Monday, 23 November 2015

Google Cardboard Expedition

Today the Laughing Llamas had an amazing experience with Google Cardboard. We had an opportunity to experience virtual field trips in a very fun way. Some of the places we visited via Google Cardboard were China- the Great Wall of China, the Olympic Park, India- the Taj Mahal, the Outer Universe and Egypt. We explored ancient monumental architecture, planetary system etc. 

The Llamas thought it would be great to use this experience for writing. So we wrote 'A Moment in Time'. We imagined ourselves present in India or China at that very point in time.

Our sentence starters were:
I saw...
I felt...
I heard...
I wondered...

It was amazing to see what everyone came up with and we can't wait to publish them on our blog. Watch this space!

Friday, 20 November 2015

Mathematics- problem solving challenge

Check out Llamas working together as a team to solve challenging maths problems. It was amazing to see the robust discussions, oral language and good listening that took place.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Writing Superstars

Last term our inquiry topic was 'Flight'. The Laughing Llamas integrated topic into reading and writing. For our writing experience we imagined we were kites and used our senses to describe what we saw, felt, heard etc. It was amazing to see how well students used descriptive words to express. Ka pai! Llamas

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Hindi Oratory Competition

On Wednesday Neha (Year 6) took part in a Hindi Oratory Competition held at Papatoetoe High School. It was amazing to see the caliber of students presenting their speeches in Hindi. 
We are so proud of you Neha!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Duffy Show

Today we had Duffy show at school. It was so much fun. The presenters emphasised the importance of reading. Reading makes us smarter, helps us understand what's happening around us, and helps us to use our imaginative skills to understand the story better and bring characters to live.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Trip to Motat

On Tuesday Year 5 students went to MOTAT.
MOTAT stands for Museum of Transport and Technology Auckland

It was amazing to see ancient planes and trains.
Llamas learnt heaps about forces of flight. They are weight, light, thrust, and drag. We can't wait to unpack more and explore the forces need for flight.

 On our way to MOTAT

 Check out this massive selfie booth.

Tram ride to the aviation building 

Llamas enjoying and bonding with one another 

All using listening ears 

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Tongan language week

Friday marked the end of Tonga Language week. We are truly blessed to learn about the various different cultures at our school.

As a class we made our Tongan tapa using paper, pastels and dye.