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.

Piwakawaka Term 1 2020 Tools for Learning

  • Posted on: 1 May 2020
  • By: SuzeKeys

Given that many learners in HB Piwakawaka have started school this year and are completely unfamiliar with the tools we use to support our learning, we will use our Tools for Learning sessions to learn how to use Seesaw.

Session 1 - Using Seesaw, taking a photo and posting to student journals.

Session 2 - Adding a voice comment to a photo post.

Session 3 - Making a video post.

Session 4 - Finding and using assigned activities: Label the Parts of a Flower - using the label/typing tool.

T1 2020 Visual Art & Drama- Ruru

  • Posted on: 28 April 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.

We will be creating artwork to express our identities as an HB- self portraits, identity cubes, book corner, HB waka.

Term 2 2020-Stage 5/6 Level 2 - Groups Purple & Green

  • Posted on: 28 April 2020
  • By: BethLove-Smit

This programme will be provided through Maths Buddy while students are learning at home due to the pandemic. Extra activities may be provided on Seesaw for topics that are not covered by Maths Buddy.

Students will participate in online workshops where they will develop the strategies as outlined above.

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

2020 Term 2 Writing at Home HB Ruru Beth and Melva

  • Posted on: 28 April 2020
  • By: MelvaGill

In this program, we will create 2 literacy and 1 thinking activity for the hb each week (at least).

The literacy activities will link across curriculum areas.

The will involve technology to also present and communicate ideas.

Children will receive feedback to support them to develop their thinking and writing skills.

Students will create writing that includes;
full sentences, compound sentences, punctuation and topic specific vocab.

2020 Term 2 Stage 4-5/ Level 2 Maths Groups Blue, Red only Melva

  • Posted on: 28 April 2020
  • By: MelvaGill

Number Strategies:
During home learning use simple additive strategies with whole numbers in mathsbuddy activities two times a week. This may include some seesaw activities.

Number Knowledge:
Know forward and backward counting sequences with whole numbers to at least 1000.
Know the basic addition and subtraction facts.
Know how many ones, tens, and hundreds are in whole numbers to at least 1000.

Equations and Expressions: Communicate and interpret simple additive strategies, using words, diagrams [pictures], and symbols.

2020 term 2 maths stage 3b: moving from Counting All to Advanced Counting

  • Posted on: 28 April 2020
  • By: MelFisk

We will be using a range of counting, grouping and equal sharing strategies with whole numbers, developing strategies to add and subtract. We are also working to develop number knowledge around place value, focusing on the number of 10's within decades and how many tens and ones are in a specific number

2020 term 2 maths stage 3a: moving from Counting All to Advanced Counting

  • Posted on: 28 April 2020
  • By: MelFisk

We will be using a range of counting, grouping and equal sharing strategies with whole numbers, developing strategies to add and subtract. We are also working to develop number knowledge around place value, focusing on the number of 10's within decades and how many hundreds, tens and ones are in a specific number

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