Thank you to all of the parents who have an amazing support helping in the classroom so far this term. Jobs have included things like, returning books to the book room, labelling books, making literacy resources, laminating or backing children’s art work for display or helping in the class for extra reading support. If this sounds like something you would like to do, please Let us know when you are available.
Pohutukawa Team’s Inquiry for Term 1 is:
“ The process of self-discovery leads to new connections.”
This unit is proving to be a fabulous inquiry, giving students more responsibility for their own learning and increasing student voice.
In Room 9 we started by making a brainstorm about what we wanted to learn more about. Our ideas ranged from dinosaurs, unicorns and birds. From that. we used learning through play to make new discoveries and connections.
We created safe places for a dinosaur egg, used puppets to create the journey of a bird and creative stories about adventures of a unicorn. We also explored our school orchard to develop ideas, creativity and activate our senses.
In Room 10 chose to learn about everything from the blob fish and elephants, to the black hole! Their inquiry is very exciting and motivational. It has extended across their learning, into reading, writing, art and maths problem solving.
In Room 11 we chose to learn about topics of interest, such as modern cars, wild animals, pets, dinosaurs, sea creatures, etc. We will be presenting to, and learning from each other throughout the term. We have learned how to publish our writing using Google Docs and how to use Google Slides to share our Inquiry with our peers and our families.
In Room 12, started our inquiry this term by choosing a topic that interests them. Such as jelly, sharks, cakes, lions and music. We also buddy up with the Year 3 students to find more information about their own inquiry topic through Kiddle and presenting it on Google Docs and Google Slides. The students are excited about their discovery.
The Year Threes in Room 10 are also excited to be trialing BYOD, which is proving to be a real asset to their learning.
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