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.

T2 2020 Writing with Gina and Mel

  • Posted on: 14 May 2020
  • By: MelFisk

Each week we will explore a Big Book, reading it aloud every day and using this as a springboard for exploring surface features of text, (correct use of capitals and other punctuation, spelling patterns, grammar etc) as well as the deeper features such as writing for a specific audience and a specified genre, ideas, poetic writing techniques such as alliteration or simile/metaphor etc.

T1 2020 Writing with Gina and Mel

  • Posted on: 14 May 2020
  • By: MelFisk

Each week we will explore a Big Book, reading it aloud every day and using this as a springboard for exploring surface features of text, (correct use of capitals and other punctuation, spelling patterns, grammar etc) as well as the deeper features such as writing for a specific audience and a specified genre, ideas, poetic writing techniques such as alliteration or simile/metaphor etc.

Yr 1-6 Stage 3 Maths Group T2 2020

  • Posted on: 6 May 2020
  • By: GinaHarrison

This group is working at early stage 3.
We will continue using imaging as our main strategy and also work on counting on and counting back as well as skip counting to solve repeated addition problems.

We will be using some resources and activities from numicon. We will also use some activities from Stage 3 Numeracy Project to support our learning.

Yr 1-6 Stage 2 Maths Group T2 2020

  • Posted on: 6 May 2020
  • By: GinaHarrison

This group is working at the middle to top end of stage 2.

We will be using some of the numicon activities and resources. We will also use some activities from Stage 2 Numeracy Project to support our learning.

Numicon Book 1 looks at learning about: numbers to and through 100, simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, skip counting, place value, fractions, measurement and geometry all using the numicon shapes and resources to support learning.

HB Pukeko (Gina/Mel) Visual Arts T2 2020

  • Posted on: 6 May 2020
  • By: GinaHarrison

For the second half of Term 2 after lockdown we will be spending Monday afternoons focussing on visual arts.

We will work on creating art works with a variety of materials and building up our skill base by working through the process of mark making, sketching, shading using things such as pencil, charcoal, pastel and paint.

We will look at a variety of artist models in this time and also look at how colour is used to create depth.
By the end of the term we will create a main piece of artwork that we can display.

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