Monday, August 13, 2018

Celebrating Japanse Culture

Last Thursday IPU visitors came to our school. They were High School Students from Japan.
We started of with singing Tutira mai to welcome them. Then they showed us their traditional toys and taught us how to use them!  

Some groups did Origami while others played with some of the Japanese toys. These are the three toys we played with the; Kendama, Koma and Dumaotishi. There was a lot of laughing! 

We all had a wonderful time. At the end we taught the IPU visitors to sing Tutira mai with the actions. We thought that they did great job.

Arigatō IPU Visitors! (Thank you) 

By Summer and  Alma 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Notice, Think, Wonder

Room 3 had a wonderful day investigating their wonderings!
Throughout this inquiry they have worked hard to observe like scientists, gather data using all their senses and explain their thinking clearly. This work has helped develop our 
C for Communication!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Exploring Symmetry

We have had fun creating symmetrical patterns and then using I Can Animate and iMovie to create these videos.  
Some groups even created their own background music on Garage Band! 
The first movie is by Aiden, Judd and Griffin.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Strike Performance

Strike came to perform for us. If you didn't know Strike is a group of people that play  percussion instruments. Percussion has instruments like drums and logs that you hit. 

Strike performed lots of different songs and acts for us. They even made Mr Murphy (Also known as Super Man) and Mrs Hughes ( Also know as Wonder Woman) do a play off. They played a Snare drum and a Cymbal ( Also known as top hat) each. They had to keep the beat. Then they did their a solo. Then Strike made the school choose who did the best solo and the winner was... Wonder Woman (Mrs Hughes). 

My favourite song was the rain forest song. The instruments played in that song was the violin, drums and the marimba. It had a really nice beat to it with the violin and marimba. It was different to the other beats because it had a soft and sweet rhythm to it. 

After a while they asked a couple people to come up and they had to play on the logs (They are like drums) They did such a great job, it was amazingly awesome. It was like they had already been taught it. At the end Isaac said thank you so much for coming. He said it in such a nice way. 

I hope they come again next year! 

Thank you for coming Strike!

By Summer

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Our Citizenship Banner

As part of our Citizenship Inquiry Learning we planned 
and created this banner as a team.

Why do you think we chose some of these visual images to represent the Kauri Team?
Do some of these images represent you too?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Room 3 presents 'Room on our Rock'

Room 3 worked with Mrs G to presentation a retell of this book, and shared key messages about Bullying-Free NZ Week 2108 in School Assembly last week.

Unfortunately the video of the retell was too big to post on our blog but here are a few photos taken from the video.

Room 3 were wonderful actors and presented their ideas confidently.

There is also a wonderful interactive story you can click on to further explore the ideas we learned about.

The beginning of our Term 3 Inquiry