Sunday, 16 December 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Mrs Trembath and Mrs Smith

(from left) Mrs Smith, Mrs Trembath, Mrs Cammell, Whaea - the 2018 Year 3 team wish you all the best for the Summer Holidays!

To start our Fun Day off...

To start the day off we went on the Mission Impossible inflatable. Wow it was really big and super long! So much energy needed to get up those ladders but worth it for the big slide at the end!

We later went on the Bouncy Castle and scootered in the carpark. We made crafts in our classroom and played games. I think we all had a great day and a big sleep that night!

Fun Day Friday

In between our activities we stayed inside in the shade and made Christmas Crackers with real poppers! Tayla from Pakuranga College came and made them with us - she is going to train as a teacher at University next year! We loved having her in our room this year as part of the Gateway programme.

In the late part of the day we had a quick water slide and it was great timing as the clouds were starting to cover the sky. But we all whizzed down the slide and had great fun!

Laaibah's model volcano and reaction experiment for Teach the Teacher

Laaibah demonstrated her Teach the Teacher to us as part of this term's student led learning.

She was great at explaining how the vinegar and baking soda reacted. She gave clear instructions for the experiment procedure.

We all think we can make a model volcano in the Summer holidays using all sorts of materials we can find around our homes. We discussed how we could do that.

Thank you Laaibah for taking the time to research and demonstrate your own learning, and share it with us!

Koru Whanau Assembly end of year Celebration - GEMS and Learning for Life Awards

We are ready to rock and roll at the Assembly - Santa Claus is coming to town!

Jessica Caprice Aston and Yi Fan were selected from our class for the GEMS and Learning for Life awards which embody the values of our school. Congratulations!

We are all looking forward to relaxing in the holidays under the shade of a tree!

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Hi there parents - a paper copy of this should have come home yesterday - Monday - hope the Random Acts of Kindness are going well!!

Random Acts of Kindness in Your Home                                                             

Spelling and Reading homework have been replaced by these Random Acts of Kindness.
Over the next 2 weeks put this sheet somewhere where you can always see it. Carry out the Random Acts and colour in the box as you do it. Bring it back to school before Fun Day.                                          
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop.
Water the plants/mow the lawns
wash the...
make ...
Give someone a compliment on how they are doing today
fold the ...
Leave a happy note for someone
Take the recycling to the  bin
Read a story to someone
Tell someone a joke and make them laugh
Play a game with someone
make my own …

Aayush's Teach the Teacher - A cloud in a jar

Aston teaches us how to use old magazines and upcycle them!

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Cultural Performance Assembly - Kaya, Stevie-Mei, Aston and Rylee

Our Kapa Haka Group perform for the whole school and their whanau. Here they are welcoming us into the Hall with a waiata.

 Stevie-Mei and Kaya from our class sang beautifully.

Our new Pasifica group performing for the very first time!
Rylee and Aston from R14 are learning haka and waiata in Te Reo.
Rylee's big brother, Shayden, was a great leader today.

A Samoan Siva - a dance, telling a story with their hands, along with singing and music. 
Kaya's uncle wrote new music and sang a cool A Haka mana with the Koru Whanau. Mrs Harding has been teaching us this song this term in our Te Reo and Tikanga Maori classes. 

Rylee and Aston after their performance.

Stevie-Mei all dressed up after the performance.

Kaya and Stevie-Mei looking so stunning.

Friday, 23 November 2018

And the Bee Man has rescued the bee hive! All safe! What a crazy way to end the school day!

The bees estimated at 20 000, were following their Queen, and had outgrown the hive where they had come from. We don't know where that was. This is where they decided to start building a new hive. The Bee Man has carefully taken the hive and the Queen. The bees happily follow her where ever she goes - which is now Drury!!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Mrs Trembath and Mrs Smith

(from left) Mrs Smith, Mrs Trembath, Mrs Cammell, Whaea - the 2018 Year 3 team wish you all the best for the Summer Holidays!