Thursday, 17 August 2017

Some Invention Websites to check out!

This site gives a basic introduction to coding and is heaps of fun! Someone invented this! You get a chance to explore it!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Mandarin - Making Dumplings!

Room 13 and 14 got the chance to make dumplings today! We had some amazing mums plus our amazing Mandarin teacher working hard with us in the kitchen! What a treat! They were so yum!

Monday, 3 July 2017

Reading our stories to other children!

Now that we have written and published our Night Zoo Stories (Narratives) we can now practice telling them! Watch this video to get some tips and techniques on how to tell your story.

You will be successful if you: 

Know your story!

Set the scene

Facial Expressions

Sound effects

Use of voice - loud and expressive

Actions - Body parts

Build anticipation - get them excited and build the suspense


Use the words - pick exciting words

Take your time


Sunday, 25 June 2017

Enrichment invention for your Zoo Animal.

This week we are carrying on with creating our enrichment inventions for an animal at the Hamilton Zoo. 

To be successful: 

  • Choose a Zoo animal.
  • Research the animals needs. 
  • Design an enrichment task for the animal that will enhance it's wellbeing; socially, emotionally or physically. You may even choose an enrichment activity that has already been invented but improve it. 
  • Plan it, reflect on it and make it better. 
  • Make the prototype! 
  • This is the process we will go through.

Here's some videos to inspire you!