Thursday, 28 March 2019

Collaborating about our class novel

We are enjoying our class novel of Matilda by Roald Dahl. We decided to share our understanding about the novel. The google slides will teach you a bit more about our novel from our understanding.

Friday, 22 March 2019

Statistical investigation by Maya

There's a lot of work involved in conducting an investigation. Maya is a keen netball player and based her investigation on netball championships. Here are google slides she used to structure her statistical investigation.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Learning about the brain with Mrs Turner

Learning about the brain is magnificent because we have been learning about the functions of the brain and how much it helps us with our daily lives. Mrs Turner came in to our class to reach us about neuroplasticity. We learnt that there are two ways our brain communicates and those are through chemicals and electricity. Isn't it fascinating how our brains have electricity? We also got to make our own neurons using playdoh. It was a very educational session. Thank you Mrs Turner. 

Statistical investigations

AJ decided to conduct an investigation about the NBA championships in the last 10 years. Here are his findings. 

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Learning about careers.

Anastacia is very excited about possible careers she will pursue in the future. She has created this slideshow to present what she has learnt about careers in health services.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Positive relationship presentation by Anita for her first Manaiakalani presentation.

For the first half of Term 1, we have been learning about positive relationships. It has been a great way to start the year by exploring how we can work together and also learn about the effects of our actions and words on others. Alongside our inquiry work, we have also been practising our to and fro conversations in class. Well done Anita for this informative presentation.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Keeping fit with dancing

Our Kiwican leader Mr Alapati has been hosting dance jams during lunchtimes on Mondays. It is growing in popularity and enjoyed by all students. Keeping active is very important at our school. We participate in class fitness every morning, Kiwisport and P.E which is swimming in Term 1. Here is a video showing the fun we had this week.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Learning about positive communication in Kiwican

This year we have a new Kiwican leader in our school. His name is Mr Alapati. We still have Miss Paige in our school and we are very happy to have them both as our Kiwican leaders. They are fun, interactive and very supportive. 

The focus in Kiwican this term is about Positive Communication. This links in very well with our inquiry focus at the moment on Positive relationships. Today in our lesson we discussed the value of positive communication. There were some fantastic ideas shared by our students. Here are some of the ideas shared today.

Positive communication is:
- speaking kind words
- have to and fro conversations
- listening to the person you are talking to
- showing respect for others 
- facing the person you are talking to

After our discussion we had a fun game of Chop sui master. Mr Alapati showed us martial arts movements which represented numbers from 1-5. It was a fun game and every student participated. Our Chop sui master for Room 7 is Bianca. She was very fast in the game remembered the movements quickly. Below are two recordings of our fun game today.

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Waterwise lessons

Every year we start off with learning about being waterwise. It is very important for all students to participate in these lessons because learning to swim is an important life skill. Here are a few photos we have taken from one of our lessons.