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: go under and over and up and down to play outside maths

It was hard when: 1/4 turns can be tricky because I turned too much

I really liked: working with a buddy and learning in the playground.

Kerri thinks

You have worked hard to learn and use our maths position words. Playing Simon says and learning in the playgorund gave us all time to practise going under, over, up and down and to start using 1/2 and 1/4 turns. I think you can use your maths position words but it can be tricky to use your words when it is easier to point to show your buddy where to put the shape. Keep on practising and it will get easier and 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 playground because I help them if they hurt them self.

It was hard when:  I have to say what happened and I might get in trouble.

I really liked: I like when people play with me at lunch and bunch. 

Kerri Thinks

Fantastic honest reflection Kingston, what a great High5 learner you are!
You are are kind young man and you notice if people are hurt and try and help them. It is tricky to own up when you have made a mistake and think you might get in trouble but this is also part of whakawhanaungatanga. Keep on thinking and trying to be honest about mistakes to move the target into the green!

When I grow up

I like sliding down the pole becasue it is real fun. When I grow up I want to be a post man.

I can see you love playing outside in the playground and on the field, especially soccer with the big kids. Being a post man would mean you would get to be outside a lot during the day.