Friday, 28 February 2014

Harrison and Oscar's creations

Here is our transformer's. They can turn into a ship or Oscar's can drive and mine can walk.

Please comment on our video and we hope you like it.

Reading workshop presentation

We had a fantastic turn out for our parent reading workshop this afternoon and the teachers enjoyed carrying out this session so thank you to all!

Here is the presentation if you missed out or you'd like to browse...

Please click here

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Sharing our Stories with Clicker Docs

Today some of us have been learning how to record our stories using Clicker Docs on the iPad.  This app has a predictive spelling tool that will make suggestions based on the letters the learners type in.  It even reads their sentences back to them when they're finished with each one.

Here's Harrison showing us how to use it and reflecting on the app:

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Buddy Reading with Hub 9!

Thank you Samo, it was really good to listen to you reading to us.
Elliott, showing the children the pictures is a great idea!
Using an interactive book was a lovely idea!

Concept learning: Change

Well done Cymorah and Ben, you are collaborating in your learning!

You have been very determined Mia and Elina. You have sequenced the picutres well!

List Words Practise

We have been practicing some of our list words this week using different materials.

We have used chalk, magnetic letters and also felt pens to do rainbow writing.

Each day we also go on the computer to do dinosaur eggs.  What other ways can you practice your list words?

Today in concept we were learning how to change the sound of our instruments.

Some of us shook our shakers harder to make the sound louder.

Some of us changed the way we used the instrument which made the sound of it change.

Can you remember how many different sounds you were able to make?

Badminton - Our second session

WALHT collaborate with each other catching the shuttle in a cone and throwing it to each other.
It was fun.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Parent help at home workshop's

Our workshop's for parents are coming up soon! Please diary these dates:

The first one is this Thursday 27th February 3.15-3.45pm. This workshop is how to help at home in reading.

The next workshop is Thursday 13th March 3.15-3.45pm and the last one for this term is Thursday 27th March 3.15-3.45pm.

The teachers would LOVE to see all of you there to support your child's learning in and outside of school. Learning never stops!!

Song for festival of education

Here is the song that we are learning in hub 5 and 6 for the festival of education...

More information around the festival is on communication update 2 that is sent to the parents/caregivers fortnightly by the school.

Get practicing kids!!

Social Play and Oracy through drawing

 We drew things that make us happy. What makes you feel happy?

Monday, 24 February 2014


Today for our warm up we ordered numbers to 20.

Then we decorated our cakes on our whiteboards with m&m's and beans. We were leaning how to add two sets of materials together.

Can you remember how many m&m's were on your cake?

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Let us stretch our brains and our bodies ready for learning

Come in from 8.30 and have a go at yoga to set you up your day of learning. It was really fun way to get ready for learning last week at fitness time. click here to join in the fun at home.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Time to talk with Ginger

This week we met Ginger the Bear, her family and best friend Mopsey who is a rabbit. We then talked about who we had in our family, we drew a picture of our families with pastels and then used dye over top. These can also be viewed in the hub.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

We have been learning how to balance shuttles on our badminton rackets.

We had to be really determined to make sure it didn't fall off.

Can you remember what your favourite part of the session was?

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Concept - Philosophy for Children using The Very Hungry Caterpillar

What is change ?

A little egg lay on a leaf ....

A tiny hungry caterpillar looked for food....
He changed and grew big and built a cacoon.
After a few weeks he was a beautiful butterfly.

Using the Learning Process through Break Through.

These Learning Process diagrams show what we already know about our break through passion, part of building knowledge.

We gave feedback about our singing.

Well done Jay and Mio, awesome feedback. These are your next learning steps when we perform the song again.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Please practice our song for assembly!

Do you remember when we gave each other feedback? What could you do better next time? Please practice this at home before Friday :-)

Here are the lyrics to help you :)

Ko na ra o te wiki enei
Ko na ra o te wiki enei
Ratapu, ratapu
Ko na ra o te wiki enei

Shape building by Georgia F

I made this with Tanuki and Hailey at reading. We collaborated together and it was fun.

What do we already know about change?

This is a video that was filmed during the first week back at school. Please click on the link that says 'watch on vimeo'. What do you know about change?
Student Voice concept Term 1 2014 from Stonefields School on Vimeo.

We will capture some more student voice in the next week. This is what the teachers use to plan their next steps in your learning! Our next concept session is on Wednesday this week where many different experiences will be provided for you :)

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Welcome to our new children who visited last week

Our big buddies did a great job helping the new visitors learn about how to collaborate at school. Well done!

Friday, 14 February 2014

Independent learning during reading

Cymorah, you are stretching your learning!! What an independent learner you are.

Maths assessing

Well done Anna, you are being so determined!!!
Maths groups will be up and running next week

Monday, 10 February 2014

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Break Through with Cliff

Today Cliff came to Learning Hub 5 and 6 in our Break Through time.
We talked about following our passions and interests.

Monday, 3 February 2014

First day fitness

It's great to make friends and get fit at the same time. 

It helps our brains grow and learn when we collaborate.

Welcome to 2014 in Hubs 5 and 6

 We are learning how to share our ideas on the mat.

We are learning where to go in the new hub and all the teachers names.