Room 21 and 22 have been taking part in Treasuring our Place with Katikati Museum. As part of this they are going to walk the bird walk in Katikati and have visited the museum to learn about traditional Maori medicine or Rongoa. Back in class they made Kawakawa tea and got some Kawakawa balm for the skin.
The art work across the Pod has been amazing with birds, turtles, cherry blossoms and pukeko art work.
In writing, Room 21 have worked in groups to write and publish choose your own adventure stories. They are currently writing their own School Reports. In Room 22 they have been writing about World War I and Spring.
By School Reporters, Mel and Jodie.
Room 27 were writing colour poems, where each member of a group wrote a sentence about a colour and then they had to put the sentences in an order that "sounds better" (rhythm) and creates a better picture (imagery). They have also been finishing their speeches.
By school reporters Mel, Olivia & Emily
Room 25 has been doing work based around the Maori culture and Matariki, including Poupeu writing and writing about the Battle of Gate Pa. Being the Tuakana of Matakana Pod, they have had to be role models for the younger children in Rooms 23 and 24, thereby practising responsibility and leadership, along with the mori values. Kia kaha! Room 25 have also been working on the Zones of Regulation as a way to label and manage their emotions.
By School Reporters Elsa and Gail.
Room 21 have been doing different types of art like pohutukawa art and the City of Troy art plus feeling poems. For Maths they have been learning about division and fractions. In strand maths they have been learning about shapes, weight and length. For Inquiry they have been learning about coding and working on Scratch. In Writing they have been reading Odysseus and working on Greek mythical creatures.
Room 22 have been doing different types of art like pattern art, autumn writing and art, their Pepehas and around the ERICA values. For Inquiry they have been doing products by making the brand then drawing them. They have also been working on their learning goals. For Maths Room 22 are learning how to times 2 digits by 2 digits and learning how to do it in different ways and the way that is right for them. In Writing they are learning how to edit their work, especially their spelling.
By School Reporters Isla & Mel
Room 18 has been working very hard this week with their pink shirt day activities for anti-bullying. They all decorated a beautiful T-shirt, which had kind messages on them. They have also been working on how to improve their writing skills. Now they are pros at making boring words exciting! Room 18 has also been learning to write in different text styles.
By School Reporters Leandre and Ava
Room 17 have been visiting their buddy class, Room 9 this year. They have done some reading with them, inside and outside of the classroom. When they finished reading they played a game of seaweed all together.
They were showing citizenship by making new friends and they respected each other by listening and learning.
We liked how they showed ERICA values and listened to each other.
By School Reporters Melanie and Ava
Room 22 has done amazing art for the start of the year, including colourful sun art. We especially enjoyed the Erica values wall. In Writing, Room 22 have been writing about their holidays. Room 21 has also done great art this year with their class tree, the shields about themselves and the Giant Wave artwork. They have created posters around the classroom about how to look after classroom equipment, especially devices. In Writing, Room 21 have been reading a book called Floodlands, where the world’s sea levels have risen and a girl called Zoe is trying to survive. All their writing has been around this book.
Keep up the good work and we hope you have a great rest of your year!
By School Reporters Kaia and Frank.
This week Rooms 21 and 22 have been working very hard on maths, reading and literacy. They are focused and good listeners. They should be very proud of themselves.
The children in Room 21 have fractions stuck in their heads and you don’t want to challenge them! Room 22 has been doing long and short division. They have also been doing some maths games that are pretty hard.
For reading, Room 21 has been doing Lapland research, and other activities on their book, Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights. In Room 22 they have been doing activities on the book Wonder and on David Walliams.
Both rooms have been learning about gravity, heat and energy as part of their physical world Inquiry topic!
By School Reporters Ruby and Mia
This week we had the bug man come to Katikati Primary School and four lucky children from each class got to go see him. He was talking about lots of different bugs including cicadas, baby cicadas, millipedes, centipedes and beetles. He said that if we didn't have bugs we would not have fantails. The Bug Man is crazy because he was in the newspaper holding a glottic tarantula spider!
By School Reporters Lenny and Xavier
Today we had Agricultural Day with all of the year groups and animals: Pluto, Rosey, Venes and Splash. The goat was called Lasen and the Cross was called Patches. All the lambs were fluffy, soft and very, very cute. The owners were proud of themselves when they won the awards and they had big smiles on their faces when they called their names. In the end everyone was a winner!
By School Reporters Ruby, Mia and Ava