Kia ora whānau and welcome to the Pōhutukawa Learning at Home page.
Here you will find a range of optional online and offline activities that you might like to complete during the day, these are shown below. You and your whānau will need to decide which activities will work best in your home situation. Please contact your child's home group teacher if you have any questions.
This link takes you to your reading group page on the Pōhutukawa Hub site. Here you can access all of the independent reading activities that you use at school when you are not in a lesson with your teacher.
This link takes you to your maths group page on the Pōhutukawa Hub site. Here you can access all of the independent maths activities that you use at school when you are not in a lesson with your teacher.
Wednesday 8th September 2021
Hei Āpōpō, See you tomorrow!
Kia ora e te whānau! We are looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. In the meantime...take a look through all the activities on this page to find something you could try today! Don't forget to take some time to get prepared for tomorrow, and pack your drink bottle!. Hei āpōpō!
Tuesday 7th September 2021
5 Outdoor Spring Ideas
Five easy activities for you and your whānau to do outside this spring. Take a moment to hunt for critters, race leaf boats, get outside whatever the weather, get crafty in nature or discover somewhere new.
Geometry Journeys: Just One Cut
Monday 6th September 2021
5 Minute Activity
Play this game on your own or with one or more of your whānau. You can spend 5 minutes trying to fill in all the categories and then give yourselves a score: 1 point per idea and 3 points if it's an original idea. Or you can just time yourself and see how fast you can fill it in!
General Knowledge Quiz
Have fun with this general knowledge quiz. You can try to answer as many questions as possible without looking the answers up on the internet. You could even test your whānau and see how many questions they know the answer to. There are 2 sets of questions if you are really keen and I have the answers if you need them. Good luck!
Grid Map Explanation
If you want a bit of help with understanding how to use grid maps, watch the video above.
Create A Town Activity
Follow the instructions and create a town on the above grid map or you can draw it out yourself.
Blank Grid Map
You can also create your very own map of a town if you want the freedom to do it just how you want. Or you could create a grid map of an island!
Friday 3rd September 2021
A BIG shout out to Anna today - a special lady , having a special birthday!!
QUIZ - Their, there and they're - do you know the difference?
Go to your homegroup classroom ---> Lockdown Quizzes
Your Daily Message
SUGGESTION - Warm up with the ..... nice and easy, then challenge yourself!
CODES AND CIPHERS have been used to send secret messages for thousands of years. The type of cipher wheel you have created is called a “Caesar Cipher” because it was used by Julius Caesar in ancient Rome to safely send messages to his generals in battle. Only the generals who knew the key would be able to use the cipher to unscramble the message.
Thursday 2nd September 2021
Don't forget to check your school emails inbox for the link to today's home group Zoom, at 12:00 pm!
Compare & Contrast exercise - Venn diagram
Lockdown is a great time to practice our touch typing skills!
There are five rules of touch typing:
Can you answer these brain teasers?
Go to your home group classroom --> Classwork --> Lockdown Quizzes
Why do we like brain teasers?
to strengthen problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Wednesday 1st September 2021
Take a look at this word problem about a rock pool. Can you work out the answer? You have a Doc on your homegroup Google Classroom. Don't forget to share your work when you think you have the answer!
Spring is here! Let's celebrate by writing a cinquain poem. Write a spring poem and use Canva to publish your masterpiece. Find your instructions on your homegroup Google Classroom
Movie/ Stop Motion Challenge
Step 1: Open the Google Slides
Step 2:Watch the 'reomation' about a weather forecast.
Step 3: Read the transcript and translation on Slide 2 and watch it again!
Step 4: Use the kupu to make your own weather forecast in te reo Māori using stop-motion, a video, or Scratch
Tuesday 31st August 2021
Monday 30th August 2021
QUIZ - Is it, it's or its?
Go to your home group classroom --> Classwork --> Lockdown Quizzes
CARD TOWER CHALLENGE
We are really excited to see and share your creations!
Great techniques in this 'how to' video.
Kia ora all and welcome to today's lesson! Let's get ready to practice our building and engineering skills. Our challenge will be to find ways to create structures with a pack of cards.
In this video, Bryan teaches us some tricks to help us build our own card structures. Watch the video through, then try out some of the techniques Bryan uses.
Architect Card Stacker
YOUR TASK! - Engineering Card Tower Challenges
Friday 27th August 2021
We are going to hold another hub Zoom call today...
Watch the video for all the details.
Geography map challenge
How much do you know about the world we live in? Can you identify countries, continents, oceans, flags, physical features, cities and capitals?
Test your geographic knowledge on the map- based activities on this website. Don't forget to scroll down to the bottom to see all options available.
Te Reo Māori kupu online quiz
Challenge yourself with the daily Te Reo Māori Kupu Online Quiz. The quiz uses kupu [words] from the dictionary. So, get involved and see if you can answer all the questions without looking in the papakupu [dictionary].
Don't forget to email your home group teacher to tell us how you got on.
Thursday 26th August 2021
This is a way to combine your daily fitness and help your local environment! Plogging is picking up rubbish as you go for a jog, or a walk, with your whānau. Don't forget to share the photos.
Do you remember Newton's First Law of Motion from our Rocket Challenge? This STEM activity is all about the power of thrust!
Wednesday 25th August 2021
Remember that you can begin the day with our usual learning activities using your Google Sites.
Tuesday 24th August 2021
Kia ora whānau!
Remember that you can begin the day with our usual activities, as below:
Plus any of our many activities on this site
Stay safe in your bubble
Monday 23rd August 2021
Hooray!! The Paralympics start tomorrow.
You will be able to watch on DUKE or TVNZ on Demand. They couldn't have arrived at a better time!
Looking for some Olympic/Paralympic activities. Go onto your school account and go to our Tokyo Olympic SIte.
SUPER POWER: Chromatography
Have some fun with this activity. On the left is the 'How To' for the chromatography experiment from Nanogirl. The chromatography 'machine' is pretty fancy and possibly complicated so if you do not have all the materials ............. have a go at making a simpler design.
You probably really only need:
paper kitchen towels
different coloured felt pens
water to quickly dip in and out of
and some way of drying your samples
THINK ABOUT and experiment with: