Individual Blogs

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Collaborative Bird Wings

We made a collaborative bird in Team Awa. We each designed and created our own feather. 
We drew our patterns with chalk then went over the top with white crayon. We chose complimentary colours to dye over the white crayon so the patterns stood out. 

Here is a video we made of each of us with wings.


Here is a photo of our bird on the wall. 



Thursday, 31 August 2017

Team Awa's Assembly

Here is our assembly presentation from today's assembly. All the children in Team Awa did a fantastic job and we won BEST CLASS!!


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Kites

As part of our theme of Up, Up and Away we made some kites. We used flax sticks, plastic bags, cardboard, newspaper and tape. After that we went out and flew them. Some were more successful than others. We had to run fast to get our kites into the air.







After flying them we were inspired to write poems using verbs. We were able to choose the style of poem we wrote.



Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Science Fair 2017

On Wednesday we had our school Science Fair. The children have worked very hard over the last 3 weeks to learn about Science Investigations and the Scientific Method. They chose their own investigation questions and planned a fair test to complete on their chosen topic. They learnt about the importance of having constants and a variable when carrying out a fair test. Check out our individual blogs for reflections on our learning.

Here are our finished Science Investigation boards.



Here are some photos of us sharing our learning at Science Fair.





Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Dr Seuss Day

Everyone had a great day at Dr Seuss Day. The day began with a walk to the daycare and play centre to show off our costumes. We had Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, Fox in Socks, Cindy-Loo-Who, Duck from the Lorax, characters from Whoville, and Truffula Trees.






Then we split into mixed groups and completed different tasks related to Dr Seuss and his books. Some children from Team Awa also did a Breakout about Dr Seuss.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Crazy Critters Cooking Convention

For reading we read a big book called The Crazy Critters Cooking Convention. This book had lots of great examples of alliteration. We have created digital books using alliteration. Each student chose a letter of the alphabet to write a sentence using alliteration. We used the same theme of critters or animals too. Here are the digital books we created.


Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Pepetuna Artwork

We read the beautiful story Pepetuna by Denise Whitmore and used it to inspire our artwork about the special puriri moth. We were learning to blend paint and pastel. 

Our first layer was the night sky. The second layer was black shadow trees and the third layer was our pastel pepetuna flying into the moonlight for just one night.