Finlayson Park School

Welcome to B10's Page 

 On this page, you will find all sorts of things we do as a class. Should you have any questions or queries, please see the classroom teacher for more information.


Welcome to a great year of 2020


During our learning sessions, we will be focussing on the Key Competencies and the 4Cs in our school.

The New Zealand Curriculum Key Competencies are:

  • Thinking
  • Managing Self
  • Participating and Contributing
  • Relating to Others
  • Using Language, Symbols and Text 


The 4Cs in our school are: 

  • Common Sense - whakaatu atu i te mahi tika / 常识 (cháng shí)
  • Cooperation - mahitahi / 合作 (hé zuò)
  • Consideration - whakaaro atawhai / 体谅 (tǐ liàng)
  • Courtesy - āronui / 礼节 (lǐ jié) 


As 21st century learners, we will use different learning approaches to expand our knowledge using the 4Cs of 21st century learning skills:

  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Creativity



Frequently asked questions:


  • Students are expected to read every night for at least 20 minutes, so they MUST have a book-bag in order to bring books home from school.
  • Some students need to learn and practise times tables - they will have a notebook to write in each night.
  • Sometimes students will bring home unfinished class work or will have a task to do on Google Classroom or their ePortfolio. Students are encouraged to do their own research on class topics or about their interests. 


If you have other queries and cannot make it into school to chat, please email Miss Li


Our big idea for Term 1 is Tikanga/Culture. B10 students have started inquiry on Class Cultures and all students have presented their work. Students are working on their myth and legend and will be presenting this through animation, Google Slides or Docs. The next sub-topic is for students to inquire about various patterns or animals that represent a chosen culture.

B10 has swimming and Mandarin lessons every week. Snapshots of our learning are in the attached image below.


Home Learning started in the eighth week of Term 1. B10 students came back to school on Week 6 of Term 2.

We have started off with "the poisonous mushroom case" as Inquiry Learning inspired by a New Zealand Herald article which reported about a doctor accidentally ate some poisonous mushroom during the lockdown period.

The following week we were focussing on "the dead fish case" inspired by the New Zealand Herald article which stated approximately hundreds of fish were found dead and were floating in the waters of the Hauraki Gulf earlier this year. From this topic, we also compared how fish and human breathe.

The topics we will be focussing on for the rest of Term 2 will be "Outer Space ~ being creative" and "Looking into the Future ~ our voices". We have started to learn about turns and angles, as well as warm and cold colours for our Maths agamograph on mixed number fractions and improper fractions.

Here is a picture collage from our learning so far.


Our big idea for Term 3 is Sustainability.

For the first part of the term, we will be focussing on The Arts and The Ecosystem, which includes visual arts, drama, and poetry writing. We will be learning about various ways of "reduce, reuse and recycle" items to create art pieces and understanding the various influences of humans in the natural world. Our final product will be mixed medium art which contains fabric, ink, paint, and more.

As we move into later in the term we will be learning about Election. Our integrated learning will be persuasive writing, studying about different leaders, and how they interact with others. We will run our own mini-campaigns and learn about how to be a responsible citizen in terms of participation during elections.