Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
By Zach and Fletcher, Hub 1
We started by listening to Selina Tusitala-Marsh’s poem called ‘Unity’. We created doodles in our learning journals to record the themes from the poem such as nature, culture, history, unity, navigation, ancestors and enviro issues e.g pollution. Some lines stuck out to us: ‘Nature’s model of unity’, ‘U and I make Unity’, ‘What we do affects the sea’. During week 1 we were able to explore lots of activities relating to natural resources - a herb tasting science investigation, harakeke weaving, exploring the fibonacci sequence in nature, manu tukutuku/kite making and some cooking for Matariki (rewena bread and also scones to test out the new oven). Our reading and writing has linked to our Inquiry - analysing the poem and also creating our own concrete poems using some examples from nature. In week 2 we looked closely at the poem again and recorded some of our wonderings, mostly relating to how and why people use resources, cause and effect, how cycles work and models of unity from nature.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Reading - Own novel, article, non-fiction book...
20 minutes per night.
Students looking for extra reading tasks may wish to draft and submit a book review for
the Aparangi Blog or offer their services to Liz and Nicola in the library.
Rich Challenge - 8 weeks during the term
The Rich Challenge should be planned, carried out and completed over a sustained period. There will be a minimum of two checkpoints with the class teacher during the term where the student will have to describe their progress so far.
Student's own choice of a passion project from the following categories:
Giving & service
Excellence in the Arts
Business & enterprise
Physical activity and the outdoors
Exploring our world
From time to time students may be invited to apply for roles or activities eg; applying for house captain. Drafting an application for these types of activities would take place during home learning time.
*Students wanting maths practice are very welcome to use the links published on this blog - see the Mathematics tab for useful parent and student resources.*
These are tried and tested resources to help support students at home and school. The content aligns with our NZ Curriculum. If you require any support accessing these, please get in touch with your child's teacher.
|NZ Maths Digital Learning Objects|
|NZMaths Family Maths|
|NZ Curriculum - Supporting School Maths|
|NZ Curriculum Revision|
|Jo Boaler - Stanford - Parent Resources|
can be an area where we may put up perceived barriers.
home. The first video is especially valuable and explains this approach more fully (for adults).
The second video is aimed at students.
using a multiplication problem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_CK1e0Lmxw