Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dealing with Dominoes

We are learning to match weights, capacities and money amounts using the dominoes. We had to do some really hard addition to figure out what might be he same as something else. 

We also learnt to work things out together and take turns.

Friday, July 4, 2014

It's Over and Out!!!

Here we are - all together for the last time!
Best wishes to:-
Daniel and Kalae who are leaving our school.
Miss Greatbatch
who is going to be teaching at Lucknow School

Mr Harris who is going to be in Room 7.

Good luck to you all.
Remember what Christopher Robin said to Winnie the Pooh:
" Promise me that you'll always remember
that you're braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem
and smarter than you think."

Take care of each other,

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Masks and Actors


One of our Literacy Challenges has been to find out about MASKS.
We discovered many interesting historical facts about HOW, WHY, WHEN, WHO, WHERE masks were used.
Our challenge was to design and create our own mask using some of the information which we had discovered.
As you can see, there were a great variety of masks created.
Although we began by thinking of a mask suitable to wear as our character within the play we were presenting, this soon changed as our ideas and imaginations began to work.

We soon realised that there are challenges involved in MAKING a mask:

  • it has to fit onto your face
  • you have to be able to see through the eye holes
  • it has to stay in place while you talk and move around
  • it has to be able to come off again

We  also found that it was quite tricky to make the eyeholes. When we worked together, we found several different ways which were successful.

 It was a great challenge and we enjoyed the whole process.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It's the little things....

Rabbit says.....

Creative Dance Sessions with Miss Washington

We have been having dance sessions 
with Miss Washington.

First, she teaches us what we are going to have to learn and try out. Sometimes, we have to learn new words like: locomotive, shadowing, collapse, props...and lots more.

Then we try out some of our moves with friends all around the hall. This is fun but we also have to think HARD about what we are doing.

When we have got our dance sequence worked out, we demonstrate it to our friends. Sometimes they give us some more ideas to try and sometimes they try our ideas in their own sequences.

We have REALLY REALLY enjoyed our Creative Dance with Miss Washington.
Most of us hope that we can do it again all of next term, too!!

Thank you Miss Washington for all of your hard work. Your music was really jazzy and we liked the way that you danced with us.

Sir Henry Havelock

We have been finding out about flags.

This is a standard which was presented to our school by Sir Henry Havelock's family.
Havelock, Havelock North and our school are all named after Sir Henry Havelock.
He was a very brave soldier from England who fought in the battles in India for England.

We know that he was from England because we recognised the flag which he is carrying - 
the red cross on the white background 
- the flag of St George, the Patron Saint of England.

George was the guy who was supposed to have killed off the last dragon in England!!!

The standard shows Sir Henry on his horse, in his armour and carrying his standard.
We think that he must have been very strong to be able to carry a standard 
AND a sword 
AND be wearing armour made from metal 
AND be riding his horse 

His motto is 
He Carries his Cross Bravely.