Friday, 20 February 2015

Maths - geometry

We have been learning about shapes and position words. Position words tell us where something is or where it is going. 

We use words like: On the cushion, on the mat, In front, behind, the back of the class, around, under, beside, between, middle, on top, in, through, out, off. 
We have also learned about turns and can make full and half turns. Quarter turns were new for us and can be tricky.

Task: Pick a picture of the blocks in a pattern (dont show your buddy). Using our maths words describe how to make the pattern. Remember to give accurate clear instructions.

Success Criteria:
  • I use the correct names for shapes 
  • I use our maths postiton words
  • I  give clear instructions about position
  • I follow postion instructions

My Shapes 

I use the correct names for shapes

I use our maths postiton words

I give clear instructions about position

I follow position instructions


I can: name all the shapes and can make 1/4 and 1/2 turns.

It was hard when: I had to use my postion words and not point to show my buddy where to put the shape.

I really liked: getting the pieces for my buddy and doing my maths outside like Simon says.

Kerri thinks

I could see that you enjoyed learning  outside the classroom and using the maths position words in the playground and in games like Simon Says. You can use the correct names for the shapes, follow instructions and give clear instructions. It can be tricky to use your position words and not give your buddy clues by pointing your hand where the shape needs to go. Keep on practising and it will become easier.


We have been learning all about whakawhanaungatanga and what it means. We think it is all about getting along better, including everybody and being in a team.

When we are showing Whakawhanaungatanga we will :

See:  people sharing and noticing other people

Hear:  kind words, encouraging words like "ka pai", "good job”, “can I help?"

Think about: about other people, listen and share.

Task: Listen to your buddy and learn some things about them. Work together to create a poster sharing what you have learned about each other. Remember to practise using encouraging words, to share ideas and to notice how you your buddy might be feeling. 

 Success Criteria:     
  • I used kind words.
  • I listened to my buddy and found out something new.
  • I shared my ideas with my buddy.
  • I show whakawhanaungatanga in and out of the playground.

I used kind words.

I listened to my buddy and found out something new.

I shared my ideas with my buddy.

I show whakawhanaungatanga in and out of the playground.

I show whakawhanaungatanga when: I am in the class room.

It was hard when: When i started school.

I really liked: Playing with my friends.

Kerri Thinks

What an honest reflection Carter. You have used the targets to show what you think about whakawhanaungatanga. I think you show whakawhanaungatanga in the playground when you are playing soccer. Keep on practising using kind words in and out of the classroom to move into the green target.
Remember when you are answering the reflection questions to think about your answers and make them match the post... what did you really like about whakawhanaungatanga?

When I grow up

I like to read and to play and to write and to do puzzles. My favourite thing is listen to reading so you can get better at reading. When I grow up I want to be a scientist becasue I like to make potions.

I can see you love listen to reading, you choose it during i-time to help you with you reading. I loved being a scientist but I didn't make potions. Keep up all the hard work and careful observations and you can be a scientist too.