Friday, 20 February 2015


We have been learning all about whakawhanaungatanga and what it means. We think it is all about getting along better, including everybody and being in a team.

When we are showing Whakawhanaungatanga we will :

See:  people sharing and noticing other people

Hear:  kind words, encouraging words like "ka pai", "good job”, “can I help?"

Think about: about other people, listen and share.

Task: Listen to your buddy and learn some things about them. Work together to create a poster sharing what you have learned about each other. Remember to practise using encouraging words, to share ideas and to notice how you your buddy might be feeling. 

 Success Criteria:     
  • I used kind words.
  • I listened to my buddy and found out something new.
  • I shared my ideas with my buddy.
  • I show whakawhanaungatanga in and out of the playground.

I used kind words.

I listened to my buddy and found out something new.

I shared my ideas with my buddy.

I show whakawhanaungatanga in and out of the playground.

I show whakawhanaungatanga when: in class time, to listen to the teacher and I share the discovery pirates.

It was hard when: it can be hard to share when I want the pirate.

I really liked: it is fun.

Kerri Thinks

Brodie, you notice when people need help and you try to help, getting a teacher or another person if you need to. You use kind words and you love to share ideas with us. You do a great job sharing the discovery equipment and it can be tricky when someone wants your favourite pirate. Remember to take turns so you all can have a go.

Maths - geometry

We have been learning about shapes and position words. Position words tell us where something is or where it is going. 

We use words like: On the cushion, on the mat, In front, behind, the back of the class, around, under, beside, between, middle, on top, in, through, out, off. 
We have also learned about turns and can make full and half turns. Quarter turns were new for us and can be tricky.

Task: Pick a picture of the blocks in a pattern (dont show your buddy). Using our maths words describe how to make the pattern. Remember to give accurate clear instructions.

Success Criteria:
  • I use the correct names for shapes 
  • I use our maths postiton words
  • I  give clear instructions about position
  • I follow postion instructions

My Shapes

I use the correct names for shapes

I use our maths postiton words

I give clear instructions about position

I follow position instructions


I can: I can use their real names. I like playing Simon says to help me learn how to turn

It was hard when: it was hard to listen to my buddy when I didn't understand them.

I really liked: making the pictures.

Kerri thinks

You are working hard to use the shapes correct names and all your maths postion language. You have been listening and I can see you like learning about maths in the playground. Sometines it can be tricky to give clear instructions without pointing and showing with your hands, you just need to keep on practising.

When I grow up

My favourite thing is to play on the i-pad. When I grow up I want to look after animals.
I can tell you love to listen to reading on your i-pad and to play maths learning games. You love to write about animals and what you have done. Great start to the year Brodie.