Who are we?

Te Rōpū Whakamanawa is a group of Year 5 and 6 students at Ara Tū Whakatā Gilberthorpe School in Hei Hei, Ōtautahi, Aotearoa. We work in a collaborative learning space of Years 4 to 6 students, called Te Ara Takitini. Welcome to our blog where we share our learning throughout 2019.

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Our Names Our Place

Learning The Names of Our Spaces

This week we have been learning the names that have been given for the spaces around our school.  We did an assessment to see what we knew.  The highlighted sections are the ones I got right.  We then went through the names and meanings and I have changed it so all of these are in the correct order.


My next step is to use these names more often.

I got all of this information from Te Ara Takitini site and we worked together as a class.

What could we do to help remember all of these names?

Post for Penny

Shout Out to Penny

Today in blogging, we learned about being positive online and how positive things can grow but so do negative ones.  We created a Shout Out to somebody in our lives.  We watched how to do a Screencastify and how we can post it to our blogs.  
Here is Miss Waho's model and a shout out to Penny.


Next time I do a Screencastify, I will think and plan what I want to say and be clearer in my explanation.

I took photos from Penny's Facebook page.

What other ways can I be positive while online?

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Creating Quality Blog Posts

Blog Posts

We are learning to create quality blog posts using a rubric.



I have not used a rubric before.  I would like to be in the green part of the rubric and be a smart learner.  I think I am in the orange section at the moment.  

We are using the information from our Uru Mānuka Smart Learner resources.

I would appreciate knowing what you think I could do to be a better blogger.

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Te Ara Takitini Names

What Do Our Names Mean?

This shows what our names in Takitini mean.

Our next step is to learn the meanings for home base classes in Te Ara Whakatau.

Be Organised

Our Values Focus~ Be Organised

To start our term off, we have a focus on being organised this week.  Today in Whakamanawa, we viewed our shared slide and then created our own list of things we need to do to be organised.  We did our individual ideas on paper and then co-created an online version for our whole class.
Some examples of our work ready to be put into Topic books.
Our class list for ways we need to improve our organisation and being ready to learn.