Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Ruma Waru Artists

We love reading

We love listening to stories

We love to celebrate

We love to create art

Ruma waru would like to share…...
🎨 😊🎨

We used 3 different sized shapes

Rahiti said,” I like the colours”.

We used large, medium then small shapes.

Sarai said, “This is my Matisse art. I used different shapes to make it."

I put large shapes on my black card first then I placed medium sized shapes and last I put small shapes on.

Ta da!!!!! I’ve created my own Matisse art!

Look at our koru art!😊

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Some of us wanted to draw our own koru shape.

Some of us chose to use stencils to trace koru shapes.

Malo e lelei from the Kingdom of Tonga!
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Here are Tongan students dressed in their Tongan attire.

It was Tongan Language Week (4-10 September) and we celebrated it through singing, dancing, and dressing up in our Tongan attire.
Stay tuned for next year’s Tongan Language week, we might look at making our own
otai (Tongan fruit drink). Yummy!!!!!!😋

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Room 4 Adventurer's


Room 4 have been learning all about using our experiences and adventures to create some awesome writing.

Read our amazing stories below about our kite flying experiences.

“When I flew the kite, I was having fun and when I was flying the kite I heard a whooshing noise. I liked when I was flying the kite and I heard the bird chirping for us.”
-        Neriah 

“When I flew the kite, I heard a zoom and bag when the kite fell down. The wind was whooshing through me.”
-        JJ

“When I flew the kite, I heard a boom and woooooo from the wind. I felt butterflies in my tummy and I felt happy”
-        Izrayl


Thursday, November 10, 2016

We love road safety in Room 3

Road Safety in Room 3!

Keeping safe out on the road is so very important and Room 3 have loved learning with Constable Matt Green about how to stay safe!

“First we stop and you look for cars. Make sure you listen. Look left and right and then walk. Don’t run!”

“First you need to stop then look and listen for cars. You need to look left and right four times.”

“First you have to stop. Second you need to look and listen for cars. Then you cross at the zebra crossing.”

“Make sure you always look left and right. Look and listen for traffic on the roads.”

Make sure you are crossing our roads safely, Whanau!

Always use the zebra crossing!

Road Safety in Room 1

Come and read some amazing writing from Room 1 learners about Constable Green's road safety visit!

Ka Rawe!

When Constable Green walked into Room 1 on Tuesday morning my jaw dropped!He was here because he was teaching us to be safe on the road.Constable Green showed us his huge map of a town.The map had some building's and some roads.Constable Green said “look left and right to cross the road.” Can’t wait to see him next time!- Manaia

In the morning Constable Green came in class. He told us about how to cross the road, because we want to be safe when crossing the road. Constable Green showed us a map and talked about where the safest place to cross road is, a pedestrian crossing. Next week we are going outside of school to practice.
- Zaidore.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

A Wild Time in Room 3

Artists in Room 3

This week we have begun our artworks for our Library display.

We love Where the Wild Things are and are creating our own wild thing portraits.

We have begun the sketching part of our artwork. Take a look!

“We have to press lightly with our pencil and draw slowly”

“My wild thing has a spikey mane.”
-    Ngatokorima

“My wild thing is big and takes up the whole paper.”
-    Moses

This is only the beginning, we are excited to add bold outlines, colour, and dye to our artworks.

Stay tuned whanau!

Poi Making in Room 4!



This term we have been looking at different symbols and their meanings in Maori.

We started off by asking ourselves:
What is a Poi?
What do they symbolize?

We learnt that the Poi was used in the olden days to help make the men’s wrist stronger and to help them with their co-ordination.

“I liked making my Poi myself and learning how to use it.”
-   Taufa

-   “I learnt all about the meaning of the Poi.”
-   Annette

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Show Me the Money Ruma Waru!

Room 8’s Learning about $$money$$

What do we know about MONEY? $$$$$$


As a class we looked at real New Zealand money.
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Identifying NZ Money.
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Here we are as a class identifying our New Zealand money.

We got to see it,
touch it, smell it and
share our ideas.

We looked at the $1 coin

Here’s what we shared about NZ coins and the $1 coin.

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Azaelea, Jayla, Hayzell and Mele.

We did some coin rubbings, we liked doing this activity.
Our teacher showed us how to hold the coin under the paper and rubbed over the paper.
We all went “Whoa” when we saw a picture appear. Cool!!

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"This is $2", says Kha'Lisia

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"This is $10", says Timothy
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"This is 20 cents", says Fernaniah
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"This is 50 cents", says Jayla

We are learning the names of our New Zealand money and we know it is important to have money to buy our food, clothes and toys, so "Don’t waste it", said Kepueli.

Jayla said, “ All the money is in a castle with Queen Elizabeth”, and Kepueli said, “It is kept in a museum”. Micah said, “Money comes from a teller machine at the shop and my dad’s work”.

Here's our little chant we did when we went on our 'walking bus' to do our shopping at PAK n' SAVE.

We are going shopping, we are going shopping.
We're not scared, we're not scared.
It's a beautiful day! It's a beautiful day!
Oh oh! We need MONEY!

Haere ra from Ruma waru and kaiako
Mrs Tu'ikolovatu:)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Money, Money, Money!

In Room 1 we have been learning a lot about place value and we have used money to show us how it all works.

Did you know that there are 10, 10s in 100?
How would I put that question as a multiplication?
Did you guess 10 x 10 = 100? Then tino pai, you are correct!

How much money do you think is in the picture below?
You might have to skip count in 10s.
How many hundred dollar notes do you see?
How many ten dollar notes do you see?

How many one dollar coins?

Did you know that there are 10 ones in 10?
Can you count how much money is this next picture?
How many hundreds are in this photo?
How many 10 dollar notes?
How many one dollar coins?

Here is one final question for you to think about…
“Miss Ratu wants to take some children to the circus. Tickets to the circus cost $10 per child. Miss Ratu has $355, how many children can I take to the circus?”
If you think you know the answer, write your full answer in the comment box!