Relating to others

Relating to others is about interacting effectively with a diverse range of people in a variety of contexts. This competency includes the ability to listen actively, recognise different points of view, negotiate, and share ideas.

Students who relate well to others are open to new learning and able to take different roles in different situations. They are aware of how their words and actions affect others. They know when it is appropriate to compete and when it is appropriate to co-operate. By working effectively together, they can come up with new approaches, ideas, and ways of thinking.

2020 T1 Junior Projects - Summer & Winter Team Sports

  • Posted on: 17 February 2020
  • By: DeanCrawford

If you are in a team or thinking of being in a team sport this year or beyond, give this a go.

We will do netball, football, touch, futsal, hockey, ultimate frisbee, RIP rugby, table tennis, basketball!

To be able to understand the rules or a range of different games for the benefit or teaching and supporting others that are willing to join up. To be leaders in the area of new games that the school can take part in.

Going out and about into the community to use the surrounding city environment for physical activities.

2020 Term 1 Science focus Lvl 2 Chemistry/changes of matter & Living world.

  • Posted on: 16 February 2020
  • By: MelvaGill

Beth and I will alternate HBs to share planning opportunities and swap planning weekly.

Students will explore in week 5 and 6:
Properties and changes of matter
Observe, describe, and compare physical and chemical properties of common materials and changes that occur when materials are mixed, heated, or cooled.

Chemistry and society
Find out about the uses of common materials and relate these to their observed properties.

Homebase Piwakawaka Dance and Music - T1 2020

  • Posted on: 16 February 2020
  • By: SuzeKeys

During Dance and Music we will learn elements of beat and rhythm, particularly relating to movement and making music.

We will think about Dance and Music in our communities - what role do they play?

We will learn about elements of music like beat, tempo and dynamics while we explore using movement to interpret music with consideration of dance elements like body, space and energy.

We will use percussion instruments to produce music/the beat for our dancing.

The Arts- Visual Art & Drama T1 2020

  • Posted on: 16 February 2020
  • By: BethLove-Smit

Beth's and Melva's HB will be focusing on Visual Art and Drama this term.

VISUAL ART: Drawing and sketching
- Explore a variety of materials and tools and discover elements and selected principles.
- Investigate and develop visual ideas in response to a variety of motivations, observation, and imagination.

We will explore different kinds of mark making and shading. We will create a drawing based on a live drawing lesson.

Song Writing Project T1 2020

  • Posted on: 16 February 2020
  • By: BethLove-Smit

Over this term, children will explore lyrics and musical composition. This project will focus heavily on the lyrical side and will teach children to develop the flow and richness of their lyrics. This will be done by studying existing songs and changing the lyrics to write a new song that fits the existing melody. We will move on to existing pieces of instrumental music and write lyrics for those. Children have total freedom of the lyrical topics they wish to write about, as long as they are age appropriate.

HB Pukeko (Gina/Mel) Maths Problem Solving T1 2020

  • Posted on: 16 February 2020
  • By: GinaHarrison

Each Wednesday this term we will be working as a whole HB on problem solving in maths.

Our problem solving will focus on STEAM, strand maths (Geometry, Measurement, Statistics) and working together.
Activities will largely be based around our integrated literacy focus for the week and will include lots of hands on activities including designing and making. We will also endeavour to use this time to do some real world problem solving and get out in the city to make maths real.

T1 2020 Maths stage6/7 Geometry

  • Posted on: 13 February 2020
  • By: KateGriffith

We will be exploring geometric shapes around the city, Creating a 3 dimensional map of the city using the shapes identified shapes and creating walking route maps with the fastest and easiest to get to our favourite destinations around the city.

Week 1: Decide on a route and walk to the destination timing each way(trial a different route there and back). Note the Street names and type of intersection.

Take photos along the way of the building's on each side of the road at each corner/turn.

Identify shapes within the buildings by drawing over them.

2020 Term 1 Problem solving maths Orientation/Position

  • Posted on: 10 February 2020
  • By: MelvaGill

Students will explore problem solving skills that use symbols, diagrams, words and numbers to explore and express ideas in position and orientation for 5 weeks.

Students will be able to create and use simple maps to show position and direction.
Students will be able to describe different views and pathways from locations on a map.
Students will understand left from right, compass points, and simple directions.

We intend to create pirate maps in the hb, then move into mapping real world situations outside of the classroom.