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Our Kaiarataki class - Transition to school Room

Being apart of the Kaiarataki class has become one step closer to heading off to primary school. Our tamariki have been given that stepping stone to start their journey to success.

Today our tamariki in the Kaiarataki class learnt about using rubber bands and a geo broad to create shapes. Taking on a new challenge students were able to manipulate the band around the broad. Until they were able to show what they did.

Working in pairs (tuakana/teina) all our tamariki were able to talk about how their shape was created, identify the shape and how many coloured bands were used. Questions asked during the lesson helped our tamariki explore and gain new knowledge. Tamariki are exposed to a large range of numeracy activities to create a foundation needed to primary.

Within our primary schools, numeracy level one achievement objective states:
Exploring shape and space. Within a range of meaningful contexts, students should be able to:
• Identify, and describe in their own language, the following 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes: triangle, square, oblong (non-square rectangle), circle, oval, pentagon, hexagon, diamond, box, cylinder, and sphere. This links to our strand communication/ Mana Reo and exploration/ Mana Aotuuroa.