Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween Disco

On Thursday students were able to attend a Junior and Senior Halloween Disco at school. Here are some of the photos of the spooky evening.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Certificates - Week 2

Well done Chaytah on being awarded the Principal's Award for Week 2. Chaytah has been working hard to persevere with his Maths. He has also been thinking about where to work to remain focussed to complete his work.

The PRIDE Certificate recipients for Week 2 are Karolin, TeKapua, Ria, Zoe and Cayden. Keep demonstrating PRIDE everyone.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Calf & Lamb Day 2014

On Thursday we had our Calf and Lamb Day. Students participated in showing their Calves and Lambs as well as entering items for Indoor Exhibits. Thank you to Brydee who took time to take the photos for us.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Most Consistent Player

 Congratulations to Jordan who was awarded the 'Most Consistent Player' for his team during the 2014 Soccer season. 

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Skills4Life - Week 2

We have participated in Week 2 of Skills4Life with Sports Taranaki. Please view our video to see what new skills we have learnt.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Certificates - Week 1

Congratulations to Savannah who was awarded the Principal's Award for Week 1. Savannah is a students who is always demonstrating PRIDE in class and out in the playground. Keep up the great work Savannah.

Congratulations to Rylan, Angus, Luke, Mamaeroa and TeKapua. They received PRIDE Certificates for their efforts in their Art work.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Modified Rockets

Here are our modified rockets. We are in the process of testing our new rockets out. 
Will they travel further than our original rockets?

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Skills4Life - Week 1

Today we had Kelvin and Kate from Sports Taranaki: Skills4Life come to school. Kelvin and Kate will be working with our class every Wednesday for five weeks. We look forward to learning some great skills and activities with them.

Piet Mondrian Art

For Calf Day next Thursday one of the categories is a piece of artwork. We looked at some artwork from the artist Piet Mondrian. After viewing his work we have started creating our own version. Here is the beginning of our work. If you want to see our finished product then please come and view the work on Thursday afternoon (23rd October).

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Totara's Rockets - Our first launch

This week for Maths we are working on a measurement unit and converting between mm, cm and m. To help with this we have made some rockets. Today we had our first launch. 

Over the next few days we will make changes to our rockets and see if we can make them fly even further. 
What changes we will see?

Monday, 13 October 2014

Writing and Maths Preparation

We have hit the ground running for our first day back. 

Today in writing we watched a video clip about a boy travelling to the moon in a rocket. We began discussing what holiday we would travel back to and throughout the week we will be sharing our diary/recount with others. Lets see what the week will bring and where in the world we will travel back to.

In the afternoon we began creating our own rockets. We will be using the rockets during maths to record how far each rocket can travel. We will be looking at mm, cm, and m. 
Who will create the best rocket?

Below are some photos showing the process of making our rockets.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Music Video: Gumboots

For Shared Reading we read a School Journal Story about Gumboots. While reading the story we decided we would listen to 'The Gumboots Song' and create a music video for the MOA Awards that are coming up.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Te Reo: Classroom Object Videos

In Term 3 we have been learning the Maori names for Classroom Objects. We have created some videos to help us learn the names of objects.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Scavenger Hunt: 1 metre

The last length that students had to find around the classroom was 1metre. Students had to estimate objects that could be 1 metre and then and measure each object.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Scavenger Hunt: 50cm

Continuing on with our Scavenger Hunt students had to find objects around the classroom at were 50cm in length. Here are two of the posters that some students created using PicCollage.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Scavenger Hunt: 10cm

Last Tuesday students had to find objects around the classroom that they estimated to be 10cm. Here is what they found.