less cheese than we would usually use. We used less beef and dairy because we have learnt that cows contribute to air and water pollution (through their wind which contains methane gas and because their dung can be washed into rivers). We used vegetables that hadn't been sprayed with chemicals as these chemicals can also be washed into our drains and rivers. We made both a vegetarian and a free range chicken option.

We each took a different role when creating the burritos. We used different ingredients and combinations of ingredients to test out which would be the most tasty. We then took samples around the school and collected market research - other peoples opinions about our product.