Sunday, May 21, 2017

WAL about nutrients that are in food

This morning we did split up into groups and researched different kinds of nutrients that can be found in food. Here is what we came up with - 

 Carbohydrates - Coralee and Merielle

 Vitamins and Minerals - Lydia, Hevani and Grace

 Fats - Auckland, Viliami and Sosaia

Proteins - Lopiseni and Ariki

Calories - Edith, Hiria, Syraiah-Lee and Falakika

Fibre - Joshua and Stanley

Then we presented what our group had come up with to the rest of the class to share our learning (Ako). 

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We would love to hear if you learnt anything from us or if you can add to our learning so far!
Leave us a comment below and let us know. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

WALT read nutritional information

Today we learnt about reading nutritional information on the back of food packets.

Check out our blog posts -

Stanley T @ Tamaki Primary School: WALT READ NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: it has  energy 490 kj protein 1.3  fat total 13 g saturated o.3 g carbohydrate 22,0 g sugars 8.4 9 dietary fibre 2.3 g so...

Kordell @ Tamaki Primary School: WALT read nutritonal information: PER SERVE. These biscuits have 9.2g of sugar. It has 508 KJ of energy. It has 1.1g of protein. It has 5.6g of fat. It has 3.1g of sat...

Joshua N @ Tamaki Primary School: WALT read nutritonal information: My food is weet-bix. I think it is healthy because it has a 5 star rating on the front of the box.  Energy 140 KJ Sat Fat 0.3g ...

Grace @ Tamaki Primary School: WALT: Read nutritional information.: This term for our inquiry topic is Fuelled for life - Food,Fitness,Feel Good!.Today room 7 is learning how to read the labels of the fo...

Edith @ Tamaki Primary School: Are beef noodles HEALTHY??? (find out here)

Lydia @ Tamaki Primary School: WALT: read nutritional information:                                  Today Room 7 was learning how to read nutrition labels. I learnt about the %DI (Percentage of daily intake...

Coralee @ Tamaki Primary School: WALT: Read nutritional information: Today we are learning about Fuelled for life food, fitness feel good so today i picked smooth hazelnut to learn about How much Energy does...

Lopiseni @ Tamaki Primary School: WAL how to read nutritional information: This has 3.5 stars which means it is pretty healthy.  It has 8.4grams of sugar and 31 mg of sodium.  490 Kl - Kl means kilojoule...

Hiria @ Tamaki Primary School: WALT read nutrition information: Nutrition information  Servings per package:3 Serving size:28g approx Avg. Qty. %DI**(per Avg.Qty.perServing serving) per 100g ...

Merielle - Hiria @ Tamaki Primary School: WALT read nutritional information: average nutrition information servings per pack:90 serving size:5g Energy  70 kj  1400 kj Protein  o.og  o.2g Fat-Total  0.0g  ...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WAL about SOLO Taxonomy

This morning we learnt about SOLO Taxonomy and Room 6 came to join us to learn about it as well.

SOLO taxonomy is a model to explain different levels of thinking about a particular topic or idea.

After we all kind of understood what the rollercoaster model of SOLO meant, we did an example of it.

We started with writing one idea about food on a post-it note. (Uni-structural)

Next, we put all our ideas together. (Multi-structural)

Then, we grouped the ideas that were similar and made connections between them. (Relational)

Next, we thought of big ideas about food that could be based off information in the post it notes. (Extended Abstract). 

Some students talked about how two different kinds of orange juice can have different amounts of sugar, others talked about family members who got sick because they ate too much sugar, and others talked about how different kinds of chocolate have different levels of sugar and coco in them, and which one is healthier for you (and which one tasted nicer.. and why). 

We are going to be using this SOLO taxonomy to guide our thinking into deeper, more extended abstract, complex webs so that we are thinking critically about what we are learning about.

We also gave Room 6 a poster like ours so they wouldn't forget about SOLO.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

WAL about the food pyramid

Our inquiry this term is called 'Fuelled for life - food, fitness, feel good!'

This morning we made a KWL chart to begin our inquiry.
KWL charts stand for 
what we KNOW,
what we WANT to know,
and what we LEARNT (you fill this part out later!). 

Here is what we wanted to learn about...

The main things we want to learn about and/or do are..

Experiments - boiling coke, making lava lamps out of oil and water, seeing how much sugar is in drinks. 

Finding out - how veggies are made, how they grow and where our food comes from, how food has changed over time (e.g. chocolate), what is really in our food (e.g. chicken nuggets), why junk food exists if it is bad for us, how to read nutritional facts on the back of the packet and why packaging is important.

Making food - sushi, cooking tacos, burritos, burgers and fries.

Doing stuff - coming up with better lunch order options (instead of pies, etc.), having a debate, having a healthy shared lunch.

These all sound like awesome learning opportunities and we can't wait to get started! 


This afternoon Room 7, and our Room 5 guests did an activity to help us learn about the food pyramid.

We cut up Countdown and New World catalogues, cutting out different food items, and organised them into food pyramids.

Here is what we came up with...

We discussed that foods like fruit, vegetables and meat are down the bottom and how junk food like chocolate and ice cream are up the top. 
If they are up the top it means you should only eat those foods a little bit, and if they are at the bottom it means you should eat lots of those foods. 
The food in the middle is not really bad for you, or really good for you. They are sometimes foods. We put things like chips, crackers, milo and biscuits in this category because sometimes they have a lot of added sugar and salt so it makes them bad.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Samoan! (T2,W2)

This term our whole school is learning the Samoan language.
Last week we learnt how to greet each other and ask how we are.

Today we learnt more Samoan words -

sau i luma - come to the front
sau i tua - come to the back
pesepese mai - sing along
si'i lou lima - raise your arms/hands
nofo i lalo - sit down
tu i luga - stand up
fa'asaga i tua - face the back
fa'asafa i luma - face the front
filemu - be quiet

We played a game (similar to captains coming!) to help us learn and remember these words.

Pesepese mai!

We are having lots of fun learning some Samoan words and we hope you are enjoying learning them along with us!

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

ANZAC Ceremony

Today we had our ANZAC Ceremony. 
We prepared a story to read, a wreath to present and we knew we had to be solemn and show respect during the ceremony.

Here are some photos from this special time.

Here are some of the wreaths presented by classes at TPS.