Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Singing In Room

Ruma tahi are learning to sing clearly and do actions to help us with our learning. 
We sing this song to show our school value "Aroha", by blowing a kiss and catching it and putting it in our little hearts. 

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Science fun in Room 5

This week in Room 5 we have become scientists and have started some exciting experiments!

One of our favourite experiments has been seeing what happens to an eggshell left in Coke, V, and water for 2 days.
We were very surprised by what we saw! Here are some of our observations:

"The egg in V looks like it has sugar on it!" - Trinity

"It looks like sugar and ice." - Aisake

"The coke egg turned brown. The water egg is shiny. The eggs are cracked" - John

"The coke egg looks dirty inside, the V one looks salty and the water egg looks the same" - Omera

We looked at how much sugar is in these drinks and asked a big question-
If this happens to the eggshells, then what would happen to our teeth?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Tongan Language Week at Yendarra

Yendarra share in the GREETING Malo e lelei

Malo aupito! to our Tongan whanau for sharing your love of language and culture through song, clothing and food.

Learning Tongan language this week has been a very ‘unique’ experience for our tamariki. We have learnt to appreciate each other’s cultures and experiences.  All classes had the opportunity to learn through pictures, video, stories, word charts, songs and live commentary from our Tongan teachers Mrs Tu'ikolovatu, Miss Tuli and our Tongan students.

When our Tongan whanau ‘dressed in their best’ we were all ‘star struck’ at how bright and beautiful everyone looked which caught the attention of so many compliments…

Your Tupenu makes you look neat, tidy and very tall…

You look amazing with bright colours…

The patterns weaved on your ta’ovala look awesome…

An impressive outfit must be made by some impressive family members…

If the week wasn’t already special Mrs Tu'ikolovatu and room 1 went visiting to share the Tongan love of song which made us all so very happy.

Room 23 goes swimming

Best Swimming Coaches
Thank you for teaching us different swimming skills.
We enjoyed wearing life jackets to help us float on our backs and our tummies
It was fun playing games like treasure hunt, red light, green light and rocket arms.
When we grow up we would love to be instructors too to teach others how to keep safe when they go swimming at the beach and the pools.

Fa’afetai lava, Room 23