Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Education Outside the Classroom

While the Year 5 & 6 students were at camp we had our own camp week.

On Monday we went to a boshworck and cidsripablic.

On Tuesday we had a cinstash day.

On Wednesday art day all day.

On Thursday  we did a worter day all day.

On Friday we did a  camp on the field.

The purpose of the week was to get better at working as a team.

My day was Friday because we got to make smores and pizzas! We all worked together to make the pizzas.

Saturday, 26 March 2016


In music with Jenny we are learning to play in a band. We are all learning different instruments and we are working on our rhythm. Check out our videos:

My Reflection:
In music we've done a poem its called hailstones.  we used instruments. I found it pretty good because it was fun.

Active Listening

We are learning about different types of listening. There are 3 main types of listening that we learnt about. Busy Listening - When the person listening is busy doing something. They are too busy to concentrate on what is being said. Me Too Listening - When the person listening has a story that they feel is more important than the person talking so they interrupt and share their story instead of listening. Active Listening - When the person listening looks at the person talking, concentrates, gives non-verbal feedback (e.g. nodding) and asks questions about the story. To learn about the different types of listening, we watched this video:


 As a class we created our own video to help us understand the different types.
After practising each type of listening, we realised…

  • Busy listening makes us feel like you’re not listening to us. We found it really hard to keep talking. 
  • Me too listening makes us feel frustrated and sad that you think your story is more important. 
  • Active listening makes us feel valued. We know you are listening because you are looking, nodding, asking questions. 

 As a class we are all trying to get better at being active listeners.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

My maths learning

I feel great doing this maths because the animal strips make it easy to work out the answer!


We have been learning about our family tree. I am working on speaking in Te Reo.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Swimming goal

My Reflection: I need to keep my legs straight.

I used a flutter board to help me with my kicking.