Thursday, 13 September 2018

100's PARTY!!!!!

Room 3 and 4 have counted down 100 days. Each day we put a stick in our 100's jar and wrote equations about the number of the day. We also learnt if the number was odd or even and the number before and after it. Every few days we counted the sticks in the jar. Each day we had to  work out how many more days until we could have our much anticipated 100's party. It was so cool to see all the math inspired creativity with the food for the party

Sunday, 9 September 2018

ASB Centre

Today was the last day of Room 1's sessions at the ASB Centre and we have had so much fun during the last 8 weeks.   Having completed gymnastics for 4 weeks, we then moved onto ball skills. Each week we played different games including Soccer, Basketball, Handball  and today we learned how to play Dodgeball.  Here we are playing Plants and Zombies. The idea of the game was for the Plants to hit the Zombies with the soft balls and prevent them from getting to the other side of the court.  We can't wait to return to the ASB Centre next year.
The Zombies are racing across

                        Yeah we made it!!!!!!


Isla is trying to get across to the other side.
             
       
Run Aelwen, we're going to get you.
                       
The Zombies won






School Disco

Earlier this term,  all the children in the Ngake Hub were invited to our School Disco in the Hall. We  were so excited all day and after school raced home to get ready for this fun event.



Lots of yummy food to eat.
Anoke's Mum painted our faces.

















When we arrived we could have our face painted and there were glow sticks we could buy. There was also a cafe with lots of yummy food to eat.




   The DJ played our favourite songs and we had lots of fun dancing.  We had practised the Macarena all term, so when that song came on we were so happy that we knew how to do it. 

Do you recognise Sana?
Dancing to the Macarena

Throughout the disco there were lots of prizes to be won. There was a prize for the best costume which was won by Sana in Rm 3 and Anoke won a prize for being the funkiest dancer. Victoria in
Rm 5 won lunch with Mr. Austin




Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Room 10 shares their inquiry projects with the Ngake Hub



Now that our Inquiry relating to Citizenship has finished, Matairangi Hub invited us to visit them, so they could share the inquiries they had been working on.
Some of the topics they had researched included:-
  • Looking after our environment
  • Homelessness
  • Plastic pollution in the ocean
  • Making reusable sandwich wrappers 
  • One group were organising a Plastic Free Day at our school.


We were very impressed with their presentations and learned so much about the different topics.












Tennis with Hamish and Troy




These pictures show Room 4 taking part in tennis coaching with Hamish and Troy from Kilbirnie Tennis Club.  Here we are passing the ball to each other and stopping the ball as it rolls towards us.







Thursday, 2 August 2018

100's sticker chart

At the end of last term, Rm 1 children celebrated completing our 100’s sticker chart.  As a reward, we decided we would like to have a “soft toy” picnic.

We all brought along our favourite toy and had some yummy food to eat.  We helped Mrs Patel and Mrs Brown to make popcorn in the machine.  We also cut fruit into halves/quarters and buttered our own bread.  We then added some sprinkles on top.

We can’t wait until we complete our 100’s chart this term.  We wonder what we will chose as our reward next time.


Mindfulness



All students have now had two sessions in the Mindfulness and Māori mythology (3M) programme. This programme is designed for primary school children and is delivered by Wellington based Yoga teacher Jase Te Patu. 3M introduces children to basic relaxation and mindfulness techniques as they listen to a traditional
Māori legend.



ASB sessions

This term Rm 1 go to the ASB every Monday morning.  It’s a great way to start the week. We get on the bus and when we get to the ASB, Miles and Kay are there to meet us.

We begin our sessions with warm up activities and play little games which involve running and jumping and then we practise different stretches such as pike, tuck and straddle.  We also practise jumping and landing, finishing in the “motorbike” position.  After these exercises, we move onto the gymnastics circuit.

Here we are showing lots of different skills such as climbing, balancing, jumping, bouncing and learning how to do a forward roll.













Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Cultural Cooking Experience

To celebrate the end of our Inquiry Topic on Citizenship the Ngake Hub had a shared International cooking experience and shared lunch. Some of our parents came along to help us make food from different countries. These included nachos, empanadas, sushi, Yorkshire puddings, crepes, dumplings, waffles etc. We had so much fun making, then tasting the different dishes.  Our teachers were amazed that we tried most of the food and discovered that we liked them. Many thanks to all of our parents that helped on the day.