Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Science Box Experiments

It's not every day you have a scientist visits your class. An actual scientist in an actual white lab coat!
Shalini Guleria from Waikato University brought along a science box with different experiments for us to try. She talked about her job as a scientist before we conducted the experiments in groups.
One experiment used a balloon to bend the flow of water from a tap. Another used a magnet to magnetize a nail and pick up other metal objects. She also showed us an empty aluminium can trick and how to balance it on its edge. Cool as!
We are buzzing about science experiments and would love to do some more. Thanks Shalini!

Pirongia Forest Park Lodge Camp

It was a fantastic camp! The weather treated us so kindly and the activities were a blast!
The view from Ruapane (723m) was incredible!
The tramp really challenged some of us and we had to show resilience and perseverance.
The flying fox was a thrilling ride. We whizzed across the valley with the ferns and bush flying by.
The climbing wall also challenged us and many of us made it to the top!
Top team on the final day was all about teamwork and co-operation. The water fight at the end helped cool us down.
All up, camp at Pirongia was a blast :)

Cycling NZ Sessions

What a great time we had learning skills on our bicycles with the help of Cycling NZ.
Some of the activities included riding along a narrow strip, holding out our hand to high five a partner and the slow race.
On Friday evening, some of us were able to use our skills at the school roller disco.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Wallace Corporation Big Day Out

Te Whare Ruru put in a huge effort by planting over 400 native plants at the Wallace Corporation.

It is part of the riparian planting (streams and waterways) that has been ongoing since 2012. We had the assistance of Beccy from Enviroschools; Shalini, Hilton and staff from Wallace Corporation; parent helpers from Tatuanui.

We were pretty exhausted that afternoon back at school! Great job Te Whare Ruru!

Friday, 21 September 2018

Assembly Time

On Friday our class presented the assembly. We began with our musical learning around beat and rhythm. We used Djembe drums for Zum Gali Gali and drumsticks and buckets for Rad Rhythm 'The Exam'.
We shared about the iceberg illusion whereby the floating part of the iceberg is the success people see but below the waterline is the 90% of what people don't see such as perseverance, failure, sacrifice, hard work etc.
We shared our moving image artwork. We shared a bucket filling story along with pictures from the storybook by Carol McCloud.

Assembly Video

Monday, 10 September 2018

Piako Cultural Festival

Last week a number of our class participated in the Piako Cultural Festival hosted by Morrinsville Intermediate School. We were very proud of our performance and enjoyed dressing in our kapa haka costumes. We performed to the rest of Tatuanui School the day before the Festival (see photo).

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Moving Image Art

We chose an image that showed movement. We translated the shape and included the colours of the rainbow - the mnemonic ROY G BIV   Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.