Sunday, 21 September 2014

Houses Inquiry

WALT: Gather information.
(Building)- Every Wednesday we have been learning about the inquiry process while finding out about different houses around the world. First we chose a question and then researched to find the answer to our question. Our question was ‘What are houses like in Egypt and why are they like this? Each group had to pick a country and inquiry into what their houses are like, present their findings in a Haiku Deck and then build their house in Minecraft.

Criteria Showing what you think and what your inquiry teacher thinks.

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I think I am apprentice because I didn't get that much info coz i was mucking around...


1. What are you most proud of? I am most proud of doing team work and working as a team.

2. What did you find challenging? I found challenging working as a team because we weren't doing it together.

3.  My next ‘Get It’ goal is? My next get it goal is to get what i know.

Thursday, 18 September 2014


WALT: write to inform

Success Criteria
  • Create a clear image in the readers mind
  • Have a clear message (big idea)
  • Powerful words (precise, clear)
  • Reread writing and check for impact
I choose this piece to publish because...
I need to practise...
I am pleased about...

WALT: edit and publish our writing

Success Criteria
  • Use a font and colour that can be easily read
  • Must make sense
  • Correct spelling
  • Correct punctuation
  • Change at least 3 words to add impact for the reader

Sunday, 14 September 2014


Reading Blog post

We have been practising using the ‘Get it, Sort it, Use it’ inquiry method in our reading. You have all done a lot of reading about the commonwealth games as your get it.
Now it is time to sort it and use it. As part of your get it sort it you have used the before and after web and a KWL chart. To complete the sort it you need to think of 3 or 4 questions (and the answers) that are interesting to you.
Now it is use it time… you need to create a kahoot ( using your questions and answers from the sort it.

Task: use the ‘get it, sort it, use it’ model of inquiry to find out about the commonwealth games and share what we have learned.

WALT: use our prior knowledge to help us understand what we read.  (Get it)
WALT: Summarise what we read to help us understand what we read.   (Get it and Sort it)
WALT: use what we have learned from our reading. (Use it)

Success Criteria

10 questions

Only one correct answer per question
ü Clear questions (not ambiguous)
ü Image matches the question 
(username: Adventure92014, password: adventure92014)

Reflection Questions

I followed the Get it, Sort it, Use it inquiry process by…

My next step when I use the Get it, Sort it, Use it inquiry process is…

The fun part of the Get it, Sort it, Use it inquiry process was…
Memphis, you used your reading skills and strategies to find information to use in your kahoot. As a group we sorted the information into questions (and answers) and then to create a kahoot for the class try out. I enjoyed working with your group and watching your questioning skills develop. It was tricky to make sure there was only one answer to the questions!

Catch me if you Can

Catch Me If You Can

This term we have been learning to get free for a pass. We have practiced a dodge, a change of pass and using a change of direction to get away from a defender so we are free for a pass.

Task: Create a video to demonstrate your learning

Success Criteria:

· Use a good filming technique

· Think about your pass

· Name the move you are doing

· Clearly show the move

· Show a variety of moves

2 Stars and a wish

· use the 2 stars to think about 2 things you really liked and got better at during this terms catch me if you can

· use the wish to think about 1 thing that could be improved.