Monday, 20 October 2014

Room 14 spent the day with Miss Nicola and they learnt about bees. Everyone in the school has a new class garden and we were wondering what insects might visit. There was a bee farmer at our school today to remove a swarm that settled in the Pohutukawa tree. He answered our questions and taught us lots of new things we didn't know. This book taught us how a hive works and we created a drama to help us remember. Bees teach us how to work together as a community.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Room 9 was in Tawaraunui today and we did lots of exciting things! We added to the mural the seniors were doing and created hand flowers.
We visited the life education truck and then created our bodies with organs!
We also learnt about Cuban music and Faith learnt to dance Latin American style while others played the bongos.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Room 17 help each other learn the drums. Mihi is a good teacher!

Seddon loves the bongos and he loves the drums too. He was really quick at learning the drums and enjoys teaching others. Great work Seddon!

Hine and Journey playing bongos to music on you tube.

Hare playing with garage band laying tracks of different sounds.

KWS Dance group practices at lunch at Tawaraunui.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Tranc and Te Iwi are designing T-shirts for screen printing. They need to produce 5 designs each for Ma Te Hira.

Racheal is designing a hand to go on the mural.

Everyone helping Jack learn the drums..... Keishana shows him how!

Keisha is learning guitar in Tawaraunui stage dressing room using her chromebook and you tube instruction.

Room 5 are here and trying out garage band on the new ipad.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Mural planning. These are ngakau palms. Our theme is working together makes magnificent.
Room 15 Band playing Lorde's song Royals!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Choir was awesome! Such an amazing experience. Kaikohe West children shared the joy they experienced by dancing in their seats. Can you spot the teachers in the audience?

Room 4 learns efficient teamwork involves looking after and encouraging the person next to you!
Sharing the joy of painting in the sunshine!
 Room 4 was with Miss Nicola the whole day yesterday and we made sock puppets! We used this language experience to learn about how to adapt our writing style and create explanations. Explanations inform our reader with interesting facts and a sequence of events so they would be able to follow it themselves. We discovered we could use some skills we had already learnt in writing recounts but we had to change others.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Room 12 chose to paint flowers to learn how to mix and blend colours using just blue, red, yellow and white.
They were able to control light and dark areas in leaves, petals and the background.

Room 2 learnt to  mix the primary colours to produce any colour they wanted for their rainbow fish. They used their drawing skills with layers of crayon to quickly create their shape then painted on top. They used glitter paint for the rainbow scales and a black glue outline to make their fish stand out.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Room 16 listened to the story "I need my monster!" on the website and loved the idea of having your own pet monster that lived under your bed. We traced around their bodies and made their shadows into scary but friendly personal monsters. The children picked what features they wanted based on the monsters in the book and then they learnt how to mix the colours they wanted and painted them themselves. We had an exhibition and invited all the other classes to visit the monsters and everyone was so excited to see such fantastic artwork from our new entrant class. They took their monsters home to put under their beds so they would sleep well like the character in the book.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Room 10 joined us for art on Friday and learnt how to make different colours from just blue, yellow, red and white. They were really focused and helped each other with new discoveries. They learnt how to make orange, purple and green and how to make the colours lighter.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

The last group from room 13 created a story about a lonely queen who lived in a castle all by herself. She went into the forest searching for friends which made her very scared.  She found a King on his horse and this made her very excited. He didn't have a castle. The queen invited the king to live in her castle and he rode off to fetch all his kingdom to live with the queen. The queen was very happy.
This group from room 13 invented a story about a family losing their dogs. They are sad. They go looking for them in a forest and it gets dark. Luckily they find a cabin to stay in and they feel relieved. During the night they are terrified because of strange noises. They think the cabin is haunted! They survive the night and open the door in the morning and their dogs are asleep on the doorstep and they are so happy.

This group from room 13 wrote a story about a dragon invading a village. They trap the dragon and then make friends with it.They invite the dragon to live in their village and he protects them and they all live happily ever after. This is the backdrop they painted and on Monday they will work on performing their play.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Room 2 Painted their own story about going on adventure through a dark forest and sneaking past a dragon in a cave, flying over a rainbow and then finding treasure at the end! They practiced changing their face and body positions for the different emotions in the story and came up with words and sounds.We learnt to use a flow diagram plan for writing and practiced the soundscape that went with this. This will help them write their own stories in class later.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Room 3 went on a Teddybears' picnic on Thursday. They painted their backdrop and visited the mountains and forest on a lovely sunny day. After they got into their imaginary costumes they marched off into the forest at the beat of their percussion instruments.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Room 8 spent the day with Miss Nicola today. We did some drama! The book we read was about the mouse with the too long tail and we shared sadness and happiness with the mouse. We were very good at making different faces. We painted sad and happy shapes and colours and we shared our dreams.