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Friday, 8 September 2017

Book Reviews - Clever Crazy Club and Party Pack Reading Groups

The last week we have been practicing our summarising and retelling skills with creating a book review for other learners to learn about the series that we are currently reading.

Take a look at our reviews and see what book you might like to pick up!  If you have any feedback for us, please leave us a comment!

Friday, 1 September 2017

Cross Country

What a fun day we all had at cross country.  Look at us all excited to get it underway!


The teachers tried to take photos of everyone participating so please look in this file to see if you can find yourself!

Congratulations everyone, you did so well!!

Monday, 21 August 2017

Our School Environment - Learning to Use Paragraphs

We have been learning about using paragraphs so we can write some information reports.  The important parts of a paragraph are the following:

1. Main Idea or Topic - this helps our reader understand what our paragraph is about.
2. Detail - these sentences help build on our main idea.
3. Example or Evidence - this information helps our reader make connections with the information in our paragraphs.

We decided that we wanted to try writing paragraphs to help introduce the environment of our school to a visitor.  Mr Lewzey showed us how we could publish these in a special app called ThingLink so we have been able to take photos and add our paragraphs to these.  We hope you enjoy reading them.

Ko:



Lachlan:



Hannah:



Hayley:



Tobias:



Josh:



Tyler:



John Paul:



Hudson:



Fergus:



Gabriel:



David:



Ella:



Roy:



Marawan:



Maxim:

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Whole School Song for Production



This is the song the whole school will be singing together. Remember you do not need to learn the rap section of the song, just the two chorus parts (English and Maori). If they can click along to the beat for the rap that would be great.






School Production Show

Here is one of the songs that we are using for our part of the school production:

In the forest, the mighty forest
The tui sings today
In the forest, the quiet forest
The tui sings today

A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh

In the forest the mighty forest
The fantail flies today
In the forest the quiet forest
The fantail flies today

A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh

Near the awa the flowing awa
The kiwi hunts tonight
Near the awa the flowing awa
The kiwi hunts tonight

A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh

Hush my friends don't rush my friends
The weta creeps tonight
Hush my friends don't rush my friends
The weta creeps tonight 

A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh

Here is a video of the original song to help you remember the tune:

Friday, 4 August 2017

More Leaves on our Vocabulary Tree

Great to see more people being determined and building their knowledge about the forest.

John Paul - fauna
Jack M - flora
Molly - pohutukawa
Ciara - understory
Ashaani - oak tree
Lucy - pollination
Benjamin - canopy
Finn - dark and birch tree
Yunni - floor








Thursday, 3 August 2017

Building Forests with Multiplication Arrays

We have been learning a new strategy in our numeracy learning where we can draw or group an array to show a multiplication fact (4 x 3) and show how it is different to another one (3 x 4) but is the same value.

Here is a video to help explain what an array is:


We chose to make a connection with our learning about the forest and use the duplication function in Explain Everything to make some forests showing our knowledge of arrays.  Here are some examples of our learning: