Thursday, April 14, 2016

Learning about inferencing in reading

Here is Sahil's work on inferencing. We have been learning how to use our inferencing skills to get a better understanding of what the author is trying to imply.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Number talks-Mathematics

We have been learning about number talks in room 7. Number talks is when we talk about a number or an equation and find different ways and strategies of how we can represent that number in many different ways. Number talks encourages children to be able to use their problem solving skills and encourages and challenges them to be able to explain their answers, reasoning and thinking.

(Fine, Aletheia, Sahil)
Here is a photo of a group of children's thinking regarding the number 50. As you can see from the photo the children have really thought about the many different ways they can represent t
he number 50 as well as different ways that they can make the number 50. An example if they can show the  number 50 on a place value house, they can show the number 50 by tallying the number, they can show the number 50 by drawing place value blocks, they can draw a 50c coin to represent 50, they can use their doubles number knowledge 25+25 to make number 50.

Super Hero Poems

    In room 7 for writing we have been learning how to write a Diamante Super Hero poem. We chose a Super Hero that we wanted to write our poem about. We then had to think about powerful adjectives that described our Super Hero's as well as using language features like nouns to enhance our poems so that it would appeal to the audience and paint a picture in their minds.

Here is a poem written by Aja. 

School Values

As part of our Inquiry topic this term we have been learning about our Tamaki Primary School Values. Today we focussed on Tukumarie which is Tolerance. We looked at how Tukumarie applies to ourselves and our different cultures and what makes us special.
Here is Wallymei's googel drawing on his Maori Culture and what makes his Maori culture special to him.