Room 1/2 went to the art gallery this week. We looked at puanga and the significance of stars. We had fun making either a sun, star or a moon out of clay.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
On Monday we walked down to the river. We had our lunch sitting under the trees with a great view of the river. Our challenge after lunch, in pairs was to take a landscape photo using an iPad. Lots of us took photos of the Durie Hill Tower, Waimarie and the river. We wondered who the winner would be? Our visit to the Waimarie Museum was amazing. The information and knowledge we learnt from the wonderful people at the museum was helpful to our inquiry we are doing back at school.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Mrs Steedman gave us the challenge to work in groups of three to make a tall tower out of playing cards. Often our towers collapsed so we had to persist to try to build another one. When we were working together, encouraging of each other and used a rough surface this made making the tower easier.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
We stayed at Green Pastures for an overnight camp. First we arrived at Bason Reserve for a scavenger hunt where we had to find out information and do different tasks. We tried lots of different outdoor activities at Green Pastures such as: archery, kayaking, horizontal bungie and air rifle. One of our favourites was completing the mud run. We enjoyed looking like mud monsters!
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
As part of our inquiry we have been learning about each other so we can be a successful community. We brought our family treasures to school to show each other and share the stories behind them. We enjoyed hearing and learning about each one.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Today Mr Palmer visited us. He is an arborist. He talked to us about what at arborist does and all the safety equipment needed to cut down a tree. He removed a dead tree from near our front playground. We watched him do this and some of us took the branches away so we can use them in our tree huts.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Last week we got together with Room 5 our buddy class. We met the person who found our hidden rocks. We learnt their name and some information about what they like. We look forward to doing lots of fun activities with them through out the year.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
This week we went on a walk around our neighbourhood. We looked at lots of different communities we have around us. In writing we have been learning about personification (giving objects a human quality). So while on our walk we looked for objects we could personify. Some examples are ... The phone booth standing waiting for a call. The grass was dancing in the wind with its friends.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
On Wednesday a crazy scientist came to our school to teach us crazy, cool and fun science tricks. He had lots of cool tricks like big bubble blowing, making water disappear, floating balls, mini rockets and indoor fireworks. After all of that his final trick was hypnosis. What was your favourite science trick?
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
In the Lions Learning Den, we have 3 reasons to look for great role models in our class. The first one you can get by Striving for Accuracy. Which means you’re always trying your best and finding new ways to complete it. The winner for Striving for Accuracy is Jake. Our 2nd one is the King of the Den. Which means you have to get your work done on time and be a great role model. And the winner for King of the Den is Kainoa. Our last one is the Blogging King. This means that you have no mistakes on your blog and not messing around with the colours,fonts and sizes. And the winner for the blogging king is Blake R. Well done to these 3 boys. They have been trying so hard. Keep an eye out for next week’s winners.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Today we have been learning how to write Haiku poems. We did one about the thunder because we could hear it outside. For Haiku poems you have to have 5 syllables on the first and last line. You also need to have 7 syllables in the middle. So in total you need 3 lines.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Well we have had another busy start to the term. We have continued with our new inquiry, learning all about structures. We have just started creating another piece of building artwork so watch this space for our finished pieces. We have learnt more Te Reo. We had heaps of fun going out and drawing on the concrete. We have also started learning some basketball skills. So lots of fun learning in He Puna Hangahanga!