Thursday, 25 June 2015

Matariki Buddy Activities 2015

M atariki Sample”
Purpose: To share our learning about Matariki; what is it? And how we can celebrate Matariki in our own way?
WALA: Matariki

Choices:
  • Retell the story of Matariki like a play
  • Write a story about Matariki
  • Make a model about Matariki
  • create a piece of art about Matariki
  • Learn and sing songs.
  • Create a movie about Matariki to share (it could be a legend or about Matariki)
  • Create a facts Kahoot about Matariki
  • Create a TV commercial advertising Matariki
  • Create a debate about this statement: “Matariki Day should be a National Holiday”

Task:
  • Choose one of the above activities
  • Ask yourself: Will it suit my buddy? Is it appropriate for the amount of people in my group?
  • Research some facts about Matariki: What, When, Where, Why, How, Who?
  • What resources do you need?
  • Prepare the things you need for Friday morning for buddy time
  • On Friday you will have from 9:30 - 11am to complete it with your buddy
  • The following week you will have more time to edit / practise / put on the final touches
  • Be prepared to share with the whole-school on Thursday Matariki Day
Groups:
Phoebe, Freya, Ruby & Kalia (Rm 3)
Annaliese, Noah, Mason & Troy (Rm 4)
Toby, Lenni, Ryder, Jack (Breakout rm 4/5)
Hannah,Abby, Manaia, Addisyn (Rm 6)
Samantha, Halle, Aroha, Layla (Rm 6)
Azahra, Cohen, Luca, Mac
Emily, Renae, Emma, Max, Samuel (Rm6)
Emily S, Charlotte, Liwan, Porsha (Rm4)
Angus, Mason, Kairo, Benji, James (Rm 3)
Richard, Shrawan, Max, Shaun, Jackson (Staffroom)
Bella, Jayde, Miracle, .. (Rm4).
Billy, Gordon, Jayden (Rm 3 office)
Kate, Tahu, Braydon (Sick bay)




What do you enjoy the most and why? working with the little buddy’s.

What challenged you the most and why? Not going over the outline of the stars.

What do you need to get better at and why? getting the little buddy’s to listen.

How can adults help you with this goal? telling the little buddy’s to listen to me and halle.


Monday, 22 June 2015

Creepy Crawly Critters - being a scientist!

We have been doing some amazing learning about insects and spiders this term.
We have been learning to be scientists, by ...


  • observing
  • discussing
  • drawing diagrams
  • making models
  • asking questions
  • sorting and classifying

We looked in the gardens around school and at home and we peered through our magnifying glasses to get a close up look at the little critters. We have learnt to find the things that are the same and the things that are different between insects and spiders!

We know that spiders have 2 body parts - a cephalothorax and an abdomen, all spiders have 8 walking legs with joints, some spiders have 8 eyes and spiders have 2 palps ( pedipalps).



We know that insects have 3 body parts - a head, a thorax and an abdomen, all insects have 6 legs and 2 antennae and they have eyes.

Look at the fabulous diagrams that we have been drawing!










Creepy Crawly Critters Science Term 2