Thursday, 17 August 2017

Mistakes lead to new pathways

We have been exploring how important making mistakes can be.
Every time we try something new, chances are we won't get it the first time. This is a great thing because this means we can learn from where we went wrong and try again; learn from our mistakes.
Whenever we make a mistake, the neurons in our brain create new pathways of learning.

We did an activity where we scrunched up a ball as small as we could. We held it tightly in our hand and thought of a time when we had made a mistake. We then threw the ball of paper as hard as we could at the wall! Then, we unscrunched it and traced over all the crease lines - our new pathways.

Check out what we have been up to.

In Room One we wrote our own Mihi and created a collage art piece to go with it. For our collage we selected and designed an image that has something to do with our identity.

When we looked at what makes up our identity we realised this included many, many things. Such as our family heritage, our likes and dislikes, our talents and hobbies, our physical appearance right down to our unique fingerprints. We depicted this in a concrete poem of a fingerprint.

At the end of term 2 we spent a few weeks reading Maori myths and legends. We got to pick one and create a movie using stick puppets and a backdrop that we designed. We used iMovie to edit and publish our movies. It took a lot of patience and team work.

What a year it has been!.... So far...

From camp, team building challenges and learning about what it means to be a part of a tribe in term one, to a nail bitting soccer tournament, a doting grandparent's day, pops, bangs and whizzes from Science in a Van in term two! And it has just kept on getting better and better.

This term we have enjoyed the challenge of learning and performing two new dances - hip hop and the jive as well as delivering speeches to the class. Talk about an overload of butterflies and facing challenges!

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

2017...the year of being the LEADERS at Victoria Avenue School

Year 6 is a super exciting year! It is a very important year when we get stuck in and make the most of every learning opportunity, make new friends, achieve our goals and be super star role models.