This afternoon we had our first research task for our Titanic topic. We used the new laptops to find out lots and lots of facts (some of which were very interesting). Can you remember where and when the Titanic left on her maiden voyage? What facts did you learn about the crew? When did the Titanic sink? How long did it take? Please share some of the facts you learned with someone at home.
Using these fascinating facts you were to create a group poster showing your new knowledge. How did your group do? We had a wee chat at the end of the day to see which groups worked well with one another today. I was pleased to see that you were all very honest with your feedback. Please ensure you are discussing any issues which may arise during topic tasks. You are a new group working together for the first time so you may need to compromise with one another at times.
The posters are looking great and I am looking forward to showing them off once they are completed. Just remember they should include facts and it’s not all about the illustrations.
Yesterday we started our new topic on Brazil with a research task in the IT Suite. Each of our new groups had to research a number of aspects relating to Brazil. You were to take suitable notes, with headings which you then used to decide on a group name. Are you able to share some interesting facts with someone at home? Do you know what the motto is on the Brazilian flag or how many stars it has on it?
Our Learning Outcome for this task was: I can create an interesting group name which is linked to Brazil.
I can discuss issues of the diversity of cultures, values and customs in our society. SOC 2-16c
I can make notes, organise them under suitable headings and use them to understand information, develop my thinking, explore problems and create new texts, using my own words as appropriate. LIT 2-15a
The skills were:
Skill for Learning: Synthesis: I can list my research under suitable headings. I can use this information to help my group choose a suitable group name
Social Skill: As a group we can reach an agreement in the correct manner.
I was very impressed at just how well some of our new groups worked today on their first task together. I heard some great ideas being shared, notes were being discussed and when self-assessing many of you were very honest with how you worked together. Well done!
Here are some photographs of our new groups working on their Home Team Challenge.
Your first task for our Brazil topic involves you researching a number of different areas about the country. In your topic jotters you will take detailed notes with relevant heading to separate your information. This information will then be used for both your Home Team Challenge and your Fact File task so please ensure your notes are as detailed as possible.
Please access the links below to find the required information. ALL links should be looked at to allow you to gain as much information relating to Brazil as possible. You have 1 HOUR in the IT suite so please use your time wisely. Only the links below should be accessed.