Saturday, May 20, 2017

Learning about Warm and Cool colours in Visual Art

We had lots of fun this week exploring warm and cool colours during our visual art sessions. Miss Lu made links between our art project and bucket filling. We had to choose an animal that made us feel happy. It has been very exciting looking at different elements of art and putting them together.

So far we have done our background and we have begun creating our animal silhouettes. 

We look forward to sharing the rest of our process and the completed artwork next week. 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mother's Day

We created some mother's day poems to celebrate the special women in our lives. Below are some examples:

Happy mother’s day     
I love my mum because she is good At maths.
My mum is beautiful when I see her happy and  we are close together.
When  I  am at school my mum is Looking   after my baby .
If  I could give my mum a present  I would get her some breakfast because she hardly eats.
The best thing about my mum is that she helps me with my homework.
I love my mum more than my bed.
By Jason

I Love  my aunty because… she Lets me play on my Nintendo 3 .

My aunty is beautiful when she  is happy. When i  am at  school aunty  is  doing the washing.
if  i could   give my aunty a present i would  give  her a holiday because  she  does hard  work.
the Best thing aBout my aunty  is she  is  amazing  and  kind to me.
By Kohi

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I love my mum because when I’m stuck on anything she helps mum is beautiful when she smiles. When I am at school she works so hard so that we can have more money. IF  I could  give my mum a present i would give her a new phone. THE best thing about my mum is that she is always beautiful. I love my mum more than cars.
By Lemeki
I love my mum because she takes
care of my family.
My mum is beautiful when she dances.
When I am at school my mum is cooking chocolate cookies.
If I could give my mum a present I would give her a box filled with different chocolates.
The best thing about my mum is she cares about lots of things.

By Evalina
I love my mum because... she gets me ready for the day.

My mum is beautiful when...she is kind and funny.

When I am at school my mum my room thank you!

If i could give my mum a present i would give time no work and a gift card to her favourite shops she shops to.

The best thing about mum is...she cooks my favourite meals.

I love my mum more than... my laptop.

Welcome Miss Lu

We have been so lucky this week to welcome Miss Lu to the Learning Leopards. She will be working with us for the next 4 weeks and we are so excited to have her take part in our learning journey.

This week we also had our first gymnastics session of the term. It was so much fun using the different types of equipment.

And last but not least from our exciting week is:

We won Mr Minion for the 2nd time! We are so proud to be chosen for showing pride in our classroom area. 

Keep checking in for more updates!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Welcome Back to Term 2

Talofa Lava and welcome back to term 2 with the Learning Leopards.

We have had such an exciting first week back at school. 

On Friday we took part in Kelly Sports where we got to try out different types of sports and skills. It was so much fun trying new things.

This week we were focusing on taking pride in the presentation of our work. One of our tasks this week was to design our own dream library. 

Ranginui's Library design included a book return robot
Myieshah's design included lots of detail and special places to go. She also drew the outside of her library on a separate page.

Jason's Library design included using different shapes for different subjects and bright colours for added interest.

Reuan designed a library with lots of space and extra issuing/returns desks. 

Araminta designed a fairy tale library with ladders to glide across to reach high books and a spiral staircase.

Keep checking our blog for more updates on our learning.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Super Writer!

This week we introduced the Super Writer cape in our classroom. The winner of the cape is chosen based on effort and attempting to meet the learning goal for the session. 

Our first winner was Quentin. He wrote a fantastic piece that turned a boring sentence into something very exciting and unique to read. Ka Pai Quentin!

I went to this disgusting, horrible, sandy place where waves go along the coast. Where people go swimming. I hate the slimy sand all over my feet with seaweed tied around my ankles. 

We look forward to sharing more of our learning with you soon. 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Learning Leopards learn in a variety of ways

Wow! We have had a busy week filled with lots of new learning and challenges. 

We have each come up with a key question for our inquiry unit and we look forward to finding out more about the human body in the coming weeks. 
Feel free to come into class and read our questions

We also had an amazing time coming up with writing that shows our reader how we are feeling without telling them. We tried turning a boring sentence into something much more exciting. The added challenge was that we only had 5 minutes! Frida did such an amazing job that she received a special sticker and message from Mrs. Kandasamy. Ka Pai Frida! 


A highlight of week 9 was taking part in discovery time. We had to split into groups and work together as a group to create and innovate something new out of ordinary materials. Each group received the same items to make their inventions. Mrs Waterworth was so impressed with all the inventions and we had so much fun making them too. 

We worked out that we could create something better if we worked as a team 

The Girls cut their tower to try to straighten it and realized that it was no longer stable. Next time they said they would think about what else they could do to make it straighter but also keep it standing. 

We discussed what we would change next time because it was difficult to keep our invention stuck together. 

We can't wait to do more discovery time activities as we continue to learn that the process of creating is just as important as the finished product. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Wanda and Vicky visit from the Walking School Bus

We had a super exciting week at school. One of our favourite parts was being visited by Vicky and Wanda. They told us about the Walking School Bus and how exciting it can be to take part. 

Enjoying some hugs from our awesome friend.

Coming up next week: 
The Travelwise team will be at the school gates on Monday morning to hand out leaves for our school's Travelwise Tree. We are trying to add as many leaves as we can to the tree in week 9.