Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Monday, August 5, 2019
Today we have discovered geo boards in our classroom. We have been working with the geometry strand this term and so the geo boards have been a fun hands on activity to show how much we have learnt about polygons and angles. The tamariki have also created screencastify posts to share what they have learnt.
Thursday, July 4, 2019
We have been studying local stories this term and one of the stories was how the tuna (eel) came to be. We went with Ruma 4 to visit the lake that we had been learning about which was out near Taumutu Marae. We spent the day there learning about all sorts of stories and had a great time.
Monday, June 10, 2019
At our whānau hui last week we were discussing giving whānau the chance to come into school and share their expertise if they felt they were able to contribute to some of our kaupapa. We had one mum Whaea Sam who was happy to come and join our kapahaka practise and give the tamariki a few performance pointers. We have a performance on Thursday night and so are in the process of getting our bracket to the point where the tamariki feel proud to share what they have learnt with the community. Ngā mihi Whaea Sam.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Today we had a visit from Minister Megan Woods to release the new Digital Blueprint Document. We welcomed the rōpu on with a mihi whakatau and then heard all about the new document and how it will help us as digital citizens. We also had a few minutes for some photos. Take a look.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
This term we have moved into a new learning space which we are loving. We will be here while our new classroom gets built. We love the space outside where we can eat our lunch ....unless it is raining. Take a look at our new space.
|Lunchtime catch up|
|Silent reading...girl time|
|Boys around the table silent reading|
|Boys enjoying their books.|
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Today in rūma toru we went to Rehua marae. To get there we travelled on the bus. When we arrived we put our bags down and prepared for the pōwhiri. We went into the wharenui where we listened to Matua Timairiki. We did a waiata to support the people who spoke.
After we had kai we went back into the wharenui and listened to Matua Ritchie talk about the whare and how it got built.
Some things we learnt about Rehua marae;
- The poupou in the marae represented iwi from around New Zealand.
- The whare represented our tūpuna. The whare is a person and we can see the spine and ribs.
- Learnt new kupu māori.
- Tahu Potiki and his ancestors.
- The tūpuna on the walls.
- The full name of Rehua: Te Whatu Manawa Māoritanga O Rehua
- Built-in 1960.
After we had tūakana/teina where we drew and talked about our favourite part of the whare.