Friday, 30 October 2015

Halloween Day

Some of us dressed up for Halloween Day.

Assembly 30th October

Well done to our awesome presenters.

Well done to these guys who read some of their writing.

Well done to these guys who received Principal Awards for Collaboration

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Planting for Our School Gardens

Planting For Our School Gardens
For our inquiry we decided to do planting.
We planted Lettuce, Carrots and Parsley. Some of the lettuce has sprouted it took 6-8 days for them to sprout. We were very excited when they sprouted!
Before we planted them we needed to do our research, like how long it would take.
We made 20 newspaper pots 4 of them had seedlings in them.
We were very excited when they sprouted!
We water the plants twice a day and change the newspaper once every two days.
Then we found out after the long weekend that 1 more had sprouted.

6-10 days
3 weeks
3-4 weeks
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 By Josie, Emma S, Danni, Emma M

Seatoun Kindy Visit

Last Wednesday, we went to Seatoun kindy. We did a magic show and some planting. Our inquiry is about who we can help in our community. When we were younger these people cared for us, so we thought we could take that role and care for the young people. 

Strathmore Preschool Visit

We (Emma M, Betty, Josie and Elliot) went to the Strathnmore preschool because we wanted to help out our community for our inquiry. We went and helped cut out flags to put bunting up for their sausage sizzle. We also painted the bunting. We enjoyed playing with the kids. 

By Emma M 

Trip to St Aidan's Church

Last Friday we (Lucie, Gemma, Kaia, Janne and Bella) went to St Aidan's Church. We brought along some baking for the Friday Cafe. We introduced ourselves and did some magic tricks and gymnastics. To make it more interesting, we also sang some songs for the community. In the break we handed out some baking and then we did some more entertaining. It was really fun!

By Lucie

Trip to the Montessori

Today we went to the Montessori to do planting with the young kids. We are interested in planting and giving back to the community. We each chose our plant and who we would be working with. It went really well as all of the kids were interested and good at planting. 

By Anna, Emma S and Milly

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Pizza Time

Today we fired up the pizza ovens. The pizzas were delicious!

Friday, 23 October 2015

Zombie Day

On Friday the 30th of October there is going to be a zombie day at school.  Dress up in your favourite zombie design and you could win the zombie competition!

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Storyboards for collaborative Film Making

Storyboards for Collaborative Film Making.

We have been making up stories based on Little Red Riding Hood, making storyboards of the action and then filming them.  We are going to send a selection to other schools and they are going to add sound tracks, sound effects and music.  It’s a great way to collaborate, our focus for this term.

The rest we are going to exchange with kids in Tautoru.  It will be interesting to see what they come up with!


Hockey Training

Friday mornings are action mornings with both Capoeira and Hockey rotations happening.

I learnt how to indian dribble- Liv
I liked the races because we learnt the exercises and then used them to have fun- Isaac
It was fun because we got to play ballrush- Betty
I liked playing games- Fletch 

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Rita Angus Retirement Village- Giving back to the community

On Friday the 16th of October Molly, Milly, Meg, Emma, Evie and Hayley went to Rita Angus. When we arrived a lady named Barbara showed us around. We went upstairs to level 2 where the Hospital section for people who can’t manage themselves is. When we got there we introduced ourselves and we all read a poem, then we played a song and told them why we were there. After that we went round asking them some our branching questions and handing out some cactuses that we bought with our money we got by fundraising.

Barbara then showed us around level 1 of Rita Angus which is where they go if they can manage themselves better. On the ground floor there is a pool, a spa, a hairdressers, some ponds and some inside plants.
Going to Rita Angus was great!

Monday, 19 October 2015

Fibonacci Numbers

We learnt the rule of the Fibonacci sequence. Fibonacci numbers are an interesting mathematical idea.
The Fibonacci Sequence is the series of numbers:
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, ...
The next number is found by adding up the two numbers before it.
  • The 2 is found by adding the two numbers before it (1+1)
  • Similarly, the 3 is found by adding the two numbers before it (1+2),
  • And the 5 is (2+3),
  • and so on...

We did some investigations-
We had to continue the pattern and see how far we got.
We did other challenges too:

On many plants, the number of petals is a Fibonacci number and the seed distribution on sunflowers has a Fibonacci spiral effect.

The Fibonacci number pattern can also be seen elsewhere in nature:

    • with the rabbit population
    • with snail shells
    • with the bones in your fingers
    • with pine cones
    • with pineapples

We drew the patterns on a piece of squared paper.


We went for a treasure hunt.

We enjoyed watching:

Yoga in the sunshine

What a lovely day! We did our yoga session in the beautiful sunshine.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Koru Art

After some perseverance and technical difficulties we finally have most of our koru art completed. 

Students teaching the teachers in their staff meeting

These two were teaching the teachers how to use "seesaw".

Shake it out!

Drop, cover and hold!

We have just had an earthquake drill. Remember, we are having an emergency evacuation at 2.30!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The Big Shake Out and Emergency Evacuation

Drop, Cover, Hold
The Big Shakeout and Emergency Evacuation is scheduled for: Thursday 15 October, 9.15 am and 2.30 pm
While we will take part in the earthquake drill at 9.15 am, this is a great opportunity to test our systems regarding emergency evacuation. This will be a bit of an unknown in reality..... phone lines will be clogged and email probably down BUT we can simulate the exercise as much as possible on this day.

So, what will happen on the 15 October 2015?

  • Parents will get a reminder email and text from the school office at two different times of the day leading up to the 2.30pm pick up.
    This will allow us to check these systems at our end and also for you to double check you haven't got a new mobile number or email address lately!
  • If you are unable to collect your child yourself, you will need to contact someone on your Emergency Contact List.
  • Children will remain in class spaces at 2.30 pm.
  • Staff will be at both school entrances with lists of children's names and nominated contacts who can pick the child/ren up. (If wet, we will let you know where.)
  • Parents or their nominated contacts will see a staff member who will check the list and provide them with a WBS stamped piece of paper with the child's name on it.
  • This piece of paper will be taken to a staff member who is with the children in the class space and only then will the child be ticked off and able to leave.
  • We will keep ECAT (After School Care) children here but please ensure you have returned your emergency contacts. 
As in the case of a 'real' emergency, please do not telephone or email the school. The staff will be too stretched. Just know that your child/ren will be looked after until you or a nominated contact can get to the school.
If a child is not collected by yourselves or a nominated emergency contact at 2.30pm, we will record this and follow up with you.  As we are not sure how the system will work in reality, you may want to arrive from 2.15 pm so there isn't such a queue!

Friday, 9 October 2015

WellyEd: Classrooms across Wellington Day 9 (Worser Bay Post)

October is Connected Educator Month, and here in Wellington we are doing our bit...

WellyEd: "Our mission is to support, inspire and collaborate, and we can think of no better way to do this but by blogging every day of October. However, let’s remember that we’re talking about the coolest little capital in the world here. We need to put our own spin on this blogging business. So, for every day of October, you will hear from our learners. Let’s call it opening the windows into our classrooms to give you a snapshot of the exciting, innovative, dynamic learning that happens daily here in WellyED".

Matariki and Mahutonga's post was published today: 

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Monday, 5 October 2015

Last day of term 3: Dress up and joke day

Here is a movie that I put together to show how much fun we had on the last day of term. We dressed up and shared jokes with each other. (See presentation below)
By Charlie P