Our winner in Room 2 for the holiday competition was Connor. Connor wrote a narrative that was inspired by the images of a taniwha and a toa (warrior). He included interesting words, his ideas where separated into paragraphs and had a wonderful storyline that had a message about pollution.
We looked at pictures of dragons and identified different features of them, like snouts, sharp teeth and scaly body. We then used different paper techniques such as curling and layering to create our own dragon.
We received a koha of seeds from New World. Together with our tuakana, Room 5, we had fun sowing the seeds in the compacted soil which expanded when placed in water. There are herbs like thyme, mint, dill and chives. We also have vegetables such as broccoli, radish, eggplant, lettuce, spinach, kale, fennel and carrot. For them to grow, they need watering every day and placed where there is light but not direct sunlight. We will have to wait 1-2 weeks until they sprout. After that, some will need to be repotted.
WALT flowers, fruits and seeds come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colours.
Today we picked different flowers from around the school and talked about “what is inside the flowers?”, “whereabouts in the flower are its seeds found?” and “what are the seeds for?” We used a digital microscope to look at the seeds that we found inside the flowers. These are photos of what we found.
Congratulations to Javan!
Javan submitted a piece of writing which described what courage was. He then retold a story about an event in his life where he showed courage and included people who inspired him not to be afraid. It was well structured with paragraphs.
Special Mention - Connor
Connor submitted a colourful comic strip! It included two chapters with two different stories about courage. There was a character called ‘Ted’ who featured in both stories. It was well presented in a binder and looked like it was a labour of love.
Room 2 students took the lead by introducing their whānau to the teacher. They opened the conversation with a prayer and then talked about their learning. Students from Room 2 showed families their work that they were proud of in their books and taonga. Whānau were then shown around the classroom and the different learning areas, including work that was on display. One of their favourite basic facts game for maths is Salute, so students explained the game to their families and had fun playing it together. They closed their conversations by thanking them for coming along and listening.
Well done Room 2 for showing confidence and leading your conversations with your whānau!
WALT : Recognise that imagination is a gift from God.
WALT write an information text using one idea in a paragraph
In topic we are have been learning about light and what life was like before we had electricity and the light bulb. We learnt about Thomas Edison's life and some of his inventions. We wrote about him and why we think his invention of the light bulb was useful.
Room 5 are our big brothers and big sisters. We spent some time getting to know them by playing games with them on the field. They help us with our spelling, read with us and join us in prayers on Monday afternoons in the church.
For physical education we are learning to play hakareta. Hakareta is a junior version of Ki o Rahi, which is a game played by Māori for many centuries. We had fun lots of fun chasing the guardians and trying to score points by hitting the tipu.
W.A.L.T. identify people at home and at school who show love to others as Jesus did
We worked together as a team to create a colourful collage of people who show love to us and others. We then stood as a group, in front of our class and spoke about these people.
WALT create a stained glass window using chalk, crayons and dye.
WALT use different parts of our foot to kick
We have learnt that there are many sports that kick balls like rugby, football/soccer, Australian rules, American football and takraw. We tried kicking with our left foot and right foot, using our toes and sides of our foot. It was easier to kick using a round ball rather than an oblong one like they use in rugby and rugby league. Today we tried using a hacky sack which can be made from sand or small stones. It was very hard but we had lots of fun!