Monday, August 7, 2017

Welcome to Term 3!

In week 3 we had our cultural festival in the hall. We could wear clothes from our family's country. Room 16 had people from New Zealand, China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and lots who would like to visit these countries!

Our PE focus for term 3 is throwing and catching. During PMP we have lots of activities to practice these skills. We have to look at where we are aiming, judge distance, throw carefully, and catch beanbags and balls by keeping our hands and eyes open!
Look at our learning photos.


For our school production we have to learn a special dance so that Pihipihinga can perform on stage at the Regent, how exciting!
Look at the photos of us learning different dances from around the world so we know what we are going to do for our team dance.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

More term 2!

On Thursday we finished decorating our paper mache planets. Finally you can see them floating from the ceiling in our classroom. You can also read the space facts that are hanging from the stars underneath. We are space scientists!

Room 16 has 2 people in our school choir who sang at school singing then went on a bus tour to 2 kindies to sing to them! Go Georgie and Sylvia!!!

Learning at school means many things. Some people enjoy working with others while others like finding out things by themselves. Our learning happens inside and outside the classroom. Look at the photos of Room 16 using physical skills to practice bouncing, balancing, eye-tracking and running for distance. We trained hard for our cross-country even when the grass was too muddy to run on. We kept trying to go further and using our "grit". Grit is when you keep trying and don't give up!

Eye-tracking in PMP. Welcome to Anwar!

Training around the track for cross-country means keeping on running!
Room 16 know how to "give it the jandal".

Training, training, training...

Use your "grit" to keep going!

A sunny day for running!

Keep running girls!

Running in our cross-country. Go boys!

Monday, July 3, 2017

June 2017

Here are a selection of photos to show what we have been up to in Term 2. Most of the time we are using the key competencies " Managing Self" and "Relating to Others. We have to make sensible choices about our learning and behaviour as well as working, learning  and playing with others. 

We played with balloons before we started doing paper mache on them. We are trying to create planets because we have been learning about "Space".

Some of us don't really like getting our fingers slimed all over with paste when we do paper mache but we are pretty good at it anyway. You have to put layers of paper and glue onto the balloon to make it strong and it takes a long time to dry.

Key Competencies: Managing Self and Relating to Others. From Monday to Wednesday morning we have a special learning time with Room 17. We practice sharing games and equipment, taking turns, using kind words, problem-solving, being inclusive and having fun! We spend time on lots of different activities that we choose. We always talk about our goals and have time to reflect on our learning after we tidy up.

Yay! One day our buddy class came along to help us with paper mache because we wanted to get our planets done. Our buddies helped us a lot so thanks to them!

During our morning sessions we also help others and use a lot of talking to negotiate what we do with our friends. Some people like to revisit an activity but others like to try lots of different things with different friends.

More paste and more paper...

After playtime on Fridays we usually go to Kapa Haka in the hall. We are learning to sing waiata and do the actions. We practice with Whaea Pam and the seniors. We are learning our school song and other songs so we can use them to welcome new people at our powhiris.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Learning is fun! Term 2

Space: We are learning to name and describe the objects in our solar system. Here are some photos of us playing with the balloons before we use them to make our planets with paper mache. It was a bit sloppy and messy but we got the first layer on and now they are drying in class. We have to have a fact about our planet as well so we'll use the internet and some books to find out some facts.
Key Competency: Using language, symbols and text; Managing Self.

Room 16 and Room 17 working, learning and playing together:  During the week we have time in the mornings to learn and play with our friends in Room 17. We are focusing on our Key Competencies:  Managing Self and Relating to Others. During this time we are practising taking turns, making choices, sharing equipment and toys, using our manners and having fun! 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Welcome to Term 2.

 This week we were learning about letter Ll and also had an autumn leaf poem. Here we are building leaf mountains with all of Pihipihinga.

 After Mr Punler judged our leaf mountain building, we had a leaf fight!!! Wow! We through leaves over our friends and teachers. It was fun.
 After our leaf fight we played on the playground and had more fun with our friends. We were learning, working and playing together.