Room 16 UHPS

This blog is being made by Room 16 at UHPS. This blog has been established so that all the children from Upper Harbour Primary School can share their learning with the wider school community and other schools in the world. Please comment and let us know what you think about all of our fabulous learning. We love lots of great feedback. We hope you enjoy exploring our blog.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Sharing Our Learning:

In Room 16 we are getting ready to share our learning progress with you on the 14th and 15th of September. What will this look like in Room 16?
In our classroom we will be working through
seven different stations and sharing our learning progress at each station. Mrs Millett will be stationed at Station One where we will look at our Student Learning folders and review our assessments which help to form our learning goals. The following stations will be as follows:
Station Two: Active Board Demonstration
Station Three: Writing progress
Station Four: Maths Progress and Maths game
Station Five: Reading Progress
Station Six: E Learning and our classroom Blog
Station Seven: Inquiry learning
What an exciting opportunity for u
s to share with you what learning looks like in Room 16! We hope you can all make it. Just book a time to visit us in Room 16!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Our Underwater Adventure

As part of our inquiry into "Interdependence" Room 16 and the Tipa team investigated the underworld at Kelly Tarltons.

How does sea life dem
onstrate Interdependence? We saw examples of sea life depending on each other through food chains, e.g (plant>plant feeders>animal feeders>decay feeders). We also saw interesting examples of ininterdependence with symbiosis (when one species relys on another for survival) with the relationship between the clown fish and the anemone!! It was also interesting learning about the special features that the animals in the ocean have to help them survive.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tipa Pet Day!

The Tipa team had a very exciting day today! Family pets of all types and sizes came to UHPS for a school visit. The Pet day fitted into our Term's inquiry context- "Interdependence: Animals and Us", and also was a fun way to celebrate GPK day! We had dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, fish, frogs and even a turtle at our Pet day. Thanks everyone for coming along and making pet day such fun!

After our pets went home all of the Tipa children carried on their GPK animal fun with a pet mask parade! Room 16 and the Tipa children did themselves proud making some very cute, cuddly, scary, true to life and funny looking pet masks! Well done everyone:)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

TERM 3 Reading

Reciprocal teaching: This term we have started our Reading with a Shared Book called, "Tales of a forth grade nothing" by Judy Blume. The text has been read using "reciprocal teaching" which is a reading strategy where some of the children assume the role of the reading leader in their mixed ability reading group. The students read segments of text and then analyse the text using four strategies: summarizing, question generating, clarifying, and predicting. Watch these children leading their own reading learning!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Wow! What an exciting day we had on Monday when the Tipa team brought 108 fabulous cakes to school for the Tipa Bake off competition. The Tipa team hosted the fund raising event fantastically and with the support of some lovely mums we manged to raise over $1000!! Well done everyone:) Check out these yummy cakes that we made!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Another Great Holiday story!

Here is another great story from our holidays. Listen to this story to see what happened.

Coke and Mentos experiment!

Marble Game

Simon Says

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