Saturday, April 25, 2015

Field of Remembrance

April 25, 2015 is an important day in the history of New Zealand. 
It is the centenary of the start of the Gallipoli campaign in World War One. 
Centenary means it happened 100 years ago.

New Zealanders and Australians fought alongside the British in an impossible situation at Gallipoli in Turkey. 
Many soldiers from both sides were lost. 
The campaign marked a new era of nationhood for both Australia and New Zealand.

Like many schools around New Zealand this year, our school made a Field of Remembrance. 

Yesterday the school had a special ceremony and we march in the community Anzac day parade. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Let's Colour Our World

We have been invited to take part in a global project, where classes create poems about a colour. 
Each week there will be a new colour to write about.
You can read about the project here on 
Mrs Yollis' class blog in California.

The poems will be shared via Twitter, under the hashtag

We have created a class Twitter account so we can take part - our Twitter name is @opendoorb4

Does your class use Twitter as part of your learning?
Let us know your username.