Thinking is about using creative, critical, and metacognitive processes to make sense of information, experiences, and ideas. These processes can be applied to purposes such as developing understanding, making decisions, shaping actions, or constructing knowledge. Intellectual curiosity is at the heart of this competency.

Students who are competent thinkers and problem-solvers actively seek, use, and create knowledge. They reflect on their own learning, draw on personal knowledge and intuitions, ask questions, and challenge the basis of assumptions and perceptions.

Community Pekapeka WordLab Spelling - T4 2019

  • Posted on: 16 October 2019
  • By: NadineWalmisley

We will be working on Yr 4 WordLab Spelling 4x per week. This program is for students who have completed the Yolanda Soryl Phonics program successfully.

We will be:
- Learning a new spelling pattern each week
- Looking at the meaning of words
- Practicing this spelling pattern by completing exercises in our books
- Learning a new 'Our Word' each week and completing a word study of this word

We will do WordLab once a week and students will complete their word study as a must do follow up task.

Phonics, Stage 7, T4 2019

  • Posted on: 16 October 2019
  • By: NadineWalmisley

Using Yolanda Soryl's Phonics Programme children learn:
Learn how to hear, read and write longer vowel phonemes. (vowel digraphs and trigraphs)

Writing words and sentences using these skills.

4 times per week.

There will be a stage 7 Assessment during the term.

Yr 1-3 Individual Inquiry T4 2019

  • Posted on: 20 September 2019
  • By: NadineWalmisley

In Term 4 all some children will choose to do an individual Inquiry. Please see individual children's goals for specific inquiries, linked to specific learning areas.

It is expected that akonga will all complete and present an inquiry of their choice, using a range of mediums and formats.
Children will make regular reflections to share their planning and learning each week.

Children will produce something that they are able to share with others as evidence of the learning they have directed and be able to discuss the learning that is happening.