Monday, 3 July 2017

Sharing our Passion Projects

At the end of Week 8 we shared some of our completed passion projects at the end of our session. Students have spent varying periods of time working on these across Terms 1 & 2.

Some have explored sculpture techniques, created comic strips, researched and created a slideshow.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Creating games

We are having another go at creating games. This time we are adapting an existing game, some are improving Rob the nest, others are creating a game based on a story. Mr Searle's team are adapting a game based on the 3 Billy Goats Gruff. Mr Searle made up his own game based on the story and the students tried it out. Now they are making changes to make the game better and reflecting on how their changes have worked.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Puppy Fun

We have had end of week visits from these little guys. We are enjoying watching them grow and change, although they are sleeping almost all of the time.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Pukeko Hub's Amazing Race

Students in the Pukeko Hub have spent the past two weeks in Tinana designing activities for our Amazing Race. In small teams the students had to design a small physical challenge to be completed in the race. Teams were given a map and elected a leader that stayed at their activity to run it.

Today the students got to complete the race. The teams were running all around the school to complete the 15 challenges.

When they finished each challenge they were given a fractions question which they had to complete at the end of the race together. So we were integrating Maths and PE together.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Sharing our games

We have spent the last 3 weeks in Tinana designing and refining our own games. Team 1 were designing games using padder tennis bats, tennis balls, cones and large bouncy balls.

Today we shared our games with the other groups and tried each others games. The groups then gave each other feedback about what they liked about the game.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Symmetrical Shapes

Last week we were looking at symmetry as part of our focus on Geometry in Strand maths. The students needed to create symmetrical shapes with 3, 4 and more than 4 sides.

We also had 3 students from Room 1 take part in the school swimming sports on Friday. They a great job representing Room 1 in their races.