Friday, May 25, 2018

Our Awesome Assembly

Today, Room 2 ran the school assembly, this was an opportunity for them to showcase their work, their talents and practise their public speaking. The assembly only runs for an hour and the students prepare to show at least 4 items to the school. It was really tricky deciding who was going to show what in our assembly- we decided to showcase our Art, share our animations, perform a skit, share our writing and do a couple of dances -

Our Principal Ms Ross said that she really liked what we shared and how much we looked like we were enjoying our assembly. Whaea Sally was very proud of us as well. Below is the assembly slide that we showed the school.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Crowns up in Kawakawa

This morning there was buzz of excitement at Kawakawa primary school, The royal family Varsity crew came to perform for us. Room 2 really enjoyed their performance and decided that we wanted to dance in our own upcoming assembly.  We are really excited to go to the royal families disco tonight at the school hall as well.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Whaea KC and Kiorahi

We were very lucky to have Whaea KC come from the Ngati Hine health trust to teach us the game of Kiorahi today.  A lot of us already knew how to play but we still went over the rules of
the game.  We played right through morning tea as well.  Thank you Whaea KC for your time, we can't wait to see you next time.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Cleaning up our Community

On Thursday the whole school gathered together with a mission to clean up our Awa and the surrounding town.  The Junior syndicate cleaned the school and the streets that go from our school to town, the middle syndicate cleaned the parks around town and the senior syndicate jumped in the water and cleaned out our river.

This event ties into our topic for the term "water conservation" and we could not believe all the rubbish we had found.  Check out our slide with some pictures of the day.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Water Cycle

This term our topic is Water conservation and we thought the best place to start with water conservation is to find out where water comes from.  Did you know that majority of Earth's water is salt water?  Room 2 has been learning about the water cycle and the three phases which are: evaporation, condensation and precipitation.  We made our very own water cycle in a bag and we have been watching the water cycle in action.

Monday, April 30, 2018

A call from the sea

Welcome back to Term 2! We hope you all had a great holiday, we sure did.  

Room 2 kicked started off the term with a video call from scientists on a ship called the Joides Resolution (you can check out their website here).  The Joides Resolution is a deep-sea drilling ship that has been out in what is called the Hikurangi subduction zone, 1km away from Gisborne.

Here is a picture of some of us talking with one of the ship's scientists - Aliki.  She was showing us some of the fossils that they study on the ship, she also showed us the Drill string, the labs and the lifeboats.  Unfortunately, we didn't get to see outside on the deck because the weather had been pretty rough and it was very slippery outside.

This term we will be conducting some of our own experiments just like the scientists on the Joides Resolution.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Get Writing NZ 2018

Room 2 has been busy writing poems.  This was all thanks to School Kit who organised this awesome event around New Zealand.  Our class was buddied up with another class in New Zealand, we sent a poster with interesting information such as how many children were in our families, who could roll their tongue or waggle their ears and some of our favourite words we like the sound of.  We also had to write on postcards, we wrote poems about ourselves using metaphors and we decided to share our class treaty and some other rules on the extra postcards.

Today we received a parcel from St Mary's Catholic School in Rotorua, here is a timelapse of us putting together postcards sent by the wonderful students of Room 2.  Before we put together the postcards, we were reading the poems on the other side.  Their poems were interesting and some were very funny, their names were very cool (Kaia from our class smiled when she saw that they have a Kaia as well).  We are going to visit their class blog on Monday and leave them a thank you note for the wonderful taonga they have sent us.