Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Favourite Food

Our new Inquiry is all about Kitchen Science. Our students have started to add to this padlet about our favourite foods. Some students from Sunnyhills School in Auckland have also added their favourite foods. Please add if you haven't (Remember to add your name and school)...

Jelly experiment

Yesterday, we took the jelly out of the fridge to see if it had set. We did an experiment with a balloon. Take a look at our video to see the results!



Here are some science experiment clips  

Waste Education Visit


Wendy from Waste Education came in to talk to us about our rubbish. Please add to the padlet below to let us know what you learnt...


Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Letter from Aamir, thanking us for our Peace Poems

Dear Chrissy, Nicola, Scott & Shona,

Thank you for this lovely work. Our children really enjoyed it. What is the age group of the children who worked it out? It's amazing. Please say our thanks and love to the children who worked on this. 
We are in the process of printing these poems. We will keep one copy in our school's library and will provide a copy to each child of the poem sent for him or her. We are working on our end to make poems and drawings with our children for yours. It will take a week or two. Is that fine? 
Thank you once again. 

Much love and peace

Regards,
Aamir 

Performances- A moment in time


Last week we performed in our Music Festival. We have been writing recounts about our show. Here is one from each Tautoru base group...




The Junk Bot Aliens
Tap, tap went the drums, I had to keep the beat up for audience. There was only me and Reuben so if I stopped everyone would know (because there was a small group). The group had to do it 7 times for two days and each scene was a minute. But the time went so fast. We all participated and got a gummy. “yay!”
Our  beat was confusing because every scene had a different beat.
By Jupiter


Story of the Cooks      
My stomach urged me on but my brain said this is going too far.I sucked in my cheeks took a deep breath and plunged into what I needed to say, “this is the story of the breakfast cooks...” I used up all my energy, it all just ran out like it was being chased by a stampeding elephants,like a dam had just broken inside my mouth.I felt like I was going to collapse. But my brain changed its mind and urged me on so then I changed my mind and shot up and down like an arrow stretched and curved and at the end we got a big round of applause.
By Nela

Eagles V Dragons
My brain exploded as it was awesome. Parents cheering and clapping and music playing. It was better than I thought it would be. Fingers pushing, my breath was breathing into the piano. Suddenly it stopped and I was amazed. That was the first night, only seven more times to go. It was tiring but fun. At first I had butterflies in my tummy but then I was  as strong as a soldier. It was spectacular and in my head I thought “isn't this amazing!”
By Gina  

Beats and Haka
Did you ever go to school at night?
I did. I had to perform seven times in a row.It was amazing! There were lights of all colours. I enjoyed a lot the drumming with all different instruments. Our audience was giant! I loved doing the haka though it was hard to keep in time with our recording of the haka. The audience went crazy clapping a lot. Chrissy explained how we made our show.
By Leola  

Monday, 29 August 2016

How to make jelly: writing instructions




Today we wrote instructions about how to make jelly.  

Making Jelly: Hook for our Inquiry


As part of our change inquiry, we are focusing on kitchen science. Today we started by making fruit jelly. We saw that the jelly crystals dissolved in the hot water. We have left the jelly in the fridge to set...

Glurp, the purple alien

We are learning to read aloud with fluency and expression. Today we read Glurp, the purple alien. Here we are reading the poem...


glurp-the-purple-alien
I’m Glurp, the purple alien.
I come from outer space.
I have a purple body.
I have a purple face.
I use my purple tentacles
to dine on purple food.
The treats I find the tastiest
are purely purple-hued.
I’ll eat a purple burger.
I’ll slurp a purple shake.
I’ll feast on purple pickles and
partake of purple cake.
I’ll nosh on purple noodles.
I’ll feast on purple fries.
I’ll munch on purple macaroons
and purple pizza pies.
I haven’t seen your planet,
but, if I ever do,
you’d better not wear purple.
I might just dine on you.
--Kenn Nesbitt

Friday, 26 August 2016

Thanks Margaret and Chris

Thanks Margaret and Chris for coming in and playing to us. It was beautiful to hear you play and you really sparked our imaginations with Beethoven's melody...


Thursday, 25 August 2016

Claude, Sophia and Ambrose came in to play their violins



Claude, Sophia and Ambrose came in to play their violins this afternoon. They played music and used every string. They practise every day and fantastic musicians.

By Kirsty

Hannah Fraser Visit



Today Hannah came to talk to us about music. She plays the grand piano at the hospital  and makes people happy by playing her music. She teaches people how to play different instruments. She showed us a jazz song and taught us a song called tiny bubbles. She sang us a french song when playing the piano. It is really cool to meet different musicians. Hannah is very talented!

By Violeta, Hunter T and Ari


Peace Poems for Pakistan


We are connecting with a school in Pakistan- a place that is not as peaceful as ours. We have been writing "Peace" poems and will share these with the school in Pakistan.

Performance Night: Shared Poem by Tautoru


Music Festival


Costumes Clashing
People Shivering
Music Playing
Children sneaking
Dishes cleaning
Night Sky Darkening
Stars twinkling
Moon shimmering
Turntables turning
Drumsticks banging
Shakers crashing
Pots booming
Bells ringing
Butterflies flapping
Gorrilas thumping
Clothes shining
Fingers pushing
Pots donging
People singing
Parents clapping
Dragons flying
Aliens dancing
Lights flashing
Bugs shaking
Cheetahs crawling
Kids screaming
Birds flying
Buckets banging
Heads nodding
Babies crying
Magic flying
Haka chanting
Audience listening
Parents cheering
Face painting

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Our Special Guest: Rob and the Bagpipes



Bagpipes by Theo, Rim and Mitchell


As part of the music festival, guests are coming to tell us all about instruments and the music that they play. Today Rob came in to tell us about bagpipes. It was amazing. Bagpipes come from Scotland. He told us how the bagpipes work. They can make a continuous sound. We really like the sound of bagpipes. We also like marching and dancing to them.

Music Art



We created some music using jars containing different amounts of coloured water. Once we had composed our tune, we painted the tune in the appropriate colours on paper. Then we wrote about the different sounds that we heard and shared it with a buddy. Take a look at Seesaw to see individual composition. 

Yoga


We were happy, hungry, thirsty, tired and very proud of ourselves about the Music Festival last night.
We started the day on Wednesday with some Yoga to wake up our brains so we can be ready to do it all again tonight!

The Chefs


 
The "Crazy Cooks" are waiting patiently for the concert to start. 
They are excited and nervous about performing to lots of people.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Blogging Commenting



Some of us have been learning how to comment on blog posts. We had some comments from http://mrwebbauroa.blogspot.co.nz/ so we have been using our online manners and commenting on their blog. If you see our blog, please comment on our work we would love to hear from you 

by Jupiter :)

Monday, 22 August 2016

Junk Bots Aliens

The music performance is fast approaching! 



Things that we think are going well:
  • Molly: We have got some of the dance moves  spot on e.g. the patting on shoulders
  • Eden: The electricity bit looks good. The star jumps also look good. 
  • Angus: The costumes are awesome!
  • Reuben: I like the drumming. We are in time. 
  • Dylan: The electricity and the drumming look epic.
  • Edward: The flying saucer looks great!
  • Izar: The slow motion part looks cool. 
  • Jasmine: I like the bit where we go crazy (dancing)
  • Theo: I like it when I shout, "parents join in!"

Noodles in my Nostrils by Kenn Nesbitt


Today we read a poem called, "I have Noodles in my Nostrils" by Kenn Nesbitt. The poem is about noodles that fall onto parts of the body. The person who says the poem is a bit silly and calls himself a nincompoop. He falls asleep while eating his lunch of chicken noodle soup. The poem is very funny. 
By Adam and Dylan

I Have Noodles in My Nostrils by Kenn Nesbitt

I have noodles in my nostrils.

I have noodles on my nose.
There are noodles on my cheeks and chin
and dripping down my clothes.
I’ve got more upon my forehead.
Some are sticking to my neck.
It’s completely disconcerting.
I’m a noodle-covered wreck.
I can see them on my kneecaps,
and I know they’re in my shoes.
(When I stand, they’re somewhat squishy,
and I feel them start to ooze.)
There are several in my pockets.
There’s a handful in my hair.
And I’m pretty sure that some are even
in my underwear.
So try not to do what I did:
I’m a total nincompoop,
and I fell asleep at lunch
while eating chicken noodle soup.

Here are some of us reading the poem:

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Spanish with Maria: Supermercato



We have been learning different food types and what to say at the supermarket. You can learn some Spanish songs here: 
https://rockalingua.com/songs

Friday, 19 August 2016

Assembly 19.8.16

Thank you to our wonderful presenters!

Well done to everyone who got a principal award!

Thursday, 18 August 2016

A time I lost...writing

We have been exploring a time when we lost and reflecting back on what character strengths we need when we do lose...here are some examples of our writing.

A time when I lost by Nela


Have you ever lost? Did you feel pretty stink about it? Well I'm gonna tell you when that happened to me.


It was my third cross country race in some cross country series. I heard the gunfire I shot off like a bullet off but it felt like my legs were propelling me back. I started getting lung burn but I kept on going, I past a couple of people but I still didn't feel good.
My eyes were blurry with tears I wiped them away because I would of
felt very embarrassed if other people saw me crying. I stopped
for a rest, looked around at the other people passing me.

My family were cheering me on then I caught sight of flags
waving around like crazy in the wind and they both said finish.
That encouraged me, I ran on and finished the race. I felt so proud
and after all that chatter on about “oh you finished the race” we went for lunch at a cafe.

Cross country by Jupiter

The sand rushed through my toes, my heart was pumping, the sun was shining. I ask to myself “how am I going to get first place”?
It was each year group boys and girls....
I was racing against my friends and I knew we did this for fun.
We did this every year at Worser Bay beach and this time it was a miracle I came 4th!
I was so happy and puffed. I think I persevered and it felt good!


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Scott's base group getting ready for the music festival.

Shona's Base Group Practising for the Music Festival...

Character Strengths

We have been exploring character strengths and specifically looking at character strengths Olympic athletics need when they lose a competition. Please take a look at our video to see some of our ideas about what we think about the top 6 needed: Bravery, Forgiveness, Kindness, Perseverance, Perspective and Hope. We hope you enjoy the show. 





Monday, 15 August 2016

Beauty and Excellence

As part of our big focus on positive education and using our character strengths, we have made a display about looking at things that have made us feel proud or good about something using environment, relationships and self as the headings. We have invited the children to write a note on there whenever they want to. 

Blakey


Thank you to Tauranga Intermediate School for gifting Blakey to us. We will look after him and make sure that he has lots of fun at Worser Bay School

Nicola's Base group practising for the music festival...


We are going to have a music festival. Nicola’s base group are doing a junk  (monsters) bot’s performance it is called junk monsters because they
are involved with plastic free peninsula. Our parents are bringing in
bits of pizza wrap, cardboard, plastic, and lots more! We have made an alien spaceship. We still need to add a few finishing touches on it. We have to cut it out a bit more and stick some more stuff on it. By Angus and Theo

Our music show
We have been practising for the music festival.  Holly (Talia’s sister) gave us a video of her dancing to improve our dance. We have been making our costumes for the show. There has been some hard things.The story is about  kids playing in the park then a spaceship came down so the play kids went away.Then we all do a little dance and become friends at the end

By Eva, Kate and Jasmine.


Nicola's Base group practising for the music festival...


We are going to have a music festival. Nicola’s base group are doing a junk  (monsters) bot’s performance it is called junk monsters because they
are involved with plastic free peninsula. Our parents are bringing in
bits of pizza wrap, cardboard, plastic, and lots more! We have made an alien spaceship. We still need to add a few finishing touches on it. We have to cut it out a bit more and stick some more stuff on it. By Angus and Theo

Our music show
We have been practising for the music festival.  Holly (Talia’s sister) gave us a video of her dancing to improve our dance. We have been making our costumes for the show. There has been some hard things.The story is about  kids playing in the park then a spaceship came down so the play kids went away.Then we all do a little dance and become frineds at the end

By Eva, Kate and Jasmine.