Friday, 25 November 2016

Road Safety

WALHT be safe around our roads.  What can you do to be safe?

Philip - Stay with your Mum and Dad, don’t run onto the road.

Hraahil - Walk on the inside of the pavement.

Swayam - Look at the signs.

Liam - Look left and right.

Emma - Hold your adult’s hand.

Zoe Q - Hold your Mummy’s, Daddy’s or brother’s hand when crossing the road.

Zoe S - Walk across the road, don’t run.

Elise - Stop, look and listen for cars.

Annabelle - Walk, don’t run.

Skye - Look left and right before you cross the road.

Olivia Laur. - Always look at the traffic lights.

Oliver S - Always take two steps back from the road.

Isabella G - Parents, don’t lose your kids!

Marick - Parents at a number crossing, make sureyou cross safely.

Oliver M - Parents, do not park on the footpath.

Ryan F - Mummy and Daddy need to hold my hand crossing the road.

Declan - Look both ways for children, when driving.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Blind Foundation visiting with a guide dog!

Today we were lucky enough to have a visitor from the Blind Foundation. Chris came along to speak with the hub 6 and 7 learners about what it is like to be blind, and how he lives a great life just like we do, only with the support of his guide dog. He told us about his daily experiences and his work, and told us a bit of information about his dog's equipment. 

Nobel, his guide dog, came with him. Nobel is a pedigree black labrador who had been in training for a long time. He knows he has an important job to do,  and he is great at showing Chris where to go and how to get around obstacles. He shows Chris how to get to work, and because he is a guide dog he can do things other dogs can't, like go on trains and buses. Nobel is also very calm and very obedient, making him great at his job. 

We were very lucky to have an opportunity to learn from these two, and are very thankful for them coming in to teach us more about guide dogs. We have been learning about service animals in our concept time so it was great to make connections. 

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Hub 6 and 7's Film Festival Entry

Last term, Hub 6 and 7 dived into a world of imagination and boxes We had to build our knowledge about many things, using boxes as a platform to drive our learning. We learnt about hats, cities, robots, music, mazes, transport and animals, thinking of all the possibilities we could create out of boxes to match these topics. We took apart machines, we danced, we sang, we created, we painted, and had a lot of fun along the way.

We made a movie to celebrate our fantastic learning, and shared it at the Maniakalani Film Festival. We hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, 6 November 2016

How can we use bundles of ten to understand place value?

Hub 6 learners are making meaning of place value. What does the number 20 really mean? We are using paddle pop sticks and making bundles of 10 to visualize larger numbers as groups of ten.

Today we imagined our paddle pop sticks were certain kinds of food for different animals. We sorted and grouped animals into small and large animals, and learned what kind of food they might like to eat.

We then considered how we could effectively bundle paddle pops into tens to feed these animals. The chicken was easy to feed with only 20 seeds (2 bundles of ten). The lion was not so easy, and needed 80 bits of meat (8 bundles of ten). We had to collaborate to solve that one!

Friday, 28 October 2016

Building our maths knowledge on the iPads

Today we were building our number knowledge and strategies in maths. We used some really engaging learning games on the iPad to learn:

  • the formation of numbers using '123 Tracing'
  • skip counting in fives and tens using 'Skip Counting'
  • basic addition facts using 'Maths Bingo'
We were in the learning pit at times but we showed determination and collaborated with our buddies to get out. Ka Pai Hub 6!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

New Parent connect and information

Thank you to all the parents who came to the connect tonight, we appreciate your attendance.  Here is the link to our presentation.   Please click here

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Bear or Bjørn from Denmark arrived to join us in Term 4

Bear or Bjørn from Denmark is learning all about the learning process and the learner qualities in Hub 6 and 7. He has been busy collaborating with two of our vision principle puppets Roxanne and Pebbles.

Concept Learning to be a great learner unpacking and using the Learning Process

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

What is more important ? Who we are on the outside or the inside?

We looked at the Ugly Duckling story we learnt that he turned into the swan. Inside he was beautiful all the time.
We made lovely swans with words that represent us on the inside 

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Marvellous Maths - Fractions in Hub 6

AU- We make our own picture pizza.
MM- We had a go at making half and whole pizza.
MM- This is how we made half.
BK- This is what we watched to help us learn about fractions.

click here

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Break Through - making a city

BK - Bring what I know about colour.  How would you use colour in your building?  What buildings do you know, that are colourful?  Perhaps in the city?  Build further knowledge by finding and discussing where the colours are in the Colourful Buildings presentation.

MM - Think about the photos and make connections about where you would like to put your colour on your buildings and how.

AU - Create pattern and colour on your buildings.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Awesome patterning with blocks, beads, and legos!

Awesome collaboration!

Learners showing pride in their writing!

Tom, Sonya, Ava, and Sophia chose to write stories for fine motor skills time!  Nice to see them enjoying writing and sharing with others.

Group photos are from writing target time.  Shown are learners writing introductory letters for our future hub 6 friends!

All About Hello Kitty

All about his trip to the zoo in Australia!
She really loves her family!

Letters to new learners!
Letters to new learners!
Excited for Sunday!

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

PMP Fine Motor Skills LLC Workshop

Thank you to all the parents for attending the Learner Led Conference tonight and to those who attended the workshops.  Below is the link to the presentation if you would like to have another look.

Click here for the presentation: - PMP Fine Motor Skills LLC Workshop

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Cities Break Through with Mrs Freddy

Cities and buildings

BK - Bring what I know about shapes of buildings from last week.  Find out more information by watching the presentation on Gaudi, Hundartwasser,  Zaha Hadid and ancient buildings . Discuss the different shapes we can see, what do they look like to us?

MM - Consider what features you would like to include in your building from the presentation.  Sort through the photos and order your preference.

AU - Draw your building on paper and create your building out of boxes according to your plan.