Friday, June 22, 2018

Celebrating Matariki

To celebrate Matariki we learned a song about the seven stars.
We worked together using card and paper to weave kete.
We had to concentrate and focus on our work.
Weaving is a bit tricky.

Thursday, June 21, 2018


We have been learning skipping skills with Jono from Project Energise.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Volcano Bubbles

We made a volcano today.
We made the volcano using play dough and sand.
These are the ingredients and the equipment we needed.

Friday, June 8, 2018

The Planet Mars

As part of our inquiry 'Planet Earth and Beyond', we have been finding out about Mars, the planet closest to our planet.

We used paints mixed with sand to create planets as an art activity.

Friday, June 1, 2018

The Sun and the stars.

We found out more about stars this week. There are stars of different sizes and colours. 
The sun is a star. 
Red stars are the smallest. The white and yellow stars are hotter than the red stars. The biggest and the hottest are the blue stars.
We made star patterns with paint, glitter and cotton buds.

Louie wrote - 
Sometimes, on clear nights, you can see stars. They may look little but they are huge.
Have you seen a star?
Jayden wrote
The sun is a really hot star. It is our sun. It has lava and fire. 
It is so hot. Why is it hot?
Bella-Rose wrote - 
The stars are hot like the sun. The sun is made of gas.
Nike wrote
Last night I saw the stars. The sky was black. The stars were white. They were made out of gas.

Friday, May 25, 2018

The Moon

We have been watching some science videos to learn more about the moon. 
We saw the astronauts that were the first to land on the moon.
We learned about the phases of the moon. 
We made the phases of the moon with playdough.

These are some of our ideas about the moon - 
Riley wrote - 
The moon changes shape because sometimes the earth is in the way of the sunlight.
Reefton wrote -
I went to the moon. It was quiet. I saw rocks.
Mahir wrote
The moon has no gravity or food and water because there is no air.
One day I want to go to the moon.
When I was little, like five years old, I still remember one thing about the moon.
There is sand and we can build sandcastles.
I have made a sandcastle.
There is a rocket on the moon.

We made moonscapes by painting on black paper then we made craters by printing with different sized circles.

We used the playdough to make a moonscape. We added some sand and some flour, then we dropped a rock on it to make craters. We have been making moon buggies with the lego and the mobilo.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Planet Earth and Beyond

Our inquiry this term is science based. We will be finding out about our planet and the solar system. We started by asking questions and wondering  - 'what is this ?'

Over the four days we got really good at being curious and asking questions.
Then we worked together to find out what the pictures were. We looked at some books about the earth and the planets to see if we could find pictures that looked the same.