Watch us Grow!

This term, we are focusing on the values of respect, kindness, and care. To help us learn about these, we have planted some seeds! We are going to be respectful, kind and caring towards them to help them grow - just like we should do with our friends! We planted bean seeds and lupin seeds. Some of them are in dirt and some of them aren't. We are looking forward to seeing which ones grow first and how long it takes them to grow! Check out these photos of us planting the seeds and what they looked like on the first day.

Skipping Along!

In Tahi Rua, we have been learning how to skip. It's been lots of fun and we have done lots of learning! Keep practicing at home - we're getting really good!
Check out some photos of us working on our skipping skills.

Corban's Art Centre

Tahi Rua had a great morning at Corban's Art Centre.
Our Inspiration was Warren Pohatu.
The children drew animals, or creations of their own animals, in pastel.
We were all very impressed with their work.
A huge thank you to all the wonderful parents/ caregivers, who came to support our children.

Check out some photos - 

100 Days at School!

We had so much fun celebrating 100 days of school on Friday! We had collected 100 different things over the holidays, we found 100 objects around our classroom, we played musical statues as a special treat, and we had a shared lunch with all our parents and whanau. It was a great day and an amazing celebration.

 When we were looking for objects around our classroom, we found that the easiest way to find 100 things was to find 10 groups of 10. We were learning to skip count in tens last term so we had lots of fun growing our brains and using our new knowledge.

Under the Sea!

Under the Sea Over the past two weeks, Tahi Rua have been learning about different types of endangered sea animals. We joined together with Room 34 to split into three inquiry groups, where the children could choose what animal they wanted to learn about. Each group has been looking at different facts and information about their animal, including what we can do to help conserve these creatures. The three animals we focused on were maui dolphins, yellow-eyed penguins, and hawksbill turtles. Check out what we've been working on!

Sea Inquiry

For our Inquiry this term we have been looking at the animals in the sea. The children chose some animals that they would like to learn more about. The final focus will be - 'What we can do to help protect our sea and the animals that live there.'

The children have loved the Inquiry and it has combined well with Writing and Art.

Check out our Sea Display to date.

Hockey with North Harbour

Earlier in the term North Harbour Hockey came to teach our children some hockey skills. It was quite tricky to hold the stick and move the ball, but we preserved and show lots of improvement.