More colours for Room One to explore!

After exploring the primary colours, Room One  experimented with mixing colours to discover the secondary colours of green, orange and purple.

Green Day

Blue + Yellow = Green

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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

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Orange Day

Red Yellow = Orange

It is orange day…

P1090848Everybody is orange.  My orange T-shirt is cool.  Orange is a happy colour.  By Keyarn.

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

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Purple Day

Red + Blue = Purple 

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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

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Matahui Senior mathematicians share and learn with their Junior peers

It was a case of the small fractions teaching the big fractions when Room 1 joined the Matahui Senior students.

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The students enjoyed sharing their learning using play dough to create fractions from whole pieces.

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The Senior students were impressed by how clever the Junior students are.

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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.

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Room One explores colour

Red day

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It is red day….

 Everybody looks red. I am Spider Man and I am red and powerful!  By James

Everyone is wearing red.  Red makes me feel strong!  By Nikora

I am wearing a red hat and a red skirt and a red jacket and red boots.  Red makes me feel happy.  By Millie-Anne

                                    Blue Day

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It is blue day…

I am hungry for blueberries.  Everyone is blue.  Blue makes me feel happy because it makes me feel like swimming with fish.  By Keyarn

Blue makes me feel cold.  It makes me feel happy. Blue is the sea.  Blue is the sky.  Blue is my favourite colour. I am wearing a blue T shirt.  It looks like everyone is wearing blue.  By Gianni

Blue is one of my favourite colours.  I am wearing a blue jacket, dress, leggings and hat.  I feel happy because I like blue.  By Bryleigh

                                          Yellow Day

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Today is Yellow Day…..

Yellow makes me feel snuglish and warm.  By Thomas

Yellow looks fantastic!  Everyone is wearing yellow.  Everyone looks like the sun.  I am wearing a yellow T shirt with coloured pineapples. Yellow makes me think of summer because it is a hot colour.  By Asha

Everyone is wearing yellow.  Yellow is my favourite colour.  I feel happy.  By Abygale

Yellow makes me feel bright because  daffodils are yellow.  I’m wearing yellow and everyone is wearing yellow too.  I think I look cool in yellow.  Yellow bananas and yellow lemons and pineapples are yummy and tasty.  Yellow makes me feel important because it’s a bright colour.  By Matilda.

 

 

 

 

Matahui Year 7/8 Seniors Soft Materials Technology

 

 

What an asset to have someone with the experience of Kate Bruning come and teach the Year 7/8 students about soft materials technology. The class have enjoyed working in a medium that many of them are not familiar, producing some wonderful cutlery bags. They are now working on cushions with hand stitched Kiwiana symbols.

 

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Before you are considered competent on the sewing machine you have to get your license!

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Here we are preparing and sewing our cutlery bags!

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In the photos above we are choosing our our Kiwiana silhouettes and preparing our blankets for hand sewing. Watch this space for photos of the finished products.

 

 

Year 7/8 Tarawera Leadership Camp

 

 

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It is hard with a few pictures and words to describe the wonderful learning that takes place at any of the four major outdoor camps that Matahui School Year 7/8 Students partake in each year. The Tarawera Camp is no exception. At Tarawera we look to strengthen the students leadership, cooperative teamwork skills and self confidence through an array fun experiential challenges. These photos give a glimpse of some of these practical, life changing experiences.

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Achieving

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Celebrating success

A big thank you to the camp and class parents who through their support made this another successful and exhilarating learning experience for our students.

Matahui School Tall Poppies Win Problem Solving Cup

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 Matahui Year Eight Mathematicians Ben Robertson, Jessica Dallas and Libby Silson (pictured above) won the Tall Poppies Problem solving cup this week. The event is always very competitive and this year was no different. The Year Eight team never surrendered an early lead and consequently held off all challengers. The Year Seven team of Olympia Magnussen, Ruby Robertson and Ella Gordon-Scapens also competed extremely well and tied for first place in the Year Seven competition. Congratulations to both teams!!!

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The two teams enjoy their wonderful achievements.

What Has Been Happening This Week In Room 6, Matahui Primary School?

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Phoebe Robertson is currently working on her Gold Project, which is to design and build a new “spaceship” play structure for the juniors. To help fund raise for her Gold she is selling Waffles to students on Fridays at lunch time.

Here are some photos of Phoebe and her team making waffles for the hungry students.

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Room 6 have been holding a barbeque every Friday after full assembly. The delicious sausages have proved to be very popular! The money we gain from the sale of sausages is going toward the new technology workshop or future school camps.

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A large number of our class were celebrated for receiving Gold, Silver, Bronze and Credit awards in the recent Language Perfect World Language Championships. Tres bien!!!

 

 

Squiggle Squirm Matahui Tiger Worms – Room One

P1070099   “Here’s all the food scraps we have collected” says James.. P1070117 P1070118“Yum! yum!” say the tiger worms to Millie Anne and Asha.  

P1070128“I can’t believe the tiger worms are going to eat this shredded paper!” says Gianni. P1070130“And a little sprinkle of lime” says James.

P1070108P1070115 “I spy with my little eye” says Bryleigh. Denley and Keyarn.  “I can see heaps and heaps and heaps of tiger worms that can’t stop eating! The are too busy!” says Keyarn.  “They’ve got stripes” says Denley.  “They look like TIGERS!” says Bryleigh.

P1070113P1070107 “Hey, I don’t believe the tiger worms have any eyes” says Max.  “There’s lots of worms ” says Troy.  “The worms like it when its dark so they are going under the soil” says Matilda.

P1070116 “I wouldn’t eat that avocado!” says Macy to Denley.   P1070135 “This worms juice is really strong” says Keyarn. “Better add some water to it” says Max

.P1070133There is lots of worm juice. These worms have been busy!” says Gianni.

P1070142 “Our cherry tree is going to love this” says Matilda. P1070146“This plant needs just a little bit more worm juice Keyarn” says Max.

P1000321 “The plants in the hanging basket will grow really well with all this worm poo!  It’s going to look so pretty!” says Asha to Gianni.