This is a place where children involved in GATE at St Albans can share their thinking, ideas, process and work.
It is also the place for parents and caregivers to find information about Gifted and Talented Education at St Albans.
A Year 6 Cantamaths Competition was hosted by Susan Rogers and her Year 8 class at Heaton last week. St Albans school had spent a couple of weeks preparing for this event. The questions were similar to Otago Maths problem solving questions. We entered three teams of four students.
St Albans 1: Rico, Thomas, Jacob and Mani
St Albans 2: James H, Ron, Neo and Samuel
St Albans 3: Emily, Phoebe, Max and Lucy H
Congratulations to James, Ron, Neo and Samuel who won the whole competition. This bodes well for 2017 as this team are all Year 5 students.
Today we enjoyed tasting delicious fudge. The purpose of the day was to learn to establish and apply criteria in order to judge something. Next week we will be applying this learning when selecting the best solution to develop into an action plan for our Global Problem Solving Booklet. Today Noah's fudge was selected as the winner!
Thanks to all the children for their enthusiasm although it is easy to get excited about fudge!
Mindfulness is gaining popularity at the moment and simply put means being present in the moment with openness and curiosity. This is a useful reading from the Institute of Educational Advancement that explores the concept of mindfulness and how this can be a very useful tool for gifted students.
Some talented writers from Year 6 are working with Heather today. They are working on creative writing via googledocs and Heather will given them feedback over the next few weeks as they continue on with their work both in class and at home.
Hard at work. Children will have tired brains today!
Heather also shared a simple but effective quote about poetry.