Anzac day has been a focus in many of the classrooms, end of last term and this term. In Kiekie pod the Teachers set up a trench for the students to experience what it was like not being able to stand and have to crawl around the classroom. They wrote stories to their loved ones (family) explaining what it was like. They also read Anzac Ted and had to design their own Ted using shading techniques.
Because it is Autumn, we are lucky to have all the beautiful leaves all shapes and sizes around the school. Kiekie pod decided to do some art. They found some leaves, painted them in Autumn colours and pressed them on paper. They then cut them out and glued them onto a background of their choice.
Kiekie pod made mother’s day rocks. First they painted a base coat, sketch out a pattern and painted the picture they sketched. After all of that they added details and more decorations. They then wrapped them up and put them in a little paper basket with a card to go with them.
By Devon, Abby and Ashlee- School Reporters
For art Room 3 and 4 have been focusing on creating artwork on events here in NZ.
For Sea week they looked at different sea animals and had to share a fact. For Anzac Day they read the Book 'Anzac Ted' They then had to create their own Anzac teddy and write their own sentence. Lastly they used paint to create a sunflower to go along with their descriptive writing on sunflowers.
By Kyla and Anthea (School Reporters)
Harakeke Pod have been learning about their bodies. They made fascinating brain hats to show each part of the brain.
They have also been looking at the human skeleton. They used strips of paper to make a full size paper skeleton of one member of their team. strips were used to lie along and wrap around their bones. Then they used a ruler to measure the length of each strip in centimetres.
We asked students for some facts about bones, they said;
"The smallest bone is found in our ear"
"Babies have 300 bones and we have 206 bones"
"Bones protect our organs like our heart, lungs and brain"
Well done Harakeke Pod!
On Thursday the 7th of March the year 3 and 4 had their swimming sports. They sat silently listening to the teachers giving instructions. Then they chanted for their house as loud as elephant stomping their feet. They did heaps of activities such as; freestyle, running races, starfish, egg and spoon races and dolphin dive. They students said they felt good when they won a rod. One student said she felt warm doing dolphin dive. Others said they can’t wait for next year!
By Sapphire and Ashlee
On Thursday the 7th of March we had the Year 1 and 2 Swimming Sports. They had a fun day showcasing their learning with their parents and friends. The favourite event with the most people wanting to participate was the ‘diving for treasure’ and the ‘running race’. Students said it was rewarding when they got a rod for trying their best or winning a race. Next year they said they would love to add a few different events like; egg and spoon race and diving through hula hoops.
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!