Welcome to Learning Community 8 ...
We are an Enthusiastic, Excited, Engaged, Eccentric, Eager, Electric, Empowered, Explosive, Entrepreneurial group of learners. Take a look at our Enriching learning Environment!
Name of Learning Leader: Josie Hagger
Room Number: 8
Number of learners: 27
Aims & Goals:
- Community partnership
THE 6 KINDS OF BEST
Mathematics Strand- Statistics
English- Writing- Explanation Texts
Learning Pathways- Our big question: What can we learn from our Pacific neighbours?
OUR CLASS TREATY
One of the first things we did was to discuss what we wanted to get out of the year. We wrote different rules together as a learning community making it an inclusive decision. Thinking about both ourselves and others during this process made sure that everybody was included! We discussed our school's term values which are: Respect, Aroha and Community Partnership. Hands were used as part of our display rather than signing as it was an opportunity to showcase our individuality and varied design skills. Grow, Respect and Achieve is the school's vision and how this would look 'in action' within our Learning Community was an important aspect of our learning.
The '6 Kinds of Best' posters have recently been introduced into our Learning community. We encourage each other to be the best that we can be, not only thinking about our own world but the global community as well.
THE ECOLOGY OF LEARNING
This term a focus has been The Ecology of Learning. Unpacking how the brain works and the impact this have on our learning was really exciting.
SELF PORTRAITS WITH MR HAGGER
As part of celebrating who we are Susan took our photos, we enlarged and printed them, then cut them in half. We stuck half of ourselves onto an A3 piece of cartridge paper and used the other half to guide our sketching. We talked about different facial features and how we would reproduce them realistically on our page.
I DRIVE MY LEARNING
For our writing this term we are learning how to write an explanation text. The children where asked if there is any questions they would like answered. This helped the children to become a part of their learning. They will then take away these questions and use them as a base for a research project. They can then take the questions and write an explanation to help them answer their own questions. This is part of Ecology of Learning; using resources and materials to facilitate our learning.
OUR PACIFIC NEIGHBOURS
This terms big question is: "What can we learn from our Pacific neighbours?" We began talking about the Pacific, the water that surrounds the countries and the different countries that are part of the Pacific. We then moved onto different parts of the cultures within these countries. The part the children enjoyed the most is learning about the different Tapa cloths, the way they are made and the meaning behind them. It was interesting to learn about all the different designs that are on a Tapa and where they come from, for example the shell shape and different leaf shapes.
SNAP SHOTS OF ROOM EIGHT
Here are a few pictures from around our class. We have a very bright and interactive class, check it out...
LEARNING COMMUNITY EIGHT IN ACTION
We are busy in our class taking control of our learning and working hard to achieve our goals. Here are some pictures of us in action!
We hope you Enjoyed visiting our Extremely Exciting, Enriching, Extra-special learning Environment. What you have seen is only a small part of the learning that takes part in our room. Feel free to drop by at any time for a more Extensive look into our learning.