Friday, 17 November 2017

Brain Memory Game: we are all so different!

We did some learning about how we all learn really differently!

We are engaged and motivated by different things, we remember things in different ways and we like to express what we know in different ways. This is because our brains are really different from each other. In order to investigate how we work differently, we played a memory game to try and remember a bunch of random objects. We all tried our own strategy and then shared back as to how we remembered the objects.

Different people were motivated to play this game by different things. Some people were motivated by the challenge, some people were motivated because it was fun, some people were motivated by the competitive element, while some people were motivated because it was a familiar game to them.
We are all motivated by different things!

Some people remembered the objects by alphabetical order. Some categorised them by where you find them in a house. Some visualised the objects in order to remember them. There were so many different strategies used! It was so cool to think about how this applies to our learning and how one size most definitely does not fit all! Check out a video we watched about this and some pictures of our memory game on the blog.


Thursday, 16 November 2017

Worser Bay Duathlon: Raising Funds For KidsCan

We want to end child poverty in New Zealand. We did an Inquiry about this and realised that there are thousands of kids living in poverty in New Zealand. We wanted to do something to help so we organised this event. The donations will go directly to KidsCan from this Give a little page.
Year 4, 5 and 6 will be taking part in this event. You can sponsor us on this site : http://bit.ly/2ydhhza

All funds go directly to KidsCan!

By Flynn, Nick, Ben, Max and Teddy


Monday, 13 November 2017

The Brain and Maths

As part of our Inquiry, "Healthy Body, Healthy Mind?" we have been learning about the brain. We did some learning about Growth Mindset and Maths. We found out how learning happens.

We know that Maths is a creative subject and anyone can learn it!

Today we watched a video about Maths Myths and the Brain by Jo Boaler. We found out that a myth about Maths is that people are not born gifted. Anyone can learn Maths and anyone can do well if they practise, persevere and accept challenges.

When you learn something, synapses fire in the brain. Pathways are formed and the more you return to an idea the stronger the pathways get. When you learn something your brain grows and the learning sticks if you learn it deeply and come back to it often. When you make mistakes synapses fire and the brain grows.




Zumba in Health Groups


As part of our Health Groups this afternoon, we planned our own fitness programme. Some of us chose to have an energetic dance for our cardio. 

Greer W: Today we did Zumba it was so fun we did a Latin one. It was hard but very fun. 

Alba: Today for health groups we did Zumba it was really fun, funny and very tiring.

Eva: Today for health groups I did Zumba and I had a lot of fun. We did some stretches a in it as well.

Friday, 10 November 2017

School Computer Club

The school computer club happens on Wednesdays at lunch time where you can do coding, scratch, computer setup etc.
It is for Year Fours, Fives and Sixes in Mahutonga. Here's a link for the sign up sheet worser bay school computer club sign ups

By Ruby

Stuck in the Sewer: Travelling Tales

This is a Travelling Tale named "Stuck in the sewer" created by 5 schools from around the world. This was made by students from schools in USA, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and New Zealand. Thank you to Isabel, Gina, Lachlan, Hugo W, Reuben and Izar for helping to write the end of the tale. 

 

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Eastern Zone Athletics Day

 On Wednesday some of us headed to Athletic Park in Newtown to compete against other Easter Zone schools. It was a good day of team spirit and encouragement, with many doing well in their events. Thanks to all the parents who were able to come and support us too.













Poetry and Drama Night Extravaganza!


Come to our Poetry and Drama Extravaganza !

There is a Poetry and Drama Extravaganza at Worser Bay School on Thursday 30th of November.

Your child will be doing an act or a poem at the show. Come and have dinner, and be entertained. BYO Takeaways.

Where: Tautoru
When: Thursday 30th November from 6.30pm

Please come and we hope you will have a fun time. We are looking forward to seeing all of you!



Tuakana- Teina: Being Big Buddies to our Autahi friends

Our Year 4s have been working in buddies with Autahi students.

On a Wednesday afternoon half of us stay in Autahi and be buddies for people in Rising 5s.

The other half of us go down to Matariki/Library with a buddy and do some activities. This week we did some name art, and read stories to each other. It was so much fun! It was awesome to see our Year 4s step up and take new friends under their wing. These current Year 4s will MAKE GREAT Year 5s!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Hutt Central School sent us a Game about Responsibility


Students at Hutt Central School made a game about Responsibility. They sent the game to us. 


These are the aims of the game:
 

 This is us giving feedback about the game:

 

We loved the game and even played it during our lunch break!


and finally... *This is us in the girls bathroom!


*Our teacher made sure that there were no girls in the bathroom at the time!

Monday, 6 November 2017

A Beautiful Day for a Run

Today we went for a run on the beach. We are training for a long walk in Otari Bush. We are also training for a Duathlon to raise money for KidsCan.

 

Sunday, 5 November 2017