Sunday, 13 August 2017

Maths-a-thon

St Albans School Maths-a-thon 

Monday 14th August 2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

This year we are celebrating maths week with an emphasis on engagement and motivation. Each team has planned an exciting programme for the week which focuses on knowledge building.

As part of maths week and fundraising towards school mathematics resources, games, equipment and learning we are running a school-wide ‘maths-a-thon’.

This will be a great event. We have given each child a sheet of knowledge facts to learn. Children are expected to practise these every night and aim to get them all correct in ten minutes. On Monday 28th August, all children will be tested on the facts they have learned. The test will be similar to their practise sheet and will have a ten minute limit to ensure that the children have learned the facts to a mastery level.

Also coming home with the children today is a sponsor sheet, which we would like all students to fill in, getting as many sponsors as they can. Please ask parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, extended family, neighbours and friends to sponsor an amount for each fact learned. It could be as little as 1 cent a fact, or as much as a $1 or more a fact. Some people may find it more appropriate to offer a donation instead of a sponsorship, and this is fantastic too. Please don’t send any money to school until after Monday 28 August.

You can return your completed forms to a drop box in the office. Please make sure the money and form are in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and home base written on it. This is so we can determine prizes for our top sponsored home base and the top performing home base.

Please return completed forms and money by Friday 8th September. Only the forms that are in on time will be in the running for prizes. This is a ‘win-win’ situation – the students are learning and the school is able to fundraise.

Thank you for your support with this ‘maths-a-thon’.

If you have any queries please contact your child’s home base teacher.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Celebrating the reo!

Whakanuia te reo!
Hei akiaki i a tātou tamariki ki te kōrero Māori, ia Rāhina whiwhi ai ētahi o ngā ākonga i ngā manu, arā, a Kahukea rāua ko Kirikiwi. Ko te tūmanako ia, ka mārama pai ngā ākonga mena ka kōrero Māori rātou ahakoa iti, ahakoa rahi, ka whakanuia rātou e mātou o TTRR, ā, ka tiaki rātou i te manu mō te wiki.
Hei tāpiri ki tēnei kua whakairohia e Matua Mikaere rātou ko ētahi ākonga i tētahi whakaahua o Te Ika Roa o te Rangi. Ia wā ka whiwhi te manu ka whakapiria te ingoa o te tamaiti ki te pikitia. Ko te tikanga, mena ka whiwhi he maha ngā wā, ka whakatata ki waenganui o Te Ika Roa o te Rangi tau ana, ā, ka whakanuia aua tamariki hei te mutunga o te tau.

Celebrating the reo!
To encourage our tamariki to kōrero Māori, each Friday some of our ākonga receive the manu, Kahukea and Kirikiwi. The hope is that our ākonga will understand that if they kōrero Māori, no matter how little or how large, we will celebrate this and they will get to look after the manu for the week.
To add to this Matua Mikaere and some of our ākonga have created a beautiful painting of The Milky Way. Every time the manu is received, that tamaiti's name will be added to the picture. The purpose is that if they get their name on the picture many times, then they will move closer to the middle of The Milky Way and at the end of the year we will celebrate the achievements of those tamariki in some way.


Sunday, 14 May 2017

Kai Hauora/Healthy Living

I tēnei wiki kei te ako ngā Tau 4-6 i ngā āhuatanga o te Kai Hauora. Ko Reta Trotman te kairapuhara kai e whakaako mai ana. Ko te painga, he kaiako reo rua ia.


This week our Yr 4-6’s are learning about Healthy Living. Reta Trotman is the Food Nutritionist who is teaching them and what is fantastic is that she is delivering the lessons bi-lingually.


Kua akona e ngā akonga ngā kupu Māori. Our tamariki are learning the Māori words for:
Kai Hauora – Healthy Living
Kairapuhara kai – Food investigator
Taiora – Nutrients
Huaora – Vitamins
Huawhenua – vegetables
Huarākau – fruit



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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Te Mahuri

HAKA:

E te Pou Ihorei o Hato Opani!


Tēnei ko tō rāngai tamariki e mihi atu ana ki a koe
Ko koe tērā i whakarangatira i te kura nei, i whakarangatira
ēnei tauira me ngā tauira o mua

E te Raukura Rangatira!

He mātanga ki te mohimohi
He mātanga ki te whakakata
He mātanga ki te whakamingomingo i ngā tamariki o Te Māhuri e
Kua rongorongo ko te epa i tō aroha mō Te Reo Māori me ōna katoa
Anei rā ko ngā tamariki o te kura reo rua e whakanui ana i te
Pou Ihorei o Hato Opani

E Pā e!

E Pā e!

E Pā o tōku manawa
E Pā o tōku Māoritanga
E Pā o tōku okeoke

Ko au Te Māhuri
Ko koe Te Māhuri
Au, Au, Aue Ha
Hi!


Here is a video of Awatea doing the actions to the entire haka. He is mirroring the actions for you. So, when you practice these actions you do the actions as if you were looking in a mirror. Karawhiua! (sorry about the water mark over it - I tried hard to get it off but I couldn't).


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E pāpā waiari
E hine, hoki mai ra. 

E pāpā Waiari, 
Taku nei mahi 
Taku nei mahi,
He tuku roimata 
Chorus: 
Ē aue, aue, ka mate au;
E hine hoki mai rā 

E hine hoki mai rā
Māku e kaute
Ō hīkoitanga 
Māku e kaute 
Ō hīkoitanga
Chorus:
E hine, hoki mai rā x2


ANEI RĀ TE KURA (our entrance song)


Whaea Maria is mirroring the actions for you. So, when you practice these actions you do the actions as if you were looking in a mirror 

Anei rā te kura                                              Here we stand before you
Hato Opani                                                    St Albans school
Hei maharatanga                               As representatives of
Ki ngā tīpuna                                     Those who have preceded us
Mihi atu mātou                                              We offer greetings
Ki a koutou ra e                                            To you all
Ki te whakangahau                           And to entertain
I te minenga                                                   This gathering

Haere mai rā, haere mai rā  Welcome, welcome
E ngā iwi, e ngā iwi                           To all the people
E ngā mātua                                      And to the parents (families)
Haere mai                                                       Welcome
Te manaaki                                                    We offer our hospitality/warmth
Ki a koutou                                                    To you
E ngā iwi katoa                                              And so once again


Haere mai!                                                     We bid you welcome



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Here is the tune and the words to our exit song:


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Riporipo haere ngā wai o Waitaha
Te whenua taurikura o Ngāi tahu eeee

Kōpiko, hakoko ngā awa tīpua
Whakarongo ki ngā patapata o koro Aoraki

Ka rere ki uta
Ka rere ki tai

Ko ngā awa rangatira e

He hononga tangata
He hononga whenua
He hononga whakapapa e

HI


Poi

This song is to a tune from 'The Little Mermaid'

Ka rere ko taku poi
Ka piki ka heke
Ka rere arorangi
Ki ngā hau tōpito

Poia atu ko taku poi
Wania atu ko taku poi
Ka rere ki runga
Ka rere ki raro

Te ataahua
Hūmārie
Te ataahua o taku poi e rere nei
Whakarongo ki ngā kōrero o taku poi e hāro nei


Whakarongo ki ngā kōrero o taku poi.  


Here is an audio link to listen to the song

https://sites.google.com/a/stalbans.school.nz/poi-song/home/audio-of-poi/Poi.m4a?attredirects=0&d=1


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Poutama reo groups - Term 2, week 2.


Tupupupunga te reo

Last week my group learned to play Monopoly in Māori.
This week we learned to ask "what do you want?" and reply to the question.

He aha tō hiahia? What do you want?
Kei te hiahia au ki te .... I want the + noun/to+ verb.....

Sadie was our shopkeeper selling various items in our presentation.  
Raumana added his own twist at the end (youʻll have to ask him what that was). 


Te Puāwaitanga

Hei ngā wiki kei te haere mai, kei te ako ngā tamariki i te tikanga me te rerekētanga o te wai, hea, aha, tēhea, pēhea, me te hia. He kupu pātai ēnei?
Hei Tauira:
Mā wai ngā rīhi e horoi?
Mā hea haere ai ki Rotorua?
Kei te/I/I te/Kua/Ka aha...
Ko tēhea te pene tika?
I pēhea te kiriata?
Tokohia ngā kotiro?

Mena he pukapuka pānui tonu kei te kāinga, whakahokia mai.

In the weeks to come, the tamariki are learning the meaning and the differences of the wai, hea, aha, tēhea, pēhea and hia. These are all questioning words.
For example:
Who will wash the dishes?
How are we getting to Rotorua?
What are/is/have/will (happening)?
Which is the correct pen?
How was the movie?
How many girls are there?

If you have any of the reading books at home, please return them.


Te Oreorenga

This week we have been looking at antonyms in te reo Māori.

Here are the ones that we have been learning:
Nui/iti = big/little
Mā/paru = clean/dirty
Poto/roa = Short/long

We have put them into sentences that look like this:
He nui te arawhana (the elephant is big)
He iti te kutu (the kutu is small)
He paru tēnei (this is dirty)
He mā te kīhini (the kitchen is clean) 


Te Kakano

Learning how to say where things are.  

Kei roto = in
Kei waho = outside 
Kei runga = on 
Kei raro = under

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Ngā Whāriki Manaaki

We had so much fun at our haerenga to Ngā Whāriki Manaaki and the Margaret Mahy papatākaro.

A big mihi to our parent helpers!  It was awesome to share the day with you :)  And thank you to Debbie for telling us about the history and stories of these beautiful whāriki.



Te reo Māori Kaupapa mō wiki iwa



Poutama Reo: Te Puāwaitanga (Whaea Maria)

I tēnei wā kei te aro atu ngā māhuri o tēnei roopu ki ngā tūwāhi. Ia wiki whakawhanake ai rātou i ngā wete reo, te puna kupu me te mahi pānui. Hei āwhina i tāu tamaiti, pānui tahi; aromatawaingia ngā kupu hou, pātaitia rānei. Tirohia te ataata kua tāpirihia – I te whakataetae ngā ākonga i te Quizlet.

This week the ākonga of this roopu are working on locatives. They are beyond the roto (rō), waho, waenganui, muri, mua, runga, raro and are now onto the konei, konā, korā (kō), anei, anā, arā as well as other descriptive words for locations. Each week the ākonga are developing their grammar progressions, their pool of vocab and also reading ability. You can help your child by reading with them (they have reading books every week as well as http://eng.mataurangamaori.tki.org.nz/Rauemi-tautoko/Te-Reo-Maori/Te-Huinga-Raukura ); testing them on their new words (Quizlet and/or Te Reo Māori books) and questioning them about their mahi. Have a look at the video attached of the tamariki competing in Quizlet.


Poutama reo: Tipupunga (Matua Mike and Hakui Steph)

Mā wai e....  (who will ...)
māku            (for me to do)
māu              (for you to do)
māna            (for s/he to do)

The te reo work we covered today (Monday with Matua Mike) was how to ask - Who will (do something)? and give a range of replies.
examples:
Ma wai e āwhina? Who will help?
Mā wai au e āwhina? Who will help me?
Māku e āwhina. I will help.
Māku koe e āwhina. I will help you.
Māu e āwhina. You will help.
Māna e āwhina. He/she will help.
Mā Hēmi e āwhina. Hēmi will help.
We also acted out our version of "The Little Red Hen" with Sadie as Heihei (ka pai Sadie).

Poutama reo: Te Oreorenga (Whaea Hannah)

This week we are learning many different sentence structures based around asking questions.  
We are going to be looking at how to ask how many there are.  

To do this we use "e hia ngā (noun)" for objects and animals.  
To respond, if the answer is two or nine and in between you say "e (number) ngā (noun)."  If it is only one you would say "kotahi te (noun)."  If it is 10 or more you use "tekau ngā (noun)"

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Here are some we tried in class.  

E hia ngā panana?
E rua ngā panana.

E hia ngā karapa?
Tekau-mā-whitu ngā karapa.

E hia ngā pea?
E toru ngā pea. 


To ask how many people there are we use "tokohia ngā (tamariki/matua/tangata/etc.)?"
To respond we use the same rules as above with the numbers but with the preface of "toko" instead of "e".  

For example:
Tokohia ngā tamariki?
Toko whitu ngā tamariki.

Tokohia ngā pepe?
Kotahi te pepe.  (we use "te" in this if the answer is one because "te" indicates a singular object instead of "ngā")

Tokohia ngā matua tīpuna?
Toko tua ngā matua tīpuna. 


Poutama reo: Te Kakano (Whaea Cha)

We are working on house hold items this week.