Monday, 3 July 2017

Cassidy @ GMS: Awesome Writing

Cassidy @ GMS: Awesome Writing

Check out this Awesome writing from Cassidy! He played the Game of Awesome and used the card he got to make a story. Cassidy also created is own character pictures.

Have a listen to his story!

Monday, 12 June 2017

Property Patrol

It was our to last week to show Kaitiakitanga (Guardianship/caring for our place) by doing Property Patrol.
After morning tea and lunchtime it was our job to pick up any rubbish that had been dropped or had fallen out of people's pockets.
We each got a different area of the school to pick up rubbish in.
This is a picture of the teina who did property patrol all by themselves on Friday while the seniors were at assembly.
Look at all the rubbish we collected after morning tea!

Visit to Scenicland Preschool

On Thursday 1st June, Te Hiringa and some of the other tamariki from the Kapahaka group went to visit the tamariki at Scenicland Preschool.
We sang some waiata (songs) to them and then we sang a waiata with them.

Performing Utaina

Waiting to perform the next waiata

Singing and dancing with the tamariki from the preschool.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

School Cross Country

Yesterday we had our school cross country. For our cross country we use the rugby field next to our school and the street around our school as our track.
Our class all participated and this photo shows the people who received placings and made it through to the West Coast Cross Country event!
We are so proud of them!

Book Week Mural

For Book Week we had to choose a story to turn into a mural. We used the legend of the separation of Papatuanuku (Earth Mother) and Ranginui (Sky Father).
We chose three main parts from the story to illustrate.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Book week!

Last week was Book week at our kura. Mrs Costello and her team came up with some awesome activities to do throughout the week.
There were things like guessing how many bookworms were in the jar, bookmark making, a guess who and logo quiz and to finish the week off we had our book character assembly on Friday morning.
Our outfits for Bok Character assembly - Can you guess our characters/books?

PJ with his awesome 'I Spy' book oufit!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Writing without writing!!

Today we visited our whare pukapuka (Library) to do our writing lesson. It was a different writing lesson than usual as we didn't have to write a thing!
We created something called Book Spine Poetry. We chose about 4 or 5 picture books and used their titles to make a poem. It was so easy and a lot of fun. Some of us made 4 or 5 Book Spine poems.
Once we had created them our teacher took a photo of the poem/stack of and emailed it to us.
Searching for books

Royal's Book Spine poem

Joseph and Tearu's Book Spine Poem