Tuesday, 1 October 2019

The Brave Shadow - Continued

Check out our final movie at this link:


Saturday, 8 June 2019

How will the Gingerbread man get across the river?

We have been retelling the story of the Gingerbread Man this term and as you know, the Gingerbread Man gets eaten by the sly fox as he tries to cross the river.  So what would be a better way for the Gingerbread Man to cross the river?  Our technology challenge has begun!  
The students are learning to work in small groups as they explore and create different contraptions to help the Gingerbread Man.  At the end of the term, the class will evaluate and decide which method or contraption would be best.  

Here is a brief learning story about the first method we created and tried.

Curriculum Level 1 Achievement Objectives
Technology: Understand that technological outcomes are products or systems developed by people and have physical and functional nature.
Outline a general plan to support the development of an outcome, identifying appropriate steps and resouces. Describe the outcome they are developing and identify the attributes it should have, taking account of the need or opportunity and the resources available.
Key Competencies: Participating and Contributing: Take on group roles when working together and work with others to find a solution to a problem.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Cross Country Time!

Look at all your amazing children all showing our Bromley School value of being Courageous as they competed in our annual cross country this morning.  It was so great to see so many parents there supporting the children as well. 
If there are any photos you would like of your child, please let us know and we will email them to you.

What does good team work look like in Maths?

In Maths this term, we have been exploring the idea that children learn from each other - through their interactions, debates, justification of their ideas and answers and by questioning others.  In order to do this successfully, we need to learn to work with others first.  So what does good team work look like in maths?

Check out our emerging ideas we came up with while trying to solve a maths problem together.

The Gingerbread Man

Last, we published our instructions on how to make Gingerbread men cookies using an app called Book Creator.  Check it out below!

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Storytelling: Rewriting an ending in collaborative groups

Week 11/Term 1
Storytelling session: Alternative endings for 
The Three Little Pigs

Kakano 3 Ngahere students worked in groups to develop an alternative ending to The Three Little Pigs story.
First we listened to some other version story endings on video. Then we discussed as a whole group what this meant to change the endings. The children knew the original story so well that they felt confident enough to take charge and change the ending.

Working in groups meant that children had to merge their ideas in order to come up with an ending that everyone was happy with. Roles were shared; a writer, editors, (re readers and sound/word checkers) and presenters.

Manaia is sounding out words with his robot arms to form the correct sounds while Milahn scribes.

Braxton and Tu’uta are working out which sound they need while Tilly and Sophie re read and offer ideas.

Nicola and Aria are negotiating which word will fit in order to make the sentence make sense.

Lacey, Dylan and Dylan are collaborating successfully with their story ending by re reading.

Sarah was scribing and intuitively shared the writer’s role when she realised that Nikau was wanting to spell a word he knew.

Emily and Izack are checking over the first part of the sentence.

PRESENTING to the Kākano 3 audience

What a fabulous bunch of writers using collaborative skills to complete the task!