Thursday, 23 February 2017

Making maths fun!

This morning Mathematics lead us to the great outdoors, our learners were put into the learning pit and was tasked with creating number problems to ten using materials. Each person had to think about their previous learning and then create a number problem and allow their partner to solve the equation by putting the correct number of blocks in the square.  Once the problem was solved the learner was then asked to justify/explain how they got their answer.

Lauren and Annabelle created 5 + 5 = 10

Carmen & Caius created 3 + 3 = 6

Lexi climbed out of the learning pit by collaborating with her pairs to solve this equation

Liam too climbed out of the learning pit by taking his time to think and consider his answer 

Alem and Rhianna discussed thoroughly the task at hand to gain a deeper understanding 

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

WALHT make connections to our identity and other cultures around us

Today we took time to learn about different cultures and their art. Miss Rowe took a group to learn about aborigine art dot & cave art.

Aboriginies used dot art to tell stories and communicate - Miss Rowe decided to use the opportunity to make connections to our own learning and our hub identity. Together we made book marks for when we are reading our own stories and to mark these we used the dot art symbol for Star as we are hub whetuu/star.

Here are some of our learners creating their master pieces.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Chinese New Year

This week, our identity concept took us on a journey through the celebration of Chinese New Year.
Here are some of our AMAZING dragons from our Chinese New Year parade. You can now find these displayed on our wall.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Marvellous Maths with hub Whetuu

We were learning to count and add sets of objects to 10 and beyond.
We were learning to count and
 recognise numerals on the number line.

We were sequencing and matching numerals

We were building our knowledge about numbers to 20. 
We were in the learning pit ordering our teen numbers today.
We had to do some really tricky thinking in maths

It was great to learn how to collaborate on our maths games.

Whaea Nin - told us all about Waitangi and why we celebrate it.

Friday, 3 February 2017


This morning as part of our identity concept Orange Octopus and Purple Ponga built knowledge about all the different things that are important to us as individuals and why they are important to us.  Here are some of the ideas of what we came up with.

Shobitha thought that her home was important to her.

Marlow thought her pet dog was very important to her.

Philip said that Hub 11  was important to him.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Today we have been building our knowledge about the different things we wear to/at a birthday party.

We started by bringing what we know...

We then made meaning by talking about different types of birthday hats we had seen and made connections the the shapes that we could see on each hat.

Next we created our own birthday party hats ready for our party tomorrow.