Ye-Young wins Maori Language Week Comp!

A HUGE, HUGE, HUGE congratulations to Ye-Young who won 1st prize in the Year 3/4 category for the Maori Language Week Competition through Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Ye-Young's entry was one of 1699 across New Zealand so we are so proud of her for winning 1st place!

As a prize she has won a $100 gift voucher and goodie bag for herself along with a few copies of the book her winning entry is printed in! She also won for the school a $1000 book voucher!!! 

What a superstar!!! 






Zara and Ella's Highland Dancing

This afternoon Zara and Ella gave us a demonstration of their Highland Dancing. It is great to see students getting involved with the Community and taking part in a variety of activities. A lot of hard work has gone into learning these moves and it was excellent to see this after hearing about different competitions and events throughout the year! Ella also did a dance in the Talent Quest so we have our fingers crossed that she makes the finals!!!

Chooknology Water Devices

We Today the water group started to build their models of their water collection devices to provide water to our 4 chickens. We have been following the design process of: 

Identify problem -- brainstorm -- design -- build -- test and evaluate -- redesign -- share solution. 

We are at the design stage as we are making a small prototype before one design gets selected to be made full size. 

Here we are hard at work making our models: 







Gymnastics!

Each Friday this term we have done Gymnastics in the school hall. We have learned many different rolls, positions and movements and are now putting them together in sequences we have made with a buddy. Our sequences had to include things at different heights, 3 different rolls and they had to be in sync.

It took a lot of planning and practise but they look awesome! 


Fantastic Fractions

We have begun a Maths unit on fractions for the remainder of the term. As a part of this we work in small groups and rotate around different activities. One of the rotations is games and we have learned some fraction games to help us with our new learning. This game is called Fraction Comparison and the goal is to make the fraction shown on the dice and compare them with the players. If you have the biggest one you win! You can play this at home by drawing the fractions or cutting up circles!