Thursday, 30 April 2015

Letter from the Trenches

Fine, Yvette, Samantha and Sajiha used a writing plan to help them collaboratively construct this letter from the trenches. You will see that the detail in the letter paints a clear picture in the reader's mind.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Remembering Private La Tour Mollet (Ted) d’Auvergne

As the train whistle blew at 7.20am, Ted told the publican to not touch his drink as he will return. Killed in action in WW2, he never came back. Today the unopened bottle of Ballins 4x remains behind the counter in a glass case. The 76 poppies laid around it, one for every ANZAC day since Private La Tour Mollet (Ted) d’Auvergne left it behind. The bottle in the Waihao Forkes bar in Waimate is now recognised as an official NZ war memorial.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Our Field of Remembrance

Today Panmure Bridge School held a special ANZAC ceremony to honour the our fallen local heroes. Sgt Stacy from the NZAF came and spoke to us about the job of a soldier and how war 
affects them. This was a truly moving ceremony and our students displayed a huge amount of respect.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

2x Table infographic

Saruja created this great DLO to show her understanding of the 2x table. 

Biased Perspectives

This week we have been looking at how biased perspectives can influence a reader's opinion. We found out that an objective opinion is balanced and shows two perspectives and a subjective opinion is very one sided. These are some of the examples of how we used our new knowledge of bias to change a balanced article into a biased article.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Bulford Kiwi

This week we read 'Harry's War' as a shared text. After having our learning discussions we used our smart searching and collaboration skills to create these information posters that tell the story behind the creation of the Bulford Kiwi in 1919. 

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Learn Create Share: Te Reo

Mengchun and Tim

Fine and Jhard'ae


Here are a few of our collaborative presentations that we hope will help students/teachers have a better understanding of Te Reo Maori.