Using language, symbols, and texts

Using language, symbols, and texts is about working with and making meaning of the codes in which knowledge is expressed. Languages and symbols are systems for representing and communicating information, experiences, and ideas. People use languages and symbols to produce texts of all kinds: written, oral/aural, and visual; informative and imaginative; informal and formal; mathematical, scientific, and technological.

Students who are competent users of language, symbols, and texts can interpret and use words, number, images, movement, metaphor, and technologies in a range of contexts. They recognise how choices of language, symbol, or text affect people’s understanding and the ways in which they respond to communications. They confidently use ICT (including, where appropriate, assistive technologies) to access and provide information and to communicate with others.

2021 T3 Numeracy Stage 1 - 4

  • Posted on: 9 August 2021
  • By: PetaBerry

We begin counting forward and back to 10, then to 20, then to 100. Within our range that we are learning we learn the number before and after. We learn facts to 5 such as 1+4, 0+5, 2+3, 3+2 etc. We need instant recall of these facts/number bonds. We then move to learning facts with 5 eg 5+2, 5+4 and then facts to 10 eg 7+3, 6+4.
Learning then moves to doubles 3+3 firstly to ten and then to 20. We learn to use our doubles in relation to 1/2s and subtraction eg 6-3.

2021 T3 Reading Level 1

  • Posted on: 9 August 2021
  • By: PetaBerry

At NE level we are learning that the picture in the book relates to the text, the difference between letters and words, and how we can use the picture and the beginning and end sound of the word to help us decipher the text. We point to each word as we read them. This helps us to recognise different words. We learn about the different parts of the book eg front cover, title page back cover, author and illustrator. We slowly start learning some high frequency words (HFW) such as I, is, to, the, am, and etc. Sometimes we write them on a white board in reading.

HB Pōhutukawa Literacy Term 3 2021

  • Posted on: 4 August 2021
  • By: SuzeKeys

We will look at narrative for our literacy focus this term. The basic purpose of narrative is to entertain, to gain and hold a readers' interest. However narratives can also be written to teach or inform, to change attitudes/social opinions eg soap operas and television dramas that are used to raise topical issues. Narrative stories set up one or more problems, which must eventually find a way to be resolved.

HB Pōhutukawa Stage 4 Maths Term 3 2021

  • Posted on: 4 August 2021
  • By: SuzeKeys

We will work in small groups for three LA guided numeracy sessions each week. We will supplement the Stage 2 Numeracy Project material with Numicon activities to support our learning.

Alongside our small group lessons, we will use Maths Buddy online tasks, with Seesaw tasks, games, worksheets and book work for additional activities that support and enhance our learning.

We are learning to use imaging, counting on and counting back as well as using skip counting to solve repeated addition problems.

HB Pōhutukawa Stage 5 Maths Group Term 3 2021

  • Posted on: 4 August 2021
  • By: SuzeKeys

We will work in small groups for three LA guided numeracy sessions each week. We will supplement the Stage 2 Numeracy Project material with Numicon activities to support our learning.

Alongside our small group lessons, we will use Maths Buddy online tasks, with Seesaw tasks, games, worksheets and book work for additional activities that support and enhance our learning.

We are learning to:

Number Strategies:
- Use a range of additive strategies and simple multiplicative strategies with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages.

HB Pōhutukawa Stage 3 Maths Term 3 2021

  • Posted on: 4 August 2021
  • By: SuzeKeys

We will work in small groups for three LA guided numeracy sessions each week. We will supplement the Stage 2 Numeracy Project material with Numicon activities to support our learning.

Alongside our small group lessons, we will use Maths Buddy online tasks, with Seesaw tasks, games, worksheets and book work for additional activities that support and enhance our learning.

We are learning to use imaging, counting on and counting back as well as using skip counting to solve repeated addition problems.

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