Thinking

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.

2019 Term 3 Level 1/2 Mathematics - Tarakona

  • Posted on: 14 August 2019
  • By: libbyboyd

This term our level 1/2 mathematicians will be continuing using Numicon to solve add/sub, mult/div problems. We will be learning some more measurement including time, length, area
There are three groups in Level 1/2 maths group.

Weeks 1 - 2

Students will learn some simple division and/or partitioning strategies.
Week 3-6
Measurement - TIME.
Telling the time to the minute on the 12 hour clock.
Generalise that the next counting number gives the result of adding one object to a set and that counting the number of objects in a set tells how many.

2019 Term 3 PLAY based learning.

  • Posted on: 14 August 2019
  • By: libbyboyd

Play Based Learning is using play in the classroom to create opportunities for learning. Play can be a scary word but also very exciting. It’s about setting up environments to support children’s natural urges and inquiry. It is not a free for all but an opportunity to play, with support from teachers. Having an opportunity to play is to support kids to be intrinsically motivated, for LAs and parents to see the value in the play, and to help children naturally extend their own learning in their play.

2019 Term 3 Child Led Workshops.

  • Posted on: 9 August 2019
  • By: libbyboyd

Child Led workshops are an opportunity for children to be the expert in a chosen area and teach other children something/s about it. This is one way students at Ao Tawhiti live our special character and guiding principle of Everyone as a Teacher and Everyone as a Learner.

Students deciding to run a workshop design, resource and run the workshop. They need to be able to use leadership skills, organisation, flexible thinking, time management, and a range of other skills.

2019 Term 3 Maths Stage 6/7

  • Posted on: 4 August 2019
  • By: DeborahDunlop

Understand addition and subtraction of fractions/decimals and integers,
Find fractions/decimals/percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers/simple fractions and decimals,
Multiplying and dividing decimals (with a whole number),
Know the equivalent decimal and percentage forms for everyday fractions,
Use appropriate scales/ devices/metric units for length/area/volume/capacity/weight (mass)/temperature/angle/ time,
Applying new knowledge to problem solving

2019 Term 3 Inquiry/STEAM 1/2

  • Posted on: 4 August 2019
  • By: DeborahDunlop

LEARNING OUTCOMES INQUIRY/STEAM
Apply the skills and knowledge from the writing and reading outcomes to the learner’s inquiry,
Share ideas and observations about the Sun and it’s physical effects on the heat and light available to Earth,
Recognise that living things are suited to their particular habitat,
Become familiar with the vocabulary and purpose of money and relate to the various ways that it can be used,
Select and use and experiment with materials/loose parts, based on their properties, for use in play or production of ideas.

2019 Term 3 Writing 1/2

  • Posted on: 4 August 2019
  • By: DeborahDunlop

LEARNING OUTCOMES WRITING
plan before I write using strategies such as:
- lists and mind maps to separate main ideas from details.
- gather words to use in my writing
create ideas that link with the topic and each other and include:
- several experiences
- items of information
- ideas relating to the topic or task
- details and /or comment
use language features such as
- visual language features (such as labelled diagrams)
to support my ideas

2019 Term 3 Reading 1/2

  • Posted on: 4 August 2019
  • By: DeborahDunlop

I am able to read longer texts and find connections between ideas and information,
I have lots of strategies to figure out unknown words,
I know how prefixes and suffixes change the meanings of words,
I can find information in non-fiction texts

Paralellograms [stage 4A-5B] Maths Group term 3 2019

  • Posted on: 28 July 2019
  • By: MelFisk

We will be working on number knowledge and strategies to move students from stage 4, (Advanced Counting/counting on) to stage 5 (early part whole) in Multiplication and Division. We are also focused this term on developing understanding of place value with decimals and fractions.
Good skills to practise could include...
- practising times table facts for 2, 5 and 10 if not automatic
- learning and practising the other times tables
- Read any number to 1000
- Count forward and/or backwards in 1's, 10's and 100's

Arrows [stage 4A] Maths Group term 3 2019

  • Posted on: 28 July 2019
  • By: MelFisk

We will be working on number knowledge and strategies to move students from stage 4, (Advanced Counting/counting on) to stage 5 (early part whole) in Multiplication and Division. We will continue developing understanding of place value and fractions, and focus on learning the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Practising these facts a little bit often will help them stick!
Good skills to practise could include
- practising the times tables facts for 2, 5 and 10
- learning the other times tables
- Read any number to 100

Octagons [stage 4A-5B] Maths Group term 3 2019

  • Posted on: 28 July 2019
  • By: MelFisk

We will be working on number knowledge and strategies to move students from stage 4, (Advanced Counting/counting on) to stage 5 (early part whole) in Multiplication and Division. We are also focused this term on developing understanding of place value with decimals and fractions.
Good skills to practise could include...
- practising times table facts for 2, 5 and 10
- learning the other times tables
- Read any number to 100
- Count forward and/or backwards from any number to 100
- Say the number before and/or after in the range 0-100

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