Malo lei lei! ( Hello/ Greetings )
This week was Tongan Language week so we went around the school and interviewed students about what they were doing in their classes.
Room 19 were learning how to pronounce greetings and numbers in Tongan.
Matakana were doing Tongan lessons. They were learning greetings, goodbyes, numbers. There are Tongan students in their class who we interviewed.
Room 8-9 are doing flag art as well as learning the Tongan language.
Kaimai has been learning the Tongan language and doing quizzes to help remember them.
Room 21 have been colouring flags and collecting information about Tonga whilst also learning the native Tongan language.
By School Reporters Devon & Abby
We have been doing fun and amazing art for the first block, such as string art, blow art and hand doodle art. The string art was a quick thing to do, but a lot of students enjoyed it. They loved playing with the thread, and making unique patterns and different colours.They loved blowing into a straw and spreading the dye. But the art that took the LONGEST was the hand doodle art. It was mixed with two colours for each one, and HAND a lot of different patterns!
We have also been doing drama. The excitement filled the room with a positive attitude! As soon as we started, we were already buzzing with laughter. The kids were laughing at their acts (like muscle man and walking the catwalk). Kyra and many other people were stuck with the giggles. Next we started being crazy superheroes.
By School Reporters Tianna and Halelya.
On Wednesday 31st of July the Year 5 and 6 had a Netball Tournament in Whangamata. All the teams had to be at the school hall by 7:20am so some lovely parents could drive us. The Year 6 team was one of the first teams to play but lost their game. After the Year 6 team played. The Year 5 had to wait one hour, so we played over the pole. When it was the Year 5 turn to play we tied. After two games of Netball for the Year 5 and four games of Netball for the Year 6, we were all tired. At prize giving the Year 5 were surprised to find out we won our division by one point so we received the trophy! The Year 6’s came third place and Annie and Mercedez got to win a spot prize! The tournament was really fun and tiring. =)
By school reporters Tianna & Halelya.
Recently, Kaimai Pod has been learning about Matariki and some of the different legends that describe Matariki.
Kaimai Pod had also been doing entertaining songs about maths, such as their three times tables as well as their four times tables. Many students in Kaimai Pod have been using Maths Whizz to improve their learning. Some students have also been using hit the button to work on their times tables and dividing.
In literacy, Rooms 27 and 26 have been using Read Theory to improve their reading and knowledge. We have asked a couple students from Kaimai pod about how they think reading can improve their writing. Alexis explains, “ By reading you can learn new words and it can feed your brain with grammar in your writing.” Another classmate, Samuel said, “ I think that reading can improve my writing by giving me a more interesting vocabulary for my writing and can give me a bigger imagination to make my ideas for my writing more interesting.“
Kaimai has also been doing alot of fantastic art! There are optical illusions, cell phones that describe their hobbies, wings with individual feathers and more.
Written by School Reporter Devon and with help from Zoe.
This week, year six students will be participated in cycle safety! On Monday 17th June all participants brought in their bikes (or borrowed one!)
In Cycle Safety, you can’t ride on the road until you learn the main routine. Before you signal you have look, lean your bike and hop on. Then you signal, look and start to ride.
Cycle Safety originated from a lady, Iris Thomas. Her son had been badly injured on a bike ending with brain damage. After this she decided to create a system called “ Cycle Safety “ to teach kids how to stay safe on a bike and to ride on the road without any problems.
Room 20 have been doing a lot of art, this year. For example: dot art. For this, they simply draw a outline of their self-portrait and then colour it in using dots of colourful paint!
This class has also been making funny skits while completing activities for Chapter Chat. These fun tasks based off of a class book named “ Fish in a tree.“ One of the activities was that they would have to attempt to draw what characters / items the book was describing as they read it. There was also an option to create a “ Don’t bully “ Poster.
In maths, they use “ Math Whizz “ to help improve their learning!
In literacy they read school journals including activities for literacy.
Room 20 have also have been doing a recipe for pollution. For this, they are turning rubbish into art!
Zentangle, a colourless image, is created of many, many patterns and designs. Now, this was amazing!
Great job on all of what you have completed this term / year!
By Coby T and Zoe W
For the past term Room 16 have been learning about Anzac day. First we made Anzac biscuits. We learnt that the soldiers got sent Anzac biscuits from their family and friends because they were made without eggs so they wouldn’t go off.The biscuits we made turned out great and we took them home to eat.
The next thing we did for Anzac day was collect information from books in order to make posters with the information. We learnt about Anzac poppies, symbols and some interesting facts like 81,700 French and British soldiers died but German losses were far greater with 220,00 men killed in action. Did you know that the acronym for Anzac is Australia New Zealand Army Corp?
For our mosaic art Miss Taylor printed out some pictures which were on the mural like oranges, pukeko, blue duck, kereru and tui. We picked one of the pictures and started to rip up pieces of magazines to get the colours that we needed. We had to try and get the pieces as small as we could. Next we glued the pieces together to make our mosaic art.
It is called koru art because we had to do the whole thing based on koru patterns. First we planned our design on a white sheet of paper and once we showed it to the teacher for approval she gave us a back sheet of paper. We were only allowed to use light coloured pastels otherwise it wouldn’t show up on the black piece of paper.
Written by Anthea and Kyla
For our artwork this Term we have done some drawings and patterns to resemble nouns such as: Chickens, capes, calendar art, with hearts (because of the shooting in christchurch), ducks, tuis, and other native birds.
For our inquiry we have been investigating our school mural. We have been making claims, asking questions, using supporting evidence, refuting evidence and building on our ideas.
For writing we have been splitting into green writers, orange writers and blue writers. We go to different workshops based on our colours. We have been writing descriptive sentences. At the start of the term we also wrote bio poems.
For maths we have been learning about place value, tidy numbers, and partitioning. Our class is very happy that the new update for Maths Whizz is here!
Written by Angel, Francesca and Nicole
We have had a busy term, filled with lots of learning.
For Sea Week we created some Under the Sea writing and art work. We started our Under the Sea art by painting a small white circle in the top half of the page. We then started adding blue to the outside of the circle. The blue got darker and darker, the further away we got. We cut out a black border and stuck this onto our painting. We then cut out sea creature silhouettes and glued these on. The final touch was to add some glitter. We wrote a description based upon what it would be like to be under the sea and published this on the back of our artwork.
For our Safari Art we were focusing on blending colours. We wanted to make a safari sunset for our background. We started with a light white/yellow colour at the bottom and gradually got darker. We wrote created 'What am I?' haiku poems and published these on a silhouette of our animal. We then cut out our animal silhouette and added some extra features such as trees and birds.
We are lucky to have Room 14 as our buddy class this year. We always start our buddy class with buddy reading and singing. We then do some other fun things with our buddies. We have been on a nature scavenger hunt, created some creatures by rolling a dice and went on an easter egg hunt.
During Inquiry we have been researching about different countries. We have been researching the geography, landmarks, traditions and food of our country. After we have finished our research we are going to present it as a Google Drive Slide, poster or a booklet.