Friday, 7 February 2020

Sunflower Champions?

Today Room 10 went to the garden to see the sunflowers that we planted last year.  Room 10's sunflowers were taller than Catherine.  We were surprised to see how tall they had grown over the holidays.  The classes are competing to see who can grow the tallest or the biggest or the craziest sunflowers.  We think we might win something?

Friday, 15 November 2019

Planting Sunflower Seeds

Yesterday Room 10 was planting sunflower seeds for the competition at our school.  Our class made flower pots out of newspaper because the newspaper is more healthy for the environment.   We will eventually plant some of our sunflower plants in the school garden for the competition.  We used seed mix to put in the flower pots.   It was a lot of fun planting our sunflower seeds.  After we put the soil in, we placed in the seed and then after that, we added more soil to cover the seed.  In the end, we put the flower pots into big trays outside and watered them with a spray bottle. Today we continued planting our seeds for the people who weren't at school yesterday.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Grandparents/Special Visitors Day

Today we had a lot of Grandparents and Special Visitors come to school for the morning.  After a special assembly, they were invited into the classrooms to see their mokopuna learning.  Room 10 were working on our writing.  We had been learning to write instructions - how to make a peanut butter sandwich. Grandparents read the instructions and their grandchild followed them or watched as the students worked in pairs.  It was a delicious writing lesson!

Muhammad invited the ladies that teach him and his siblings after school and they all came!

It was such a great morning!

Friday, 6 September 2019

Tongan Language Week

This week was Tongan Language Week.  A group of students decided to share a dance they were learning for the Pasifika Dance Competition.  Meleane, Fine and Veisinia were part of this group. They all wore beautiful clothes and their Mum's joined them on stage to sing the Tongan National Anthem.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Unplugged Learning - Feed the Mouse

Today we were learning to give instructions as part of our Digital Technology and Writing programme.  We learnt we had to be very specific otherwise our mouse would not go the right way or eat the treats that were on the maze.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Kete Aronui 2019

Room 10 were very lucky to have Whaea Arna working with us during term 2.  She taught us all about harakeke and how to harvest it.  We learnt not to step over the flax, not to eat while weaving, to say a karakia before weaving, and to always wash our hands after we have been weaving. 

We learnt how to weave paper, how to plait (3 and 4 string plaits), and then moved on to using harakeke to create pieces of art for our Art Festival.  Here are the finished products, plus some other creations that some of us made. 

Monday, 19 August 2019

Kaboom Percussion Visit

Today Kaboom Percussion came to perform for us.  Their names were Josh and Kat and they were amazing!  They needed some help during their show so Kat chose Natalia as her helper.  Natalia was a bit shy at first but then she went up on stage.

Sunflower Champions?

Today Room 10 went to the garden to see the sunflowers that we planted last year.  Room 10's sunflowers were taller than Catherine.  We ...