Friday, 27 February 2015

Snap Shot #4

Learn, create and share..
A wonderful week of learning in all areas.
Aren't we lucky to have experts sharing their knowledge so we build our learning capacity!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

New Zealand Seaweek

 Seaweek 2015 will take place from Saturday 28 February to Sunday 8 March 2015. 
The theme is “Look beneath the surface – Papatai ō roto – Papatai ō raro.
Check out the seaweek website for more information.

Can you?

Are you able to create something to go in our Display Box (which are on show as you walk into Hub2) that represents something to do with the sea. 
Try to be as imaginative as possible...
Can you include recycled materials in your creation...
Do you have a short explanation as to what it is...

Bring them in next week and we will display what we create in these boxes. 


Sunday, 22 February 2015

Snap Shot #3

Another great week of learning with loads of collaboration happening everywhere. We have also begun to think deeply about our breakthrough choices and how we will plan to ensure we have a really successful learning experience this term and beyond.Our creativeness has also been in full force with reading tasks and writing tasks enabling us to present our learning in lots of different ways. 

Friday, 20 February 2015

Lets Celebrate!

Check out our Hub1/2 Learners who received a certificate today at assembly - fantastic work!

Have a great weekend and Good Luck to our learners who are taking part in the Triathlon this weekend at St Heliers. 
Please send your photos to us so we can put them up on the blog next week.

Learning our Mihi

In LH1 we've been learning to introduce ourselves in te reo Maori; we share where we are from, talk about our ancestors and our school.  Can you hear the difference between these two clips?

We've been learning our mihi since we started back at school.  Most of us know the words now - what do you think our next steps are?

How do you think we improved between these two clips?

Well done Hub 1/2 - Great Start!

Thursday, 19 February 2015

We all love LEARNING!

Learning from one another is so powerful!
  Whaea Nin learning through observing our learners during a Guided Reading session with Mr Worrall. 

Other Learners so engaged in their learning. 
Choosing what materials they needed to support them in their maths. 

Monday, 16 February 2015

Our strengths and weakness 

This term for concept we are learning about what we are good at and what we could work on doing (Our c and weakness.)

In week 2 we did lots of challenges with each teacher in the hub.
  • Whaea Nin juggling 
  • Miss morris Origami
  • Mrs Chant Maths
  • Mr Worrall Spider web and sheeps and sheperds
They were really challenging

My strengths were 
  • Maths 
  • Juggling
  • Origami
My weakness were Spider web and sheeps and sheperds

Please leave in a comment what yours were

By Keira

Friday, 13 February 2015

Snap Shot #2

What a fun week we have had! We have been experiencing four different challenges to learn more about our strengths and weaknesses. We also had a wonderful evening with 'Meet the Teachers' where our parents showed great determination to share their knowledge of the Learner Qualities. (Thanks for being great sports). Our hub has also been undertaking some statistical investigations. 
Wow! Can't wait to see what next week brings.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Independent Maths Learning in LH1

Today our learners were set the challenge to decide upon their own learning as part of maths today.  We discussed what learning should look and feel like if it's targeted at the right level and came up with these ideas:

Dylan and Sam decided to extend their statistical thinking.  Yesterday they looked at the most likely numbers to come up when rolling two dice and today they connected what they already knew and decided to investigate the least likely number to be rolled.

What an awesome student-led investigation!

"It's more fun because we've decided we wanted to learn it" - Dylan

How many ways can you make 2?  
How many ways can you make 12?
Should these be just as likely to come up as each other or is one more likely?

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Meet the Teacher

Please have a read of the presentation if you were unable to make it or want to refer to it.

Thanks again
Hub 1/2 teachers

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Te Ao Māori

Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui Inc

School Mihi

Tēnā koutou katoa

Ko NgatiWhatua, ratou ko NgatiPaoa, ko Tainui  ngā iwi

Ko Wai-O-Taiki (tamaki) te awa

Ko Maungarei te maunga

Ko Stonefields te kura

Ko (Your name) tāku ingoa
Tēnā koutou, Tēnā koutou, 
Tēnā koutou katoa
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
Learn about Ngatiwhatua
Learn about NgatiPaoa

Learn about Tainui

Te Ao Māori - The Māori world Kupu hou- New words

Whakatauki - Proverb (for the term) 

He aha te mea nui.jpg

Kupu Hou - New Words

Ki roto i te akomanga                           In the classroom
E tū
Stand up
Rārangi mai
Line up to me
E noho
Sit down
Rārangi atu
Line up over there
Haere mai
Come to me
Āta Titiro
Look carefully
Āta whakarongo
Listen carefully
Haere ki roto i te porowhita
Come into a circle
Tahi, rua, toru, whā, rima

Pōwhiri -  Welcoming
Tau - ututu
Speech process where the local people speak first and then the visitors
Speech process all of the local people speak and then the visitors all speak.

Te Ao Māori- The Māori world

Kia ora e te whānau

Welcome all.


These are the waiata (māori song ) we are learning for this term.

I embedded a link that explains what the song is about with the translation.

Tai Aroha

He aha te hau?

Friday, 6 February 2015

Snap Shot #1

What a brilliant way to start the year, with the first three days being full of learning and fun! 
It has been such a pleasure meeting all the learners and families. 
Looking forward to next week. 
Have a wonderful Waitangi Day. 
Whea Nin, Miss Morris, Mr Worrall and Mrs Chant

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Learner Qualities!

Today we spent some time in the afternoon getting to know each other whilst playing board games.

Add your thoughts to the sticky note wall below - just double click to add your thoughts...

Thinking about our Hopes and Dreams

In LH1, we've been talking about our hopes and dreams, both for this year and well into the future.

Yahya did some fabulous talking and writing in English today; check it out!

What are your hopes and dreams for the future?

Tuesday, 3 February 2015


We know that at the beginning of the year, it can be hard to remember the names of so many new teachers and learners!

To help you out, we've attached this photograph to help you to learn our names.

From left to right:

Mr Joe Worrall
Miss Helen Morris
Whaea Annitta Nin
Mrs Sarah Chant (originally known as Miss Holland)

Mr Worrall and Miss Morris were teaching and learning with the year 4/5 students last year, Whaea Nin brings with her lots of fresh ideas as she joins Stonefields and Mrs Chant has taught year 5-8 and 0-1's here at Stonefields (and was on study leave last year).

We're also very lucky to have a range of support staff that will be assisting in the hub (as teacher aides, release teachers etc) - we'll track down photos of them ASAP and introduce you properly to them all.

We managed to snap an awesome hub photo to celebrate our first day.  Check us out looking fabulous in our uniforms!

(Click to enlarge)

Parents, also please introduce yourselves when you're in the hub, we'd love to put more faces to names.  See you soon!

Hub Careers

This year, there will be the opportunity to apply for a range of roles in LH1/2, but we need your help!

What roles/jobs do you think we need in the hub?  Share your ideas below...

What jobs do we need in our hub?... at

Showing Respect to Ourselves: Stonefields Values

"We use eye contact. You look at the person when they're talking. That's showing respect to others but also to ourselves because you're them feel better and you're doing a good thing. It means that you're letting yourself learn" - Sam 

 What does it mean to be respectful of self? 

"Caring for yourself and being nice to yourself" - Abdul 
"Helping yourself" - Jahja 
"Don't do naughty things and make good choices" - Elijah 
"You get ready for school and wake up early. You're organised" - Sam 

We all agree that it's important to respect ourselves.

What do you do to show respect to yourself?

Welcome to 2015!

Welcome to Learning Hub 1 and 2 in 2015!

We've really enjoyed getting to know each other today and are looking forward to a fabulous year of fun, friendship and learning.

We'll be posting our learning for everyone to see on this blog and we'd love to receive your feedback and comments as we do so.

Whilst out at fitness we thought about the learner qualities and the learning process.  Jessica, Amber and Megan talked about these; can you work out which of the following pictures fit under the learning process and which are learner qualities?