Friday, September 14, 2018

Nga kiriata kiriahua mo te wiki o Te Reo Maori

Nau mai haere mai ki Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori.  In Room 2 we have been creating our own Maori Selfie videos.  For some of us, we have just worked on saying our pepeha and our whakapapa with confidence, for others we have been extending our reo by saying what we like and our goals.
First we wrote what we wanted to say in Maori, some of us used Maori dictionary for kupu (words) we did not know, but most of us asked Whaea Sally to help us.

Finally, we recorded our own selfie movie.  We recorded our kiriata in a variety of ways, some used green screen, some used screencastify and others just recorded using our chromebook camera.

Kia kaha ki te korero Maori, ahakoa he iti -give speaking Maori a go, no matter how little.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Bye bye Cross Country - Hello Fun Run

This year our school have decided to change up how we do our cross country event.  Instead, we had a fun run and it was smiles all around at the UK Rugby grounds.

We dressed up in our house colours and rode the train to our venue.  We received a lot of waves from the locals and a lot of beeps from the passing cars.

Our cross country track was the same however we had some fun run stations that we could choose to do as well.  There was a cargo net, some tires, pool noodles and Whaea Narelle finished off our race by throwing coloured powder at us.
We were given points for participation, dressing in our house colours, and received a whopping 500 points if our family member ran with us.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Making inferences with riddles - Who am I?

Room 2 has been looking at making inferences by creating our own 'who am I?' riddles. 
We learnt that inferences are made by looking for clues in a text and using our schema (our own background knowledge) to help us understand.  

Here are some of our own inference poems that we will share at our upcoming assembly this Thursday.
Can you solve our riddle?

Friday, August 10, 2018

To matou mihi

In Room 2, we have been extending our mihi by learning new tauparapara.  A tauparapara is usually an opening to a mihi, such as a proverb or wise saying.  Below are Kyla and Koda practising their mihi using two of the new tauparapara we have been learning (underneath each video is the tauparapara and its translation).  

Whakarongo ake au                       I listen
ki te tangi a te manu                     To the cry of the bird                                     
Tui, tui, tuituia                             "Bind  together"
Tuia i runga                                  Bind from above
Tuia i raro                                     Bind from below
Tuia i waho                                  Bind from without
Tuia i roto                                    Bind from within
Tui i te here tangata                     Bind with the bonds of mankind
Ka rongo te po                            May there be peace by night
Ka rongo te ao                             Peace by day
Ka ao, ka ao, ka Awatea              The day has broken
Tihei Mauriora!                           Behold there is life!

Korihi te manu                            The bird sings
Takiri mai te ata                          The morning has dawned 
Ka ao, ka ao, ka Awatea              The day has broken
Tihei Mauriora!                           Behold there is life!                            

We will continue practising our new tauparapara and saying our mihi confidently before it is our turn to take morning taumata for the school.  We are also learning how to extend our mihi tautoko - this is a mihi that acknowledges those who have taken the morning taumata - by acknowledging the teachers and students of the school as well.


Friday, August 3, 2018

Class of the week!! Class of the week!!

We are proud to announce that we are the class of the week this week.  Thank you Whaea Toni for gifting us the trophy this week - you are a legend.

The class of the week is usually given for showing our school values - Respect, Responsibilty and Resilience.  Next week it will be our job to look out for the next class who we think shows these values. 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Meet the creatures of the Awa

This is a Toebiter stream insect and it lives in the rivers here in Aotearoa.  Research and find 3 important or interesting facts about this creature and share it in the comments.

Introducing ourselves to our Tuhi Mai Tuhi Atu Schools

This term we have been signed up for the Tuhi Mai Tuhi Atu Programme so we thought it would be a good idea to introduce ourselves to the other schools.  On each of the slides is a little summary about us, our hobbies and some of our favourite things.
We are looking forward to sharing our learning with other schools and seeing what other schools do.