Maths Week Competition Winners

Congratulations to Ms. Cooney’s class who were selected as winners in the 3rd and 4th class category of the recent P.D.S.T. Primary S.T.E.M. Maths Week Competition! The children in Ms. Cooney’s class worked out the answer to a problem-solving question and posted their answer and the strategies they used on Padlet. Click the link below to see how you would answer this question! https://nzmaths.co.nz/resource/pigs-and-ducks

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EU Code Week

Ms. Cooney’s class celebrated EU Code Week by using both our iPads and our brand new Chromebooks to complete coding activities on Hour of Code and Scratch Junior. Coding is fantastic to develop children’s problem-solving skills as well as enhancing their creativity.  

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Scratch Junior

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games and animations. Ms. Cooney’s class had a brilliant time using Scratch Junior on the iPads for the first time recently and they look forward to exploring this further in future Digital Technology lessons!

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School Garden

Ms. Cooney’s class enjoyed the recent sunny weather in the school garden. They were very busy clearing out a raised bed and composting! Two busy gardeners! More wonderful gardeners next to our beautiful apple tree!

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Gifted Gymnasts!

We are very lucky to have a wonderful coach from Olympian Gymnastics teaching classes in Holy Spirit Senior Primary School again this year. The children have been learning a range of gymnastic actions to travel on the floor and on apparatus, as well as practising and performing forward rolls, handstands and cartwheels. 

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Maths Fun in Ms. Cooney’s Class

Ms. Cooney’s class had a maths lesson with a difference this week. Firstly, they used Lego to develop their maths concepts, as well as complete a range of challenges. Then, they used our iPads to practise their operations (addition and subtraction). Ms. Cooney is very proud of the hard work her class did in their first full week in Holy Spirit Senior Primary School!

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