Thursday, December 05, 2013

In break through group 'Impacting the way our community looks' we have been busy!

In the last 2 weeks we had Alice from The Gym Bus come and teach us how to jump, land, roll and swing safely.  We wanted to build our knowledge of this so that we would be prepared when we went to Cornwall Park Primary's parkour course.

Here's some images of our learning:

 Here's Alice talking to us about parkour

This is us learning how to jump and land safely!

Then in week 7 we went to Cornwall Park Primary to practice what we've learned about parkour.  It was so much fun! We had some of the Cornwall Park year 5/6 learners show us how to use the course and then support us in learning some new moves too.

 Here we're also completing the reflection sheet we created about the parkour course.

We wrote down what we liked about the course, what moves we tried out, which learner qualities helped us and why

We also drew parts of the design we liked to help us with the sculptures we are about to start making.

Watch this space! Our next break through learning will be to make models of our own parkour sculptures which can be placed around our community to add some colour and activities.

Friday, November 29, 2013

In break through we are helping our community. We are collecting food for the Glen Innes food bank. We have collect 202 things for the food bank so far!  Thank you to everyone who has donated food so far. There is still more time so please keep giving. Thank you!
Hub 2  

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Manaiakalani Film Festival!


Today was an exciting celebration of learning. The whole school went to the movies this morning!

Stonefields School is part of the Manaiakalani Trust, which is a cluster of schools working collaboratively to develop learners technological ability and broaden teacher's professional development.

Once a year the schools come together to showcase their learning through movie making.

It was so exciting to see what other children came up with and to celebrate their achievements.

Click on the link below to see Hub 2's movie, we hope you enjoy it!

Watch this space to see some photos of us in the theatre soon...

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Whare Pukapuka

Kia Ora

 We have been building our knowledge on Maori art and the koru design. We practiced many shapes and patterns before deciding on the one we would colour. We needed to choose two pastel colours. They look fantastic! Then we made a Whare for our library room.  On the wall we have numbers, colours and greetings in te reo Maori.  Come on in and have a go at saying Kia ora! You can also read from our selection of books (pukapuka) in Maori and English.

Ka Kite (See you soon)
Hub 2

Break Through Term 4

One of our break through groups this term has become passionate about helping people in the community. The idea of people arriving from other countries, not knowing the language,without any friends or even belongings came up. The word refugee was introduced and a lively discussion followed. We had many questions about what refugees were, so we have now decided to build our knowledge about refugees further so we can apply our understanding by giving back to the community  in a powerful way.

Below is a video of Dhevan, one of our learners describing what he has learned so far.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Welcome to Term 4 !

WOW ! We had a great first week back. We started our new concept called...

  'Impacting Our Community'

The aim of this concept is for us to build our knowledge about our community Stonefields so that then we can decide what we are most passionate about to do for our community.

Questions we've been discussing are:

What is our impact?
What does our community need?
How can we help or share something with our community?

To get us started we went out into the sunshine and walked up Maungarei so that we could get a view of Stonefields from above.

We drew maps.

We talked about what we could see.

"I can see the wetlands!" 

"All the houses look the same" 
"There isn't a lot of colour" 

"The school is the easiest thing to see"

 "We need more flowers"

 "We should make something 
with the rocks from the mountain"

Now we've begun to build our knowledge by making our own display of the old Stonefields quarry and researching about it. Watch this space...

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The cooking break through group share their delicious soup recipe

The cooking group have spent a lot of time researching different types of soups this term.  Once they had decided on 5 options they then created a survey to see which would be the most popular to sell on Friday at lunchtime - Chicken soup was the winner!

Click on the link below to watch a video of how they made the soup so you can try it at home