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 2021.
You can also see sharing from past Whakamanawa students from previous years.
Friday, 30 October 2020
In the last couple of days, we decided to create some artworks that we could enter into the Festival of Flowers this year. We didn't have much time to plan for this event so it was great to have the opportunity since Athletics was postponed, to put a bit of time into our work.
Check out the pictures of our entries:
We might still have a few more entries so will add those if we do. Our next step is to attend the festival this weekend and get some ideas and inspiration to participate and create again next year.
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
At the start of term four, we had a visit from Harold and the Life Education Trust team. Whakamanawa's learning was around a growth mindset and the brain.
Here are a few of our photos and a brainstorm of learning.
Check out our video clip of a game that uses the brain.
We now plan to take what we have learned and continue to develop a growth mindset.
A Week Of Music Making
What a treat we had when members from the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra spent the week with us. The week started with the whole school having an introduction session and met the team who would be working with us.
This was exciting enough for us and had us all engaged and mesmerised.
Whakamanawa had a theme of 'Climate Change' and were the CSO team were led by Thomas. Throughout the week we learned a chant and then used drum sticks and buckets to create our music.
Monday, 19 October 2020
We Value Being On Time
This week we are learning about being punctual and on time. Our focus for this is about how our actions affect and impact on other people.
We used a Google Drawing that we used earlier in the year but changed our perspectives so we thought about other people rather than the impact on just us.
Here is a class model of what we did:
Monday, 17 August 2020
Fun Times For Fun Friday
For week 4, Mrs Ngaata and Miss Waho were continuing with some creativity from Cook Islands Language Week. Students loved making Cook Island ei so we ran this option for Fun Friday again.
Check out of creations: