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: tell the correct position for shapes.

It was hard when: I had to name the shapes.

I really liked: telling my partner how to make the shape because it was fun.

Kerri thinks

What a fabulous reflection Caleb. You have really thought about your learning and what was tricky for you!
It can be tricky to give clear instructions without pointing and showing with your hands, you just need to keep on practising. I can see you really enjoyed playing Simon Says to help learn the postional language and you loved being Simon!


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: yes I show it a lot.

It was hard when: I had to say sorry.

I really liked: when I played with Sasha

Kerri Thinks

Caleb, you are a great listener and you love to share your ideas and thinking. You notice when people need help and try to help. It can be tricky to say sorry, you are an honest young man and own up to mistakes you make. Remember to use kind words with people in and out of the classroom, we are all a team in High5.

When I grow up

My favourite thing at school is listen to reading because I want to be a super hero. When I grow up I am going to be a scientist.

A scientist is a cool thing to want to be. You can learn a lot and teach people new things when you are a scientist!