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.

HB Waipapa 2022 T4 maths

  • Posted on: 1 December 2022
  • By: MelFisk

We will look to develop skills, strategy and knowledge around multiplication this term. For some students this will be a focus on learning how to skip count in 2's, 5's and 10's, and the relationship between skip counting and times tables/division facts. For others, there will be more of a focus on learning the times tables basic facts off by heart, practising using these in meaningful contexts and beginning to develop knowledge around how to use the written method to solve multiplication problems with bigger numbers.

HB Waipapa 2022 T4 Inquiry - Art and Artists

  • Posted on: 29 November 2022
  • By: MelFisk

We will find out about some of the significant artists and art movements that have influenced how we see our world, explore the styles and techniques they used to create their art works and experiment with making our own art works. There will be lots of opportunities for rich discussion as we consider what is art? Why do humans through time and across cultures feel the need to make it? What do people use art for? What are our own opinions about the different styles of art we see?

2022 Term 4: Maths/ Mult Div Stage 5 EA

  • Posted on: 8 November 2022
  • By: MelvaGill

Number Strategies AO1:
Use a range of additive and simple multiplicative strategies
with whole numbers, fractions.
Number Knowledge AO1
Know basic multiplication and division facts.
Number Knowledge AO3
Know how many tenths, tens, hundreds, and thousand, are in
whole numbers.

Recognising fractions
Using simple addition with fractions.

Create number knowledge of how to use effectively 5,10 x

Create number knowledge of how to use reverse factors.

2022 Term 4: Climate change reports: Writing/Science/Social Science Program for Level 1 and 2. Week 1-5

  • Posted on: 8 November 2022
  • By: MelvaGill

In workshops, students will create planned reports for creating reports that respond to their learning about Climate Change and ways they can impact the world positively.

They will look at historical reasons for climate change and the science beyond this event/events.

2022 Term 4: Tūranagwaewae: Reading Level 4 Melva

  • Posted on: 8 November 2022
  • By: MelvaGill

Students will use independent reading skills, where they apply the strategies they have learned. They will read a self-chosen novel in EPIC books and each week work on three responses to this novel.

Through these strategies, students will use level 4 skills to:

Select and use a range of processing and comprehension strategies; re-checking, re-reading, predicting cross-text meaning, and inferring.
Integrate information and prior knowledge with developing confidence.
Identify main and subsidiary ideas making connections in texts.

2022 Term 4: Tūranagawaewae Reading Level 3 Melva

  • Posted on: 8 November 2022
  • By: MelvaGill

We will focus on one text in depth three times a week.
The LA will read with the children and support the modelling of decoding and comprehension strategies.
Students also use independent reading skills, where they apply the strategies they have learned over the week.
Guided reading sessions will use the Sharp Reading strategy to read aloud together and for students to individually share comprehension and then one of four follow up strategies:
visualization, links to prior learning, links to text, predictions.