Participating and contributing

This competency is about being actively involved in communities. Communities include family, whānau, and school and those based, for example, on a common interest or culture. They may be drawn together for purposes such as learning, work, celebration, or recreation. They may be local, national, or global. This competency includes a capacity to contribute appropriately as a group member, to make connections with others, and to create opportunities for others in the group.

Students who participate and contribute in communities have a sense of belonging and the confidence to participate within new contexts. They understand the importance of balancing rights, roles, and responsibilities and of contributing to the quality and sustainability of social, cultural, physical, and economic environments.

Minibeasts Science Unit - Term 1

  • Posted on: 23 May 2022
  • By: JennyWard

Life processes
Recognise that all living things have certain requirements so they can stay alive.
Recognise that living things are suited to their particular habitat.
Recognise that there are lots of different living things in the world and that they can be grouped in different ways.
Explain how we know that some living things from the past are now extinct.
The children will be able to group living creatures, mammals, insects, birds and reptiles.
The children will be able to identify what makes an insect an insect.

HB Otamahua: Term 2 Maths Plan 2022

  • Posted on: 16 May 2022
  • By: charis

This term we will focus on Shape and Number Knowledge and Strategy in the various stages of the NZ Numeracy Programme that the students have been previously assessed to be in.
The term Maths plan is a working document and changes as the term goes to suit the needs of the students and as a reflection of their needs as ākonga.

2022 Term 2 Growth mindset development in students- Jess

  • Posted on: 13 May 2022
  • By: JessicaFinnigan

Building a growth mindset in all students through use of the Dojo videos featuring Mojo, and Austin Butterfly videos to support the development of student personal growth through reflective conversation with peers and effective questioning by the LA.
This series of ongoing workshops will also develop personal reflections and goal setting to build stronger student self-efficacy and consequently better self-directed skills.

2022 Term 2: Writing Program for Level 1 and 2 (Jess)

  • Posted on: 13 May 2022
  • By: JessicaFinnigan

In workshops that utilise learning in the community students will subsequently create planned narratives that include;

1) Planning scaffolds.
2) Compound and complex sentences.
3) Correct early punctuation.
4) Paragraphs that express a single idea.

Students will participate in specific writing workshops concurrently in the HB four days a week and on Seesaw to build these skills across the term.
Students will also participate in specific punctuation workshops to hone these skills.

2022 Term 2: Reading Level 4 Jess

  • Posted on: 13 May 2022
  • By: JessicaFinnigan

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 session will use the Sharp Reading strategy to support students to read aloud together and individually share comprehension and then one of four follow up strategies:
visualization, links to prior learning, links to text, predictions.