Sunday, July 13, 2014

Our School Song

Students from B3 and B2 presented our new school song at Repertory for Kids in the last week of term. 

The song, called Takatü-Ana Te Ako A-Mate-Noa, 
(which is our school motto and means 'engage in life-long learning') 
showcases our R.A.S. values;
Respect, Aspire, Self-manage.

We think the song is very catchy and we look forward to learning all of the words!

What is your favourite verse?
Visitors - does your school have a school song?

Friday, July 4, 2014

'Fire!' - a play presented by Year 3

Repertory for Kids is always a hit at our school.
This year, B4's Year 3s presented a play called 'Fire!'
The animals all have reasons why they should be the first to drink from the waterhole.
By the end of the play they realise that they can work together to solve a problem, 
and that they can share the waterhole.

Did you enjoy our play?
Could you hear us clearly?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Blending Our Voices in Song

 One of the skills we are learning with Mrs Wistrand in music  is to sing together, blending our voices and singing as one group. 
Here is one of our favourite songs (written by Mrs W's friend) that we have practiced especially 
to show our parents.

B4 parents (and other visitors) - we hope you leave us a comment and let us know how you like our song!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Celebrating Smoothies

Our recent science unit on milk led on to a technology unit 
where the children planned and made yummy smoothies for some adults in the school.

They had to decide on ingredients and test for flavour and suitability, as some people have allergies.
After a test run where each group got to make, taste and adjust their recipes, the children made and delivered the smoothies.
Everyone thought they were delicious!

What is your favourite smoothie recipe?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Questioning Poems

Here we have the last in our series of poems for this term -  our questioning poems.

Maybe you could write a poem for us about your pet, or your brother or sister!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Playing with Poetry

We've had a lot of fun this term, 
finding out about some of the tools poets use, and writing our own poems.
We learned about similes, and used some to add effect in 
our Mothers' Day poems and our autumn poems.

We also had some fun with alliteration.

Now we are trying out some different poetry formats.
Here are our cinquain poems.
(We just followed word rules, not the syllable rules in these first attempts!)

Have you ever written a cinquain poem?
Leave us a poem as a comment, telling us about yourself!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Enjoying Kahurangi Theatre

We've enjoyed another quality show from Kahurangi Theatre .
This show told the story of Matariki, a star cluster who's appearance marks the beginning of the Maori New Year. Harvesting is done, food is collected and stored, and it is a time for stories, singing and dancing.

Kahurangi show at Reefton Area School from Judy McKenzie on Vimeo.

When do you celebrate New Year?