Category: Mandy Woodcock

Room 13 Drivers

We are learning how to ask or generate questions when we want to learn about something, to know more about something or how to do something.

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8. Tom and Emily recreating the Eiffel Tower using blocks

Arty Technologists

We also learned that it is okay to change things as we go because when we start building we may realise that what we thought would work, doesn’t.

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8. choosing a variety of construction materials

Authentic learning experiences in the classroom

When students are able to have a say in their learning and explore topics of interest, that they have a personal connection with, they are excited to learn.  We call this ‘student agency’.

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Mathematical Shops in Room 13

Many of us are finding it challenging to learn our facts to and within 10 and adding on or subtracting 10 (recalling basic facts help us in other areas of Mathematics).

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10. shopping with money

Expanding Yeast

Room 13 is learning how to think like scientists by observing our experiments and investigations and asking questions such as “I wonder what will happen if…..?”.

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2. practising observation skills and patience

Window Sprouts

Room 13 is learning that plants need certain conditions to grow. To help us learn we have been conducting an observation experiment with bean seeds.

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3. sprouts with direct sun

Collaborative Construction Challenge

Finn, Tom, Oscar and Isaac’s first construction held one skinny book but fell down quickly

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Equal Sharing

Amelia’s definition of equal sharing is: “it means that if I have 10 stickers my friend and me get the same amount if I share them between us”. Read more about 'Equal Sharing'...

4. Molly shared 24 cubes between 4 people

Fun with Phonics

Our new learning practice for phonics (rhyming, reading and writing) everyday. Most of the time we practice on whiteboards. 

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working hard at learning consonant digraphs

Art and Maths in Room 13

In our class, we looked at some famous art forms of Kandinsky’s known as Kandinsky Circles.

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4. Dying the finished circles