Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Te wiki o te reo Māori.

 To celebrate te wiki o te reo Māori we were able to go on a manu/bird hunt.

Scattered around the school were 23 manu cards and we had to record where they were using our te reo Māori. 

For example:

Kei hea ngā kiwi?  Where are the kiwi?

Kei runga i te tēpu ngā kiwi.  The kiwi are on the table.

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Check out our crystals.

 As mentioned before we decided to do a science experiment to see which salt grows the best crystals. 

These are our results:

As you can see the Iodised salt was the most successful, followed by the sea salt and then the epsom salt. 

When we were making our mixtures the measurement mix wasn't very accurate or consistent.  We didn't have much of the Epsom salt so the dilution might have been weaker with less salt which is why they weren't as successful.  

Next time: to make this more accurate we need to measure the same amount of salt for each type. 

Friday, 31 July 2020

Great start to term 3.

We have had a pleasant start to the new term like catching up with our buddies for buddy reading and meeting a new family member for Emma's house. 

We have also been working on our Climate Change Champions projects which have ranged from making reusable sandwich wraps to setting up worm farms and trough gardens to making posters to send the message to look after our world and help Papatūānuku out a little. 

As well as our brains we have been exercising our muscles with the recent School Cross Country.   Great to see full participation on the day. 

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Science experiment - crystal making

We have been learning about the water cycle as part of our inquiry into climate change so thought growing crystals would be a good way to see how evaporation works.  We are about to go on a two week break so hopefully something will have grown by the time we come back.

Saturday, 13 June 2020

Learning commitments have started.

After coming out of lockdown we are now able to start on our strength learning commitments in class. We have one hour a week to work on our projects and after each session we write up what we have achieved, any problems and solutions we had and what we will do next week.

Here are some of the projects that are being worked on:

  • improving art skills such as drawing and clay
  • coaching younger children in futsal
  • inquiry projects to do with music
  • writing
  • construction 
  • movie making
Children can also help each other out and some are working collaboratively on projects. 

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Sports galore.

We have been enjoying the great autumn/winter weather after lockdown by getting in as much sport practice as we can. While the focus has been on hockey, children have been given the choice at times to practice other ball games.
What has been impressive is that the time is really well used with children managing their own games.