Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Positive Health- Athletics Experience

This week we celebrated athletic sports and Positive Health by using Zest and Perseverance. We tried sports like like the vortex and long jump. One that is not an official athletic sport, but perhaps could be, was the dress up races. It was fun to include some Humour in our day as well. We tried to do our best by giving everything a go. Here are some photos of us trying our different athletics sports.

Long Jump

Quoits throw

 Vortex throw

Obstacle Course


Dress up races

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Maths Games are Fun!

Maths is how we can explain the world around us: How far? When? How much? We have started Term 4 by using different Maths games to help us to practise Number Knowledge. Things like how many ways we can make 10 or how many 10s in 35. There are lots of device apps that can help us to practise but sharing the adventure with others also helps to build Positive Relationships skills. Playing games with others helps us to build resilience and Prudence by developing strategic thinking and learning how to win and lose respectfully.

There are many wonderful games that help Maths learning like dominoes, Snakes and Ladders, Checkers, Monopoly, card games and chess. Some are hundreds of years old! (A game similar to dominoes was found in Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt!)

Games like Go Fish are a wonderful way to practise early Maths number recognition.  Here is a link to some fun Maths card games you can play at home.

Have a look at some photos of us combining learning, challenge and fun!

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Using Prudence and Teamwork by Playing Board Games

We spent time this week working on the Character Strength Prudence. Prudence is all about thinking before acting or speaking. How can we win and lose in a respectful way so that everyone enjoys a game? Using Prudence encourages us to take time and think about the effects of our choices on ourselves and on others.  Playing games also helps us to practice taking turns and being fair, all essential ingredients of Teamwork.

Autahi came in the afternoon to join the fun as well.

Some of us added a bit of Creativity and made our own board games to play with others as well.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

ASB Sports Day

So much, in fact, too much fun was had at the ASB on Monday. We played floorball, tennis, gymnastics and dodgeball.

The kids showed so much team work and energy through out the day and we can imagine that many of the Tautoru kids were a tad tired on Monday!

This is our third session at the ASB this year and we have noticed a huge improvement in skills across the activities.

 Thanks so much to the parents that were able to help out, play, and support us in pushing Play!