Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Partly Cloudy Cameos

Here are some Partly Cloudy cameos written by the students after watching the Partly Cloudy video clip. The students have been learning to use adverbs as sentence starters in their writing.

Partly Cloudy

Happily the stroke delivered an adorable blond white baby to the woman’s window. Tiredly the two ginger kittens went in the tall brown house. The trees swayed side to side waiting for the stroke to deliver the kittens. The bag swung side to side waiting for the drop. Happily James the cloud created an adorable young white rugby player baby. Boom crash the lightning struck the cloud statue to create a brown and black dog. Lonely thunder the cloud hid the creation he tried to make. Dangerously the featherless burnt stroke rushed to the cloud waiting for a dangerous the package. Sadly the stroke badly lost his feathers in pain.
Angrily the storm cloud felt Angry because the pain,featherless stroke ditched him. Happily the stroke came back to his best friend. Excitedly the stork put on the protective armor so he didn’t get hurt. Thunder the storm cloud felt really happy because the stroke came back for his friend.
By Amethyst

Partly cloudy

Swiftly the birds flew down to the wooden houses delivering cute baby kittens. Slowly the big birds gave the cute little animals a home. Then they flew into the nice soft clouds swiftly. Magically the big fluffy clouds made little cute animals. They bagged the little cute animals carefully. Sadly there was a little grey cloud below. Soon bird came over to it. The sad cloud was suddenly so happy. The cloud made a crocodile and bagged it up. Then the sad cloud made a ram. Fastly the ram bucked the big bird. The bird looked up and saw a happy bird. Slowly he flew away with the ram. Worriedly he got back not sure what he might find. The sad cloud created a hedgehog. He bagged it up and the bird took it away. He flew to the cloud above. The sad cloud got super angry striking lightning. He started to cry creating rain below. Happily the cloud above gave the bird armour. Happily the sad cloud wiped away his tears. He made an electric eel. Softly they cuddled each other.
By Antonio

Partly Cloudy

Happily and quietly the birds swooped down to drop the cute little babies to the green old houses. Quickly the fluffy white birds dropped the cute babies down to the house windows. Suddenly the white wings on the birds swayed side to side delivering the cute animals off at their homes. Swish sway! The white birds flew into the pink clouds that were jumping side to side in the light blue sky. Quickly the birds flew through the pink clouds. They landed into the sky where the clouds made babies. They are all cute. Happily the pink clouds made the babies with their fluffy pink hands. Sadly the grey and white cloud stayed below the pink cloud group. Happily the grey and white cloud used his hands to roll up a snappy baby crocodile. An old bird flew over to the cloud. Aggressively the old bird flew with the snappy crocodile who was trying to get out of the bag. Suddenly the bird came back to the grey and white cloud with hardly any feathers. The stork didn’t know the storm cloud was making an aggressive ram. Rolling the fluffy cloud, the storm cloud made a porcupine. Happily the cloud handed it to the stork. Suddenly the stork started to juggle the porcupine up and down. “What a spiky porcupine!” the stork said. The porcupine had lots of sharp prickles all over its body. Sadly the stork came back and saw what the storm cloud had made. The old stork flew up to the pink clouds. The storm cloud felt really angry. Angrily the storm cloud had lots of anger building up and started to get really mad. Suddenly the storm cloud got bigger and bigger and angrier. Suddenly he started to cry. Kindly the old stork came back to the storm cloud and had a bag of football armour with him to stop him getting hurt. Happily the stork ran into the storm clouds arms and gave him a big hug. The storm cloud made an electric eel buzzzz. The eel gave the stork an electric shock but that didn’t worry the stork. So off went the stork to deliver the baby eel.
By Louisa

Thursday, 16 June 2016

A Drone Arrives

Today we were very lucky, Anzac Leaf brought his drone into the school and showed us how it worked. It was amazing. It flew high and the blades were like a helicopter's blade, rotating very quickly. As the drone prepared to land on the grass, the grass swayed from side to side, just like when a helicopter lands on the grass. He took some amazing pictures of us and the school. Then he took a small group of seniors up to Lake Omapere to capture some shots as part of their Mountain to the Sea Inquiry.

Here is a shot of our school. Isn't it amazing.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Maths Learning

For maths we have started working in small groups to solve multiplication and division problems. We need to work together to solve the problems using a range of different strategies. Everyone in the group must know how to solve the problem so lots of teaching and learning is taking place as they work together.  They are able to use a variety of different resources to help us solve the problems. Eg Materials, Whiteboards, Explain Everything app on the Ipad.
Here are some pictures of the groups working together and our slide show of the answers and how we have solved them.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Matariki at Waitangi

Team Awa and Team Maunga had an awesome time at Waitangi for their Matariki Day.  The weather wasn't very nice and the wind was fierce but the children were very enthusiastic.
The children took part in making kites from nikau palms. They had to weave each side of the stalk to make a manu wahine kite. The kites flew very well in the weather and the children enjoyed running and flying their kites.They also played traditional Maori games, before having a tug of war challenge - boys vs girls.

We were also treated to a performance by their Kapa Haka group which the children loved.

Dwayne helping Magic and Jessica with their kite.
Enzo and Jack weaving their kite.
Miss Owen helping Kayne to carefully weave his kite.
Reed and Mosese - very proud of their kite.

Team Awa with the Manu Wahine (Kites)

Playing the stick game (left/right)

The Tug of War - check out those GIRLS!!!