In Kowhai Pod they read a book called the 'The Woven Flax Kete'. They were learning about taonga and that taonga (treasure) doesn't have to be things you can touch, taonga might be something such as care or kindness.
They then talked about what was special to each of them, our families and what they thought was special to Katikati Primary School. They used this as a writing activity. Once they had done this they learnt about the drafting stage of artwork. Each student was given three separate pieces of paper and had to think about how they were going to fill the space.
Once they had completed their drafts, they were given calico to paint onto. Once each panel was dry they then added details with black felt.
The three separate panels were then sewn together, and each student learnt to plait pieces of fabric together for the wall hangings handle.
Have a look at what they created
On Friday the 18th of May our Year 2/3 students were privileged to have Kelly Brazier, a New Zealand Rugby Sevens player who competed at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games earlier in the year come in and speak to them. Kelly told the students a bit about herself and then the students were able to ask Kelly some questions.
This is some of the information we found out;
How old were you when you started playing rugby 7s and what made you choose it?
Kiekie pod have been learning about why it is important to maintain and sustain the NZ native bush.
They painted a picture of the bush using pastels, paint and pencils. The paintings were made over four sessions, because just like the bush there are many layers and various shades of green. Their paintings are quite dark just like thick native forests. As they learn more their paintings will be added to.
If the weather is good next week they are going for a walk in the bush, so they hope to see what really is in there and then they can add it to their pictures.
By Augustine and Rajveer
Written By Augustine Burrell-Ellery
On Friday the 16th of March, for the first time ever the Yr 2 and 3s had a Interhouse Fun Challenge Day. There were lots of fun activities like;
Pacific Garbage Patch
And the Egg and Spoon Obstacle course
Teams were made up of Yr 2 and 3s from different classes but from the same house. Teams had to work together by showing teamwork, great attitude and great sportsmanship.
Emma said her favourite activity was the bucket race. Harakeke pod did a tally chart to represent their favourite activity and Beach flags came up number one followed by the Pacific Garbage Patch.
The weather was perfect for the House Challenge. It looked like it was an awesome day enjoyed by all the year 2 and 3s.
Congratulations to Macmillan House for winning the Interhouse Competition!
This week Kiekie pod have been looking at the legend of Mauao (Mount Maunganui). Students did a visual representation of E Hika the story of Mauao. They used watercolours and felt pens to show detail. The waves show ‘wiwiwi wawawa’ which means moving this way and that, using korus in the sea.
Written By Hannah G and Kaylie C
Koru pod have been working very hard this week. They have been writing cool stories in their class by drawing pictures and then writing about them. They even got stickers from Mrs Morriss for their awesome effort. Students in Koru pod enjoy practicing their writing on whiteboards.
Rooms 3 and 4 have also been having fun with maths. They were given strips of paper numbered 1 to 8 and had to put them in order. When it was in the correct order it turned out to be a giraffe. Some students coloured the giraffe yellow like Healthy Harold and others were multi-coloured.
Koru Pod watched a Youtube clip about a Lego Formula 1 race, then they designed cars and wrote about the race.
Here is Chloe Allen's writing...
The Lego racing drivers are very good at racing. They're like racing robots stomping along the race track. Their engines go Vroom, Vroom, Vroom, Vroom.
Three men got a trophy.
This year we have introduced Youth Leaders who are the Leaders for the Junior School.
Those Year 3 children who wanted to be considered for this important role had to write a letter demonstrating their suitability for the job.
The Youth Leaders were announced at our Assembly last week.
Tyler Wells, Ashlee Boggis, Chenoa Williams, Preston Hill, as well as Te Arahi Mafi who is the Kaiarihi for the Junior School.
They will receive a special badge to show they are the Youth Leaders of 2017. Look out for these amazing role models, who show great leadership skills!
Congratulations to all of you!
Below are letters of application for the role.
Hi! My name is Tyler. I want to be a Youth Leader because I will try my hardest at getting up on stage without any distractions and I have never got to Step 3 at all. I filled up 4 ERIC cards. I have very good manners and if I stand at the door I will smile at you! Tyler Wells
I would be good at helping run the assembly because I am good at reading for the songs that we will be choosing to sing. I would be an excellent and helpful student. I'm good at listening and following instructions quickly. I would be happy to be chosen. I am a clear loud speaker.
Thank you! Preston Hill
To whom it may concern:
My name is Chenoa. I can bring a loud voice and smart brain because I think you should choose me. I'm a good reader and I am on to my 3rd ERIC card. I'm friendly. I would bring a smile. I would love being a Youth Leader. I would be a brave speaker also I know how to give out a token too. I would try being there every time. But I want to give it a go because this is my challenge. Chenoa Williams.
To whom it may concern:
I think that if you pick me I will not get stage fright. I will speak clearly. I'm Ashlee. I am not afraid to step on stage. I promise I have never got Step 1 or Step 2 and I have never got a detention which means I am really a good school value student.
Choose me because I'm use to being at the front with people. I am very friendly with a smile.
I would love to speak through a microphone. Ashlee Boggis
What a busy start to 2017 for our Year 3 class. This is what the children have to say: