Room 3 is a Year 3 and 4 composite class ranging from 6-8 years of age. We are a busy class with a focus on supporting each-other, encouraging discussion, collaborating and striving to be the best learners we can be. One of our most important goals is to challenge ourselves to risk take with both our learning and our life skills. Our motto is ‘have a go’ so we can build on our learning, develop our independence and be proud of our efforts.
We spent some time, put a lot of thought into, and worked together to develop our ‘Class Code of Conduct.’ We work just as hard to follow it while on our learning journey; focusing on our AWHINA values, being kind and looking after others and our environment – He waka eke noa, ‘We are all in this together’.
We are lucky to have a number of digital technology devices to help us create and support our learning. We are using Google Docs and Seesaw to design, produce, record, and share our learning with each-other and our whanau. We have a class website that promotes and supports new and inquiry learning and we enjoy experimenting with technologies and exploring a variety of STEM challenges.
We start the day with taumata and fitness. Every week we visit the library, practice kapa haka with Matua Horrace, and come together in our year groups for our ‘Focus Friday’ activities. We enjoy sharing our mahi at assemblies and we look forward to choosing our ‘clubs’ in Term 3. Some of us help in the garden and some of us love caring for our school chickens. We are starting on our formal enviroschool journey this year and we are excited about the teaching and learning ahead. This year our inquiries will be guided by these rich ideas, Community, Exploration, Making a Difference and Reactions.
Each day we develop our literacy and numeracy skills within a range of contexts, incorporating our inquiry learning wherever possible. We love education outside the classroom and experiencing ‘hands-on’ activities whenever we can!