Monday, 10 November 2014

Monday 10th November

Kia Ora all

Today was our fist day back after the camp. Hopefully everyone caught up on their sleep.

For Maori we are learning to talk about our ra whanau - our birthday.

We learned the phrase -  Kei te pirangi ahau he .....

                                         I want a ........

Now we are able to say what we want for our birthday.

Kei te pirangi ahau he keki - I want a cake
Kei te pirangi ahau he rorohiko - I want a computer

At Kauri assembly today some Room 5 students received awards.

Georgia and Isabella received the Mathletics trophy for earning a GOLD certificate. As you can see from the photo, the trophy is actually invisible. Tomorrow it will magically appear.

Active Thinker

Summer received the Active Thinker award - in the guise of an Excellence certificate - for consistently being prepared for learning, and keeping my desk clean. Well done, Summer.

Kauri Athletics

Joel, Ashton and Zoe received their certificate for coming first in their event for 8 year olds at the kauri athletics. 

Monday, 20 October 2014

Maths in action - volume and capacity

Last Friday we had our year 4 volume and capacity launch. We are learning about how to measure liquids such as water, milk, cola and oil.

We know that we use millilitres, centilitres and litres.

We headed out to the field for a series of challenges working as a team.

These included each student filling up a container with 100ml of water and taking it to a large container on the field. The only problem was that the person holding the 100ml was not allowed to touch the ground; we had to carry them.

The next challenge required us to transport as many 500ml containers of water down the field into a bucket in a set time. The only problem was that the container was not allowed to leave our head, even when we poured it into the bucket. If you did, then the bucket of water was tipped out and you had to start again.

All in all it was a lot of fun, and we managed to learn about volume and capacity as well as get wet.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Kauri Stage Challenge - Our thoughts

I really enjoyed being an extra (Isabelle)

The funny part was when Rowan forgot to pause and we didn't know what to do (Tr'e)

It was funny when Paige smashed a pretend phone on the stage. The funniest part was when Jacqueline said the wrong part (Matina)

I was really anxious going first because there were so many people watching (

I enjoyed it because I got o do a funny part where I stole a cake. It was funny because we hot-glued the gun onto a box (Georgia)

I enjoyed drama because we were up first (Noah)

I enjoyed how Natalie and I went to the corner to play paper, scissors, rock and I was supposed to to take one step but I accidently walked into the curtain (Summer)

It felt much better than doing the practice. We got to be our own tree (Joel)

It was funny how my brother was doing an Irish accent (Natalia)

I was a little nervous but I am glad I did it and got it over and down with (Ashton)

I liked how we got to watch other students perform (Zoe)

It was funny when Thorvin got yelled at by the senior student as part of the introduction (Kynan)

It was fun and cool because I liked the parts of the boys and girls in the CARE performance (Crystal)

I enjoyed how everyone did their movements especially how when they were supposed to freeze frame and they forgot (Jack)

I enjoyed drama because Jordan and I watched all the little skits of the story book (Solani)

I liked the Nerf guns that were used. I liked our group's performance and I wasn't nervous (Oleg)

I enjoyed the stage challenge because I was the naughty one (Thorvin)

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Oaklands School Kapa Haka performance at the Cultural Festival

On Monday evening Zoe, Bonnie, Kendra, Isabelle and Matina performed at the 2014 Cultural Festival. Here they are.