Year 3-4 Vision for Learning We are Nga Hau E Wha which means the Four Winds. Our classes are named for the four seasonal winds: Koanga (Spring), Raumati (Summer), Ngahuru (Autumn) and Takurua (Winter). Our five fantastic teachers are Megan (Team Leader), Kris, Holly, Marianne and Sarah.
The vision for our Learning Team is to develop self-managing and collaborative learners who use their initiative to ‘Reach for the Stars’ with their learning. We believe it is vital to provide opportunities for students to showcase their talents and build their confidence. Fostering this vision will enable students to become conscientious citizens who engage positively with the world around them.
Ngahuru was all set for a busy Term 3 and started straight away with learning everything about fractions. We started off with deciding which ingredients made up the pizza and then converted that into fractions. There were some interesting combinations for example Charley made a pizza that had 1/4 Ham, 1/4 Cheese, 1/4 Marshmallows and 1/4 Oreos. The only guideline was that when combining all the fractions, it had to equal 1 whole. The other way we immersed ourselves with fractions was finding places around the school and writing a fraction which represented what it was. Elsa found that part of the green fence was 1/3 of the whole fence.
Koanga were exploring the idea of using senses in stories to help the reader feel more like they are in it. Here are some examples:
In Raumati we practised our times tables by building a Multiplication City. We are learning our times tables off by heart.
Can you work out which times table each building represents?
Report from Takurua:In Term 3 all of the Year 4s in the Nga Hau e Wha team took part in Art Splash 2018 - Dance Splash, Choir or Art Splash. If you were in Artsplash you were able to choose between some different artistic mediums to work with such as: clay, print making or 3D construction - making a mini house. All of the students created some amazing work. The 3D construction groupmade some amazing 3d creations with card at the City Gallery