Friday, 29 June 2018

EBIS visit for Year 6 students

 On Friday we visited EBIS. We were welcomed with a powhiri then had some former students from Worser Bay School - Betty, Isaac and Jasper, talk to us about EBIS and what they like about it.We also were able to join in and experience some of the speciality areas they have - technology, food, art and science. It was a great day and full of fun.

EBIS reflection Today I went to EBIS and it was really fun. first we got welcomed by powhiri (which was really nice and welcoming). Then we got put in groups and got a feeling of being in home rooms so that was fun in home rooms we did a koohat which is a kiwi kids quiz.  Then we went to morning tea and got to see Hayley and all my older friends. And then we did SPEC and I did design tech and we meet Mr Far he was really funny and nice and he was also really good at magic. I went to foods which was really really really fun I love food tech.  After lunch we had a chose of dance, Ako, sport, music and singing I choose sport and we played volley ball and it was soooooooooooooo fun. After that we made groups of three my was Me Daisy and Orla and we made a poppy it was a competition who’s is the best structure and height. And then sadly it was time to say goodbye😭 I had a really really fun time at EBIS thanks EBIS for welcoming us to your school.
By Milla

Thursday, 28 June 2018

PE: hockey skills

 We have been learning some hockey skills during PE time. Some of us play hockey, and for others it has been the first time using a hockey stick.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Getting hooked into music!

On Friday, we did a music rotation. We had lots of different music activities. One of them was following music with our finger.  We did it by swaying our finger in the direction of the music. Many pointed there finger upward on high notes and downward on low notes. Sometimes it went too quickly for us (e.g we couldn't follow it because it went to fast), so we began wobbling our finger or making circles. After playing each different piece of music we talked about what we did for certain parts of it. Lots of different stuff happened and hardly anyone's was the same. One particular person  kept standing up and sitting down during the music. Tt was quite creative and clever and lots of the music was tricky (such as samba) mainly because of its speed still everyone had fun.

By Nye

We listened to these two pieces, a samba and one classical piece.


This week in Maths we have been learning about arrays. We have learnt we need columns and rows in arrays but it can be as long as you want. Today the House plants and Tongs did a challenge where we had to find arrays that would equal magic numbers. We had to find arrays that when multiplied equalled the magic numbers. The magic numbers were 24, 36, 110, 88, 32 and 8.

Here are our arrays!

By Greta and Rhosyn


Monday, 25 June 2018

Salsa Dancing

On Friday we worked with different teachers to learn about the structure of music. We learnt how each bar has 4 counts. In one of our rotations, we listened to salsa music and made up dance moves. We are beginning to prepare for our music fest in Term 3!

Thursday, 21 June 2018


Matariki is coming up and we are going to celebrate by walking up to school from the beach on Wednesday 4th July, starting at the beach. We will have BYO kai at school to celebrate.

We have learnt about stars and how they are kaitiaki. We chose one out of all nine of them. We will also sharing what we found out with others. Here is a slideshow to help us with our learning about the stars...

By Yasmin and Orla

Matariki Celebrations - Save the Date - Wednesday 4 July at 7am
We will be celebrating Matariki - Māori New Year on Wednesday 4 July. All whānau are invited to join us at 7.00am with a Karakia and BYO breakfast together, before the school day starts as usual.

Throughout the day children will be involved in Matariki learning through the arts, moving around different workshops and working in whānau groups. There will be further information in the next few Newsletters, so save the date now.

Positive purpose: Choir Trip

A group of singers walked down to Miramar North Kindergarten and sang some songs for them. They also sang to us! It was lovely. We do activities like this to share Positive Purpose. By singing for them, we hoped to make them feel good and therefore make us feel good. I know that we felt really special when they sang their practiced songs to us! We felt  Positive Accomplishment walking back to school, knowing we had shared our happiness. 

We did a Quick Write before we left about WHY we are doing. 
I am sharing music with the kids at the kindergarten. I want the kids to feel happy. I think I will feel good for sharing our happiness.
By Hunter R

We want everyone to feel happy. Like if you are sad maybe sing a song in your head.We love and like sharing the music. We want people to feel proud and happy like never before!
By Stella

I want to sing my best because I want them to feel happy. I remember when I was there are I loved it when people came in. I think they are really lucky as well.
I have achieved my goal because I think I made some kids laugh and smile.
By Jessie

The positive purpose for singing in the choir is to sing for free to kids. They would like it and so would we. We can spread the joy.
By Mia

I want the kids there to feel happy and to jump around and to have fun and I most importantly we all wanted to have fun. What I feel after is to feel that I made the kids have fun. Why we are doing this is because we want the kids to have lots of fun and to sing along if that want to.

By Lily S

I would like the kids to feel happy. Because if you see that you made someone happy it makes you feel happy. Plus we are sharing our happiness and are joy. Afterwards I will feel proud that we are sharing our kindness with the community.

By Ben B

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Our Array City

Array City

Today the Year Four kids made an Array City. Each person made a different building to put on the wall. On the buildings there were time tables to help us remember them.

An array is equal rows and columns. We can make equations from these like 7 X 8 = 56 or 8 X 7 = 56. We can also do repeated addition. Some kids based their building on a real buildings and some just made it up. Now that you know what an array city is you can make one!!

By Marnie and Zoe

We have been learning about arrays because it helps us to visualise Maths in different ways. It also helps us to develop "Number Sense". We have been thinking about multiplication, division, repeated addition, fractions, area and shape! It is great to see how Maths is connected and how we can think about it in different ways. 

What is Number Sense? 

I am Powerful Plan

Matariki and Mahutonga have been learning about different emotions over the past weeks, and now we have begun to learn about the Thinking Brain and the Emotional Brain. These two brains -or parts of our brain- help us to understand how we feel and make decisions about how we act. The scientific terms are the prefrontal cortex (Thinking Brain) and the amygdala (Emotional Brain).

Charlotte and Emelia sharing their learning about the brain

But what do we do when the Emotional Brain gets overwhelmed? How can we come back to our Thinking Brain and make a good decision? We have been learning different ways to calm our Emotional Brain by breathing. Have a look at some ideas here:

We have made a plan so we can be powerful and make better choices when situations get tricky.

We started by thinking of some things that might provoke our Emotional Brain, then brainstormed what character strengths might help us get back to our Thinking Brain.

Now we have a plan for when we might face challenges, and we will be practising how to make our brains powerful and make a good choice. Our plans might change over time as we learn more.

Jump Jam every Wednesday!

We are doing Jump Jam on every Wednesday at morning tea.
It’s at the front of tautoru and it’s optional.
There will 6 of us to show you what to do.
We would love you to come and dance with us.

Bring your best dance moves!

Friday, 15 June 2018

Bush Builders

Today, aka June fifteenth we did Bush Builders at our school. Educators from the zoo came to work with us. We got to use this cool and safe equipment to find creatures and creepy crawlies in the school. Some of us went to the lizard garden and some as to top grass! We searched everywhere. We found animals we even didn't even know of! It was amazing. We also visited the zoo in Term 1. It was amazing too. We learnt how to classify different plants and animals. 

By Ruby