Pukapuka glorious pukapuka!

Any techy folk that know how to get the tumbnail pictures back on the bookcreator books do let me know! Last week of term project for writing- making books.

They needed
- a title
- author
- some information about the author
- information about chosen topic
- pictures

Great for your holiday reading :) Feel free to come in to see the hard copy.

Matariki by Calaye

Matariki Click to read this book, made with Book Creator
Life Ed by Tyrese and Riico

Life Ed Click to read this book, made with Book Creator Cats by Dante and Sam

Cats Click to read this book, made with Book Creator

Wolves by Evelyn
Wolves Click to read this book, made with Book Creator

Term 2 over.

Time to rest!
What a busy term, Rūma Tahi had a discussion yesterday about some highlights of Term 2 and it was pretty amazing to think of all we have done - Cross Country - Life Ed - Gym - Tuhituhi - Music (Lorde, Dave Dobbyn) - Fast Words -Photography - Hāng ī - Matariki - Jump Jam - Pānui - Book Making - Pāngarau.

Prize giving today - again, Rūma Tahi:
- made the certificates (last term),
- thought of what people deserved certificates for,
- presented the certificates

I think we are getting better at shaking hands maybe!

Ka pai tō mahi! Enjoy the well earned break wether it be local, restful, eventful, whānau-ful, tropical, snowful or many of the above. Catch you in two weeks!


What a term of music it has been!! Unfortunately with how busy things have been we haven't done much follow up in class (yet), here are some of the links so you can have a kōrero at home.

May was New Zealand music month. We've been talking about Lorde, Dave Dobbyn, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Hayley Westenra. We have also been learning about pitch and our taringa roto (inner ear). 

And why not throw some cows in the mix...

Check these guys out!!!

And now for the musicians that we wanna hear from most! 
Rūma Tahi..... click this link and you will find a folder with many more videos.

Thanks Mr. E!!!! We love going to music so much.


Rūma Tahi has been talking and writing about our photography today. We took some awesome photos at school and we also had many submissions from home for the competition. 

In writing we are learning how to proofread! We do this when we finish our writing.
We find a buddy, sit shoulder to shoulder, stack our books and read our stories to see if we can:
- fix up any spelling, 
- put in any full stops and capital letters... 
and most importantly 
- check it makes sense.

Here are our reactions to some of the photos,

It looks like 1000 drones dropping from the sky and parachuting bubbles everywhere. I can see the bubbles over the world. Ayla It looks like 10000 rockets coming out of the solar system to go in a different dimension to destroy the planet. It reminds me of a humongous rocket blasting. Dante My writing is about the ice one. The bubbles are shooting up and the ice looks like there is Earth underneath. I see water in the photo. Jah-Zia

I can see the sunrise behind Mauao.  I can see the big brig…

Week 3

Kia ora e te whānau!

What a fun week!
Cross country training is going well, we have some fantastic runners. Some of us are still working on our ability to pace ourselves.
We've watched Oat the Goat and discussed what bullying is and what we all can do to have a bullying-free school!
Yesterday was Norway day woohoo - ice blocks for the whole school! Thanks so much to the Baardsen family for sharing your special day with us and teaching us a little bit more about the big wide world.
Tusen takk!! I will keep working on my pronunciation.

So special - today we were invited to Te Kakano to korero about the story of... In The Beginning. Rūma Tahi knew a lot about the story but we heard it in te reo māori this time and we could follow along as Whaea Trudie is a tino pai storyteller and we knew the names of the ariki already. We also started the conversation of Matariki. Check out this folder for some photos and videos.

See some of you at the disco! Have a great weekend.

(We've also be…

Photography Competition

Term 2 means photography competition time.

This year the theme is either open... or Te Rangi (The Sky), last year there were some amazing Te Moana themed photos and I'm sure we will be amazing too. Will confirm the theme when I know.

This week we will have a brainstorm about what some of the subjects may be for our photos.

We will be learning about photography and having a go middle block Fridays - so any parents that have some time free on a Friday at 11am please get in touch as I'd love to nab you to help take a group - no photography experience necessary.

We will be able to enter photos taken at school but if you want to submit a photo you've taken at home, on holiday or out and about please do!

Photos will be due in at the end of Week 5.

Last year Logan Pinkerton from Rm 1 did really well with an awesome photo he got of the harbour and Mauao. This year it could be your turn!

Welcome Back

Welcome back to all! I hope we all had a fabulous two weeks - mine was very restful and I got to Wellington to enjoy good walks and good food yay!

This term is going to be a busy one, here is a heads up as to some of the things we'll be looking at....

What’s happening... Cross country Week 5 - Start running at home to build up your fitness, it will help on the day! Add in some hills to really push yourself. Gymnastics We will be doing gymnastics in the hall on Tuesday afternoons starting week 4. Photography competition See following post for more details. Week 5 Topic We will be learning about Māori myths and legends and later in the term is Matariki, the Māori New Year so we will be looking at that too. Chunks, syllables, We will keep working on developing our chunk knowledge and looking out for known chunks in our reading and writing. Studyladder This term we will be getting studyladder login details to use at school as part of the maths rotation - however if you are wanting to use it at home th…