Month: July 2022

Number arrays and Multiplication

As part of our Multiplication Maths, we have been finding ways to make visual representations of 100, using a range of different number arrays.  We’ve learnt that it means that we need to make sure each row and column have the exact same number across them.

Here are photos of us working out how many different ways we can evenly lay out 100.  It did help some pairs that they had some multiplication number facts.

Creative Week – bees

During Creative Week, one of the options was to make a piece of visual art that blended paint and then add a hand drawn bee to this background. Unfortunately due to time, not all groups got to add colour to their bees, but their art still looks effective with the contrasting black and white bee sketches.

Calendar art

Room 26, along with other classes in Waenga, have been creating art ready for the school Calendar fundraisers.

If you’re interested in ordering, the details are

  • orders to be returned by: 16th September 2022
  • Cost of each item: Calendar $15.00, Cards $15.00, Diaries $15.00, Mouse Mats $15.00, Sketch Pads $15.00
  • Payment: Cash or via Kindo


Creative Week

Getting creative with weaving

A bit challenging to begin with, but once we understood the concept of over an under, away we go!

Some of us were quite addicted and did not want to put it down .

Some students even wanted some yarn and a card to take home to share their creations with their families.


Hand Woven Rainbows.

Creative Week

Wow!  What an amazing last week of school the Waenga team had at school. They participated in many different creative activities, bucket drumming, weaving, painting, comic making, making a Korowai, dancing, and a sports afternoon.  So much fun was had by everyone involved.  Below are a few of the pictures that were taken during this week.  It would be interesting to ask the children which one theyenjoyed the most.  I am sure they would have trouble selecting. enjoyed the most.  I am sure theywould have trouble selecting.


Dinosaur Fossils-Room 18

It has been fantastic to wrap our learning from term 1 and 2 with a creative sensory experience. During term 1 we were learning about Planet Earth and Space. This term the learning naturally progressed to the Natural Disasters on Earth. In the last two weeks the learning collided….something out of space crashed into the Earth millions of years ago.  Dinosaur extinction was the theme.  This captured the interest of many students.  Some were interested in the shooting stars and the associated wish making mysteries.  Soon, they’ve learned that the shooting stars are meteors.  The biggest one being responsible for the dinosaur extinction!  Today, the students made dinosaurs fossils with the student teacher, Miss Bianca. Very creative, indeed!

P. S. Miss Bianca and Miss Lang hope that this learning didn’t cause any nightmares like it did for us….🤣🤣🤣