Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mana Aoturoa - Our mornings.

From Monday to Wednesday we share our "learning through play" with Room 8. We meet to sing, do Go-noodle and talk about our goals. The children offer ideas and suggestions on what the focus for the morning could sound and look like. Lately we have been focusing on sharing, using our imagination and giving feedback. We always have fun with our friends. Here are some photos!

Mobilo is very popular everyday. The children make cool machines and use their creations to make up adventures. Some "Star wars" spaceships and tall cranes have been engineered by the children this week.

The bee-bot is also a favourite. It is a small robot that you can programme to move. To do this you have to decide where it needs to go to and then put a series of code into the 
bee-bot then press start. Sometimes it goes to a different place and not where we thought it would go.

Maths: Patterns

For Maths we have been learning about patterns that we can make, patterns that repeat and patterns that are in a sequence. We have looked at number patterns too. We are learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Welcome to Term 3!

In week 3 we had our cultural festival in the hall. We could wear clothes from our family's country. Room 16 had people from New Zealand, China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and lots who would like to visit these countries!

Our PE focus for term 3 is throwing and catching. During PMP we have lots of activities to practice these skills. We have to look at where we are aiming, judge distance, throw carefully, and catch beanbags and balls by keeping our hands and eyes open!
Look at our learning photos.


For our school production we have to learn a special dance so that Pihipihinga can perform on stage at the Regent, how exciting!
Look at the photos of us learning different dances from around the world so we know what we are going to do for our team dance.