Thursday, 29 June 2017

Matariki Celebration

Our Matariki celebration was a great success! Thank you all for coming along and joining in our Matariki activities and enjoying our school-made soups. 









Matariki Soup Making

As part of our Matariki celebration we made delicious vegetable soup in our trusty crock pot. The children peeled and chopped vegetables to add to the soup along with soup mix and water. We discovered that there was alphabet pasta in the soup mix - how exciting! The hardest part of it all was the long wait as it cooked. 












Sunday, 25 June 2017

Alexander's Poroporoaki

                                 
Room 1 and Room 1 Extension had a fantastic time attending Alexander's Poroporoaki on Friday. We can't wait for him to join us!



                                       

                                       

                                                          

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Our Writing


Where the wild Things are.

My Monster went to the shop to scare people. He ate my teacher, she screamed!
By Oscar


My Monster is scary. He is eating all the Easter bunnies.
By Kalden


I am a monster. I have sharp teeth. I am giant. I went to the shop and I scared people.
By Sione


There is a zombie spider. "I like you" said the spider. "I like ice cream" said the spider.
By Tyler

 There are bats in the forest. They scare me.
By Atsa-Leigh.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Toy Designers

Over the last few weeks we have been looking at toys from the past and present. We have looked at how people have tried to improve and change toy designs. Today we become toy designers and worked with partners to design our own games and toys. We had to think of how the game would be played and what the rules would be.









Sunday, 28 May 2017

Making our own spinning tops

Last week in Room 1 and Room 1 Extension we made our own spinning tops with toothpicks and bottle tops. This was a great activity following our Pataka visit where we had an opportunity to play with wooden spinning tops from the past.

First, we used a hammer and nail to make a hole in the bottle top.




After we made the hole, we stuck a toothpick through.




Next, we used match sticks to carefully decorate our spinning tops with paint.