Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Scupture on the beach

Sculpture on the beach from Matariki on Vimeo.

We went to the beach and we went looking for some sticks and wood and made our own sculptures. By Charlie P

Sounds of Miramar

My art exhibition piece I have recorded different sounds of I made this because I was thinking that it would be cool to   hear what's in our backyard Miramar. The process was to record the sounds, try to put the sounds on Garageband but that didn’t work so then I used movie and it was a success. I have chosen 12 different places to record, each recording is 30 seconds long, so that means the total of the recordings together is 6 minutes. The places I have recorded are  Worser bay beach to hear the waves, A cafe to hear a coffee machine, School inside to hear people making sculptures, School outside to hear people playing different games, The airport to hear the planes take off, The road to hear the cars driving past, A supermarket to hear the bleeping sound of when an item has gone past the checkout, Miramar park to hear people playing football, Miramar Tennis club to hear the tennis balls getting hit, Asb sports center to hear the basketballs bouncing, Kilbirnie pool to hear the splashing of the water and My backyard. I chose to record My backyard because this years inquiry is “What’s in my backyard”. You will hear the sounds of Miramar Wellington.

By Hunter

Sounds of Miramar from Matariki on Vimeo.

Wood Towers

We were making wood towers for our Art Exhibition. We used driftwood from the beach and made lots of different sculptures and structures! We made different ones every day! By Anna

Wood Tower from Matariki on Vimeo.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Back Yart!

A frenzy of furious activity, an explosion of form and colour, Worser Bay kids bursting forth with creativity: what is it?

It’s our biannual Art exhibition, of course!

The work on display is the culmination of our school wide Inquiry, What’s in My Backyard?


There are all kinds of representations of Flora and Fauna, from prints and paintings through to sculptures and installations, done by students of all ages.  

Begin your tour on the driveway perhaps where we are flying the flags of the future.  Walk through the classrooms, admiring the work on the tables and walls, then make your way to the outdoor display areas.

Dressed up trees, lit up bird houses, bird baths, fish swimming on a fence.
Stitched trees growing, sculptures hanging, flying forms springing from the earth.
Driftwood drifting, lanterns glowing.
Watch out for the skeletal beasts with their sadly jangling bones!

Enjoy and participate in the excitement!

Friday, 22 May 2015

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Cross Country 2015

Today we ran our annual Worser Bay Cross Country. 

Well done to all that took part!

We tried our best to meet our goals.

Cross Country from Matariki on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Planting on the beach

Today we went to the beach with some council rangers to plant on the dunes. We have to plant on the sand so that it stops the sand and soil from eroding. Planting also helps to attract wildlife, like lizards to the area. It is important to plant new plants every so often. By Jack M.

Driftwood for Sculptures

We have been collecting driftwood for our sculptures. You can see our sculptures next week at the Art Exhibition.

XC training on the beach

Monday, 18 May 2015

Creating and Making for the Art Exhibition next week!

We are all looking forward to the Art Exhibition next week. We have made our designs and have been creating our incredible artworks. 

Here is a sneak peak at what we have been doing.

Art Exhibition - 
Mon to Wed, 25th to 27th May 
Monday & Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm 
Wednesday 5.30-7pm

Air New Zealand Follow Up!

We made Air NZ Videos. We entered them into a competition for Air NZ's 75th Birthday and unfortunately we didn't win, but we did get certificates of participation and (three) 75 years of Air NZ books! We will be putting these 3 books in the library, they will be- able to be issued to you, if you wish to take one home for a while. Please take a look at the videos below!

Note: This Air NZ Video you may have seen before
Made By, Gretel, Chanel, Frankie, Eloise

Friday, 15 May 2015

If you take a mouse to the movies

Some of us read, "If you take a mouse to the movies" by Laura Numeroff. We wrote our own versions of the story.

If you take a dinosaur to the party by Abay

If you take a dinosaur to the party,
he will eat all the food on the counter.
When he eats all the food, he will have to go to the bathroom,
When he goes to the bathroom, he will throw up.
Another dinosaur saw him and started to hunt him.
He’ll want to start a rampage.
There will be lots of noise.
He will want to cover his ears.
He will pick you up and run away with you from the other dinosaur.
He will take you home.
On the way home, he will see a bird.
He will try to eat the bird.
The bird will attack him.
He hurries home.
He will lay on the couch.
The dinosaur will get bored and want to go back to the party with you.

If you take a Nicola to the hairdressers… By Charlie P

If you take a Nicola to the hairdressers,
the hairdresser will get scared about how messy her hair is,
so there will be no one to take care of her hair,
So Nicola will leave.
If Nicola leaves the hairdressers,
she will have no money left!
So, she will be looking for money on the footpath.
If Nicola looks for money on the footpath,
people will trip over her.
If people trip over her,
people will get angry with her!

If people get angry at her,

Nicola will run away.
If Nicola runs away,
Nicola will get lost!


take a Nicola to the hair dressers.

If you take a penguin on a plane by Liv

If you take a penguin on a plane,
he will ask you to buy him lollies off the cafe menu.
Then he will ask you to get him some string.
When he gets the lollies and string,
he will make you a lolly necklace.
After that, he will insist he buys you something.
But then he feels sick because he will only have ten cents. Then, he will cry out the window.
He realises that the plane will land soon.
He will quietly sit next to you until it lands
and when it does, he will whisper to his family to buy you something.
They will buy you some fish and chips for dinner at their house, with a lot of other penguins.
They will pass you five lolly necklaces in a cardboard box. And then he’ll want to go on another plane.

If you take a mermaid to land by Janne

If you take a mermaid to land she will turn into a human.
After she turns into a human she will become interested and want to look around.
Then she will want to eat ice cream and she will say yuck.
We will give her some sushi and she will eat it all.
Then she will go to the beach and build one hundred sand castles.
She will decide that it is time to go back home.

If you take a cat to the pet shop by Hugo W, Lucas and Thomas

If you take a cat to the pet shop
It will kill all of the fish
Then it eats the rats   
Next the mice
Then it will ask for a beard
But the shopkeeper will not give him one              
Then it will consume all the rabbits and bunnies.
He will try out the cat toys, cat play boxes and cat play houses, then eat some of the cat food.   
That is why you should not take a cat to the pet shop.

If you take a penguin to ice skating By Alexandra

If you take a penguin to ice skating it will ask you for ice skates
If  you say yes, it will zoom around like the wind.   
The penguin will get tired
So he will ask for an ice cone
Then he will feel sleepy and will want to go home
On the way home, he will see a boy with a toy in his bag
He will jump on the boy, wanting his toy
The boy will sit down and cry
The penguin will run away and want to go to bed
He will ask for hot chocolate
After the hot chocolate he will be sleepy and go to sleep
The penguin will dream about ice skating.

If you take a dragon to soccer by Caitlyn

If you take a dragon to soccer…
He will ask you for a ball and a ticket.
He would ask if he could play.
If you say yes, he will fly in circles saying                 
yes yes yes!
He would stand on the field flapping his wings.
He will steal the ball and fly away with it.

A card for Winnie

Winnie Blagden is 100 on 31st May. She has no surviving family. An appeal for birthday cards has gone viral. We thought that she would love a card from Wellington, New Zealand!

Radio Sheffield plans to present her with the cards and gifts on 28 May. Cards can be dropped into the BBC Sheffield offices in person, or posted to: 
BBC Radio Sheffield, 
54 Shoreham Street, 
Sheffield, S1 4RS.

When Winnie was given some of the cards that Sheffield Radio have received:

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Tower Sculpture

Peter, Jasper's grandad came in to show people how to make towers out of paper. He is an artist and often makes sculptures. We cut, glued and folded the pieces of paper and made them into cuboids. We stacked them on top of each other to make a tower. It went up quite well and climbed to the ceiling. They are now pinned up on the wall. 

By Lucas and Hugo