Sunday, November 30, 2014

Immersion Term 4

Here's our Team 5 contribution to the Term 4 'ART ATTACK' Immersion Assembly.

A Brief Reflection

After a week of filming and ubiquity, we finally completed our movie. We worked really well together, only arguing about a few things once or twice. But now we have to ask ourselves; How well did we manage?

Personally, I think my group did exceptionally well on managing our time and working independently. We stuck criteria and made a great MTV in the time frame we were given. I helped out more specifically with the filming, editing and planning. Lots of the scenarios and ideas in our movie was created by me. I appeared the least amount of times in the movie since I worked particularly behind the scenes.

When it comes down to managing myself, I think I did a pretty good job, especially as apart of the group. I was there to kick my friends when we went off task so we were able to finish on time and move onto the next thing on our list. Editing was probably the task that I managed myself the most with, I focused solely on finishing the movie so we worked more quickly than we thought we would and got a lot done.

If my group had to do something better, I think it would be all doing something at once. Some of our group members started to mess around when they were not needed. It would had been better if we got each other to work on something else while we worked on the movie. Other than that, I think we did pretty good on our movie and managing ourselves. We got a 17 out of 20 on our rubric which is pretty impressive.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Managing Self - Creating completed and Shared

And here is what one of the groups created...

They Don't Really Care About US! from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.
So what did we learn??

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Managing Self in Action

This week we're trying to put Managing Self in to action...

The class has been put into groups according to year and gender and have been given a week to create an MTV with set criteria. This is what it looked like this morning...

The Year 7 girls - still in the planning stage.

The Year 8 Girls ready to film.

The Year 7 boys - planning together...

The Year 8 Boys ... have taken over the screen and are still in the planning stage!

Watch this space...

Managing Self

This term along with our focus on Unique Games from around the World - Class 1 has had a huge focus on the KC's in particular Self Management.

The following is Gloria's explanation illustrating her understanding of what Managing Self looks like, sounds like and feels like ...

Key Competencies are a part of the New Zealand curriculum to help young people, like ourselves become supportive, confident and actively involved lifelong learners. Self Management, being one of the Key Competencies, is the aspect that we are currently exploring. People who are effective self managers are reliable and are able to set high standards.

Being able to manage yourself during class is actually pretty difficult to do. It is really easy to get distracted by friends and surroundings when trying to complete work and tasks. Plus it’s as simple as that to go onto another site and play games. During class, self management looks like working independently and working away from interruptions. Also knowing when to tell someone to do their work and when to take a break and talk.

The Street is an area in our intermediate block that is another working space for us. Its reasonably large so there is lots of room for all our classes to use. When in the street, we have to fight the temptation of speaking to our other friends in different classes. It’s not a very quiet area so distractions are inevitable.

Outside of class, like at the playground, kids find it much harder to manage themselves. Although lunch and morning tea is a time for us to play and take a break, it is a great idea to always think ahead and reflect. Obeying the rules and thinking about others around you is how the kids should manage themselves when playing and messing around.

In conclusion, self managers are innovative and capable learners. With can-do attitudes, they can make plans and strategies for meeting challenges. They can also set goals for themselves to strive and achieve. Whether they are leading or following, they are resourceful learners.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Our Assembly

This picture is our school band and they play every Friday at the beginning and at the end of assembly  they are the best in the school they practices all the time and play their very best onFridays. Here is the picture so you can see them!20140509_085313.JPG

Hi everyone we go to assembly every Friday in our  school we are learning about how to protect our field’s so that Pt England can play on them in the winter. This is because we want nice field’s to play on at all the times. This is our beautiful field.
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This is our gear that we work with and we are always learn new things  about them we learn new things with them and most importantly use them to learn about, math, reading.writing and maybe even sciences. our gear.JPG

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Here are our student’s that get a Duffy Award in assembly each Friday that  have been caught being good, so Mr  Burt calls out the name then they had to walked up to the stage. They each receive a book as a reward for their efforts.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Crepes in Class

Our last day in our old classroom. Thanks for the crepes Mr Barks we loved your cooking!!

Class 1 Last Day of Term from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Walking to School Challenge

Winners Takitimu - Cheeehooo!!
Here's Jorja and TJ with the trophy.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Class 1's New Class in Being Built and is already nearly finished!

As you can see the builders are building Class 1's new class really quickly. It's really coming along and will definitely be built before the start of Term 2. I can't wait for it to be ready to use and enjoy!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


We've been talking a lot about what Empathy looks like, sounds like and feels like... here's some of our thoughts.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Class 1's new classroom is progressing really fast now. I reckon the builders are working really hard for us to have it as soon as possible. Who knows maybe weeks from now we'll have our newly built classroom to use. 
Hopefully it's built in time for Term 2. I guess I'm saying that the builders have been making a lot of progress with the building of our new class. 

By Jorja T

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Empathy And Sympathy

A few girls from Class 1 created a simple movie showing the differences between Empathy and Sympathy. They used songs as well as speech to tell the story. Enjoy!

PENN GURLZ from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Calvin's Back!

One the first day of school we started off writing a simple sentence about how we were feeling and then added to it. Here is an example form Calvin.

WALT:add detail to my sentences.

While I was walking to school, I was a bit anxious and hoping that I wouldn't be in a class with friends that could steer me in the wrong direction. not to mention a boring class. 

I went to the hall for our school Immersion assembly. I saw lots of my friends, even ones from a whole range of schools.
Embarrasing ...I ended up in the wrong class for the first half of the day, because there were two calvin's and I went to the wrong Calvin's class. The rest of the day was better as I settled into my proper class.

Friday, February 7, 2014

What's going on in Class 1???

What a great start to the term.  Not sure what Mr Barks was up to... so will update this next week!

Our New Class

Yay - it's the construction of Class 1 is underway!!

We're feeling very excited that there is action on the building site for our new classroom!