Reporter: Miss Newth
Some of our Kākano students recently wrote instructions for how to make a clay bird. This was inspired by the Story telling approach.
They took photos of each step as they made the clay birds, printed them off and then the class put the photos in the correct order. They then drew their own story map to help remember the steps then wrote down a step each using words like First, second, next, then, last.
Finally, they turned their writing into a Book creator book. They knew that right from the start they were writing instructions for the Koru students so they could learn how to make a clay bird.
They were so excited about their final product and would love you to read more about the project and watch their video here.
Thursday, 11 April 2019
Reporters: Yossi and Zach
In Mandy's digital tuakana group, we are designing apps for an audience that need some help in our community. Like spelling, maths, reading and anger issues etc. There are different stages in the process, such as the green stage, yellow stage is your app features, red stage is building a prototype, blue stage is evaluating your app idea, the purple stage is building your app pitch, the blue stage is when you explore apps and get ideas for your app and see what functions they have and the last stage is you have finished.
We had to look at different apps to get ideas on what our app will do and who it will help. We had to look at some Bluetooth apps and see if we could use them in our apps and why you need it.
We are really looking forward to finish making our apps to help out the community.
This is a photo from the keynote slideshow we are working on.
Reporters: Milla and Kiara
As you may know we have some school winter sports coming up in term 2, for year 5 and 6. The sports we will be taking place at Hagley park on Friday afternoons. Trials have already taken place, and the teams will be announced this week and some other teams may be announced next term.
Here is a quote from our sports leader Ms Baker. “Did you know that team stands for Together Everyone Achieves More? And in order to take part you’ll need to work well with your peers.”
Make sure that if you would like to participate in sports teams you'll need to show you can show leadership and work well with your peers.
Also another quote was from another sports leader is Steve and he said “it's all coming together bit by bit.”. Steve has been coaching the soccer team for a number of years.
We can’t wait to see all of our sports players at Hagley!
Last week the Koru team did a program called Food for Thought. A lady named Makayla came in from the Heart Foundation and taught us about healthy foods.
Session one: On the first session we had a look at all the different food categories, occasional which is foods that are not that healthy, then there's everyday foods which are healthy foods. In everyday foods there are 4 categories, fruits and veges, dairy products, lean meats and legumes, and breads and cereals.
After we did that we went into groups of four and got given a bag filled with pieces of laminated paper. On the pieces of paper they had either a food or a heading. The heading were everyday the 4 categories of healthy foods and occasional. We had to sort them into the right place.
Session two: The first thing we did on session two was learn how to read labels on food packages to see if they were healthy foods to eat everyday. We did a task to swap our paper and write the box with how much energy and so on.
Session three: Nine people from the Koru team went to the supermarket to do some fun things there. Here is what Breanna said about it - “They had a sheet with different categories. They picked two cereals and breads, and they found the total of fat and the sugars and that stuff. They did that to see if it was occasional or everyday”. She also said that it was very exciting and fun.
I am completely sure that the Koru team had a lot of fun learning about how to eat healthy.