Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ako Ngatahi's Future Coaches.

Today Kiesha, Mikayla and Dakota planned a skills session for a small group of children.  Well done you were giving great instructions.  You will all make great teachers or coaches one day!

My Castle

Discovery Day!

To celebrate our last week of term we are having a discovery day, where we can choose an awesome activity.  Check out some of the videos!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015


This morning we played Kahoot that was based on questions from the novel we have been reading, Gangsta Granny. Kahoot is a cool game that you compete in quizzes on the internet about a whole range of subjects. You are given a quiz questions and you have 4 answers to choose from. Kahoot keeps track of your score and at the end of the quiz we can find out which team is the winner. The faster you answer the question the more points you earn. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Special visitors - local MPs Megan Woods and Poto Williams!

On Monday the Year 4s were lucky enough to have two local MPs, Megan Woods (Labour MP for Wigram) and Poto Williams (Labour MP for Christchurch East), come and see what we do with Sophie and Katie at Kiwi Can. It was very cool that they joined in our games and we enjoyed meeting and talking to them.

Picasso art work

Mrs Staples has helped Ako Ngatahi complete this very colourful art work inspired by Pablo Picasso. We are very impressed with the quality of work and it looks fantastic hanging up in the Ako Ngatahi lounge!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Using equipment for new learning.

It was great to see Genica and Tyra working together in maths today and using equipment for problems that were challenging! Awesome work!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

And another maths mover!

Congratulations to Sofia who has moved up 2 maths stages in her basic facts. We are so proud of Sofia because she has made amazing progress this year in her maths. Keep it up!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

More basic fact movers

Congratulations to our latest basic facts results from Manaia, Abbagale, Mikayla, Pou, Tahnesha and Tyra. A special congratulations to Kiesha who moved 2 stages! Awesome work all of you. It has been wonderful to see most children in Ako Ngatahi have moved at least one stage in their basic facts this year!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Kaydin's Recount on Puppet Pals

Great Maths Mollie!

Reading goals

This year to make things simpler for us all we have three different goals to help us improve our reading. We have been working on these goals and look forward to sharing our progress with you during our next parent, student and teacher interviews. 

Tyra's Information Poster

Techie Brekkie

We had an awesome first Techie Brekkie this morning. This was an opportunity to share what we have been learning and how to use the Chromebook with our parents.  

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hope and Anneleise sharing their maths strategy.

Hope and Anneleise have been learning how to add tens. Here is a video showing how they do it.

Latest spelling movers

Well done to Danielle, Samyog, Khush, Fale, Blessing, Jaxon and Sharlisa who have all moved up a spelling level. We will keep you posted as we have other children who are ready to be tested.

Canterbury Cross Country

Good luck to Dakota and Zion who are representing our school and the West Zone at the Canterbury Cross Country Champs today.  It is a wonderful achievement making it through to this race!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Description of Gangsta Granny by David Walliams

This term we have been reading Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. We have been working on writing a description of the Gangsta Granny character.