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Friday, 22 September 2017

When Nobody Is Watching

Congratulations to both casts for performing in this year's production - we are so proud of each of you for taking a risk and performing in front of an audience.

Please find photos from this week in this file.

CAST A:


CAST B:


KAPA HAKA:

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Information Reports - New Zealand Animals, Birds and Insects

This term we have been investigating how to create information reports.  We have been able to make connections between our reading strategies where we are locating information and then paraphrasing so we can write about these animals.  We have been experimenting with our punctuation (check out how we are using commas!) and using a combination of both simple and compound sentences.

Mr Lewzey helped us create these reports using Thinglink - we were able to make connections with our Cybersmart learning where we found images that we are able to use for our learning.

Hannah:


Tyler:


Tobias:


Roy:


Riley:


Hayley:


Maxim:


Hudson:


John Paul:


Gabby:

Friday, 8 September 2017

Book Reviews - Clever Crazy Club and Party Pack Reading Groups

The last week we have been practicing our summarising and retelling skills with creating a book review for other learners to learn about the series that we are currently reading.

Take a look at our reviews and see what book you might like to pick up!  If you have any feedback for us, please leave us a comment!

Friday, 1 September 2017

Cross Country

What a fun day we all had at cross country.  Look at us all excited to get it underway!


The teachers tried to take photos of everyone participating so please look in this file to see if you can find yourself!

Congratulations everyone, you did so well!!

Monday, 21 August 2017

Our School Environment - Learning to Use Paragraphs

We have been learning about using paragraphs so we can write some information reports.  The important parts of a paragraph are the following:

1. Main Idea or Topic - this helps our reader understand what our paragraph is about.
2. Detail - these sentences help build on our main idea.
3. Example or Evidence - this information helps our reader make connections with the information in our paragraphs.

We decided that we wanted to try writing paragraphs to help introduce the environment of our school to a visitor.  Mr Lewzey showed us how we could publish these in a special app called ThingLink so we have been able to take photos and add our paragraphs to these.  We hope you enjoy reading them.

Ko:



Lachlan:



Hannah:



Hayley:



Tobias:



Josh:



Tyler:



John Paul:



Hudson:



Fergus:



Gabriel:



David:



Ella:



Roy:



Marawan:



Maxim:

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: