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.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Room 2

Mālō e lelei from Room 2!

In Term 4, we have been learning all about performing arts. Every Monday, our amazing teachers have been teaching us how to dance, sing, act and make music with our bodies.

“In drama class, we learn how to be in role. Being in role means that we have to pretend to be our characters. Sometimes it’s hard because we forget to stay in role, but it’s alright because acting is fun.”
By Samuelu

“In music class, we learn all about making music. We don’t need to use instruments to make music. We can use our bodies. We can clap, we can stomp, we can click, and it will sound good.”
By Longovuka

“In dance class, we’re learning to do Bollywood dancing. I have never done Bollywood dancing before but I think that it is amazing!”
By Brooklyn

On Wednesday, we performed in front of the other junior school classes. We were so nervous! It was awesome seeing everyone’s incredible performances. We all worked so hard! A few children in our class were even awarded for  showing great manawanui in performing arts. We were so proud of our talented friends.