Tuesday, March 31, 2015
We had a wonderful performance from Sean Choolbura where he shared Aboriginal dance and music. We laughed, clapped and made unusual noises. Reuben was chosen to take part in a drama and we were so proud of him. Thank you Sean for a great afternoon!
Monday, March 30, 2015
Every week this term we have had two sessions in the school pool and the improvement in the swimming is impressive. Today Group 3 was working at their breaststroke and their backstroke technique. We will have our last session on Wednesday so make sure everyone has their swimming togs.
Friday, March 27, 2015
After selecting our new books we enjoyed sharing with a buddy. Then Mrs Stedman talked to us about making good choices with our library books. It is important to choose a book that we can comfortably read. On the way out Liam gave us a close up look at his bones.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Mrs Stedman always has a surprise for us in the Allen Centre. Today we listened with great interest as we learnt about the ghost guns of Gallipoli. Of course Mrs Stedman had made a working model to show us how it worked. Some children have already started sketching their own models!
This term we have been looking at inter-dependence. As the Otago Cavalcade approached we looked especially at the inter-dependence between the horse and people. This week we have completed a jigsaw activity looking at many examples of this such as pit ponies in coal mines, the police horse and the use of the horse in farming. Now each group will present their facts to the class.
Many of us wore ties or bow ties to raise money for Vanuatu. The ties looked terrific and the school raised over $300. Then during assembly the Middle Syndicate sang "Farewell to the gold." It was a good song to sing because the whole school had been finding out about the discovery of gold in Otago. It sounded brilliant Middle Syndicate.