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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:


Monday, 31 July 2017

First Leaves on our Vocabulary Tree

Some leaves have started to grow on our vocabulary tree.  Well done to Jorja for adding the word 'evergreen' and Ella S for adding the word 'deciduous'.




Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Term Three Is Here!

We have started our concept learning this week and noticed something taking root in Home Base!  I wonder what this could mean for our learning this term!  Stay tuned for more updates!


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Haiku Poems with our Alliteration Identities

Last week we have been learning about haiku poems.

Traditional haiku are always the same, including the following features:

  1. There are only three lines, totalling 17 syllables.
  2. The first line is syllabels.
  3. The second line is syllables.
  4. The third line is syllables like the first.
  5. A haiku does not have to rhyme, in fact usually it does not rhyme at all.
Some haiku can include the repetition of words or sounds.  We made the connection that this is similar to our alliteration learning earlier in the term.

We also made the connection that learning about syllables is similar to the learning we have doing around building our knowledge about word attack.  We also wanted to write about our super hero or villains again.