Friday, 9 December 2016

Week 9: Maths Challenge

Hi blogging world

Today Jay presented his maths challenge to the class. We used screencastify to record his presentation and the discussion throughout. Feel free to listen to it by clicking on the link below

Jay's presentation/feedback session

Note to Setoga class: please remember to listen to this screencastify before you present to the class. There are a few peices of feedback in there that could apply to you all. It will also give you a springboard from where to start.  Happy presenting!

Week 8: Maths challenge (progress update)

This week we have continued to work on our maths challenges. Miss Fortes gave us the opportunity to get feedback from three other people. Then we had to make some changes that they told us to do.

Instead of finding a link to a game that already exists, we decided to use our digital tools to create new ones. Here is an example of one of the maths games that have been created by Setoga Class.

Maths Game by Gargee, Paris and Kanishka.
Click here to try their game

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Week 7: Student strategy challenge

This week Miss Fortes introduced us to the 'strategy challenge'. We had to choose a math problem from the list and create a multi-modal presentation about the best maths strategy that could be used to solve the problem. Here are a few of us in action

Two teams creating their own board games instead of linking to an online game

Creating a board game using google draw

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Week 6: Quality blog commenting

In Setoga class we are forever reflecting on our work and helping each other improve. Two of our class members noticed that some of us were rushing our blog comments and forgetting to make them positive,thoughtful and helpful.

So we decided to put together some examples for each other so we could look at them if we ever forget.

You can open this slideshow by clicking on the link below. We have opened it up so you can comment directly on our slides and gives us feedback on our blog comments. We look forwards to reading your feedback

Link to slideshow

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Week 3: Team Germany

This Friday some of Setoga class will be attending the annual 'Have a go' sports day at Keith Hay Park.  They will have the chance to participate in get set go activities, touch rugby, gymnastics and SNAG golf.

This years theme is the Olympics and we are representing Germany.  Andrew, Fehi, Sela, Hinemoa and JD worked together to create a chant for our team.  They made a screencastify of it to share with everyone.  Enjoy.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Week 2: Stop motion animations

We have been learning about natural disasters and how we can be prepared for them. We decided to make stop motion animations to simulate an earthquake. We did this using the 'stop motion animation' app on our chromebooks. Sadly the app isn't working properly and our videos were lost. So... we decided to try again except this time we used stop motion animation on our iPads. It worked perfectly!

Miss Fortes uploaded our videos to youtube so we could create voice overs using screencastify but the videos wouldn't play.  Today was definitely a day to display the Hay park Way and show how resilient we are.

Here are some photo's of us during the planning stage. We created a story board, then added at least five keywords per scene. These were specific topic words we would use during our voice overs.

See video here Stop Motion Animation


Monday, 19 September 2016

Week 9: SPCA Website for kids

Did you know that there is a SPCA website especially for kids? Here is a video of a few children from our class talking about what they saw on the website today. Click on this image and follow the link.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Thank you to our sponsors

This is  a slideshow about The Cat Door Company. Please enjoy reading about why they are an amazing company.

Have you ever heard of SureFlap?  They are an innovative company that make cat doors and other products. Please look through this slideshow to see how they have supported our school.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Week 6: Zoo trip

My reflective post

One thing I learned at the zoo was that an elephant has 40,000 muscles in their trunk. Another thing I learned was that a Meerkats have black rings around their eyes like sun glasses to protect their eyes from the sun's glare. The last thing I learned was that elephants can vibrate their head to communicate with other elephants. The vibrations go down through their feet into the ground.

Thank you for reading
By Viliami

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Week 6: Enrichment tasks using TinkerCad

Check out this enrichment task by Gargee. She would love some feedback on her task.

Gargee @ Hay Park School: Enrichment Activity: Kia Ora bloggers,  If you read my previous blog post about the zoo, the workers have to make sure they really take care of how much fun...

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Week 5: Writing Workshop Slides

Kia ora whanau. Here is a copy of the slides from today's writing workshop.  Feel free to use these at home when supporting your child's writing at home.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Week 5: Mix 'n' Match Activity

Hi bloggers.  This is a good task to get you thinking about how healthy your drinks are.  Do you have any of these drinks at your house?

Here is a fun activity that will help you learn about how much suagr is in your drinks.  Click here to open this drawing and make a copy of your own. Remember to share your finished activity on your own blog so other people can give you feedback.

Link to Nathaniel's mix 'n' match activity

Friday, 19 August 2016

Week 4: Must see advice from Ollie

Hey blogging world.  This is an awesome 'kawa of care' activity that was completed by one of our year 3 students, Ollie. He would really like some feedback from you all. Have a lovely weekend.

Morris Class: Term 3 Week 4 Here is some great advice from Oliv...: Term 3 Week 4 Here is some great advice from Oliver in Year 3 on how to care for your Chromebook.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Week 4: Positive-Thoughtful-Helpful blog comments

In Setoga class we enjoy leaving positive, thoughtful and helpful comments on other people's blogs. Sometimes we are so excited that we forget to do one of these things, so this week we are doing a blog commenting 'refresher'.

Here is an example of a positive, thoughtful and helpful blog comment that was written by Gargee.

Gargee has left a new comment on your post "3D Design":

Hola Mandita,

Great job Mandita. I also did TinkerCad and I used a cylinder to make the outside to, same with the rings! Did you have fun making your medal? Next time if you blog about 'TinkerCad', write it as TinkerCad, not TinkaCad. It might make people get mixed up with the names.

Kind Regards

Posted by Gargee to Mandita @ Hay Park School at 12 August 2016 at 12:19

Friday, 12 August 2016

The NED Show

This week we were lucky enough to have The NED show visit us. It was a phenomenal show that taught us how to be NED.  NED stands for...

Never give up
Encourage others
Do your best

Channing was the presenter who taught us how to be NED. It was an enthralling show that incorporated funny sounds, yo-yo's that were wicked cool and some awesome magic tricks.  For example Channing tore up a piece of tissue that illustrated how people can sometimes tear us down with mean words.  Then she ate the tissue and with some encouragement she some how connected it together to make a huge 12ft ribbon that just kept coming out of her mouth.  It was spectacular!  That is the beauty of encouragement.

Channing and Setoga Class

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Week 3: Aryan @ Hay Park School: Raksha Bhandan Indian celabration

Every wondered what Raksha Bhandan is?  Check out Aryan's blog below.

Aryan @ Hay Park School: Raksha Bhandan Indian celabration: Namaste blogging world. In the month of August there is a special festival for brother and sisters is called Raksha bhandan. On that day s...

Friday, 5 August 2016

Week 2: Kawa of Care Comic Strips

Hey bloggers.  This week we were inspired by Morris class and their amazing 'Kawa of Care' comic strips.  So we decided to make our own about chromebooks.  Here is an example of one group.  Feel free to look through our individual class blogs and check out our comic strips.  We would love some feedback on them.

JD @ Hay Park School: Kawa of Care: This is our Kawa of care.It is about our chromebooks.There is one about holding your chromebook one about eating and drinking.Kawa of care...

You can visit Morris Class and follow their amazing learnng by clicking here

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Week 9: Cultural Day by Bendeguz

I liked Culture day because people can see how your cultural dress or lava lava. It is good to wear your costumes on Culture day and show everyone that you are proud of your culture.

On Culture day me and my class made shadow puppets. We started them on week eight. First we started of with Miss Fortes giving us some paper with a shadow puppet template. Then we used a pencil and a ruler to make intricate designs. We drew patterns with the pencils. Then we made the line bold with a felt pen. After that we colored in the shadow puppet.  When we finsihed colouring we had to cut the puppets out and put in needles that we could bend so the piees could move.

After that we made a video about the culture of Hay Park School.  I realy enjoyed this because now I know how to make new patterns and I know about shadow puppets.

By Bendeguz

Friday, 24 June 2016

Setoga Class Puppet House

This is what you can do if you ever feel angry...  By JD, Bendeguz and Simon

A short play about blogging... By Aryan, Gargee, Kanishka and Paris

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Week 8: Our class assembly

This is a snippet of our class assembly.  It starts off with Gargee and Fehi singing 'I want you back' with their back up singers from Setoga Class, then ends with Paris demonstrating a set of 'blocks'.


Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Week 8: Nathaniel @ Hay Park School: Our phenomenal assembly

Did you miss our assembly yesterday? Nathaniel has written a brief recount of what happened.

Nathaniel @ Hay Park School: Our phenomenal assembly: Hi bloggers, Yesterday setoga class presented a new assembly. It was very cool because we did something that was different to what the oth...

Friday, 17 June 2016

Week 7: Reading Together

A big 'thank you' to the families who attended our second Workshop. Workshop 3 will be held next Thursday 23rd June @ 9.00am in the school library. All families are welcome.

Jesse reading together with his mum

Seth and his mum having a blast reading together.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Week 6: Lucas @ Hay Park School: Stop Go Animation Station

Check out Lucas's stop go animation.  During reflection time he poses an interesting question which has written at the end of his post.  I wonder if anyone could help Lucas with this question?

Lucas @ Hay Park School: Stop Go Animation Station: Hello blogging world can you give me feedback for this video.  So you watch the video then you give me feedback so I can make the video bett...

Monday, 30 May 2016

Week 5: Individual Blogs

Hi bloggers!  If you look down the right side of our blog you will see links to our individual blogs.  We would really love it if you could visit them and maybe comment on a post or two.  Your comments help us build an audience for our blogs as well as improve our learning based on your feedback.

Thank you for reading
Setoga Class

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Week 4: How to comment on a blog

Hi everyone.  Welcome back to another exciting week of learning in Setoga class.  This is a brief screencastify that shows you how to comment on a blog.  If you are new to blogs or blog commenting this will show you how to comment.

Later this week one of we will post a screencastify about how we structure a comment to be positive, thoughtful and helpful.  Happy commenting!

Click here to watch the screencastify.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Week 3: Reading tasks by Gargee

Listen to this fantastic screencastify about how we learn, create and share Setoga class.  We would love your feedback on our tasks and new ways to improve it.

Hello Miss Fortes,

Here is the link to the screencastify of me reading about my reading tasks.


Friday, 13 May 2016

Week 2: Learning how to embed a document

Today we have had loads of fun learning how to embed a google drawing into our blogs.   This is uber exciting because 18 of us now have our own individual blog! 

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Week 2: Dance

We have been learning about a range of cultures and how they differ from each other.  This afternoon we learned about four types of national dance.  Greece - Zorba, New Zealand - Haka, Scotland - Highland fling and Samoa - Sasa.  Each dance had a different beat, different tone and used different parts of your body.  

Watch us practice in the video below

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Week 2: Tuhi mai, Tuhi atu

Kia orana, talofa lava, malo lelei, namaste, kia ora, üdvözöljük and welcome to our class blog!  We are super excited to be shairng our blogging journey with Ohaewai School, Sockburn School and Grey Main School.

This is a google presentation that we are currently working on.  It has a little bit of information about each of our phenomenal learners in Setoga class.  Enjoy

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Week 1: Sports Profile

Welcome back to term 2!  This week we are celebrating the success of an already outstanding sportsman.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Week 11: How much sugar are you drinking?

Check out this awesome video we made with Grace (our lovely Public Health Nurse).

It really gets you thinking about how much sugar is in your drink.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Week 10: 'Stepping out' with Constable Rob

This week we have been learning about potential hazards we could come across when walking around roads.

Here is a word cloud of what we have identified as hazards.

Can you think of any other hazards?  Please comment below

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Week 9: Socrative!

In Setoga class we enjoy reflecting on our learning because it helps us understand what we really know, what we know and what we don't know.  It also helps us think about what we could do next time to make something better.

Miss Fortes sometimes has to tell us to reflect but some people can do it by themselves.  We use a website called Socrative to reflect on our learning.

This is us hard at work

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Week 8: Screencastify

This term we have been looking closely at the Hay Park Way.  This is a screencastify that JD made to share his thinking about the Hay Park Way.

We were all so happy when we could hear JD independently self-assessing his work.

"A screencastify is a good way to share your learning because people can give you really good feedback.  Now I know that have to go and do the last criteria again." - JD

Click here to watch JD's screencastify

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Week 7: Five finger rule

This week we learned about the 'five finger rule'.  When you are reading a book you have your hand ready. Every time you come across a hard word or a word you don't know, you put up one finger.  If you have all five fingers up before the end of the page it means 'STOP' and that the text is too hard for you.

We use this rule to help us find books that we can read independently.  Do you have a rule that you use?

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Week 6: iMovie

Today we made an iMovie of our final softball session.  It was good to see everyone try to hit the ball but some people had three strikes and missed the ball.  When we tried to upload our iMovie it didn't work because it said that it exceeded 100MB.

Can anyone help us make it smaller?  Or does anyone have any tips to make our movie shorter?

Thank you
Fehi and Grace

Friday, 4 March 2016

Week 5: Our class site

Have you visited our class site?  You can click here to go to our site.

This is where you can find information about our learning and access our maths hub and writing hub.  These are my favourite places because they have fun activities and sites we can use to help our learning.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Week 4: Thank you to our parent helpers.

Week 4: Love your Coast

This week we participated in the 'Love your Coast' clean up challenge.  We learned about how our rubbish can hurt sea creatures and how we can be Kaitiaki and protect our oceans.

As part of our SODA Miss Fortes asked us to make up a sentence using these words: jellyfish, turtle, plastic bag and ocean.  Here are a few sentences we made up...

"A turtle in the ocean thought a plastic bag was a jelly fish." - Jay

"In the ocean there are plastic bags that travel.  Some people have been throwing things in the drain and it goes to the ocean.  Turtles think the plastic bags are jelly fish and they eat them and die." - JD

"One day a turtle ate a plastic bag from the ocean thinking it was a jelly fish." - Paris

"In the ocean shore there are turtles that think plastic bags are jelly fish.  Turtles like to eat jelly fish but when they eat plastic they can die." - Gargee

"The turtle saw a jelly fish swimming in the ocean.  Suddenly a turtle ate a plastic bag." - Tuli

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Week 3: Student toolkits

This week our fabulous four chromebook experts Gargee, Raymond, Janine and Kanishka held mini toolkits during reading.  In these toolkits they taught us how to add screencastify to chrome and how to use screencastify too.  Mandita thought it was really weird to hear her own voice on the screen but fun to do. She was also the first person to complete a screencastify in our class and is now a screencastify expert!

Watch this space!

Friday, 12 February 2016

Week 2: My Kitchen Rules

Four teams... one recipe... expert hygiene measures and a set of DELECTABLE chocolate chip cookies!

Today, we worked with Killeen class and we had a mini bake off in an effort to produce delicious cookies ready to sell at the Molly Green Festival tomorrow.   Here are some photos of the fun we had!


Friday, 5 February 2016

Week 1: Challenge

Welcome back to another fantastic year of learning, creating and sharing!  Our concept at Hay Park School is Challenge.  We will be starting off this year by looking at 'identity' and describing who we are, as well as what makes us unique.  

"Setoga class is unique because we use chromebooks to learn about new stuff, create new ideas and activities and share them with the whole entire world" - Students from Setoga class

"Hay Park School is unique because we have our own cat called Dusky.  She lives at our school" - Hadiya

We would love to hear about what makes you or your class unique.  Please comment below.