Thursday, May 13, 2021
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Kahikatea is the new name for the outdoor learning space. Students from all of the classes are now timetable to use it for their learning. Below is a photo of rump kauri listening to a story by Whaea Fiona while getting comfy on the been bags in the covered area of Kahikatea.
Sunday, April 11, 2021
On Friday we had lots of visitors who helped us to reflect on the school's enviro journey over the past 5 years. We all decided that we fit the green/gold enviroschool criteria. The day was held at the newly opened outdoor learning space which is now called Kahikatea. It was a great day for everyone, we will all remember it for a long time. Thanks to everyone that took part!
Friday, March 26, 2021
Thursday, March 25, 2021
In Kauri class we have been building our word knowledge. We have been using phonetic sounds that we know to discover words we dont know. Some people used online dictionaries and thesauruses and other used old fashioned paper dictionaries. We found some cool short a sounding words like asteroid and atrocious.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Friday, March 5, 2021
Thursday, March 4, 2021
This week the building work will be completed on the outdoor learning space. There are still some things to be done like the roof, pvc covers, shade sail, solar power and guttering to be done but we are confident it will be ready for our green/gold enviro reflection day on April 13th.
This week we started new levelled reading groups in Ruma Kauri. Each group will have two or three books to take home to read through the week. They are photocopied so that students can highlight and practise words they get stuck on. Students can even take activitiy sheets home to share if they want.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021
Today at Whanau Kauri we were discussing how to build a growth mindset in maths. My experts showed their parents how to test themselves and then reflect and set their next steps and how to work towards meeting their targets. It was a great session and everybody left with a smile, despite being tested!