Senior Team

Term Four Focus

This is an exciting term in the Senior Syndicate with our inquiry focus based on the concept on the UHS Go Kart Derby

The overarching goal of this term for our students to create a Go Kart by the end of Week 9

We feel this type of learning will meet our students needs to experience using materials, technology and developing an understanding of science concepts like force and motion.

The following are the expected learning outcomes for our tamariki. 

Our learners will

  • Understand force and motion ( action and reaction)

    Be able to select and use different thinking tools

    ( Graphic organisers)

    Share problems at circle time and develop solutions

    Understand nets, scale and how to use money

    Practise feedback/ feedforward model

    Talk about barriers and solutions with their learning

    ( group reflection)

    Use digital tools like tinkercad/ sketch up to create prototypes. 

    Explain how their go kart works and how they made it

    ( Explain and instruct)

    Compare and contrast information from a range of texts or sources.

Students will be working in small groups to create, design and produce a Go Kart for the Go Kart Derby to be held in Week 9.


If you have any skills or experiences around mechanics or have access to equipment that might support our learning, then please feel free to connect with your child’s class teacher.


Another key aspect of learning for Term 4 is our Year 5/6 Camp to Kaitoke on Monday 11th- 13th November. We will spend time together in the afternoons developing team building skills, creating camp skits, and setting expectations so that all our students can be set up for a successful camp experience. Our Year 4 students willl be involved some EOTC activities that are based around sustainability. A trip to Carlucci Land is planned. More information will come up shortly around this.


Like always, if you have any questions about your child’s learning please feel free to contact your child’s teacher via email, Seesaw or leave a message at the office. 


Nga mihi


The Senior Team