Wednesday, August 27, 2014

FPS - Looking to the future

In preparation for our lockdown next week take time to read on some sites about the future.

Here are some interesting links to explore:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Exploring Time in Philosophy

Does time slow down?
  • Not really but it feels like it does and sometimes it feels like it goes fast.

When does it feel slow?
  •        at night time,  Aoife
  •        when you are bored,  Cooper
  •        when the clock is broken, Kai Ying
  •        when you are on a six hour road trip,  Rory
  •        school time, Lucy
  •        waiting for a special time

When does it feel like it is going fast?
  •        when you are riding a bike because bikes are fast, Kai Ying
  •        when you are having fun because you might be running around a lot, Cooper
  •        play dates, Rory
  •        when you are in a racing cars because racing cars are very fast, Aoife

Can you stop time?
  • Smash a clock, Rory
How do we know that time has passed?
  •        we are a little bit older, Erin
  •    * we have had one more birthday than last time
  •        when you have been somewhere and you haven’t been there for a long, long time. Lola
  •        when the sun goes up or down a little bit, Rory
  •        when day time has gone and it is night time, Lucy
  •       when you look at the clock and the time has gone past, Aoife/Kai Ying
  •        things might be different like a flower blooms and dies. Cooper

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Planning for the FPS Lockdown

Today we talked about the timing needed to complete the FPS in the lockdown time limit of 2hours. See if you can remember this for the day, it will help.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Philosophy This Week

Year 2 continued thinking about 'Where the Wild Things Are' but this week we looked at reality and thought about what was real and why we thought things were real or not. As always great discussion with some funny and interesting ideas.

Year 1 children explored the idea of same and different. They discovered that something's appear to be the same but when you look closely there are lots of differences. Although we all cry it was different things that made us cry. We thought about trees and then brainstormed all the different kinds of trees we could think of.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Year 2 Philosophy

Today in philosophy we started by reading 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak.

This led us to a discussion about imagination. We talked about aspects of the story before talking about imagination and the places it can take us. The children thought that dreams were our imagination at work and thought that in the story Max fell asleep and was probably dreaming. We discussed what it means to have a wild imagination and whether you choose to imagine or whether it just happens.
Children shared that imagination often just takes over when you are relaxing.
All children agreed that the imagination was very useful particularly when it came to art, writing, solving problems, playing and even getting out of trouble!

We then used a venn diagram to compare real and imaginary friends.

FPS Research

Today we started our research into living in a surveillance society. We looked at many of the links on the FPS Research page and made out own notes as well as contributing to the notes on the board.

There was an interesting article in the newspaper about Swannanoa School investigating the use of bracelets to award point to children who were behaving in the playground. You might like to read about it here.

Here is the response of the Minister of Education, Hekia Parata.