Sunday, November 5, 2017

Must Do - Can Do

This term we have our own timetables. This means that we can choose what we learn and when we are learning it. We have a list of must do's and can do's that we can choose from. 

Problem Solving (Room 13)
E-Ako Maths
Writing (Room 14)
Word Work
Maths Tick Chart
Publish Writing
Writers Notebook
Thinkers Keys
Scientific Drawing
Game of Awesome  

Each morning when we get to school we have to fill in our timetables so that we know what our day will look like. We really like having more choice in our learning. 

We also have 3 different charge levels. When you are on 'full charge' you are allowed to work outside, on the playground or on the tables outside room 13. When you are on charge 2 you can sit anywhere in room 13 and 14. If you are on charge 1 you have to sit at a table close to the teacher. If we manage ourselves we are allowed to move up a charge level.

"I like having our own timetables because we get to plan our day. " Cade Lock

"We have lots of things to choose from which means we don't have to do the same thing every day" Caelyn Southee

"I like that we don't have to do what the teacher says we get to choose when we do the activities we want to do" Tahu Lowe

It's good that you have to do the must do's before you can do the can do's otherwise everyone would just do the fun stuff" Yianni Fovakis

It's cool how we can work in different places depending on what charge level we are on. If we are on charge 1 we will try really hard to manage ourselves because we want to work outside" Hamiora Hiko-Kourau 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

School Production

Here are some photos of us preforming at our school production. We had so much fun and loved sharing our dance and human maze with our friends and families.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


This term we are preforming a fantastic dance during our school production. We are also acting out a human maze as part of our performance. We have been practicing every week for the whole term. We are very excited to share our performance with our friends and family. Make sure you buy a production ticket so you don't miss out!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Discovery Afternoon

Last Thursday we had a discovery afternoon. Miss Downes challenged us to make a tower out of marshmallows, pasta, 2 plastic cups, straws, cellotape, string, tooth picks and newspaper. The tower had to be strong enough to hold an egg. The team with the highest tower won.

We worked in small groups and had to plan what our tower would look like. Once we had finished our plan we worked together to build our tower. While we were building our towers we realised that we needed to change our plan because our towers were not going to be strong enough.

We all had a great time problem solving.

Well done to the winning team: Sam , Cade, Okashah, and Bella.

Here are a few photos we would like to share with you.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Welcome Back!

Kia Ora Room 13 and 14

I hope that you have all had a fun filled and relaxing holiday! I am looking forward to seeing you on Monday.

We have a very busy and fun filled term planned for you so make sure you come to school with your positive attitudes.

See you Monday!

Miss Downes :)

Space Facts

This term we have been learning about space. Here are some of the things that we have learnt