Friday, 18 May 2018

Designing a moko

Moko is a traditional Maori face tattoo. We learnt that males can have a moko on their whole face but females are to only have it on their chin.  

We began to look at the various designs of moko in our favourite Maori myths and legends books to get an idea before designing our own. 
We recognised that it was mostly the koru pattern. 

Then sketched our ideas.

Then we copied our designs onto our own faces!

What do you think of our moko?

Quick fact !
Did you know that the left side of the moko represents our father and the right side represents our mother?

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Maui and the Sun

Today Miss Min read us a well-known Maori tale called 
Maui and the Sun.

This story is about how Maui and his brothers worked together so that we can have light during the day and night. 
Maui and the brothers tied the sun and the moon together. Now we have sunlight during the day and moonlight during the night. 

We wanted to share this story with others so together, we made a mosaic of the sun and the moon. 

Look at us pulling the moon to tie it with the sun!

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Hip Hop

Today was our first day of learning HIP HOP dance by a professional dancer, Jess.

It is important that we listen to the music carefully so we can keep to the beat! 

Monday, 30 April 2018

Ready to learn in Term 2!

We are all very happy to be back at school ready to learn with our great, big smile!

Friday, 13 April 2018

ANZAC ceremony

Australia New Zealand Army Corps.

Every year our school opens a special ANZAC service to show our respect and remember those who sacrificed for the peace of our country. 

We participated in our school ANZAC service with a special poem.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Commonwealth Games

So far, New Zealand representatives are doing an amazing job at the Commonwealth Games. 

We chose our favourite sport that are played in the Commonwealth Games and completed a colour mosaic of the sport's equipment. 

Can you tell what the equipments are and what sport it represents?

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Special lesson with Watercare


A special visitor, Sally Smith from Watercare came to our school to teach us awesome water experiments!

We learnt that there are 3 states of water; gas, liquid, and solid. 

 We are the molecules of solid and are closely attached to each other.

We are the molecules of liquid and we are close to each other but not attached. 

We are molecules of gas and we are separate from each other so we can move freely. 

Look at me! My finger looks bigger and fatter just by putting my finger in the water!

For our next experiment, we drew an 'x' on a small piece of paper and placed it underneath the jar. Then we carefully poured some water into the jar. We crouched down to look through the jar and see what happens to the 'x'. We all predicted that the 'x' will get bigger like what happened to our fingers. But guess what? It disappeared! As we crouched down to see the bottom of the jar, there was nothing! 

For this experiment, we had to fill up the water right to the top of the jar. We slowly dropped one corn each until the water starts to spill out of the jar. Before we began this experiment, we predicted that we could only put 20 corns but we could have put 48 corns! As we were putting in the corns we saw that the water was getting higher than the brim and the water didn't spill! 

Brrrrrrrrmmm. Here is our water jet boat using toothpick, liquid soap and cardboard. 

Thank you so much Sally for coming to our school and sharing your amazing knowledge on water!