Monday, 21 August 2017

Why should or shouldn't children be able to vote?

Why Children Should Be Able To Vote?

I think you should be able to vote as a kid because kids  know more than adults. Why you ask? Well in the 70’s and 80’s computers weren't invented so adults could not do stuff that we can do now. So some children could be more smarter than some adults.

Did you know that some adults can do idiotic things like smoke cigarettes, get drunk and stuff like that?  Sometimes that stuff gets  them into jail. Children have never been to jail so they are responsible. There is a lot of evidence that suggests this.

Children should also be able to vote because some adults turn their children into slaves. The slaves should be able to vote so that we can stop this happening.

To summarise my main points, adults are sometimes dumb and children are responsible and reliable. Adults can do nasty stuff like murder, rob people and be nasty to police.

And those are the reasons why kids should be able to vote.

By Tristan

Should kids vote?

I strongly believe that kids under 17 should not vote because they most likely will choose the wrong decisions and they don't know what’s important.

Secondly children don't have the maturity or responsibility for themselves. Their parents may influence their vote. Is this really fair?

Adults should vote because they can make the right decisions and they always have good reasons why.

Finally adults are much more independent than kids and a lot more responsible when making decisions.

That is what l have to say about this argument this is why people under 17 should not vote.

Please be reasonable NZ. Children should not have the power of the country in their hands.
Made from Chelden Hayward

Friday, 18 August 2017

Singing Group From Koru 2

Thank you Bella and Our Koru 2 singing group. What a great assembly.  It just shows you that with determination and hard work you can achieve anything. Weekly lessons for a whole term and this is the result. Tino pai!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Statistical Investigation


Statistical Investigation - Teacher Guided

As a class we looked at completing a statistical investigation together. Through this we collected data on a tally chart and then transferred this data to a bar graph.

Then using a 100 bead line we calculated the percentage and made a pie graph. Children went away and followed the same process.

Finally children had to analyse their graphs and write a  statement about them.

From here children took part in a group brainstorm about different areas they may like to investigate independently next.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Narrative Writing and Speech Writing

Children got to opt into either speech or narrative writing.

Speech Writing

Children had to write a speech to convince the reader that they would like to be voted on our class executive. Once voted in these children would represent the class in regular meetings with the teachers. They would also have regular meetings with the class to get ideas on what  needs to be adressed to help learning and make our class a happy place for all.

How to introduce yourself
Rhetorical questions
Powerful and convincing language
Clear ending
Clear and well organised paragraphs

Narrative Writing

Children had to write a narrative with a different focus each day. The teacher modelled with the children each element and children would complete their own part of their story. The purpose was to write stories to share with a junior class and represent this story in a digital presentation. They also had to use language to show and not tell the reader.

Character traits
Setting description
Solution or resolution
Happy ending
Clear and well organised paragraphs
Speech marks

Children deciding on what character traits they would include in their narrative story.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Math Problem Solving

Look at us working in our problem solving groups. We have been that there is no "I" in teamwork. In class we have been focusing on participating and contributing. To do this we need to question, offer ideas and active listen. Every two weeks we change our focus between:

addition and subtraction
multiplication and division
proportions and ratios

Wednesday, 26 July 2017


In today’s digital world, coding is a fundamental skill alongside math and reading. Learning to code is similar to learning a second language. Today we experimented with Scratch Jr. Children were modelled some of the basic skills and then  given their only instruction, "to be creative".  Here is a brief snapshot of what they came up with.