Friday, November 25, 2016

Education outside the classroom!

This week for Room 6, 7 and 8 we had EOTC!

Everyday there were set activities for us to participate in and learn from.
The week focused around the key competencies: Managing self and relating to others.

From Monday to Friday, students were interacting with each other, working together and having fun!

Here are some of Room 8's students reflections:

Here is a collection of photos and videos from the week - we had an amazing time - thank you to everyone involved!

EOTC T4 2016 from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Curtys @ Tamaki Primary: EOTC Week Reflection

We were very lucky to have some Room 9 and 10 students join us for EOTC this week! Curtys from Room 10 shared his awesome reflection on the week - here it is!
Curtys @ Tamaki Primary: EOTC Week Reflection: Hi and Greetings, Welcome to my blog. Today I am going to reflect on what I did Tamaki Primary Students, This week Room 6, 7, 8 and ...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

#MannequinChallenge for Room 8!

For all of those out there who are frequently visiting social media, you will be familiar with the current 'Mannequin Challenge' which is ruling the internet!

With the music 'black beatles' - the challenge is to look like a mannequin while someone with a camera moves around the group.

Room 6 blogged their attempt yesterday and it looked awesome!
  (Check it out on this link!)

We saw it this morning and decided to accept their challenge and take it up a level.

Here is 'A day in Room 8 - Mannequin Challenge!'

Room 8 Mannequin Challenge from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Have a look and show us how you did in the challenge!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

FLiP from PwC

For the past two weeks, the year 5 & 6 students of Tamaki Primary school have been lucky to take part in a Financial Literacy programme run by PwC.

Room 8 had the awesome coaches Caroline and Laura come and teach us for 4 modules. 

In our first session we covered 'saving money' and 'being trustworthy'. We looked at how to save, why we should save and how we can be trustworthy with our money and other peoples. We also discussed who we should trust with our belongings and money. 

Leilani's summary from session 1

Today we had visitors named Laura and Caroline come to our classroom and talk to us about how to we can save money and how to be trustworthy with money. I have learnt that people need to spend money wisely and don't get expensive things if you can't afford it. I also learnt if you can save money you should hide your money somewhere so that people to take it. To be trustworthy with money you should, pay back the money that you borrowed from your friend. The most important thing I learnt is that you should try your best at saving your money otherwise in the future when you are older you can buy whatever you want but only if you have the money to buy it.

- Cerenity's summary from session 1. 

Tevita's summary from session 1

During our second session we looked what 'Identity theft' is and how we can avoid it! We also discussed how to minimise risks with things like having insurance, alarms and being sensible with our belongings!

Here are some photos from our second session:

Today we learnt about insurance.
It is a way of fixing a problem when something is broken of your life and they  do that because you can pay a few dollars of money every month and help is on the way.
And that is why I was looking forward to insurance during this day with PWC.
- Edith's summary from session 2

The thing that I liked about PWC is that they remind us like
what we do when something is wrong then they tell you what 
to do and I learned that your birth certificate,passport and your 
driver licence are given by the government.
- Soane's summary from session 2. 

We have had an awesome few sessions and we want to say a huge thank you to Laura and Caroline (and the PwC team) for coming in to teach us! We are going to try and take what we have learnt out into our communities.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Manaiakalani Film festival

This year for the Manaiakalani Film Festival - Room 8 worked together to create a film about safe hygiene!

The process took a long time, from brainstorming to planning, to filming and then editing! The best part about the whole thing was that our clever Room 8 students did it all!

We started by brainstorming what topic we wanted to film on - since we had just finished studying "safety starts with me" - the students decided they wanted to teach others how to have safe hygiene.

As a class, we then all picked our roles. Some students were script writers, others were editors, actors, directors and Miss Morrison was the person behind the camera!

The script writers decided they wanted to make safe hygiene something that other school students would want to participate in - that is where the idea of the 'dab' came in.

Room 8 worked really hard to put this altogether and we are very proud of it. We hope you enjoy our film - leave us a comment with some feedback and let us know if you will dab when you sneeze!

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2016 Room 8 from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Kiwisport: Basketball!

This term at for Kiwisport we have had lessons on Basketball!
Once a week the coaches come in and teach us different Basketball skills and activities.
Here are some of the students reflections:

"We learned about BEEF.
Different SKILLS.

Through the following week, basketball sessions had been going on.We learned many things such as the stand of BEEF and different SKILLS. The stands of BEEF is Balance, Eyes, Elbow and Flick or follow through. It has been great working with Malek and Marko, learning different SKILLS and also teaching others.Basketball is what Room 8 loves going to. In todays session, we have learned to do drills and jumpstops.
Thankyou Malek and Marko for these basketball sessions and skills."

"Today we we were put into to three teams my team and another team started well the other team sat beside the court. We never won a game but we worked as a team I got a goal but we still lost. In my group were my friend and another boy and the sport that we were playing was basketball,I like playing basketball because you can play one on one or two on two.  "

Here is a short video of our Basketball lesson! We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed the lessons!

Kiwisport T4 Basketball from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Guy Fawkes/Bonfire night learning!

This week as part of our reading and writing, we have been learning all about 'Guy Fawkes'!

Students had the opportunity to read all about 'Bonfire night' and how it became an annual celebration.
We learnt about who Guy Fawkes was and what his role was in the Gunpowder plot! We also had an art session where we designed our own fireworks - this related to our Inquiry topic of Celebrations as we tried to design fireworks that would be 'let off' on a day that celebrated us!

Here is some of the work the students have done.

Edith's timeline!

Troy's Timeline!

Akanesi's Firework for Nesi Day!
Hamish's Poem!

We learnt a poem to help us remember what Bonfire night/Guy Fawkes is about. Have a look and see if you can learn it too!

Room 8's Bonfire night poem! from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Emotional Poetry!

Yesterday in class we looked at writing emotional poetry. Students drew a random emotion out of a bag and had to try and write a poem on that emotion. We used cues such as 'What would that emotion look like?', 'What would that emotion sound like?' and 'What would that emotion feel like?'.

The students wrote some AMAZING poetry. Have a look below and see if you can guess what emotion they were each writing about!

Constances work - she is feeling e---------!
Edith's work - she is feeling e---------!
Aumau's work - He is feeling S----!
Lydia's work - she is feeling ov-------

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tuakana Teina Halloween!

On Monday we celebrated Halloween with our buddy class Room 1!

At Midday we joined classes in the art room and made three different types of crafts that related to Halloween. It was a great opportunity for our Room 8 students to show their leadership, manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and ako skills! In the afternoon we made Halloween masks in Room 1.

Here are some photos from the day.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Lydia @ Tamaki Primary School: Diwali

Lydia @ Tamaki Primary School: Diwali: WALT: reflect on our learning Last week on Friday room 8 and I were celebrating Diwali by making lanterns with paper bags and paper. Miss...

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Term 4 Kiwican

New term means new Kiwican lessons!

This term we are learning about Respect!

The class broke up into groups and competed by chanting out the school values!

It was a great session and we had the opportunity to make some raps about the values. We can't wait for the rest of the terms learning!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Basic facts practice!

Today for maths we had some fun with a Figure it Out activity.

Students were given a grid of numbers and had to challenge themselves by making as many equations as possible with the numbers they were given.

They had 3 minutes to sit and write them out.

Here are some photos of the fun!

How many equations can you make?

It was a great maths session with lots of discussion - and having to prove you had written the right equation!

Have a go yourself using the numbers on the grid and let us know how many equations you find! :)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Hasta Luego Term 3!

Today marks the last day for term 3!
We have had an amazing term, with lots of activities, sports and learning!
Have a look below at all of the exciting things we have done this term:

- We started the term with KiwiSport Badminton

- We studied the Olympics and had a Senior Syndicate Olympic day

- We had visitors teaching us all different types of safety. From Life Education Bus, Safety around Dogs,  Mt Wellington Firemen, Constable Taina for Keeping Ourselves Safe and water safety!

- We had three students at KIP camp for 4 weeks - who absolutely loved their time there!

- We had two amazing swim weeks where we saw students show huge progress in their swim skills


- We celebrated Tongan language week, Chinese language week, Cook Island language Week and Matariki.

- We had a Duffy Assembly where Myron Simpson came and spoke to us!

- We won the Kiwican challenge for the third term in a row and got a pizza lunch - Yum!

We have had an amazing term and have done lots of exciting learning. We are really looking forward to term 4! For now though, we are wishing everyone a safe, happy holiday.

Ka Kite!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Perenara @ Tamaki Primary School: Myron Simpson

Check our Perenara's blog post about our Duffy Assembly and Myron Simpson!

Perenara @ Tamaki Primary School: Myron Simpson: Hi today Myron Simpson came to our school to tell us about him and about the equipment that he uses when he is racing...

Lydia's blog post about our Duffy Assembly

Today we had a duffy assembly. In the duffy assembly we had a visitor and his name is Myron Simpson. Myron Simpson is a track cycler. He has won 2 medals a gold 1 and a silver 1. Today in the duffy assembly I learnt if you go over 40 kilometers when driving past a school zone you will have to pay $700. I also learnt that everything that a cycler wears is made out of carbon fibre. Another thing I learnt was about the word aerodynamic. Myron Simpson told us that the fastest he has ever went on his bike was 110 kilometers. Myron Simpson is a role model because he does things that people want to do.  He also inspires people that want to do what he does. I really enjoyed this duffy assembly because I got a certificate and a duffy book, I also got to wear Myron Simpsons sunglasses. 

Myron talking to us about his life

Myron showing us how light his bike is

Metui wearing his helmet and silver medal, Gary wearing his gold medal, Me wearing his sunglasses, Chicago wearing his suit.

Chicago on Myron's bike

Me getting my certificate 

All the caught being good people

Tevita, Soane, and Michael sharing their speeches for Fatai

Fatai getting his gift