Welcome to our blog. We are a class at St Patrick's School called Galilee, which is made up of two learning hubs - Capernaum, and Jerusalem. We are Year 5-8 learners and our teachers are Mrs Bellis and Mrs. Ellis. We are from Greymouth, New Zealand.
Because our theme is robotics, we are creating our own robots. Some of us are using kits and some of us are being adventurous and using a motor and a battery pack to create our own robot. Creating these robots (even the kit ones) is very challenging. We are learning a lot about resilience and not giving up!
James is creating a solar powered car.
Marko is working on a kit.
Keira, Syrhys and Katie are using hot glue and creating a wind propelled creation.
This term our theme is Robotics. We have lots of exciting independent learning activities. Check them out on our site. One of our challenges is to create our own robot. Then we will create an advertisement for our robot and make a short film featuring our robot. Fun! We are also concentrating on more coding, we are trying out different ways to code.
This term is very busy, we have many competitions and tournaments taking place. We have already all taken part in a first aid course. We all know what to do when someone needs help.
Ari decide to make a song as part of his passion project. His song is titled: Change. Ariston's brother gave him some help but Ari wrote the lyrics and the beat. Tino pai ou mahi! It sounds so professional!
Kia ora, we have been looking into human impact this term and one of the activities we have been working on is - The world is our taonga.
The children had these instructions:
Meesha and Pyper came up with an interactive slideshow. Our class was very impressed with their effort and the finished product! Tell us what you think. Follow the directions and keep pressing the button to keep the slideshow moving.
As part of our Human Impact theme, we have been working on creating a game on Scratch. We have been keeping track of the time we spend making our Scratch games. We are finding it takes a lot of time and patience, but it is worth it.
Nicole made this game: Click on this link to play her game.
Here is a video of a classmate reviewing Nicole's game:
Here is Nicole's review and evaluation of the game she made:
Check out the individual blogs of our learners to see their games too! Please leave us a comment about our learning.