Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Working together

This morning Weka Hub worked together on puzzles. Each person got a puzzle piece but didn't show it to the rest of their group. They had to describe and explain what was on their puzzle piece while everyone else listened. It was a really fun way of working together and practising our listening skills. 

Monday, 6 March 2017

Whole school assembly

Every day Weka hub meets as a team for a morning meeting. We have been singing a song in this time about how we are a family. Last Friday, we performed this song in the whole school assembly!

We have lots of amazing singers in Weka hub!

Friday, 3 March 2017

Cross Country

Congratulations to Weka Hub who all participated in the Trentham School Cross Country!

20 of our fabulously fast students made it into the top ten boys and top ten girls for the Year 2s. 
Funny how that worked out 😏

Check out these photos and recounts our students wrote of the day.

Above: Le-Le, Leiroy and TJ, patiently waiting for the races to start.

Yesterday the school did Cross Country. First we did a parade. All the Whanau Groups had to meet at the hoops. The groups were Mahoe Blue, Kowhai Yellow, Kauri Green and Rata Red. We had to do a chant. Mahoe won last year, so we went first. Then Kowhai, Rata and Kauri. After lunch we did Cross Country and all the teachers, families and Principal came on the field with the children. I had to run around the field two times because I am a Year 2. I came in the finals because I came 6th.

By Manea, Room 17.

Above: Mrs Hamilton taking Weka Hub through their stretches.
Cross Country was after lunch. It was on the field. I was there. There was also a Parade. At the Parade I did a chant. There was a lot of clapping. I clapped for my Whanau Group. I am Kowhai. At the running part, I ran really fast. I was 7th. When I was finished, I went back to class just before home.

By Kyle, Room 17.

Above: Mrs Wasley and the girls, watching proudly
as our boys get ready to run.

Above: Miss Wickens and Mrs Christian marking Seth and
Max as they cross the finish line.
We did Cross Country on the Junior Field at school. I came third in the race. My Dad was there to cheer me on. I liked Cross Country.

By Amber, Room 17.

Above: Go Team Weka!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Visual Arts with the Hub

This week in our Arts programme, Weka Hub have been looking at how we draw. We have learnt about contour drawing, sketching and how to make different marks with our pencils. We have used the Weka bird as our model. We are getting pretty good and our final sketches are almost ready to share. Here are some photo's of us hard at work.

Aroha nui 
Weka Hub

Measurement in Room 18

In maths time this week Room 18 has been focusing on measurement. Today we lined up and compared our heights. We wrote sentences using words like taller, tallest, shorter and shortest.

"Misiluni is the tallest in room 18" - Jiian
"Brinna is taller than me" - Kayleigh
"No one is shorter than Faith" - Logan
"Logan is shorter than me. Faith is the shortest in the class" - Samuel
"Ava is shorter than me" - Amelia

We also went for a sprint at fitness time and compared our speed using words like faster, fastest, slower and slowest.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Room 17's Fabulous Faces!

Room 17 have been working on some abstract self-portraits. Here are just a couple as a sneak peek. They are hanging in our class cloakroom. We would love it if you came and checked them all out!

Aroha nui 
Room 17

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Room 16 working hard.

Room 16 doing reading activities today.

Room  16's fabulous masterpiece.