Sunday, August 6, 2017

Supporting your child at home with school maths and extending their numeracy knowledge

It is important for parents to help support their child with their maths learning, so your child can retain the learning from school and to help them to be successful. A lot of the time parents don't know where to start with helping their child because the strategies are different from what they did at school.  The area where students need the most support is with numeracy knowledge such as basic facts, place value, forwards and backwards number sequence etc.  Here is a link to an awesome math site of ways you can help support your child with their school maths at home.

Alongside this great e-learning tool, there are also other programmes that support Place Value and Basic Fact knowledge.

Multiplication/Division Practice

Place Value Practice
Basic Facts Practice

Friday, August 4, 2017

Week Two, Term Three

The Tui team were lucky enough to have World of Maths come to visit us. It was such an awesome experience with over 15 puzzle solving and maths stations! We had such a blast, just take a look at the photos'!

Student of the Month

Congratulations to Xavier who earned himself the Student of the Month Principals award. You have worked exceptionally hard and are very deserving of this award Xavier, well done.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Welcome back to Term 3!

This week it was great to get back into the swing of learning and see each other again! 
We enjoyed playing lots of team building games such as pass the hoop, construction, clapping sequencing, human knot and many more! 

On Friday, we had the school cross country. We all practiced so hard and our results paid off for some of us. Well done to Reilly, Maika and Dylan for finishing in the top 10 for the Year 5 boys! The girls did exceptionally well with Lucy B, Ashleigh, Monique, Hayley, Coraleigh, Kaley and Hannah all finishing in the top 10 for the year 5 girls!

Everyone did incredibly well and should be super proud of themselves! 
Ka Pai Room 15!! 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Speech Finals

Last week, we had the Yr5/6 speech finals. Lucy A, Lucy B, and Cayden bravely shared their speeches in front of the Tui Team, Room 6 and the judges, Ms. Fothergill and Mrs. Fourie. All three of the Room 15 finalists did such an amazing job and worked exceptionally hard. Take a look at the clips below. Congratulations to Lucy B for placing 1st and Cayden for placing Third!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Week Four By Hannah

Week 4 started with Lucy A sharing a video of her on the high ropes at Butterfly Creek last weekend. Here is the video of Lucy A.

Wow that was so cool!
Then on Tuesday, we started making our statistical investigation posters. We had to think of a question we wanted to find information too, ask the class to collect data and then use the data to make a graph. Here are some photos of them

 We did a great job on those!

On Wednesday we had some science on what we know about Space, and the universe and also what we wanted to learn. We watched a video of some facts about space and other stuff here is a few photos of us taking notes.

Pretty cool!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Week Three - By Sonia

On Tuesday 16th May, Rooms 15 and 16, along with the Pukeko team were lucky enough to visit the Manurewa Marae. First, our tour person named Eli, welcomed us in with a powhiri. Next, we acknowledged and thanked them for welcoming us onto their marae with a song. We, then went in the marae.  We also sang the song tihei mauri ora. Next we checked out the  wharenui. It had many pictures of the maori king, queen and lots of other ancestors. we also participated in a play, learning about how Manurewa got it’s name and the two brothers flying the kites. After all that fun, Eli taught us a song called Aue ka hoki nei au.  It was such a wonderful day and we are so lucky we had lots of parents to come and help us too. Check out the video!
Written by Sonia.

Reremoana Marae Trip 2017 from Helen Chalmers on Vimeo.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Week two - By Coraleigh

Week 2 started with Ben sharing some wool from his grandparents. Sheeps wool is very delicate. It is as light as holding a cloud but fluffier. Here is a photo of Ben holding some wool.

Cool right?. It was nice of Ben to bring some wool in to share with us.

Last week we started doing tennis. The class has done well for the first 2 days. Ben and Oscar came down to help us learn. We did a few relay challenges.
Here are some photo’s of room 15 learning tennis with Ben and Oscar. IMG_0641.JPGIMG_0634.JPGIMG_0636.JPG

On Thursday Cayden got a Special certificate from Mrs Cowan for demonstrating all of the A, B, C and D from signal Sam. Here is a photo of Cayden with his certificate.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Welcome back to Term Two!

Welcome back to term Two! I hope you had a relaxing break and you're ready to get into some action packed learning!
We have had such an awesome start to Term Two. The attitude and contribution to the daily program is really impressive. Keep it up Room 15! 

Tuesday marked our first Tennis session for the term. We are so lucky to have experts come to school and teach us the skills and rules around these fun sports! We found some of the co-ordination tasks a little tricky but we had fun nonetheless and we are only getting better! Check out of pics of our first session. 

Teamwork and working together is a really important part of the Room 15 culture. We were given the challenge to work in groups of four to create the tallest AND strongest tower using only 100 straws, sellotape and had 30 minutes. The catch was, it needed to support/hold a ball. This activity was really cool and we had so much fun. Teamwork was an important aspect of this task as we needed all hands on deck to design and create the tower. Take a look at our photos.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Exceptional Writing

The homework task for last week was to write a narrative story from a character's point of view. The ideas that the students came up with were outstanding. So outstanding that they needed to be shared! Take a look at how awesome these pieces of writing are!

The writing prompt

Ben's Writing
Kayley's Writing
Lucy A's Writing
Maika's Writing
Sanah's Writing
Sonia's Writing
Seren's Writing
Xavier's Writing
Lucy B's writing
Ashleigh's Writing