Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Maya talking about the Learning Process and our Learner Qualities

In LH1, we're currently checking in with some of our learners to see how their understanding of the Stonefields Learner Qualities and Learning Process is developing over time.

We recorded Maya talking about these two things and how they help her in her learning... we thought it might be useful to help our parents and community better understand what they are about and how we use them.

What do you think makes a good learner?  What would you do if you were in a classroom and came across a challenging learning situation?

Here's Maya with more information about what she would do...

Monday, 29 June 2015

Building our Knowledge of Scratch!

Many of us in LH1 have been learning basic coding using a web application called Scratch.

A special thanks to Mason for teaching me how to use it and to Isaac for helping me problem solve the problems I was having.

I was really in the pit and the boys were a tremendous help!

Have you used Scratch before?  Would you like to?  It could make a great Break Through for next term!

Friday, 26 June 2015

A few more pics of 
our fun as we celebrate 

Just some of our whānau

Our food! he reka!! 

Stonefields 2015 Matariki breakfast
 ka mau te wehi Awesome

 E mihi nui ki a koutou, ki ngā mātua, ki ngā kaiako, ki ngā tauira hoki

mō o rātou awhi, o rātou aroha, o rātou whakawhanaungatanga i tae atu nei.
Ko koutou te ngako o te mahi.

We would like to recognise those who showed their love, their desire to help, their spirit of friendship  by our parents, teachers and learners.
Your support was pivotal to our matariki being successful.

Fundraiser: Kapahaka uniforms
When: 3rd July _(last day of the term)
Flavors: Cheese, Hawaiian, metaballs
Order: This Monday or Tuesday morning outside the office. 

Break Through Update

Today we've been busy in our Break Through learning!  The majority of our learners are working in the Apply Understanding part of our Learning Process which means they're applying what they've learnt throughout the term. 

Here the Clash of Clans group can be seen offering a workshop to teach interested learners how to play Clash of Clans and to assist them in developing their skills.  They did a great job of sharing their ideas clearly and helping the other learners with expert advice.

Luca and Elijah have been determined in their learning this term and their hard work is paying off!  They've been approached by a local tennis coach to design and create a spray-painted sign for the tennis club.  Here they are having their last practice before moving onto the final sign.

Brittany and Isaac have been learning about investigators this term.  They worked with a constable to explore our school grounds and tried to crack the case of the missing school speakers... the case ran cold but they've not given up!  They've designed a way to collect finger prints using the graphite/lead from pencils and have started documenting some of the prints of our hub-mates.

Here we have Amber, Erin and Megan who have been learning about cultures and what makes places special and unique.  They invited Megan's Dad in to share some interesting information about Sri Lanka and have been building their knowledge about Malaysia, China and Sri Lanka.  This poster shares a number of the important religious features, maps, animals, flowers and food.  All three of these ladies were born in New Zealand but have family from one of these countries.  What a fantastic way to learn more about their cultures and share this with one another!

Maya has been learning to knit this term... here are her presentations to demonstrate the process that she's been though.

Mason's been building his knowledge of coding using a neat website called Scratch.  This is a clock that he made using a range of commands.  Would you like to request that he makes a specific game?  Let's give him a challenge!

Esame's group has been learning all about hair dressing and have been designing and practicing different styles.  They would love it if you would leave them some feedback!  What do you think they did well?  What might they improve on?

... and here's Carmen practicing her gymnastics pose as part of 'build knowledge'.

LH1 learners, I wonder where your break through will take you next term?  Have a think about how you can extend yourselves and make the most of your time!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Orienteering at Point England

A wonderful effort by all competitors at Wednesdays Orienteering race held at Point England Reserve. Stonefields showed great determination and grit when it was a little tricky. All were smiling as they came through the finish line and showing great team spirit by supporting all teams involved. 

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Matariki Breakfast

Date:Friday 26 June    Time: 7:30 am     Location: School Hall

Nau mai haere mai e te whānau.

Welcome to all of our families.

We are having celebratory breakfast, welcome to our learners in Hub 1 and Hub 3.

The whole whanau are welcome. 
Complete the following form  only if you have not completed, for catering purposes. 

Lemon, Lemon, Lights 

Read the end of mind it is linked to the title,  stay tuned we will keep you up to date.

The green or the yellow lemon which one powered the light.

Beautiful wāhine mā

Our performance for this weeks assembly

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Matariki By Sophie

We are engulfed in the darkness,
as we walk, to the blazing fire.
The sandy beach, seems so peaceful and quiet.
Calm seas, lap the sands.
It feels like the sea is talking.
Shame we can’t talk “sea language.”
We sit around the sizzling fire,
having a feast to celebrate.
Matariki is here, matariki is here.
We tell stories of the stars.
It all ends with a peaceful night.

By Sophie

Matariki By Keira

Sizzling fire welcomes us to the beach as we celebrate Matariki.
The sea as smooth as dust starts the fun.
We see the lovely environment and mountains in the dark night.
The wonderful singing starts under the open sky!
The togetherness and family warms us up as it is freezing. We tell stories about the seven sisters it is like a history lesson.
We wear warm clothes and eat nice food and sliced kumara.

The sparkly moon makes the shiny stars dazzle as it is Matariki!

Image result for matariki stars

Monday, 15 June 2015

There's a Fraction too much friction!!

Fraction Dilemna's Sukhpreet and Thajay explaining continuous and discreet fractions!!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Hub Update

Hi everyone,

What a fabulous few weeks of learning we've had!  Our Rock Blocks (reading, writing and social science) have been absolutely buzzing and it's been awesome seeing the learners take control of their learning through our Learning Process.

Be sure to ask your child what they've been learning about recently!

Saturday, 6 June 2015

We all have different PERSPECTIVES.  
We think differently and have different life experiences which means we respond differently.

Ask our learners what they are currently discussing, making meaning of? Today!!!

Here are some of our topics

Out door cafe anyone?

School gym with a view?

It is easy to have a perspective, but does
everyone agree with us.

We had a wave of sadnees sweep over some of us.
Is it me? 
Can't be they just don't get how important my idea is? 
What if I could explain my idea? 
Some experienced hapiness!! 
Yes !! They like my idea, I knew it was a good one
The outdoor cafe and the gym with a view were warmly welcomed.
Some of us changed our angle!! 
Why don't they like my idea?
Soccer shop became the sports rock shop!!
Pet day changed BMX track
Free icecrem recieved cheers.
Some were hoping the juniors will not have the same feelings.  

Happy days

Celebrate Māori New Year 
20 June - 19 July

Dawn Karakia
Matariki on the Move
Wananga a Kai
2degrees Kapa Haka Super 12s

A festival for whānau