Saturday, 27 May 2017

Intermediate reward

We had lots of fun on Friday going for a walk/run at the cape. The start of our cross country training.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Collaborative learning

More collaborative learning was happening this week. We worked with a peer for our narrative writing, helping each other with our goal and to improve our writing. We also worked in a small group with the year 7's for inquiry, sharing where we were up to in the science inquiry, helping each other and giving each other ideas. Great to see the year 8's working very well with others this week.

R.E Sharing with year 4

We researched different families around the world and looked at how they lived. We also thought about how the Holy Spirit was working through them. We then shared this with the year 4's.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Where in the world is Miss Tangney?

Miss Tangney is at one of the famous ruins in this Capital city.
What is the city?
What is the county?
What is this ruin called? When was it built?

Intermediate reward

We had a great time on Friday taking photos around the Harbour for the Otago Museum Photo Competition. We learnt a lot about photography and took some great photos.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Inquiry presentations

We shared our inquiry presentations from term 1 with the school on Friday, about a leader we have been researching. We all did a great job and should be proud of all the learning we did last term.

Problem Solving

On Friday we were using our problem solving skills to work out how which toilet paper was better, looking at the length and amount of sheets. We found we were more accurate when we used a system, like putting the sheets into groups of 10.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Term 2

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Term 2, I hope everyone had enjoyable holidays. Another busy term ahead, this is an outline of that is happening this term.

For Maths this term we are focusing on measurement, especially area and perimeter. Then we will move onto multiplication and division later in the term. We are also having a focus on basic facts this term as a lot of children still do not know their times tables which is a real concern after talking to the SKC teachers; they said it was essential that the children know their times tables going into year 9.

For Literacy we are focusing on evidencing (showing what they are learning), for the first 5 weeks we will be doing this on google docs that will be shared on their blogs. It would be great if you could look at these with your child at home, as it helpful for them to have conversations about what they are learning and what their next steps are. In the second 5 weeks we will be trailing another platform to see which platform works the best for myself, the children and you the parents and community.
We are also reading scientific texts and looking at vocabulary, key words, and summarising in reading. In writing we will be writing scientific texts and narrative pieces of writing too. We are also starting a whole school spelling program this term too.

For Inquiry we are finishing our presentations in week 1 and we invite you to come and look and discuss our learning in the hall from 11:15-12:15 on Friday 5th of May. Then we are moving onto scientific inquiries, where the children will decide on an area to research, experiment and investigate. It would be great if they had one or two ideas in mind before week 2. There are some ideas on the class blog. We will also be using the science boxes to cover a wide range of science ideas and focusing on key scientific skills too.

P.E, will be large ball skills this term. R,E is the Holy Spirit strand and then the Sacraments strand. Arts, will be focused on Drama. Technology is week 5, 6, 7 and 8 this term.

This term the intermediate reward will be every few weeks and will be an out of school trip related to some aspect of our science learning. The children will still be expected to have a certain number of points to be able to attend the reward. At the moment our rewards will be: Week 2 (fri), Week 4 (fri), Week 7 (thu) and Week 10 (fri). We will let you know more details about the time and where are going closer to the time. For these to be possible we will need some parents helpers. 

Week 1 - P.E is Tuesday and Friday. Have a look at what we are learning in week 1.

Many thanks,

Morgan Tangney

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Science Inquiry Brainstorm

We are focusing on science next term so we brainstormed some ideas today. Have a think over the holiday's about what you might chose, experiment and make.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Where in the world is Miss Tangney?

What country is this in?
When is the remembrance day for this?
What are some of the reasons why thousands of New Zealander's lost their lives in this battle?

Caritas Challenge

A big thank you to our head students for organising this for us. This was based around the idea of live it, move it and sweat it. The children carried water up and down the hill, cooked on gas cookers and made box shelters.

Intermediate reward

We had lots of fun at the gardens for our intermediate reward.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

House Colour Day

We all had a lot of fun at house colour day on Wednesday. Thank you to the house captains for organising this for the school, you showed great leadership.