Friday, May 25, 2018

Mandarin with Anni

Every week this term we are lucky to have Anni visit us on a Tuesday afternoon.  She teaches us Mandarin in a really fun way. 

Here we are greeting each other and introducing ourselves.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Suter Art Gallery and Matariki Stars

What another great trip we had to the Suter Art Gallery.  

Esther showed us some beautiful artwork relating to Matariki and told us a gruesome Māori legend. 

 We then played with clay and experimented with decorating the clay with patterns.

To make sure the clay stays joined in the kiln when it is fired, we had to wet, scratch and wiggle the two pieces together.

For our art we chose two different sized stars and then decided on a word that is something we want to focus on doing or become better at in the Māori New Year ahead.  It was great having so many helpers to guide us through the process.

Learning from our big buddies

On Friday we met up with our big buddies.  They have been learning about space and studying the planets in our solar system.  They taught us some interesting facts and showed us some great resources.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Our Sculpture Creatures

Following on from our creative time with our buddies last week we shared our thoughts about our sculptures.  Kathryn filmed our ideas and we posted the video to You Tube.  Here is the link.

Adam shows his sketched design that was used for the driftwood sculpture of the owl.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

AEIOU Museum Visit

We thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the Museum today. Thank you to the adults who came along with us to experience this wonderful Nelson resource. Lara taught us so much about the Maori language and history. We also loved seeing the many artefacts at the Museum and can't wait to return.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Buddy Art Time

We were inspired by our recent trip to the Suter to see Sally Burton's exhibition, Pale History. Room 9 students collaborated with our Room 2 buddy class and created amazing creatures out of driftwood. It was pretty crowded but, with the help of amazing adults, the results were fantastic!  More posts of the group artworks will follow soon!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Scooter Stars

Last week Room 9 were able to attend a session on Scooter Skills, organised by the Ride On team at Sport Tasman.  The instructors talked to us about safety on our scooters, how to fit our helmet, what our scooter needed to have and how closed shoes is a must to protect our toes.

We learnt techniques to turn safely, change feet while riding on our scooters for when our legs got tired and about watching out for sneaky driveways.  We even had some fun races at the end - gliding race and sitting down on your scooter race!

Everyone who participated had an amazing time learning about scooter skills and safety.  Thank you Sport Tasman!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Enviro Agents

Is this you??

On Friday there will be a meeting for any students who are interested in becoming an Enviro Agent for the school.  Go along to hear what it is all about in the Library at lunchtime, 12.45.  Room 9 will be selecting two Enviro Agents this year to represent our class.

DIscovery Time in Room 9

Every Friday Room 9 have Discovery Time.  It's a great way for us all to demonstrate out developing Key Competency Skills.  Problem solving, helping each other and negotiating are just some of the skills we use while we are creating!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Suter Trip to Pale History

Last week Room 9 were lucky enough to visit the Sally Burton exhibition called Pale History.  We had lots of wonderful parents to come along and help us discover about this historic New Zealand event where 26 people died.  This was the first major conflict to happen between Māori and Pakeha following the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

We hope you enjoy watching the video and seeing our artwork up in the classroom.

Pale History from Kathryn Robertson on Vimeo.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Start of term fun

Room 9 students have had a great start to the year, meeting new friends as well as reuniting with old ones.

We have enjoyed swimming in the school pool and playing games under the shade of the trees, making the most of the hot summertime.  In class we have been getting to know each other and the classroom.  We have even been doing some maths !

Getting to know each other has been fun.
We enjoyed working together to make play dough at Discovery Time.
Face painting by Nana Paula was a real 'hit'.
We even had time to concentrate on our first go at Basic Facts for 2018

This is going to be an amazing year!