Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Report Writing: Muatau

Here is Roquia to share her report on Muatau with you.  Can you identify the different paragraphs in her report and what they are about?

Monday, May 30, 2011

Report Writing: Savannah

We have been writing reports about a buddy in LH2.  First we had to write some questions that we wanted to ask them.  Then we had to ask them the questions and write down the answers.  Finally we had to make the answers into paragraphs to write a report.  We also had to take a photo of our buddy and download it onto the computer.
Savannah – Nicole was born on the 11th of August 2002. She is eight years old .She was born in London.

Savannah has bushy dark brown hair and she has dark brown eyes. She is 142cm tall. Her skin colour is light brown.
Savannah is the only child in her family. Her dad came from Brazil and her mother came from London and Jamaica. Her mother is a teacher of children with Special Needs. Her dad is a hair dresser and he does not live with her. She has five aunties, five uncles and three cousins. 
Savannah likes to ride on a horses. She would like to learn how to ride them properly. She likes to write reports about herself and other people. Savannah attends  Stonefields  School in Auckland, New Zealand. Her favourite subjects are maths and reading. Her favourite sports are foot ball and volley ball.
When she grows up she would like to be an animal rescuer. 
By Miduran
Miduran's writing goal is to use the proper report structure.  Has he succeeded?  Leave him a comment and let him know!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Roquia, Sarah and Savannah's Jingle

Sarah, Savannah and Roquia have written a fantastic jingle all about their learning at Stonefields School. Listen to their lyrics and see if you can recognise the tune!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Coral and Coral Islands by Muatau

Here is Muatau's latest breakthrough project.  In our reading time, we read a story which mentioned coral.   Muatau wanted to know more about it, so he researched the different kinds.  Then he created a keynote to apply his understanding and share what he had learned with his audience.  What have you learned by watching Muatau's keynote?  Leave him a comment and tell him!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Noeramiah, Anthia and Juliana's Breakthrough Song

After a whole term of hard work, building knowledge about the song writing process, making connections between the different ideas they each had, and applying their understanding by writing and recording their song, Noeramiah, Anthia and Juliana have finally finished their song!  Have a listen and tell them what you think.  A special thanks to Miss Rennie who helped them put their song together in Garageband.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

What's going on with the sports shed?

On Tuesday night Zeb, Lawson, Francis and Ashton presented their vision for the sports shed to the Board of Trustees.  They told the board all about their journey, from Zeb noticing the problem and talking to Mr Bradbeer, to the visits to other schools that were made, and finally they shared their design and solutions for building shelving.  The board loved their presentation and has said that they can go ahead, with the help of a builder, to make their vision a reality!  Well done, boys, this was definitely a breakthrough moment, we are all eager to see your finished sports shed!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Swimtastic Swimming

We had our first swimming lesson on Tuesday. Here is Noeramiah's recount of the trip:

This morning Learning Hub Two walked to swimtastic for our first swimming lessons. We got given swimtastic caps. We got into groups. I was with Anthia, William and Natasha. My instructors name was Lucy. 
 Secondly we went into the water with our swimming gear on. We floated on our back. After that we did some strokes. Also we blew some bubbles under water. 
Finally Learning Hub Two got out of the swimming pool. Then we went into the changing room to put our uniform back on. We had a great time at swimtastic and can't wait until swimming on Thursday.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Mad Scientists Day!

Today was Mad Scientists Day at Stonefields School.  We all dressed up, some of us as scientists who had made exciting discoveries, some as scientists who had taken risks and made mistakes, and some of us as experiments gone wrong!  It was wonderful to see everyone getting immersed in science, all ready for our inquiry learning this term.  Check out the fantastic costumes in the slideshow!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Wetlands Trip

Today we went to visit the wetlands.  We walked there from school and it only took ten minutes.  We looked at all the different plants and we even saw a few different types of birds.  We are going to keep visiting the wetlands to see how they change over time and with the seasons.  We took 10 cameras with us and came back with over 200 photos!  If you'd like to check out a few of them, please watch our slideshow.

All About Natasha

For writing, Natasha is working on putting a full stop at the end of an idea.  Check out her report all about herself and see if she's met her target!  If you think she has, please leave her a comment!

My name is Natasha.  I am five and a half.  I am a girl.
I have blonde hair and blue eyes.  
I live with my baby brother, my Dad and my Mum.
I like to do Mathletics and sewing.  At home I am sewing a dress with my Mum.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

All About Ashton

Here is Ashton to share his report with you.  His goal is to use full stops in the right places.  If you think he's succeeded, leave him a comment.

My name is Ashton.  I am a boy and I am six years old.
My hair is brown and my eyes are brown.  My hair is short.
I live with my Mum and Dad.  I have a sister called Isla.
I like to play on my bike.  I ride my bike to school.  I also like to laugh.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Report Writing: All About Me!

We have started our report writing this term and have been learning about the parts of a report.  Daniella wrote this report all about herself.  Can you see where she has included bundles of facts about herself?  If you can, leave her a comment!

My name is Daniella.  I am seven and I am a girl.
My hair is brown and short.  My eyes are hazel.  
I live with my mum, dad and brother Tearno.  Soon I will have a baby sister.  I have a dog called Electra.
I like to take my dog for walks and to play mathletics.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Term 2 Inquiry

This term all the learners in Learning Hub 2 are getting into science!  We will be looking at the environment around us to inspire our inquiry.  We are lucky to have a fantastic environment in Stonefields.  We even have a wetlands a short walk away.  On Monday we started to learn about the wetlands by writing some questions in groups that we would like to know the answers to and then using books and computers to find the answers.  It was lots of fun.  Take a look at the slide show to see us in action!