Month: June 2023

Embracing Matariki

For the last few weeks we have been learning about the Matariki.  We read stories, learned about harvest tikanga, weaving and planting food.  Some students experienced harakeke karakia for our weaving beautifully lead by Whaea Trina. We’ve had Whaea Petula and Whaea Marlene supporting weaving. We even had a former NWS school teaching the children to weave Matariki flower. Today we celebrated Matarki with a shared kai. Happy Matariki to all Kiwis from Room 18.

R25 National Spies

Kia ora,

We have been learning about what we can share and what we should keep to ourselves. So today we became investigators and check out a blogger. Here is what we found out about her.

It was interesting reading about other people and gathering information. We are happy to report we found nothing that should be private on her blog.

Wet Day lunch activities

With the recent run of bad weather, our lunch times have been spent indoors. Luckily a number of classrooms have a range of games and building materials.

Room 26 have been creating houses and swimming pools with our class Lego.  In this weather, we certainly wouldn’t need a water tanker to fill the pool.

Scratch coding

Room 26 had a very productive day with Mrs Davies on Wednesday, working on coding their own animated movies and learning a number of commands.

They showed great resilience and creativity as they followed Mrs Davies instructions, selecting and refining the commands they were applying to their graphics.

Please ask them to show their movies, as they should all be proud of what they managed to put together.

Chocolate Cake Drama

Room 18 presented a drama game called Chocolate Cake. We have used drama skills like expressive faces, body language, tone of voice and different emotions.  We got dressed up and used some props such as real chocolate cake!  It was fun and exciting to act it out during the Waenga team assembly. It was lovely seeing  the families supporting our performance.