Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Room 5 & 6's Fill a Stocking - Advent Calendar

Here is the Advent Calendar that Room 5 & 6 made.  The idea came from Mrs G's class from last year.  It relates to the 'Fill a Bucket' book series that compliment our school values.  Please share and discuss this at home.  Feel free to send us photos of your children doing things on the calendar.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Reading for Report Writing

This week we have been learning how to write reports.  Mrs Gardiner was back in class today so the Centipede and Snails reading groups were introduced to their independent reading projects for this week and next.

Here are a few examples of their work.  Well done!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Visiting The Life Education Caravan

Here is a video that shows Room 5 & 6 learning in the Life Education Caravan at the beginning of Term 4 2016.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Playing around with Thinglink

Today we had were lucky to have Mr Bell come into our classroom to help us learn about the iMac.  Jake and Ella were learning how to transfer images and videos from the iPad onto the iMac.  Well done you two, and thankyou Mr Bell.

Along side this we also had a group of children learning how to use a tool called Thinglink.  This can be use both on Computer as well as on iPad.  We were using iPads today.  Here are some links to ones children created today.  Please bear in mind that this was a first attempt.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Nga Waiata

Here is a video of us practicing our Song prior to our assembly presentation in Week 3 This term.  We hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Fire Safety with Miss Penney

Miss Penney helped us make a movie to share our fire safety learning.
We learnt if there is a fire we need to ...
"Get down! Get low! Get out fast!" Have you made an escaped plan for at home?
We also learnt that matches are tools not toys. We know to give them to an adult if we find them on the ground.
Here is our movie.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Tsunami Alert

Last term we had a visit from Ann-Marie from Civil Defence at FNDC. We learnt all about how to look and listen for natural warning signs for a tsunami and how to keep safe. We all designed a storyboard of our learning and created a class storyboard for a movie. Arbey, Mason D, and Cruz filmed our storyboard, and Jake and Sydney-Rose edited and put together the final product.
We won first equal in the movie competition!

Friday, 23 September 2016

End of term - Maths Breakout

Today Room 5 & 6 had great fun trialing out Mrs G's Breakout kits.  They were super excited because they had seen and heard about the big kids doing 'Breakouts', so today was their chance to give it a go!

This breakout was focused on our current and recent Maths learning.  The video link below shows the kids working together, and how this empowered them to use the skills they have learnt in class to solve problems.

Well done Room 5 & 6

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

On Monday we visited Mrs Graham's blog at Tautoro School
We learnt the song Ra Whanau from their blog. It helped that the lyrics were there too.
Today was Kaira's birthday. Her mum made a marvellous birthday cake for us to share. We sang our new song to Kaira. Whaea Taka played the guitar and taught us a new way to cheer at the end.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Independent Reading Projects

Some of our reading groups have been working with a buddy to create an independent Reading Projected based around their interest in the Olympic Games.  Students got to choose a buddy to work with for this project, and then worked through a framework that would support them to create this as it is their first project of this type.

Students had guided reading sessions with me (reading texts about the Olympics), were able to access pre-selected online learning sites that would support them in answering these questions as well as utilizing the library resources on their 'book club' day.  On Thursday afternoon they went to show their presentations to children in the senior room who offered them feedback and support to improve these presentation further.  Students then shared these with our class.  Here are a few that we wanted to share with you.


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Olympic Day Term 3 2016

Jake, Te Marama, and Pauline put together a movie of our photos from Olympic Day. Scroll down our blog to see more information about the fun day!

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Olympic Day at Ohaeawai School

Last Friday we had a whole school Olympic afternoon. Room 7 and 9 organised all kinds of fun Olympic games we could choose to do. One of my favourites was the equestrian event. We used hockey sticks for horses and had to race down the track! Team Maunga will be putting together a movie to share all the activities with you. Keep an eye on our blog for it.

At the end of the day we had our school Olympic ceremony. Three kids from Team Maunga won sportsmanship prizes, Tanner, Teziah, and Ngarino. They showed all our school values we are so proud of them!

We also had medal winners for overall points.
Joel (Room 4) won Bronze, Cody (Room 6) won Silver, and Pauline (Room 5) won GOLD!
Team Maunga really enjoyed the day and can't wait for you to see our photos.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Talk to learn - Shopping week

This week in Talk to learn Ngarino and Teziah have been learning communication skills around the topic of shopping.  As a treat they got to put these skills into practice by walking down to our local Dairy and buying an Ice Cream.  They had to use sign language, and their core board to communicate with each other, their Teacher Aids, Me AND the shopkeepers.  Here is a video we have create together to help them relive and build on their learning in the future.  A great REWINDABLE learning example for these children.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Students view of our collaborative classroom

Here is a quick video star that a student created at the end of term 3.  I only just discovered it on the iPad so enjoy viewing our collaborative classrooms from a students point of view, and what their self selected mixed ability level groups look like.  As a teacher it was very interesting to see what students see, and how the class interact with learning tasks, each other and me.


Friday, 12 August 2016

Mixed ability Friday Maths Problem solving

Each day this week we have been working on little maths problems as part of Maths week in our school.  On Friday the question meant that we had to research who had won the Gold medal in the Olympics (the first one) and what was the time that it was won in.  This worked well with our weekly maths rotation as on Fridays we have our Fun Facts Fridays (3 minute basic facts challenge), and then work in groups to complete problems.  Here are some photos that were taken of us working together this week.  


Sunday, 7 August 2016

Well done Cody, Jake, and Ariana for moving to stage 4 basic facts. They all got 100% in under 3 minutes. They are now working on their green stage 4 basic facts rocket.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

At the end of last term Ohaeawai staff all had another secret staff member for random acts of kindness week. We had a room full of angels helping deliver secret goodies and special surprises around the school. 
Mrs G helped us sing along with Garage band to Reach for the Stars by S Club 7. We put the photos with our singing to show you some of our Team Maunga Angels. You will also see photos of how we reach for the stars with our learning.

Last term Mrs Ritchie came in to show us how to make animations on Explain Everything. Here are some animations by Piata, Marco, Jake, Mollie and Kristy that they made to go with their narrative writing.
Today Mrs Ritchie came back to help us. We are working on animations to show what to do in an earthquake. When we are finished we will post them here. We are getting better at grouping objects!

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Our Matariki Song

Here is the song we recorded and put photos to.  We sang it at our assembly just before the holidays. It has the names of the 7 stars of Matariki in it.  See if you can work out what they are.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Jack gets glasses

Here is a quick picture of Jack completing his work with his new glasses.  We are so impressed at how much detail you included in your work, and how focused you were on your job.  Well done.  I was great that you shared it so confidently with Mrs Whitelaw as well.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Week 8 Term 2

This week we have been  learning about writing alien stories with introductions. For our maths we have been learning about -teen and -ty numbers, we have been learning about  basic facts too.  Every Friday we have a test.  We are writing and reading about Tane and the stars.  On Wednesday we had hockey with with Whaea Gina.  We had a fun time with Whaea Gina.

Written by Kate and Kayla

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Welcome Miss Penney

We are enjoying having Miss Penney in Room 5.  She is studying teaching at the University of Auckland.  She is with us until the end of next week, but will return later in the year.  Miss Penney is excited to be at Ohaeawai Primary, and to be in Room 5 & 6.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Jaxon and Carlos's Slideshow for Matariki

Check out this slideshow by Carlos and Jaxon. It is based on our shared book this week
'The Little Kiwi's Matariki' By Nikki Slade Robinson.
We loved this shared book and how they all celebrated Matariki with games, food, and whanau. Just like we did at Waitangi last Tuesday.

Matariki - By Carlos and Jaxon

Friday, 3 June 2016

Fun Lunchtime 2016

Thanks Arbey, Ariana, and Kristy for putting together a movie of our fun lunchtime photos.
We had a great lunch playing games, having our face painted or drinking Mrs Craig's and Mrs Clarke's delicious smoothies. We wonder how much money the children raised for the ski trip?
We can't wait until the next fun lunchtime!

Friday, 27 May 2016

Teddy bear picnic photos

These photos are tooooooooo cute not to share.  

Here is a video we created of our Teddy Bears Picnic.

We are starting to learn about making movies to help us share our learning.  Here Mrs G was showing us how to take short videos of different things, to make our movies more interesting.  We used Long shots, Medium shots and Close ups.  We liked helping to create this movie because the app we used played music as we were recorded.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

We're going on a bear hunt

Cash did a fantastic job of his reading response today.  It was too cute not to share!  Today's task was about punctuation.  Feel free to ask your child at home about these.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Word works.

Today we had a reliever in for Mrs S.  While Mrs G was taking everyone for Word Works, she got her group (us) to recap on our learning from last week, while the rest of the class practiced making and breaking short 'e' words like let, met, pet, peg, meg with her ...  Here are some photos of our independent work.  

After these photos were taken, we talked about the words on our list and some changes were made.