Last week Room 6 got the chance to go in front of the assembly for their first time and they danced to songs, ‘it’s a great day (greetings dance) and ‘skip into the middle’ (circle dance) they enjoyed it so much and had a lot of fun.
Each week they have fun friday. Fun friday is where they get to do a discovery about something and be creative, they get to use their imagination. They found a fairy in their classroom, they decided to make furniture for her so she can feel at home. They made beds, pools, seats and they use a pumpkin as a house too!
By Tegan and Sophie
Across the school we have been looking at Matariki. Here are some examples of what our awesome classes have been doing.
Retell writing By Krishdeep Room 3/4
Tamarereti and the Canoe.
Once upon a time a big Taniwha was going to eat the men. When it was morning it felt dark like night. Tamarereti got up. He was hungry so he decided to go fishing. He caught 3 fish. The King of the Wind didn’t push his canoe so he slept in it. When it was morning the King of the Wind pushed his canoe to an island. Tamarereti was hungry again so he decided to go back home. He climbed up to the top of the island. He saw golden rocks and he threw them into the sky. He forgot to ask the God of the Sky. He said “Oh oh!” He is going to smack him and growl so he got back home. He didn’t get growled. The God of the Sky said “ Ka pai! You make my sky beautiful.”
Matariki Artwork By Room 2
Star constellations that the students made out of marshmallows and straws as part of a Literacy activity.
Jigsaw Matariki questions and answers
Well, another fantastic sleepover with our tamariki! Our fantastic parents helped prepare a delicious meal of nachos followed by warm apple crumble and ice cream which ensured that no one went to bed hungry. Classrooms were buzzing with excited children, mattresses and pillows and some very brave adults who were kind enough to stay with us for the night. Unfortunately it was a bit cloudy last night so our Matariki stars were not bright enough for us to see. Possibly we could have seen them with the early risers at 5:30am....but it would have been freezing! Luckily fruit weetbix and yoghurt or some more delicious apple crumble followed by a milo set them all up for the day. Thank you to all our AMAZING parents who supported our sleepover in so many ways, we appreciate your help!
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.