Thursday, 22 June 2017

Planting for Matariki

On Tuesday the Kia Manawanui syndicate (Year 7s and 8s) went to Paddington Reserve to take part in a community planting day, organised by MADAVE.  Here is a video of our experience!


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Our Sugar Songs!

Today Room 10 had to perform their songs/raps that we had written in response to our learning from watching That Sugar Film.

We were entertained all afternoon and we were amazed at the creative lyrics that different groups came up with.

If you would like to watch the videos - you can!  They have all been embedded in the Google slides below.  Enjoy!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Making Hanawiti - Making Sandwiches

Room 10 have been learning about making balanced choices with food for a healthy life.  Today we made hanawiti (sandwiches) to show how easy, balanced and filling healthier choices can be.

We made sandwiches with ham or luncheon, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, carrots and wholemeal bread.  Our oils and fats group was mayonaise and butter.

Some of us grated carrots for the first time today!  Some others tried to sneak in a sandwich with just the tiniest bit of lettuce, so we were challenged with our taste buds as well as our thinking about nutrition!

Check out some of our creations below...he namunamuā ā mātou hanawiti!

Here is Kīra's hanawiti!
Here is Lovey's hanawiti!
Here is Constance's hanawiti!
Here is Ricky's hanawiti!
Here is Kauri's hanawiti!
Here is Teresa's hanawiti!
Here is Perenara's hanawiti!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Sam the Honey Man!

Today Kia Manawanui syndicate welcomed Sam Tu'itahi, who likes to keep bees as a hobby, to find out more information about how honey is made.  We are investigating honey production as part of our inquiry into food and also to help us with explanation writing.

Kia Manawanui asked many interesting questions and we can't wait to share our finished products with you!

Here are some photos from our time with Sam!

Monday, 15 May 2017

Preparation for Explanation Writing

This morning, room 10 worked together in small writing groups to construct paragraphs that were suitable for writing an explanation.

We worked together to get a better idea of how we could organise time in assessment conditions and we are all feeling very confident for our Writing test tomorrow!

Here is our class explanation:  How to develop Manaakitanga in your classroom.

It also has added tips for writing an explanation!

Good luck to all students taking part in their writing samples this week!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Honey Tasting in Room 10!


This morning in Room 10, we were tasting honey as part of our Term Two topic looking into healthy eating and fuel for living!  We will be exploring where honey comes from and how it is ends up from Bee to Bottle!  We tasted four different types of honey:  Mixed, clover, Pohutukawa (from Miss Kyla's own back yard!) and Manuka.

It was interesting today as we discovered the different tastes and textures of honey and some of us realised we actually don't really like honey that much!  It was a fun session with funny faces and reactions to the honey tasting!

We look forward to sharing our upcoming explanations about honey with you!


Friday, 5 May 2017

Ode of Remembrance - Te Reo Māori

Room 10 learnt about the Ode of Remembrance in both English and Te Reo Māori.  They were asked to show their understanding by selecting images that reflected the words.  They were then asked to record themselves reading the Ode of Remembrance.

It has been a challenge to learn how to pronounce Māori words and read them out loud, but with practice makes perfect!

It was interesting to see how poetry and words can be meaningful in any language.

Lest we forget.