Thursday, 25 June 2015
Purpose: To share our learning about Matariki; what is it? And how we can celebrate Matariki in our own way?
- 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”
- 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 morning for buddy time
- you will have from 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
What do you enjoy the most and why?
Making the art and having lots of time with the little buddies because it was fun.
What challenged you the most and why?
Probally making the speech because I didn't know much about Matariki, but now I do.
What do you need to get better at and why?
Maybe helping the little buddies because they didn't know what to do
How can adults help you with this goal?
Encouraging me to help the little buddies.
Monday, 22 June 2015
We have been doing some amazing learning about insects and spiders this term.
We have been learning to be scientists, by ...
- 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!