Year 7 - 8 Whānau

Welcome to Year 7 to 8 Whānau! We are the senior team at Ōrākei School.

Our Teachers

Mathew Tamariki
Team Lead
Room - K2
Anthony Hall
Room - K1
Kaupapa | Lines of Inquiry
Living and Physical World & Technology
Bird identification, adaptations and the anatomy of flight. Explore, describe, and represent patterns and trends for everyday examples of physical phenomena, such as the forces and movement during flight. Investigate the principles of flight by making connections between birds and man-made flight technologies through time. Planning for technology practice - Undertake planning to identify the key stages and resources required to develop a rocket that can fly.
Pāngarau | Maths
Number Knowledge and Algebra
Patterns and relationships - Generalise properties of multiplication and division with whole numbers. Use graphs, tables, and rules to describe linear relationships found in number and spatial patterns.
To support our Inquiry pathway about flight and rockets we will be learning about units of measurement for distance, time and volume.
Ngā Toi | The Arts
Visual Arts
The Art of Flight - Natural / Manmade
Te Reo Māori
Learning our new school Karakia, school song and haka
Resilience Programme
Reviewing our school values e.g. respect and kindness. Identify ways to show respect and kindness to oneself, others and the environment.
Pānui Reading
Non Fiction - Through learning pathways about birds and flight, students show a developing understanding of ideas within, across, and beyond texts. Fiction and language features - By reading a range of stories students show a developing understanding of how language features are used for effect within and across texts.
Tuhituhi | Writing
Non fiction Writing - Integrate sources of information, processes, and strategies confidently to identify, form, and express ideas about birds and flight. Students will create a range of texts by integrating sources of information and processing strategies with increasing confidence. Fiction Writing - Use a range of figurative language features appropriately, showing a developing understanding of their effects. Speeches - Persuasive writing about the theme Kotahitanga- Unity. Students will identify a concept connected to the theme and present a persuasive speech about their ideas.
Events & Programmes
Y8 Mentoring with Simpson & Grierson. School Cross Country. Y7&8 Gymnastics Competition. Book week. MOTAT (Planes) & Western Springs Lake (observing birds).
Hauora | Health & PE
Team Games
Running mileage preparation for Cross Country. Team sport strategies promoting spatial awareness and collaboration.
Review our school value of Respect. Demonstrate tikanga in the classroom and playground.