In Maths, Rooms 21 and 22 have been learning about bar and line graphs and using them to show weather data.
In Art, Room 21 have been creating Picasso portraits.
Both classes have been studying about what makes a healthy river and are learning about the Longfin Eel/Tuna. They are learning about their food and habitats and they have made information posters.
By School Reporters Elsa and Gail
For writing, Room 18 have been writing about how it would feel to be the Hulk and they drew amazing pictures of the Incredible Hulk. It was so cool to see!
On the day we visited, Mrs Townsend was teaching and they were doing graffiti art. They wrote their names and then made them 3D looking and finally added colour.
In maths they have been looking at graphs and they said it has been tricky!
By School Reporters Xavier and Lenny
On Tuesday we went to the Uretara Stream as part of our unit about Sustainability. We learnt about the water quality of the stream and what insects, critters and other living things live in and around the stream. We found out the water temperature was 21.5 degrees by measuring it with an air temperature. Kate, our wonderful instructor told us that the temperature was quite warm for the animals that lived in the stream. We also tested the PH levels of the stream and found out that it was 6.5. Which means the stream is close to perfect as we would ideally like to see a level of 7. We found lots of bugs around the stream. We found out they need lots of hanging plants to survive. We therefore began to have an understanding of why planting plants around our waterways is so important. Our trip was very fun and informative.
By Room 22.
Lately Matakana Pod have been to the museum and doing art about birds like the Tui, Fantail, Dove, Blackbird, Pukeko and lots more. On the art they wrote the name of the bird, a picture of the bird, 5 key facts, the habitat and distinctive features.
Matakana Pod have also been tracing around their hands and doing pretty patterns on them. They all are so different and amazing! Great job Matakana Pod!!!!
By School Reporters Nylah and Ruby.
All the Year 5 & 6 students went on camp at Finlay Park. This is what happened.
During camp, the students all participated in fun activities. One of which was the water slide rotation. In this activity the kids would go down both the hydroslide = (extreme) and the blackslide = ( easy ). After that, they would go to the heated pool and relax.
Another activity was Animal survival this was when all of the kids would be numbered from top to bottom in the food chain. A wild dog being one of the most predatorial. The adults would be labeled as hunter, flood, fire and disease. All of which could take any animals life. Spread across Skull Island would be 8 food stations and the one who gets the most food station would win the game.
One more out of the 6 activities was Go-Karts. Go-Karts was where you had a partner and you hopped in a Go-Kart with a helmet and hand straps. Then one person would drive around a track 2 time then swap over and the other person would have a go. Personally I (Abby) loved the Go-Karts.
All of the students slept in rooms of bunk beds. The girls slept in apartments upstairs above the dining room and the boys slept in cabins around the camp. Some students slept in river cabins.
At camp there were many fun activities. All the students loved camp. Thank you to all the parents that came and thank you to all of the teachers and all the activity leaders.
By School Reporters Abby Osborne & Devon Deas
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.