Water dodgeball is like normal dodgeball but with a twist! There are not only balls to throw, there are wet sponges to throw too!
-”This game is very exciting!”
-”This game gets us really puffed.”
Bat down and Tball
In this game someone bats a ball while the fielding team must attempt to roll the ball far enough to hit the bat on the ground. If they fail to do this the batter gets another turn! And they get sprayed with water the whole time!
-“ very hard”
In water train you line up then fill up a bucket with water and pass it over your head to the person behind you and keep going until you reach the back of the line. The person at the back runs about 1 meter then pours the remaining water into another bucket then runs to the front and it starts again. That whole time while passing is over their head there were holes in the bucket so you had to be quick.
Written by Abby O and Devon D
Keikei Pod, otherwise known as Room 8 and 9, have been doing alot of learning this year.
For Art they have created self-portraits. They sketched their faces from a picture and coloured them in and used dye for the background. Don’t they look fantastic!?
And they have been doing haiku poems. A haiku poem consists of three lines. The first line has five syllables, the second line seven syllables and the last line five syllables. Check out their amazing poems below.
They have also been reading the B.F.G by Roald Dahl! Elly also says that after they read a chapter of the B.F.G they work on their must and can do’s. Their must do’s are pepeha, spelling and finishing their haiku poems. Their can do’s were study ladder and drawing pictures.
Sonsi also says that they have been using tally charts to make bar graphs in their learning.
They have been working on pronouncing their ????.
Well done Keikei Pod you’ve achieved a lot!
Last week Room in 3 & 4 they were learning to order numbers to 10. They had 10 strips and they had to put them in order lowest to highest. If it was done correct it would create a picture of a frog.
They also had a picture of a certain number and had to match it up to a picture of animals.
For writing they made a poster about themselves. It included their name, how old they are, what they like doing and what they can do.
For reading they read the book "Keep trying. You can do it". They had to put the title in the correct order and then draw a picture of something they would like to get better at.
On Tuesday we has our Junior Athletics Day. We were so fortunate with the weather. Everyone should be proud of their efforts. They all demonstrated ERICA values well! Here are some Photos from the year 2/3 events.
Miss B and Room 2 had some fun learning about Dr Seuss for Book Week last week.
They read 'Green eggs and ham' and even made some green eggs! Yumm!
Room 2 also read 'Oh the places you'll go' and got to think about the places we would like to go and why we would like to go there.
They also thought about what Thing 1 and Thing 2 would do if they came to their house!
Room 3 and 4 are two of the thirteen Junior classes at Katikati Primary School.
We asked them what they have enjoyed from 2018 and this is what they have said.
Blake: Blake said his favourite thing at school this year was when he went to the Town Library. His favourite subject is Reading as he loves to read books.
Monty: Monty said that his favourite thing that he has done this year is when he gets to build houses out of lego. He loved AG day and making sand saucers.
Rose: Roses favourite thing to do at school is to draw and colour in. Her favourite piece of art was when she drew and coloured in cats.
All of the students loved going to the Town library, going to the farm and they also enjoyed playing hockey. This class has had a great year and are looking forward to the next one.
By Jack and Flynn
We have recently had our Ag day. Thursday involved students making creations in their classrooms such as; animals and sand saucers. Friday we had a small amount of animals arrive to school competing in different categories. Students went and had a look at the competition and then the seniors put on some games for the juniors to enjoy.
Congratulations to all the students that got a placing on their creations and to all the animals that got ribbons.
Have a look at the photos of all the creations that were made.
Last week it was Tongan Language Week. Room 14 enjoyed practicing and learning simple Tongan Language greetings.
Saloni said they are preparing for the Funky Junk parade in week 9 so started making recycled drums using old tyre tubes and tins. They painted the drums in their house colours.
They also made a Kiekie which is a Tongan dress, and ornamental girdle around the waist. They are mainly worn at casual occasions. It is worn as a sign of respect. They have made their own house colour kiekie to represent their respect for their house colour and for the wearable arts in Week 9. They are all made with recycled materials.
Avery made his out of green fabric as he is in Macmillan House, but he also wanted to include Stewart and Gledstanes as well. They have all had a lot of fun and they hope they do it next year.
By Flynn and Jack
This week Room 7 have been learning about the letter S and Sammy Snake.
We made sandwiches and had a visit from Seven Slimy Snails and a Slug.
Look at these gorgeous pictures of our slimy visitors and these wonderful first diagrams of snails by Mia and Lena.
Can you see the Slimy Snails Sitting on Charlotte, Priya and Afi?
We Sat on Stage and Sang our Songs and did a little dance at the junior assembly.
We had a wonderful week learning and felt so proud of ourselves.
In Harakeke Pod they have been looking at the legend 'Sina and the Eel'. During writing time the students wrote a retell of the story. With Sina and the Eel in mind and because it was Cook islands Week, they decided to make a Tapa cloth. Harakeke Pod have also been learning about their brains and how it control our thoughts, feelings, actions and memory! Have a look below at some of Harakeke Pods awesome retells and artwork they have been done!
Sina and the Eel retells
A long time ago there lived a beautiful girl with long dark hair. Her name was Sina. She had befriended a long shiny eel. As the eel grew larger he became more demanding. Soon he fell in love with Sina but Sina was frightened. She ran to tell her relatives. She told her uncle and cousin about the eel and how he frightened her. Soon her cousin was sent to kill the eel and her cousin severed the eels head. In the eels last breath he asked Sina to bury his head, so Sina did. A tree grew with refreshing nectar from the fruit that it grew. The fruit was a coconut and it had the face of the eel. Two eyes and a mouth so when Sina drank the fruit she would in fact be kissing him.
Once upon a time there lived a girl named Sina. She was as pretty as a flower. Every night she would visit her friend the eel. They would talk and he said once he was a prince and they would swim together. After a while the eel got bigger and bigger and Sina got more and more scared because the eel fell in love with Sina and started demanding for Sinas love. Sina ran away. When she looked in the water she could see the face of the eel, so Sina ran to a village. Sina ran to find her uncle and cousin. Sinas cousin said he would go and confront the eel, so Sinas cousin chopped the eels head off. In the eels last words he said “ can you please bury my head”. So Sina buried the eels head and it grew into a beautiful palm tree. When Sina drank from a coconut she was in fact kissing the eel.