Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Tuesday, 8 September 2020
Back To School
- What it feels like to be the leader of the group
- What it feels like when you are told what to do
- What groups we all belong to
- Who is the leader at home, church, school etc
- What our responsibilities are within the different groups we belong to.
Friday, 14 August 2020
Since the official date for Matariki was on the 13th of July (school holidays) we studied and researched a lot about the special occasion during the first week back at school.
Whaea Alofa read us books about Matariki. We loved listening to the different stories. After reading the story 'Seven Kites of Matariki' by Calico McClintock & Dominique Ford we created a class Korowai (Maori cloak) like the girl had in the story.
We also used our devices to research all about Matariki. With our research we each created an acrostic poem which we published on Google Docs and wrote four facts about Matariki and 3 wishes for the year which we published and animated on Google Slides.
While researching we found out that during Matariki people gather to sing songs and dance so we learnt a Matariki song. It names all the stars in the Matariki star cluster.
It was such a fun week that we blogged about our favourite Matariki activities on our personal blogs.
Term 3 - Syndicate Rotation
This term we are having a syndicate rotation each Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Our first rotation was with our own teacher Miss Keshaw, Miss Patel and Whaea Alofa. We were learning to:
- Understand the meaning of cultural shapes and symbols
- Use warm and cool colours
- Create block letters