Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Suggested websites for each class for Home Learning

 Suggested websites for each class
Rooms
Websites
Rima

Supporting your child at home - Reading,

Writing and Maths

Reading, including a chapter book collection, writing and maths activities 
(username: glendene, password: gecko1) 
(free with username)

famous people (free)
has been collated for each primary school year level to enable you to help more with your child’s maths learning at home. 

Ono

Supporting your child at home - Reading,

Writing and Maths

any of the curriculum strands. Use grade 2 as that equates to Year #
Literacy: 
Reading in  Seesaw
  Vooks - animated stories has lesson plans for parents offering
1 month free ( usual cost $5 per month).
Math: 
 https://scratch.mit.edu/ - coding (free)
Dance fitness mindfulness:
EducationalGames
Whitu

Supporting your child at home - Reading ,

Writing and Maths

Literacy

 (username: glendene, password: gecko1) (free with username)
picture books read by famous people (free)

Math

maths game with progress reports (free)

Other cool sites

Waru

Supporting your child at home - Reading ,

Writing and Maths

Literacy 

activities  (username: glendene, password: gecko1) 
(free with username)

listen to stories online (free)

-listen to stories online (free)

 picture books read by famous people (free)
help with grammar. Has lessons and tests (free)

ready to go.  Has day by day activities.

Math

 Select Grade 3 for Year 4 and Grade 4 for Year 5. (Free)

math lessons and tests (free)

 maths game with progress reports (free)


Other cool sites

Fun PBS site introduces kids to engineering (free)


               

                     


19  March 2020


Kia ora Whānau,


Because of the possibility that schools may close due to the coronavirus,
we have made a plan to help your child be able to continue their learning
and cover their curriculum topics at home.


Pohutukawa teachers have put together a  selection of websites that each
class in Pohutukawa could visit to continue literacy and numeracy learning.
You can find the links for this learning on the Glendene School website
now, so have a look and get familiar with all the activities they offer.


As per the Ministry of Education guidelines, we will no longer be sending
daily reading books home because they may potentially carry the virus. 
Please continue daily reading at home using whatever sources you have
available; ie newspapers, magazines, Duffy books, mail fliers etc


If you don't have internet access, over the page you will find some great ideas
to keep literacy and numeracy learning going at home. 


Keep well, keep warm, kia kaha!


Many thanks from the Pohutukawa teachers,
Shelley, Rasmita, Moana and Bernice


Things you can do at home with your children:
  • How to tie shoe laces
  • How to follow a recipe
  • How to make a meal plan and grocery list on a budget
  • How to write a resume / CV
  • How to tell the time
  • How to look after the house (mow the lawn, do the recycling, budget and pay bills).
  • How to be a good citizen (mow your neighbour’s lawn…)
  • How to read (ask questions about what they’re reading, read together, make predictions,
discuss why characters behave the way they do)
  • How to write (keep a journal, keep a gratitude list, write instructions for something, write
alternative endings to favourite stories or movies, write a story, keep a book of facts)
  • How to advocate for a positive change in the world (write a letter, sign a petition, join an
on-line group)
  • How to maintain a vehicle (how to check the oil, change a tyre)
  • Build physical education (do yoga, play tiggy, play netball/soccer, shoot hoops)
  • Build fine motor skills (draw, knit, colour, crochet, cross stitch, sew, weave)
  • Go outside.  Walk, bike. Keep at least 10 m away from other people.
  • How to exist without the internet.
  • Talk about dreams, hopes, fears.
  • Have children research what they’re interested in (future careers)
  • STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Maths) challenge (build towers etc)
  • Write own daily learning plans
  • How to write thank you letters to your grandparents, aunties, parents etc.
  • How to decorate your room, home

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Skipping

We do skipping every morning if the weather is fine.
 I like skipping in the morning because you can do lots of fun things with the skipping ropes.
Skipping is the coolest in the world because you get to know new things like double-dutch. It’s so cool I will do it every day!
Skipping is exercise and it keeps you fit and strong.
 -Roslyn, Grace, Dayton and Phoenix

Whakanui/Fiafia Day


On Friday the 14th of September we were celebrating our learning and showing our whanau the volcanoes we made.
It was finally time and we were allowed to erupt our volcanoes. First we saw Billy’s volcano and next minute… Pop! …Bang! everyone started erupting their volcanoes. It was so cool.  
-                               -  Namarni and Lucan

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Working Together


In Pohutukawa Waru everyone works together as a group.

We played with Blue-bots and we worked together and made mazes for the Blue-bots to go through. We had a turn each and shared our own maze ideas together. We did cool tricks by coding it with forward, backwards, left and right turns. The Blue-bots were a little bit slow but everyone enjoyed it.

We also play math games together and do MIC and help each other with learning.

The Pohutukawa classes all made volcanoes. When we made the volcanoes, we worked together and shared ideas.
         - Litia and Estelle

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Kid Power

Kid Power

We are currently learning about Safety Skills with the Kid Power program (Confident Kids). Some of the safety skills (powers) we have been learning are:
- Stay aware power
- Get help power
- Check in power
- Fence power