Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Mathletics- Let's make it to the Hall of Fame!


Do not forget that you should be spending at least 2 X 20 minutes on Mathletics each week!

Mahutonga and Matariki CAN make it to the 
Hall of Fame

Log in- we have assigned a task for you.

If you do not remember your log in then email one of your teachers.


Thursday, 18 April 2013

Len Lye




City Gallery Wellington is proud to present Len Lye: Kaleidoscope

This links to our next inquiry and our Art Exhibition.

If you get the opportunity it would be great if you could visit during the holidays.


How can we influence change?


For our home work we were asked to find out about someone who used their power to influence positive change.



We then went on to compare and contrast some of these people. We asked how they were able to influence change and what they had to do to achieve their goals.



We also looked at ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. One example was the people in Christchurch who helped out after the Earthquake. We decided that we don’t have to be a hero to act heroically.



We asked ourselves “How do we get change to happen if we believe that things are unfair or wrong? We came up with a Map of Change!



We came up with some problems relating to issues that affect us around school. Next, we asked a question to see if others thought that it was a problem. 

At the moment some of us are carrying out a statistical investigation. WATCH THIS SPACE!


Cupcake Day




Cupcake day was a great success. Thank you to the people who helped make this event possible. The profit that we made will be going towards a worm farm and developing our outdoor environment.


Thank you!
From the Student Council

Friday, 12 April 2013

Look what we can do!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Homework Expectations

Each week you can expect your child to have:

 Spelling Rockets- 2 X 10 minutes per week
 Basic Facts/ Mathletics 15- 20 minutes 2 X per week
 Silent Reading, read aloud or parent read for twenty minutes each night
(remember it is the talk about reading that is invaluable)

IMPORTANT: HOMEWORK SHOULD BE MANAGEABLE- WE DON'T WANT IT TO TAKE OVER YOUR LIFE!

We want to encourage discussion with people at home around the homework tasks so that learning continues at home and the connections are made even if you don't have the time to write anything down it is imperative that you do the talking. Our programme depends on this as many of the ideas discussed at home to provide a foundation on which we build.

Homework will be related to what we are doing in class and will often involve working in draft 
books to complete a piece of writing, brainstorm, etc. 

Please help to establish this routine.

Homework will be in the newsletter and on the blog every Friday and will be collected and discussed the following Friday morning.


Monday, 8 April 2013

Ordinary People that do Extraordinary things...

Your homework this week is to find out about ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. 



Click here to find out about the people who helped to clear up Christchurch after the earthquake...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEiQe_PRQMo

How are these people extraordinary?

How are they powerful? 

What type of power did they use? (John)

How do they use their power? 

Why would these people do what they did? (Nea)

What did they do to use their power? (Rebecca)



Friday, 5 April 2013

Our Shop

Maths Shop on PhotoPeach

Thursday, 4 April 2013

XC Training at Worser Bay

XC Training 2013 on PhotoPeach

Hanne Monster