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Today we went to the Airforce Museum. We left at 9:15am and arrived just after 9:30am. We were met by Chris, our guide and chief instructor.
Our first activity was learning about the principles of flight - thrust, drag, lift and weight. We learned this through putting together a model airplane with Chris explaining (and then checking our understanding) the functions of the different parts of an airplane.
After a little snack we then did a scavenger hunt throughout the museum, searching for answers to 12 questions.
As part of our plan to improve our writing we are focusing on sentence starters. We have a 'menu' of ways we can make our writing more readable and interesting.
Today we focused on #1 on the menu - sentences that tell us when.
A few years ago, I broke my toe three times.
On Tuesday, we get our uniform at school.
Last Saturday, I played football at ASB football park.
Yesterday, my dog ate my head.
WALT start sentences that tell you 'when'
On Saturday at 8:30am,
A few years ago,
After school on Thursday,
On Friday 15th April 2832,
When I was at swimming,
At soccer practice on Thursday,
In 2010 on the first of April, before lunchtime,
Yesterday, just after 5:00pm,
Today for our writing hotspot, from our Sentence Starter menu, we focused on hotspot #7. This is forming sentences with 3 actions. Simple sentences: Amelia skipped into the classroom. She biffed her bag on the floor. She ran out the door. We can combine these 3 sentences into 1, using the "1, 2 and 3" method. Our sentence is now much more readable. Amelia skipped into the classroom, biffed her bag on the floor andran out the door. 1 , 2 and 3 Here are a couple of other examples Smiley stumbled over the start line, shouted at his mum and started to cry. Cormac sprinted towards the ball, lobbed it over everyone and skipped off.