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: follow position instructions

It was hard when: I need to use math position words

I really liked: getting to learn new maths 

Kerri thinks

You can use the maths position words and the correct names for shapes. I am pleased that you enjoyed learning new maths and I could tell that you loved the outside in the playground learning. It can be tricky to give instructions using your maths words when you can pint your hand and touch the shapes. Keep on practising and it will become 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'm playing with my friends

It was hard when: I the pool because you might bang into them

I really liked: it when I play soccer 

Kerri Thinks

You are showing whakawhanaungatanga with all the thinking and ideas you share and how you listen to the ideas of others. Remember to use kind words Jaxon, this will help you to show whakawhanaungatanga in and out of the classroom.

When I grow up

I want to be a pilot when I grow up. I like playing on my scooter and going down the pole.
What a great smile Jaxon! I can you love going down the pole, and all sorts of running games. You are a fabulous learner and can be anything you want.