Friday, August 30, 2013
There was great excitement as we welcomed the Ranfurly Shield to Outram School. The Kapa haka group gave an energetic haka as the shield was carried in. Every class filed up on to the stage to have a photo with the shield. What an exciting afternoon!
Thursday, August 29, 2013
When we returned to school after our marae visit, we looked closely at all the photos. We decided to see if we could copy a photo. We each chose a photo and looked very carefully as we drew. Caleb drew Cameron making his whistle. Andrew drew Noah trying out his whistle and Noah drew the instructor showing us how to use the tiaha. Come and look at the results in Room 9.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
We have been using packs of cards to play new maths games. In this game we have to make 'ten'. Ten cards are laid out and as many cards as possible are chosen to make 'ten'. The winner has the most cards when they are added up. (No Kings, Queens, Jacks or tens cards are used and the Ace counts as 1. )
Friday, August 23, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
We love to visit the Allen Centre. Today Olivia and Lucia showed us how they use the grids in their ballet classes. Mrs Steadman shared a new series with us, "The time hunters," and there is already a queue for these books. Blake spent a long time with the seal bone jig saw puzzle while Gabby was in a world of her own. Jaime, Bella and Meg are training to be Junior Librarians. Of course we also chose books and there was a lot of chess playing as usual!
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Olivia, Edith, Gabby and Blake were part of the cross country team that competed in the inter-school event today. Demi and Ezra also took part and both were placed second in their event. Jaime ran a superb race and won her event. We are very proud of our team!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
We are following a video series about a young Inuit boy called Tuktu. The videos record the traditional way of life of the Inuit people. Today we watched them making a kayak from drift wood and seal skin. We loved the bow drill they used!
Photographer: Jaime Reid
I got a whistle from Mrs Carter. It was amazing. It is a slide whistle. It sounds like a bird singing in a tree. It is also very very easy to play. I am playing my whistle outside the recycling bins. I am probably going to bring it on Wednesday.
Monday, August 19, 2013
The Lions group presented a new play today. We have some great actors in Room 9 and they asked some very tricky questions to check that we had been listening!
Friday, August 16, 2013
The plan was to make sure that everyone had a moment to shine on the stage and by the time we had finished we had succeeded. We showed our koru art, shared mihi, shared an original poem, recited marae acrostics, listened to a guitar duo, shared our Explorer of the World art, recited an A.A.Milne poem, "The King's Breakfast," and finally all joined together to sing, "I'm a believer."