Last week was Te Wiki o te Reo Māori week. Check out some of the fantastic learning that took to celebrate this!
Kowhai Pod have created some beautiful artwork!
Rerekē have been learning Te Reo during Maths!
Kaimai pod used scenes from the First 1000 Words in Maori book to create simple children's books. The aim was to create books that would appeal to children and to use a range of words in te reo Maori within their books.
Written by Augustine and Rajveer
Ruru pod has been doing their speeches. They have also been doing a lot of art like symmetry art with trees and paint. Another piece of art they did was a feather skirt art. They colored in paper feathers and glued them all together to make big giant feather skirt. They did taniwha art with pastels and they did paper mache with magazines to make faces. They did waka art with the kids faces on them.
Kahikatea pod have been working on their speeches too. They again have also been doing some art. They did a really cool piece of art with food coloring and circle paper. They have been doing some maths on Seesaw. They put the question in the middle on the screen and then the answer and last they put the way the figured it out on the last place. Another piece of art that they did was art made out of rubbish.
Written by Rajveer and Augustine
On Wednesday the juniors had wheelie Wednesday. They had all sorts of fun stuff like bikes, rollerblades, go karts and scooters. The lead students made a course for the juniors to ride around on. The lead students put giveaway signs, arrows, stop signs and go signs so the kids would know what to do. All the kids were having a great time there every child had a big smile on their face. All the children were lined up in a very long line waiting for their turn for the big blue go cart and the grey one. Everyone wore a helmet on their head so they could protect their head.
Written by Jack and Flynn
On Friday 10th of August Katikati Primary School made up a team of 13 boys and went to Arataki Park where a league tournament was held.
We had Tony, a coach from Bay of Plenty Rugby League come out school and help us learn some of the rules and practise our tackling.
The team included: Jack Harray, Flynn Moodie, Fletcher Anderson, Blake Furness, William Sutton, Talan pearse, Ben Montford, Simi Vackasiole, Mounga Kivalu, O'shea Puffalane, Lucas Favel-Phillips, Filli and Jake Bowman.
Our team played 4 round robin matches and 2 play of games. We won 1 of the round robin matches by default and won the last 2 play off games against Gate Pa and Pongakawa.
On Friday the 3rd of August Room 20 was on assembly. They presented their own muppet show Miss B thought of doing the muppet show and the students liked the idea. They wanted to the muppet show because it is different then the other classes that have just showed reading, writing or art. They had Elmo, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster and the Grouch. “We loved doing the muppet show” said Vanshika.
They have also been doing some chapter chat activities like making maps from the explorer and making diaries from one of the characters of the book. They have also been doing some art.
This Term in Matakana Pod we have been researching the teacher strike. We have written a piece of persuasive writing about our opinion. Watch and read our writing below.
Teacher’s should go on strike
Written by Abby O
Teacher’s get 12 cents per student, per hour. Do you think that’s enough? I don’t! I think teachers should go on strike. There is more than just this reason, teacher’s also have to put up with rude kids, teacher’s work really hard to help kids and teachers don’t get paid enough.
Firstly, I think teachers should go on strike because teachers have to put up with rude kids. Kids that shout and swear, hit and punch and also spit at the teacher’s thinking it funny or they can’t help it. Teachers need more teacher aides or some kids are going to get really hurt.
Secondly, teacher’s work really hard to help kids. Did you know that there has been a 40% drop in teacher training. Teachers do more than just teaching for example they write reports, tie your shoelace, mark your books and get you lunch when you don’t have it. Now you know teachers do more than just teaching.
Thirdly, teachers don’t get paid enough. For example babysitters get $10 per hour and teachers get 71 cents per student, per day. If this keeps on going teachers will not be able to pay their bills. If teachers get a pay rise maybe more teacher’s will come into school’s.
As you can see teacher’s should go on strike because teacher’s have to put up with rude kids, teacher’s work really hard to help kids and they don’t get paid enough. So think about. What will we do without teachers?
Teachers should go on strike!
Written by Devon D
Do you think teachers should go on strike? Well I do! There are not enough teachers. Teachers are not getting paid enough! They not only pay for themselves but they pay for things for the students too!
Firstly, I believe teachers should go on strike because we need more teachers. Principals are having no choice but to hire non qualified teachers. In this situation kids won’t get the learning they need. Last year, six hundred vacancies for teachers were advertised but none were taken.
Secondly, teachers are not being paid enough! In fact teachers need to be paid more because they pay for most of the students school supplies to help students succeed in their learning. In other words teachers are having to spend their pay on the students.
Teachers do a lot for the students, way more than we expect at least! Teachers pay bills and for food, but to most of our surprise, for us too. Teachers spend their money and time on most of the students school supplies and planning too.
For these reasons, I hope you agree with me that teachers should go on strike. Teachers need more money, they do many things for us and we need more teachers! Who will teach the future without teachers?
Why teachers should go on strike
Written By Dylan L
Do you think teachers should go on strike? Hi, my name is Dylan and I'm here to tell you, yes you, why teachers should go on strike.
Firstly teachers don't get paid enough money. The cost of living has gone up but teachers pay has not! Babysiters get paid $10 an hour but teachers get paid 12 cents per student, per hour!
Secondly, teachers have to put up with children swearing, yelling and screaming. Teachers get frustrated and normally quit their jobs. Kids should have more respect for what they are learning and should be thankful.
Thirdly, there are not enough teachers. There has been a teacher shortage by 40%. That means kids won’t get smarter and accomplish their dreams.
In conclusion teachers should go on strike. Teachers should get more money, students should have more respect and there should be more teachers. Without a doubt teachers should go on strike!
By Hannah, Kaylie and Amy
Last week was Matariki and Kahikatea have done so much Matariki work. They have done awesome writing and made 3D printed stars of matariki with the names Waiti, Waita, Waipuna-a-rangi, Tupu-a-nuku, Tupu-a-rangi on the stars. They put lights on the top and that just made it look even more amazing. We interviewed Briar Jenkins and she was happy that they got too use tinkercad but it hard.
Written by Rajveer and Augustine
This week the year 5&6 have been doing cycle safety. The year 5&6 had to bring their bikes and helmets to school to be able to participate in this event. We have had some cycle safety instructors come to our school and teach us some skills and rules to make sure we are safe while cycling on the road.
We had one day talking about being safe on our bikes. We watched a video about a boy called William and discussed the bad choices that he made on his bike.
We learnt that when we are riding on a bike we need to have bright clothes on so other people on the road can see us. We also learnt that we should not wear baggy clothes when we are riding because the clothes could get caught in the chain or the wheel on our bike which could make us hurt ourselves or fall over.
We learnt the ABC check for our bikes A stands for air in our tyres B stands for are your breaks working and lastly C stands for chain the chain needs to be oily not rusty or brown so the chain can work. The instructors set up a skills cause for us to go through on our bikes.
On Thursday and Friday we will go out on the road to ride our bikes and to demonstrate that we know how to ride safely on the road.
It was time for the big Matariki breakfast! I was excited! The teachers asked for people who wanted toast. I stood up straight away, nice and tall. The teachers led us to the big table of delicious, crunchy toast. After that I got a boiling hot milo that was in a big pot.It slowly slid down my throat just like the very golden syrup on the yummy pancakes. I was so hungry that I had toast, milo and pancakes!
By Fili T
This morning I woke up and did not have breakfast at my house. I went to school on the bus and went straight to my class for our Matariki celebration breakfast. We had milos, toast and pancakes. I helped to make the toast. The matariki breakfast was delicious. I said thank you to the teachers for the delicious Matariki breakfast. We had lemon, sugar, peaches and maple syrup on the pancakes. The milos were very hot so the teachers had to put some milk in the milos. On the toast we had butter, veggie mite maremite and delicious plum jam. What a delicious Matariki breakfast yum yum.
By Luca W