For Art Rooms 1&2 have been learning about bees and then chose a fact to write down on paper. They have also coloured a picture of a bee. They look stunning!
For writing they wrote about little ducklings. Then they drew a picture for their piece of writing.
For literacy they did word rounding. They get a ring of words and try to learn them and spell them out to their teachers. They are getting very good at it!
By Kyla Boyd & Anthea Bowden
For Art Rooms 10 & 11 have done some river art. The children had to draw some rivers and add trees. The children doodled some sea creatures then painted a circle of the sea. Then they added there creatures in the middle - how fascinating!
One of the kids in their class created a masterpiece and won A COMPETITION!!!!!!!!!The competition was about the kids making a plant creation out of plastic. They also did some Matariki art.
For maths the children did mirror art. They had some leaves then drew the other side of a mirror. Then they coloured it in. They look absolutely fantastic.
For art Rooms 12, 13 &14 have done some fabulous drawings around Matariki as it is about to happen soon. Their artwork looks incredible. They have different colours and have drawn it them themselves. We loved it!
For Samoan Language Week Rooms 12 &13 did some art about a story where there was an eel and a human in suill. The eel feel in love with the human but the human was afraid of the eel.
Room 12 & 13 looked at 3D shapes and sorted them into groups like if they can roll or if they can’t. Then they wrote a few sentences about it. They looked pretty cool!
For writing Rooms 21 & 22 have been doing procedural writing about lolly cake. They made the lolly cake then wrote instructions for it.
Rooms 21 & 22 have been reading ‘Fing’ by David Walliams. Then after reading they have been doing activities related to the book.
Art and Inquiry
Rooms 21 & 22 have been finding out about water. This week they have been thinking about how to save water and making posters telling people how to do this.
By Kyla and Anthea (School Reporters)
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.