Who are we?

Te Ara Angitu is a group of Year 5 and 6 students at Ara Tū Whakatā Gilberthorpe School in Hei Hei, Ōtautahi, Aotearoa. Welcome to our blog where we share our learning throughout 2022.
You can also see sharing from Rimu and Whakamanawa students from previous years.

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Be Funky

 Angitu Staff

Today our Angitu staff spent a bit of time getting creative by using BeFunky.  We took a staff photo and used different features to change the photo up a bit.  Check out one of our results:


Thursday, 17 March 2022

Writing Time

 Te Ara Angitu Write

Each day we have time to develop our love and skills for writing.  Today we had time for free writing where we could choose any writing style and topic.  
This is a quick video of what writing time in Te Ara Angitu looks like.


Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Bubble Art Photos

 WHOLE: Bubbles

In Te Ara Angitu, our WHOLE Programme which stands for Wonder-filled Hands On Learning Experiences, started off with a bubbles theme.  
Check out the photos that we took to add to our bubble art.

When we have our art on our learning space wall, we will share those too.

Monday, 14 March 2022

Prototec Pros

 Starting Our Prototec Journey

As part of our Numeracy learning this year, we will be working on our Basic Facts and number knowledge.  Part of this will involve using Prototec and documenting our progress.  

To be able to do that, we need to know how to take screenshots of our work and add these regularly to a slide.  

Today, we had a go at doing this on a shared slide.


Thursday, 10 March 2022

Welcome to Te Ara Angitu 2022

 Te Ara Angitu 2022

Kia ora and welcome to a new space and new year with Te Ara Angitu.  We are currently six weeks into the term and the start of the year hasn't gone quite how we would have liked but we are glad to be back and settling into our new learning space.

We are looking forward to sharing our learning throughout the year with lots of changes and opportunities for growth ahead.  



Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Festival of Flowers

 Our Creations

This year as part of our Community Inquiry and Visual Arts, Whakamanawa created chalk pastel sunflower art that we could enter into the annual Festival of Flowers hosted by the Wigram Lions.
We used this art to decorate our learning space, create calendar art and for the festival exhibition.
Check out our first-ever YouTube clip that also shows some of our photography entries that some students created during our time in our lockdown bubble.
(This is Miss Waho's first time uploading something to YouTube so we could have some background music).


Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Prototec Time

 Timed Prototec - Checking My Basic Facts Knowledge

Today we had a set amount of time to complete a Prototec Basic Facts session.  We then all had to stop, take a screenshot and post this to our blogs so we could share how we went.
We had 6 minutes to work and then had to stop.
I did Stage: 
My score was: 
Next time I need to: 
Here are my screenshots:

Insert your screenshot here: