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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The world is our taonga!

Kia ora, we have been looking into human impact this term and one of the activities we have been working on is - The world is our taonga.

The children had these instructions:

Meesha and Pyper came up with an interactive slideshow.  Our class was very impressed with their effort and the finished product!  Tell us what you think.  Follow the directions and keep pressing the button to keep the slideshow moving.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Creating games on Scratch - becoming coders!

As part of our Human Impact theme, we have been working on creating a game on Scratch.  We have been keeping track of the time we spend making our Scratch games.  We are finding it takes a lot of time and patience, but it is worth it.

Nicole made this game: Click on this link to play her game.

Here is a video of a classmate reviewing Nicole's game:

Here is Nicole's review and evaluation of the game she made:

Check out the individual blogs of our learners to see their games too!  Please leave us a comment about our learning.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

What is Faith?

Our year 7 and 8 Learners have been exploring what faith (whakapono) means.  Check out our Padlet - it has a lot of awesome ideas about faith!  Tell us what you think.

Made with Padlet

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Term Two begins...

Kia ora whanau.

This year is going by so fast!  May already!  We have begun the term with creating group rules so that we can focus on effective collaboration when we work in groups.  Then (in groups) we have planned edible gardens.  We have started building them out the back.  It is tricky, noisy and messy but we are loving it.  Here are some pictures of the job so far.  Next week we will finish painting our garden boxes and then we will be planting some seeds.

Monday, 2 April 2018

Literacy - our digital modelling book

Now that our class is digital, we have been innovative about the way we do things.  Our reading group shares a slideshow that goes for the whole term.  This is where Mrs Bellis puts the WALT and all the things we learn about in a lesson.  Often she has things there before our lesson so we can be prepared.  During our lesson we add as we are learning - we use text and photos of our whiteboards mainly.  After our lesson we usually have follow up, this goes on our slideshow too.  We have a whole terms worth of learning in one slideshow.  Each group has one of these.  This is Kapa Rua's Literacy for term one.  We are currently reading and writing narratives.  This week we described the character we are writing about and then we drew the character.  This slideshow will continue updating ans changing until the end of the term.  This means we can look back at what we have learned, check up on things, and make sure we are up to date.

The three PPP's

In our classroom we looked at the Treaty of Waitangi and we talked about how we can honour the Treaty in our classroom.    This is what the amazing learner's of Galilee came up with!

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The Binary Code

WALT: Understand digital technologies.

In our class we have begun to learn about Binary code.  Here are some of DLOs giving a brief explanation of the binary code.

Click on this link  for Alyssa's presentation.

Pyper made a video:

Blake and Brian

This is Pyper's presentation: