Room One’s inquiry this term is the question ‘What are our stories of the past and how can we tell them?’ We connected to the past by way of our teddy bears. We invited our buddies from Room 5 to join us and we each brought along a special old teddy or soft toy. We enjoyed listening to their stories, followed by a delicious food at our teddy bear’s picnic! Our buddies even made the bread rolls themselves!
Ellie is a snuggly elephant. He is my toy. It used to be my Dads when he was a boy. The first thing he did was sit on him! He looks like an elephant but he is yellow. I like to hug him. Ellie is cool. By Sam
My Santa teddy is cuddly. My Great Nana made Santa for me before she died. Santa is snuggly. I think he really likes me because I look after him. By Blair
Miranda is my doll. Miranda has long orange hair. I got her on my first birthday from a Katikati shop. I pushed my trolley around Katikati with her in it. I was cute pushing her around Katikati. She loves me!! Miranda!! She comes to some tea parties and sleeps in my bed. She is knitted. She’s a school girl. I love Miranda! By Aby
Toby is my teddy. But Georgia had him when she was a baby. Toby is a kind and cuddly teddy. I love to hug my teddy. By Gabe
Goody Goody Gumdrops is my favourite bear. I like to cuddle him. He looks cute in his T shirt. By Saxon.
My dog is named Troy. Troy is a teddy. He is a fast teddy. I got him from my Mum. My Mum got him from her friend and his sister. He has got brown lines going to his eyes. I like to pat his back. Troy is cute. By Nikora.
Can you match our water colour paintings with the photos?
Today Room 1 and Room 5 went to explore the Tauranga Art Gallery. We observed the interesting and detailed Otherworld exhibition, paying particular interest to Peter Madden’s sculpture installation. Peter uses a range of construction materials to create ‘Otherworlds’.
Then it was our turn to use our imaginations to create our own ‘other worlds’. We were very focused on each part of the activity and our creations are ‘Otherworldly’.
We then made our own artistic group sculpture.
Sharing lunch together in the park was energetic.
Room 1, along with Asha and Bryleigh from Room 3, and our wonderful student leaders from Room 6 -Kayla and Grace, had a fantastic day at our annual Boat Day at Omokoroa Beach. We started the day learning to paddle in kayaks, then sailing the optimists. After morning tea we had fun at Beach Olympics and then we went fishing out on the jetty. Our biggest catch was Bryleigh’s starfish! Our final activity of the day was heaps of fun -floating and balancing on the tubes. Thank you to Grace and Kayla and all the parents who came along to help and make the day such a fabulous experience.
Room One enjoyed a week with Constable Ros Frost learning about bike safety and road safety. We rode our bikes…..
So, what is the best colour? We have been learning to write arguments. That’s where we write our point of view. We write what we think and give reasons why. Here are our paintings and our writing, describing which colour we think is the best colour. You can decide!
After exploring the primary colours, Room One experimented with mixing colours to discover the secondary colours of green, orange and purple.
Blue + Yellow = Green
It is green day….
I am wearing a green T-shirt and green leggings and all my friends are wearing green. Everyone looks like mints and everyone looks cool. I’m glad that everyone likes green and that’s a good colour for Keyarn and James. Green makes me think of crickets hiding in the bush. By Matilda.
I am wearing green spiky hair and a sparkly bow tie. I am green all over. I feel proud! By James
I am wearing a green Ninja Turtle costume. I look cool! By Nikora
It is lovely seeing people with green. I have a green bag. By Thomas
Red + Yellow = Orange
It is orange day…
I am wearing an orange skirt and an orange jumper and orange tights and an orange T-shirt. Everyone looks like a mandarin. I like everyone in orange. Keyarn has an orange shirt and Matilda is wearing an orange dress. Millie-Anne is wearing orange gloves. Gianni is wearing an orange T-shirt. Aby is wearing an orange T-shirt. Orange is best! By Asha
Orange is best because oranges are yummy. I am wearing an orange shirt. Orange is the colour of the sun. By Aby
I am wearing orange gloves and an orange hairband. I like orange. By Millie-Anne
Keyarn Asha James ‘Orange’ spelling by Gianni and Millie-Anne
Red + Blue = Purple
Queens and Kings wear purple clothes. Purple is cool like a purple monster. I made a purple monster and a spaceship and it looks cool. James is wearing a purple T-shirt and purple pants. Purple makes me feel happy because it is a dark rich colour. Asha is wearing a light mauve colour and it looks cool. By Gianni
I am wearing a purple jacket, pants, scarf and band in my hair. Matilda is wearing a purple dress. Purple makes me happy. It is a fun colour. By Bryleigh.
Violets are purple, plums are purple. Everyone looks like plums and we all look cool. I’m wearing a purple dress. Bryleigh is wearing a purple jumper and she looks pretty. I’ve made a purple one-eyed people eater. It looks cool. I look like a purple leopard with polka dots! By Matilda
It was a case of the small fractions teaching the big fractions when Room 1 joined the Matahui Senior students.
The students enjoyed sharing their learning using play dough to create fractions from whole pieces.
The Senior students were impressed by how clever the Junior students are.
At Matahui School bringing different year levels together allows us to have an appreciation of where we are going and where we have come from.