Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ko Ruma Tekau Tatou

September 11-15 was Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori, and we were lucky enough to have Whaea Kelly take lessons. Everybody learned and presented their Whakapapa...



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Stop Motion with the Tech' Teacher's

Every third Wednesday afternoon, the class have technology with Mr Wild and Ms Stephenson, they've been learning to use play dough and stop motion animation ...



Thursday, September 7, 2017

Using Flipgrid

The class have been using Flipgrid to 'talk to their epals. They've learnt about the solar eclipse from epals in Chicago, USA, and sent and received greetings and introductions from Daejeon in  Korea and Mordelles in France:

Planet X

To follow on from our visit to the Space Centre the class have created imaginary planets, used the green screen to 'get into space', created maps of their  'solar systems,  and written a narrative to describe their journey to their planets....


Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Space Centre

Yesterday we visited the Space Centre at Kihikihi and learnt a lot about Space. This is an amazing place and 'Spaceman Dave' has a phenomenal knowledge of our Solar System and Space Exploration.

Today the class were asked to record what they learnt there:

Made with Padlet

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Anzac Inquiries

As part of our Social Studies on Anzacs and Gallipoli the class worked in pairs and used the Inquiry process to find out about an aspect of our study that interested them.
Questions were asked, information gathered, sorted for what was relevant and needed, presented using Google slides and then the finished work was shared with the class.
After presentations, peer and self-assessments were done using Google forms.

Anzacs and Gallipoli - Characters and Diaries

Term 2 saw the class learning about Anzacs and the events at Gallipoli, this was an integrated Social Studies, Reading and Writing unit - the purpose was to get the class to find about who the Anzacs were and the events that took place at Gallipoli and conditions that the soldiers (and nurses) experienced there.
To do this they created Gallipoli characters and then wrote Diary entries ...