Sunday, September 16, 2018

Mathletics LIVE - Te Kauru Nui Maths Hub

Every Thursday and Friday the students in Te Kauru Nui Numeracy Hub warm up their maths brains using 'Live Mathletics'. 3… 2… 1… RACE! The fast-paced and exciting world of LIVE Mathletics is where students can challenge each other to a real-time race that tests the speed and accuracy of their maths skills. For the first 15 mins of the maths sessions, our classroom is absolutely buzzing with maths enthusiasm and excitement!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Term 3 - STEAM Kits - Electronics with Arduino Boards

This term the students have been continuing their STEAM learning using the STEAM Electronics kits. They have been learning how to block code using the program Snap4Arduino. The purpose of this learning has been for the students to control one or more LED lights on an electronic arduino board using code. They have learnt to turn the LED on, make it flicker, alternate the current and slowly dim the LED. Each week the coding expectation has increased, which has been very tricky and the students have shown perseverance in achieving successful outcomes!

To view more photo click on this link - STEAM KITS TERM 3

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Te Kauru goes Ice Skating

On Thursday, Te Kauru students enjoyed the opportunity to go Ice Skating in Kaitaia.  This was a fundraiser for Kaingaroa School's end of year camp.

The students thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Thanks Kaingaroa School for providing this opportunity and the Board of Trustees for allowing us to attend.

Te Kauru Nui Students - First session.

Te Kauru Iti Students - Second session.

Term 3 Assembly - Akomanga

This term we have been learning te reo with Whaea Lisa focusing on akomanga (classroom). The students learned the kupu of most the items in our akomanga. They used this knowledge to create simple sentence structures - questions and answers.

Where is ____?
Who has ____?

The students showcased their new learning in a fun and interactive assembly.

Students entering the hall dancing to the song - Poi E.

Jodee introducing our assembly.

Wiremu, our kaiako, is searching for his stationary - toa pukapuka.

After Wiremu, our kaiako, exits the room looking for his toa pukapuka, the toa pukapuka enters, sneakily.

The following video tries to capture the whole assembly. Sorry about the movement, this was recorded by a year 4 student.