Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Toffee Pops! Warriors!

Could you hear the noise coming from the Cornwall Park School hall on Wednesday morning?  It's surprising that it's still standing.

Two players from the Warriors, Patrick and Toafofoa Sipley joined us bringing their messages of health and fitness in a fun and interactive assembly.  Prizes, trivia and chanting were just some of things we tackled!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Marvelous Maths Mistakes

These young mathematicians are learning how to build their understanding by thinking, talking, explaining and justifying as they solve math problems. They worked together, made mistakes, learnt from each other, challenged each other as they came up with their solution.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What is an adjective?

Sharing our thoughts about adjectives... 

Something that describes a noun - Maddison

Something which explains a noun - Sophia

A describing word - Pranvi

A word which makes a picture in the reader's mind - Lucy

Lessons From Piper

We are always looking for ways to develop our
To inspire us this week we watched the short film 'Piper' and discussed the lessons we could learn from this little bird.  Here is what we thought.

Nathan - 'Piper never gave up, even when he got soaked by the waves, he had another go.'

Violet - 'He didn't give up, he was hungry and really wanted to help the other birds.'

Maddison - 'He cared about the other birds.'

Sophia - 'He discovered something new when he tried out different strategies.'

Ahmed - 'He got used to the water.'

Amber - 'He persevered.'

Kyle - 'Piper buried himself in the sand, learning from the crab.'

Alyssia - 'You can do anything you want, you just need to try.'

Josephine - 'The crab shared ideas with Piper.'

Leo - 'Learnt to do something new by never giving up.'

Rebecca - 'He needed to solve the problem by himself.'

Tsukasa - 'He needed to get his own food.'

Pranvi - 'He started to enjoy the water.'

'His mum wanted him to solve the problem himself and become independent.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

One Last Trip

Our STEM rotation and the rollercoaster extravaganza came to an end on Friday afternoon.  The three jam packed afternoons showed off the collaborative problem solving skills of the year 3 and 4 learners in the Kauri team.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Take Two!

The second group of STEM engineers travelled to the roller coaster challenge.  What did they say about what they found tricky?

  • 'Connecting the straws to the cardboard.'
  • 'Adding support to the structure.'
  • 'Making sure the tracks let the ball roll without falling off.'
I wonder what today's engineers will face!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

STEM Excitement

This week the Kauri team are taking part in a mini STEM rotation.  We are moving around rooms, exploring different challenges and using all the skills of the CPDS dispositions.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Netball with Miss Pickworth

The fabulous Miss Pickworth took us for another netball skills session.  We used all that we have learnt to play mini games against each other and had heaps of fun!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Butterfly Creek Adventures

What a fabulous day we had exploring the attractions at Butterfly Creek.  Hungry crocodiles, tarantulas, GIANT weta... dinosaurs!  And so much more.  It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying themselves with the animals.

Check out more of our photos in our Butterfly Creek album.

Sunday, May 7, 2017