Andi Cochrane & Tracey Wright
This term during Numeracy we have focussed in the dying art of… reading the analogue clock! In this Digital Age basic skills that we as adults simply take for granted, need to be explicitly taught and reinforced. The students have really embraced this unit of work. We plan to extend our learning by upcycling old/broken wall clocks through a technology challenge. If you have any wall clocks in your homes/offices we would be very happy to utilise them during our Play-Based learning sessions. As part of our school wide theme ‘Identity’, we have written our Pepeha – ‘Pepeha’ is a way of introducing yourself in Māori. It tells a story of the places and people you are connected to. We practised sharing our Pepeha with our classmates and then we chose to either share it with Kānuka, Matai, Tōtara, Kahikatea, or at the school Assembly.
During topic maths we have been focussing on measurement and fractions. We have been doing this in the very practical way of baking and cooking – some very delicious smells of soup, bread, pizza, curry and pancakes have been wafting out of the Ngahere maker space over the last few weeks. Thanks to the children for bringing along their special family recipes to share with everyone. Following on from this, our writing has been all about writing recipes, instructions and rules, then checking that our friends are able to follow them!…Andi Cochrane & Tracey Wright.