Thursday, 18 July 2019

Our Recent Inquiry

Here are some examples of presentations from our recent inquiry.  We were looking at animal habitats, how animals adapt to their habitats,  and how animals depend on each other (including us).  Other presentations are in digital form.







Thursday, 30 May 2019

Bernard Mangakahia Mana - The Spirit of Polynesia

Recently we had Bernard Mangakahia visit our school.  He took us on a journey that followed the path of his ancestors.  We travelled through Polynesian cultures including Native American Indian, New Zealand Maori, Hawaiian and Samoan.  Bernard shared this journey using dance and music and he spoke about the importance of learning about heritage and the power of self belief and respect.








Saturday, 18 May 2019

Discovery Learning





Last term we created our own Dude Perfect Challenges.  This involved a lot of perseverance, problem solving and collaboration.  Check out the results by watching the youtube movie created by Mrs Duncan.  You can find this on a link under Useful Websites.

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Choose Your Own Timetable Day

At the end of Term 1 Manukau Hub earned a reward for the many examples we were showing Whanaungatanga.  We voted to have an opportunity to choose our own timetable for the day.  We had to have at least 20 minutes of Reading, Writing, Maths and PE on our timetables and we were able to have up to an hour on a chrome book.  We could choose any Reading, Writing, Maths or PE activity we wanted and we had a list of websites we could visit on the chrome books.  Examples of other activities that some of us included on our timetables were art and craft activities, using blindfolds and demonstrations of Judo.  Here are photos of some of us following our timetables.




















Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Natureland

Near the end of Term 1 we visited Natureland.  This was a fun engager for our new school wide inquiry We Depend on Each Other.  During this inquiry we will be looking at how animals work together as a community in their environment.  Here are some photos of our trip.
























Our Recent Inquiry

Here are some examples of presentations from our recent inquiry.  We were looking at animal habitats, how animals adapt to their habitats,  ...