Sunday, November 4, 2018

Hockey Sticks with Room 4

This term, we are lucky to have Coach
Rochelle teach us exciting hockey skills.
So far, we have learnt how to hold a hockey
stick correctly. We have also learnt how to
control the ball and know that we have to
move our body to block the ball from
going the wrong way. It was a bit tricky at
the beginning, but we kept on practising.
We really enjoy learning hockey skills,
and we can’t wait until Coach Rochelle
visits us again.

“I felt so excited! I felt an adrenaline rush!
I’ve never played hockey before but I
think it is the best game ever.”
- Tyciust

“Sometimes I forget that I shouldn’t touch
the ball with the curvy side of the stick.
I’m going to keep on practicing so I
can hit the ball properly next time.”

- Opetah

Grass Men in Room 9

In Room 9 we have been finding out about seeds and plants. We each made a Grass Man by filling an old sock with some grass seed and soil. 

We chose eyes, a nose and a mouth for our Grass Man. Then an adult helped us glue them on.
Grass Men need water and light to grow. We put them on a table by the window where the sun always came in. We had to water them at the water fountain if they felt dry.
After a few days, this is what they looked like:

We waited a few more days. One Monday when we came to school, we got a big surprise! Our Grass Men had really long hair!

Time to give the Grass Men a haircut!

We think they look great!!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Kia orana from Room 4!

Room 4 has had an awesome start to the year! So far this term, we have enjoyed having Coach Pat teach us amazing sports skills. We always look forward to Thursdays because Coach Pat makes sports fun for everyone in our class.
“I like it when we take big steps and catch the ball. It is so fun!” - Imelda

“I like that Coach Pat teaches us how to play sports, like how to pass and catch the ball properly.” - Honi

“I like going to Coach Pat because he always encourages us to try our best.” - Gideon

We can’t wait to see what we learn next from Coach Pat. We’ll be professional sports stars in no time!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Healthy Kai in Room 1

Room 1 have started 2018 on a healthy note.
Our question has been: 
'What are some healthy choices that can go in our sandwiches?'

We remembered from last year that Harold the Giraffe taught us about foods that we should have a little bit of, foods we should have some of and foods we should have lots of.

Instead of having Nutella in our sandwiches we thought of some healthier choices.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Room 5 thinks school is cool!

In room 5, we have been very lucky to have special people come into school to help us to be the best we can! We have had so much fun with our learning in Term 4 and we want to share some of this with you.

Coach Pat
Coach Pat comes and teaches us once a week. It’s so much fun and I always learn so much. I learnt about catching, throwing, shot put and even sprinting. When I first did sprinting I felt nervous but Coach Pat taught me how to start and then I could run as fast as a flash!

My heart was beating in my chest… baboom! Baboom! I could feel it beating like a drum. I peered to the people on my right and on my left. I felt determined to run as fast as a cheetah. I heard Coach Pat say “on your marks… get set, go!” I darted down the field and I came 3rd. I felt elated.

Story Time with Otara Library
What a hilarious afternoon. We had people from the Otara library come into school and read us a story. I could not stop laughing. It was hilarious and I even got to go up on stage.  The hook was behemoth and we were in a waka. The story had lots of kaimoana in it and it made me feel hungry. I thought they were so funny. Room 5 and I laughed and laughed.

Sport Skills

Kia ora and welcome to the new learning for Room 3

This term we have been learning so many new skills for different sports with teachers from the Junior Whanau every Friday

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Here is a proud Year 1 student, Calais enjoying the skills he has been learning in T-Ball this term. He is holding the bat ready to take a swing at the ball.
Some children were learning Volleyball skills and were able to challenge each other in a fun and friendly game.