Friday, 7 December 2018

Ngarino's Maths Term 4

Ngarino has been learning to tell the time. She can tell the time independently in o'clock and half past. 

Ngarino has also been learning to count on. She still needs to practise this as she forgets and tries to count all. 

Ngarino has been learning about fractions. She knows how to cut shapes into half and quarter. She can write the fraction in numbers and colour in 3/4's of a shape. 

We are so proud of her learning.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Monday, 3 December 2018


We have been learning to tell the time.
I am good at
Half past

Here is my draw about time.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Acrostic Poem

This week we have been working on Acrostic Poems for writing, here is the one that I have made.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Greats and Grands day

Last week we had our Greats and Grands day. We wrote poems for our grandparents. Here is my poem about why my grandparents are so special.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Fractions - Maths

Ngarino has been learning about fractions with Miss Larsen. She can write a fraction using a picture and can colour a fraction correctly. She is learning the names of all the fractions especially 1/2 and 1/4.


Here is a video of Ngarino working out fractions by counting the parts and writing them in the right place. 

Reading beginning of Term 4

Ngarino is now on Level 14 and reading fluently on known texts. She knows lots and lots of words. Here she is reading The Island Picnic. Her goal is to attempt to sound out words herself, even if she just uses the initial sound and picture clues.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Ngarino's Reading

Ngarino is reading at Level 12. She loves to read and has a very good memory for the words she reads. 

Sunday, 5 August 2018

My Goals

I have made  this  goal page to remember what I need to improve on and work on .

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Kauri environmental writing

Here is Ngarino's environmental writing about the Kauri tree. It is a tall tree that is brown and green. 

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Pou environmental writing

Here is Ngarino's environmental writing about our new school pou. She loves to draw. 

Friday, 15 June 2018

Ngarino gets her chromebook

Ngarino was very excited when she received her chromebook this week. She has been getting it out every morning and setting it up.


Here is her first piece of work she has done, learning to use google draw.

Maths Term 2.

Ngarino has been working on adding without counting. She likes to count from 1 to solve sums.

She has been learning to use these maths grids to practise her basic facts.


Pobble 365 Writing

Here is some writing Ngarino has been doing based on pictures from the website Pobble 365.
Bev helps Ngarino write in class time.

Animal Town                                                          Hot Air Balloon


Friday, 1 June 2018

Writing - Term 2

Anzac Day Poem
Missiles running
Hiding quiet
Scared lonely hungry wet
Stinky tired shooting
Muddy noisy

Going to Birthday Party
wheels spinning way too fast
scaring myself to tears
riding on downhill slope
screamed when I fell off
really sore ankle
all fixed now
riding bike more slowly
having lots of fun

He has claws
Leaves falling
Red feet
Sitting on the log!

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Mother's Day writing

My mum is the best mum in the world.

My mum takes me to my netball games.
She cheers me on at the court.

My mum takes me to McDonalds
She buys me my favourite dinner.

She cleans the house and my
Bedroom and our house is nice to live in.

My mum is the best as she takes good care of me.

By Ngarino

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Maths 1-100 board

Ngarino is able to write the numbers 1 to 100 independently. She is able to follow the pattern to see which number comes next.

Monday, 12 March 2018


Ngarino enjoys writing, with support from Bev. Sometimes she writes with the class and sometimes she likes to choose the topic. Here are 2 stories she has written in her book.

Ngarino likes My Little Pony and Twilight Sparkle.

Ngarino chose to write about horses. 

 Ngarino uses her excellent knowledge of the alphabet sounds and her alternative pencil to help her write. Her next step is to try to think about the sound first and to try to write it without looking at the cards. 

Duffy Certificate - Week 6.

Ngarino got a certificate at assembly for being a Maths Superstar. She is so focussed and on task with her maths. We are very proud of her progress and her independence. Tino Pai Ngarino!


Ngarino has been enjoying her Maths learning. She is working in a group and also works independently on Maths Buddy and Prototec basic facts on her I pad.

Here is a video of Ngarino using Maths Buddy. She uses the speaker tool to listen to the question.

Ngarino uses material to help her answer her Basic Facts questions on Prototec. She is working on adding and subtracting sums to 5. She is starting to recognise some sums and answer them without using her counters. 

Here is a snapshot of her finished 

Garden to Table

We have started Gardent to Table again for 2018. Ngarino loves taking part in this programme. She enjoys cooking and working in the kitchen. She listens carefully to instructions and loves to help. Ngarino isn't always very keen on eating the food we cook. Too many vegetables. :-)


Welcome back to 2018. 
Ngarino has made a great start to the year in Year 4, Team Awa.