Friday, 15 June 2018

Raft Making - The Cay

As part of our novel study on The Cay by Theodore Taylor we decided to build rafts as Phillip and Timothy had been adrift at sea on the Caribbean.  For us to be successful at this activity we sat together and co-constructed a success criteria together so that we were all working towards the same goals.  Wow - what a hugely fantastic morning - so much planning, discussion, risk taking and re modelling!  And the best part of it was that they all floated!  Super exciting!  Well done M1 Literacy - you were amazing!!!

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Winnie the Witch

If you get a chance pop on in and check out Mamaku Hubs Book Character Door/whole class! It looks amazing. The kids have put their heart and soul into it! So proud of them!! 

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Mamaku Science Fair

We had a fantastic morning on Friday for our Science Fair. Lots of great discussion and discoveries being made. A huge thank you to all those who popped in through the morning to celebrate our learning. 

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Ice Cream Making

A huge thanks to school kit for the opportunity to participate in the ice cream kit!  We had so much fun creating our breakfast ice creams!  There were lots of ‘interesting’ flavours but some of our favourites were maple syrup and bacon, honey and oats and pineapple!  I am sure there will be lots of holiday ice cream creating going on! 

End of a Term 1

What a fantastic way to end what’s been a very busy term!  Between cyclones, camps, swimming sports and Easter we have managed to fit it a bit of learning too!!  Roll on term 2 where we have for ngers cross d for minimal interruptions 😊 

Friday, 16 March 2018

NZ Get Writing

This morning we unpacked our NZ get writing box with Mrs Clark.  We were very excited to see what it contained!!  We have found out that we are writing to Room 23 at Papatoetoe South School.  We have done a little bot of research and discovered that they are very similar to us in some way i.e they have a Kapa Haka and their uniform looks a bit like ours.  But they are different to us too, they don't have Year 7 and 8's at their school.  We can't wait to receive their postcards and we are excited to get going with ours.  

Arthurs Pass Camp 2018

At the beginning of this week Mamaku 1 spent a fantastic 3 days in the Alpine environment of Arthurs Pass.  We swum in Lake Brunner, walked the Devils Punchbowl Track, experienced river crossing, walked the Arthurs Pass walkway, completed a Search and Rescue mission to find 'Brian', walked the sensory trail through the forest, orientated out way through the village to complete a challenge.  We had a fantastic time and have made some fantastic memories to share with you!