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.

Nadine's Stage 1-2 Numicon Maths Group T2 2020

  • Posted on: 20 April 2020
  • By: NadineWalmisley

Moving on from Firm Foundations, this term we will begin working through Numicon book 1.

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.

More detailed planning is included in the teaching notes.

Nadine's Stage 1-2 Numicon Maths Group T2 2020

  • Posted on: 20 April 2020
  • By: NadineWalmisley

Moving on from Firm Foundations, this term we will begin working through Numicon book 1.

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.

More detailed planning is included in the teaching notes.

Term 2 2020 - Maths in Lockdown

  • Posted on: 20 April 2020
  • By: NadineWalmisley

This term we begin our maths in Lockdown because of Covid-19 so to start the term my maths groups will be focussing on other strands of maths, rather than numeracy.

All planning is accessible to families on our HB website: https://sites.google.com/aotawhiti.school.nz/hb-piwakawaka/maths?authuser=0

Activities are added to Seesaw - see posts below for assigned tasks.

Week 1 - Telling the Time
Week 2 - Position, Direction and Movement
Week 3 - Shapes

Red 1 Reading T2 2020

  • Posted on: 20 April 2020
  • By: NadineWalmisley

This year reading groups will be a part of our integrated literacy programme. My aim is to see reading groups 4 x weekly using up to two texts per week. Red reading groups seek to establish book knowledge and reading processes.

This term we begin our learning remotely because of the Covid-19 Lockdown. Weekly planning can be found here: https://sites.google.com/aotawhiti.school.nz/hb-piwakawaka/reading?authu...

Activities are loaded to Seesaw - see posts below for details.

Emergent Literacy T2 2020 - an integrated approach.

  • Posted on: 20 April 2020
  • By: NadineWalmisley

This term we will be following an integrated approach to literacy.

Our term begins with online learning due to the Covid-19 lockdown. This programme will be delivered through our HB Piwakawaka website - https://sites.google.com/aotawhiti.school.nz/hb-piwakawaka/home and through activities via Seesaw. See posts below for links to the activities.

Beyond Emergent Literacy T2 2020

  • Posted on: 17 April 2020
  • By: SuzeKeys

This term we will continue to follow an integrated approach to literacy.

Learners in this group have developed a level of independence in their writing - they can write their alphabet and know most of their letter sounds, they are developing their phonics skills and can sound out some letters they can hear in words, they can write an increasing amount of Fast Words and can craft short sentences, they are developing their understanding and use of punctuation, they can read texts in the Magenta, Red and Yellow levels and are working on Fast Words cards 1, 2 or 3.

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