• Howick Intermediate

    Howick Intermediate

    A school of excellence where every person is enabled to succeed in a safe, happy and stimulating environment.
  • Howick Intermediate

    Howick Intermediate

    A school of excellence where every person is enabled to succeed in a safe, happy and stimulating environment.
  • Howick Intermediate

    Howick Intermediate

    De Bon Vouloir Servir
    "To serve with goodwill"
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HIS Houses

Howick Intermediate
Whanau / Houses

Cooper

Ngata

 

Mansfield

 

Hobson

   

 

 
 

Whanau Hobson

Can Patterns Change Our Thinking?

Rationale:

Our world is full of patterns. There are patterns in all of the curriculum areas - mathematics, literacy, science, social science, technology, art and music. They also occur in our everyday lives in ourselves, in our homes and in the world around us.  Not only are patterns omnipresent and structural in our lives, but they bring along with them order and beauty, providing both predictability and connection. Recognizing and understanding these patterns helps us make sense of our environment and our world.  When we perceive a basic pattern we can anticipate its extension and predict what will come next. Recognizing patterns will create a foundation for analyzing problems and designing solutions.

Term 1: Is there a pattern with me?

Inquiry/Science Focus:

Students will understand that:

  • Knowing themselves helps them understand "ONESELF" a little better
  • There are patterns to their behaviour
  • There are patterns defining who they become. (Genetics - nature vs nurture)
  • The difference between traditional and genetics patterns

Literacy Focus

  • Students will be taught research skills such as summarising, finding main idea, identifying key ideas, questioning, gathering information, synthesising and comparing information, drawing conclusions and evaluating through a variety of reading materials.