Thursday, 27 February 2014

MIDWAY trailer (filme de Chris Jordan)

This is a trailer for a very sad movie.  It may upset you but I hope it will encourage you to pick up rubbish (even if it is not yours) and be aware of the packaging of the products you buy and use.  Lets try and take recyclable bags to the supermarket instaed of using plastic bags.  One little step in Stokes Valley can have a big impact on the ocean.

Kill Plastic Not Wildlife

Snorkelling at Days Bay, we saw so much rubbish in the sea.  It was awful.  We need to be kaitiaki of the moana and take care of our seas.  It starts with us!

Sonya the Sawfish

The story of Sonya the Sawfish

An Australian story about the sawfish which has a very similar habitat and life cycle to our long finned eels.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Rocket Challenge



Yesterday with Mrs C we were making art, but the scientific way.  Instead of using pens and paintbrushes we used vinegar, dye, Alka-Seltzer tablets, coffee cups and film canisters.

To get started with, we got into groups of two.  All the groups split up and one got the coffee cup full of vinegar from Mrs C and the other one picked the dye.  Then, we poured the dye into the vinegar to make it colourful.  Next, Mrs C gave us our film cannister.. 

We went outside the Koraunui Care Centre and had a big piece of paper.  We blew all our film cannisters up.

After we finished blowing them up we went back to Room 5 and talked about where the maths was in the challenge.

The answer was:  measurement and fractions.


By Jason

Seafood For Dinner

What can you do if you go to a shop and they sell seafood that is a bad choice on the "Good Fish Guide?"

!. Explain that the fish are endangered and not a good choice

2.  Suggest other fish they could sell.

3.  Ask the shop to buy other fish.

4.  Write to the government

Ask the fishermen to stop fishing for this species because they are endangered.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Paekakariki Beach Day

What a wonderful time we all had at the beach.  The Year Six children had a fantastic day with the Paekakariki Surf lifesaving club and the rest of us had a great time swimming and engineering in the sand.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Kua pu te ruha, kua hao te rangatahi: When the old net is cast aside, the new net goes fishing

Well, our SOLE programme is underway.  This term we are three groups, from five senior classes, all working on asking BIG QUESTIONS and finding BIG ANSWERS.  We have three different approaches to this.

Tuatahi:  So.....where is the maths?  Georgette Yackman came up with the idea of 'STEAM'. "Science and Technology interpreted through Engineering and the Arts all based in Mathematical elements"

This programme will be based around practical science and technology experiments and challenges.  Each day we will ask, so, where is the maths?  I hope the children will bring this question home and start talking about it with you.  There will be a page on the blog for this group inspired by Whaea Diana's Math Pirates.

Tuarua:  Experiencing Marine Reserves, a social studies and science programme where we get to do a little physical education in the ocean.  Amazing!

Tuatoru:  Basing our experiences around the school garden we will be part of the school ecosystem, planting, growing, eating and exploring.

Alongside all this are our choice theory principles, working as a team, contributing, encouraging, supporting, listening and negotiating differences.

What an awesome year this is going to be!

Mrs C