When we visited, Room 14 had made these cool kiwi masks to share with their families. They had also made some Olympic art with paint and circles. Ms.T (Room 14’s wonderful teacher) was making some stick figures to show the class for their art lesson today. In writing they drew and wrote about their shoes. For Matariki they made star constellations, which they also wrote about. For Maths, Room 14 have been using Numicon to help them understand the value of the numbers 0-20. They have also been learning to use clocks and read the time. In Art they did some sand art and Anzac pictures that were pretty cool.
By School Reporters Jodie and Abby
This term Matakana Pod is focusing on Maori Gods. As part of this, when we visited Room 23 they were doing some Maori God art and Matariki activities.
Room 23 has been successfully growing beans in Science. They have also been learning about the 4 Zones of Regulation and identifying their feelings. Room 23 had made some kiwi art with facts about the kiwis.
Keep up the good work Room 23!
By School Reporters Isla & Mel
In Room 13 they have been working on a lot of Art such as ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’ rhymes and under the sea art. At the start of the year they also created jumpers and their Pepehas. Room13 has a class treaty with some expectations they follow. They have also made some colourful lanterns, Anzac art and Tongan art.
When we visited they were cooking food for Matariki. They cooked fried bread, potatoes and kumara. Delicious!
By School Reporters Isla & Mel
When we visited Room 4 we took lots of pictures of children playing outside on the fantastic new equipment in the Junior playground. Room 4 has been learning about the human skeleton and bones in our body. They have also been creating art work about turtles, seahorses and little Kiwis in the dark. They then wrote about their art work.
By School Reporters Kaida and Abigail
When we visited Room 11 they had made some Anzac soldiers and poppies for Anzac Day. Room 11 have also been working on sketching seashells for Sea Week. They had created some other awesome art work, including portraits of themselves for their Pepehas and colourful sunrises. In maths they did maths about me and created graphs to present the data. Room 11 have also learned about respect, what it means to be in our community and the ERICA value of excellence.
By School Reporters Mel and Isla
Room 3 has been doing art that is associated with the things happening around them, such as painting poppies for ANZAC day and ocean dioramas for sea week, as well as cultural art such as painting about the Maori legend ‘How the kiwi lost its wings’.
The class has also been learning about the difference between sharks and dolphins using venn diagrams.
Room 3 is a friendly environment where students can learn through play and have a positive learning experience.
By School Reporters Elsa and Gail
At the beginning of the year, Room 9 made a treaty to make their classroom safe, friendly and kind. So when new people come in they know the expectations in the class. Room 9 read a book about a giraffe that can’t dance and they made giraffe pictures. They also made 3D cubes with Mrs Armstrong, then they wrote their initials in the 3D cubes. During our visit the class were making origami kowhai flowers out of paper. Room 9 is also one of the few classes to win best class in the library this year - well done!
By School Reporters Nick and Chance.
Room 3 has been working very hard to finish their sea dioramas and they are also learning about all the zones of the sea and where all the fish go. They did very well doing the ombre effect fading blue to black. They worked in groups of 3 and did amazingly! Room 3 colored in all of the pretty fish with so many different colors. They did the midnight zone and some fish were so beautiful! All of their work was amazing. Well done Room 3 your efforts were ecstatic!
By School Reporters Rowan and Ryder
Room 8’s class treaty is based on a pohutukawa tree. They all have agreed to:
In literacy they have been learning about adverb ly words such as slowly, happily, early and finally. They have been colouring in their tot trays.
By School Reporters Maddison and Caitlyn
Rooms 1 and 2 have been working like pros in their art and crafts. We thought their drawings of themselves on the first day of school were beautiful. When we went to check them out we saw they were doing art based on the letter A. Then the teacher showed us that the kids had been working on their art with fingerprints. We thought Rooms 1 and 2 have been focused and awesome kids!
By School Reporters Ava and Leandre